Commentary: For Latinos and Hispanics, voting has consequences

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues |

As my good friend Charito points out, too few latinos and hispanics vote, and her organization and others are uniting to inform them of why they should and to get them out to VOTE!  The Article: By Charito Calvachi-Mateyko As public policies are decided in the halls of the legislature, these become personal matters for Americans of Latino descent. For them, national and local deliberations about immigration, Dreamers, equal rights, health care,...

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ABA report captures impact of privatization of fees on the poor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

My good friend and great lawyer, Steve Hampton, sent me this article.  Second only to “the war on drugs”, privatization is the worst thing to happen to our criminal justice system. Excerpts from the Article: Hefty fees for services such as drug testing and electronic monitoring are weighing down low-income people moving through the criminal justice system, according to a report by the American Bar Association. The report,...

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Supreme Court hears Delaware judicial balance case

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues |

As I predicted when this suit was filed, I believe Delaware should and will lose this lawsuit! Politics should have NOTHING  to do with judges! Excerpts from the Article: The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday that could invalidate Delaware’s long-existing judicial balance law. The state constitution requires each of the five major courts to have as close to an even breakdown of judges by political party as possible. The seven-member Court...

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Judge blocks deportation of man detained on church grounds

Posted by on Oct 4, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues |

Remember this: Vote tRump out and you restore common sense and fairness to ICE, Border Patrol, and our immigration laws and policies. Sheeeit, tRump’s lies and his racist fear mongering began the moment he got off that elevator!  IMMIGRANTS BUILT AMERICA!  🙂  And Pence perpetuates the madness! READ https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-pandemics-public-health-new-york-health-4ef0c6c5263815a26f8aa17f6ea490ae  = Pence ordered borders...

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Lifers Now Exceed Entire Prison Population of 1970

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Uncategorized |

Another disastrous, needless, costly consequence of mandatory minimum, “habitual”, and “tough on crime” sentences!     Over the last 50 years, the number of prisoners serving life sentences has grown to exceed the entire prison population of 1970. While efforts are being made to “reform” the reforms enacted under the “tough on crime” regime of the 1990s that flooded the prisons, little attention has been given...

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