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3 May, 8 tweets, 2 min read
John Romero... Oh no, what happened?
California is currently working on eliminating the whole idea of cash bail but I am honestly not sure how that's going right now. It's been a long road with a lot of back and forth and I think it's now at a state where a lot of cases can't require bail money, but not all?
Like the California Supreme Court ruled that its unconstitutional to require it because most defendants can't afford it, so all you're really doing is punishing people for being poor.
So I think the current state of things is that it's still allowed but the prosecution has to make a case that the defendant is definitely an extreme flight risk.
Anyway the reason this came up, in case anyone is dying to know, is this guy. Officer John J. Romero (right), who has been with the Oakland Police Department since 2008.
I think Google was prioritizing that suggestion over the more well known John Romero because I live near Oakland. So it's a local result.

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Sure is a lot of space on that board.
what if you didn't put a socket 370 chip on there? you have plenty of room for other chips and any interfacing circuitry you need
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