James Risen: If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama

This comes from James Risen of the NY Times. Not exactly a pro-Republican author or outlet. He’s not even a Russian spy: If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one…

James Risen: If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama was originally published on The 99 Percenters

This comes from James Risen of the NY Times. Not exactly a pro-Republican author or outlet. He’s not even a Russian spy:

If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama.

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James Risen: If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama was originally published on The 99 Percenters

National Movement Hopes to Help Hundreds of Thousands Jailed Because They Can’t Afford Bail

The bail system is a joke. No one should be imprisoned for inability to pay for bail. An accused should be imprisoned if they are a threat to society or allowed to go home. Only the wealthy benefit from such a system. How many thousands of innocent people are thrown in jail for inability to…

National Movement Hopes to Help Hundreds of Thousands Jailed Because They Can’t Afford Bail was originally published on The 99 Percenters

The bail system is a joke. No one should be imprisoned for inability to pay for bail. An accused should be imprisoned if they are a threat to society or allowed to go home. Only the wealthy benefit from such a system. How many thousands of innocent people are thrown in jail for inability to pay for bail. It’s unjust:

For the nearly 8,000 people locked up in Cook County jail, and the 2,400 on house arrest, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty effectively does not exist. Roughly 95 percent of those incarcerated have not faced trial or conviction of any kind, the vast majority of them ensnared simply because they are unable to afford bond. Those forced to languish in indefinite detention are disproportionately African American, and their pretrial punishments can permanently set their lives off-course, causing them to lose jobs, custody of their children, their housing, and even their lives.

Now, a group of formerly incarcerated people, movement lawyers and concerned community members in Chicago are seeking to intervene in this humanitarian crisis by pooling collective resources to free people from Cook County jail. Calling themselves the Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF), the all-volunteer group just announced it has freed 50 people from jail or house arrest, using a revolving fund.

National Movement Hopes to Help Hundreds of Thousands Jailed Because They Can’t Afford Bail was originally published on The 99 Percenters

KING: Will Hillary join crowd of Democrats who bail on promises?

The Democratic Party cannot be trusted. They make promises before every election then immediately break them after.  Hopefully we’ve finally learned our lesson and we will no longer support a two-party system that keeps power by lying to us: I’m bothered because she sucked the wind out of the Democratic Party’s sails, dominated the superdelegates…

KING: Will Hillary join crowd of Democrats who bail on promises? was originally published on The 99 Percenters

The Democratic Party cannot be trusted. They make promises before every election then immediately break them after.  Hopefully we’ve finally learned our lesson and we will no longer support a two-party system that keeps power by lying to us:

I’m bothered because she sucked the wind out of the Democratic Party’s sails, dominated the superdelegates and left state parties with only a tiny fraction of the funds they raised together to spend on her campaign. Then, when she lost, and we were left the impending Trump presidency, she moved on.

I get it. Losing a presidential election must be absolutely devastating. Losing one to Trump — even more so. However, my beef is not so much with Clinton, but with the fact that we’ve seen this before.

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