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Vox Populi / Re: Jeff Session wants a return to debtors’ prisons
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:37:30 pm »
Mind you this kind of thing was supposed to have been abolished by the 14th Amendment.

The problem was places like Georgia not getting the memo.

...and now we have this:

https://www.themaven.net/theintellectualist/news/sessions-reauthorizes-the-use-of-debtor-s-prisons-for-poor-defendants-3mIsfc6WtUKcapVG6Z4n0g?full=1

further relevant quotes from Salon here:

https://www.salon.com/2017/12/29/a-return-to-debtors-prisons-jeff-sessions-war-on-the-poor/

Quote
Sessions' move, while little noticed in the mainstream press or by the public, has already proven unpopular.


“These monetary punishments do nothing to protect the community while placing an unfair and unjust burden on people of lesser means,” wrote American Bar Association president Hilarie Bass in a statement.


“This latest action must be viewed alongside other actions taken by the attorney general to turn back the clock on civil rights compliance across the country," said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Other actions she cited included "abandoning use of consent decrees as a vehicle for promoting constitutional policing practices, reversing positions in pending civil rights cases and bringing federal civil rights enforcement to a virtual grinding halt.”


The author of the Obama-era guidance on debtors' prisons, Lisa Foster, who served as director of the Office for Access to Justice at the DOJ, criticized Sessions’ move. “The idea that the Department of Justice doesn’t care about the United States Constitution in courts is so wrong, and really unfortunate. It is a message that should not be sent, and has practical implications,” she told the Law&Crime blog.

Operation Head Start beyond obvious benefit
Is now all but gone after a thousand cuts
And while Democrats or "Millennials"
The infamous 3rd Party non-vote
Can't find a reason to go vote
Head Start is now gone
While little noticed

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Vox Populi / Re: Jeff Session wants a return to debtors’ prisons
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:31:56 pm »


From the federal judges assigned for life
All the hidden stuff in the "Tax Relief"
To the new roads..to/for WalMart
There's a ton of hidden stuff
The non-vote Millennials
Will soon call it a plot
Ready for protest
Totally unified
Except once
Every year
Election
Day



If there's one thing that is certain, it's death & taxes.


Think about that one...    emphasis on death.

Remember,  federal judges don't always get the final verdict.

Do your research.

While little noticed
Ready for protest
Totally unified
Except once
Every year
Election
Day

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Vox Populi / Re: Jeff Session wants a return to debtors’ prisons
« on: December 29, 2017, 02:42:11 pm »
Mind you this kind of thing was supposed to have been abolished by the 14th Amendment.

The problem was places like Georgia not getting the memo.

...and now we have this:

https://www.themaven.net/theintellectualist/news/sessions-reauthorizes-the-use-of-debtor-s-prisons-for-poor-defendants-3mIsfc6WtUKcapVG6Z4n0g?full=1

further relevant quotes from Salon here:

https://www.salon.com/2017/12/29/a-return-to-debtors-prisons-jeff-sessions-war-on-the-poor/

Quote
Sessions' move, while little noticed in the mainstream press or by the public, has already proven unpopular.


“These monetary punishments do nothing to protect the community while placing an unfair and unjust burden on people of lesser means,” wrote American Bar Association president Hilarie Bass in a statement.


“This latest action must be viewed alongside other actions taken by the attorney general to turn back the clock on civil rights compliance across the country," said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Other actions she cited included "abandoning use of consent decrees as a vehicle for promoting constitutional policing practices, reversing positions in pending civil rights cases and bringing federal civil rights enforcement to a virtual grinding halt.”


The author of the Obama-era guidance on debtors' prisons, Lisa Foster, who served as director of the Office for Access to Justice at the DOJ, criticized Sessions’ move. “The idea that the Department of Justice doesn’t care about the United States Constitution in courts is so wrong, and really unfortunate. It is a message that should not be sent, and has practical implications,” she told the Law&Crime blog.

From the federal judges assigned for life
All the hidden stuff in the "Tax Relief"
To the new roads..to/for WalMart
There's a ton of hidden stuff
The non-vote Millennials
Will soon call it a plot
Ready for protest
Totally unified
Except once
Every year
Election
Day

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:29:12 pm »
http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/12/22/doug-jones-toppled-roy-moore-thanks-black-votes-may-pick-white-senior-staff/


"Racism" for me
Is not a bad word at all
I associate "racism" with "Culture"
What pisses me off is no one sees the "Culture"


I was in Germantown today for work in Philly...always nostalgic as I grew up there
I happened to see a copy of the neighborhood paper, "Germantown Courier"
Crossing a professional line I shared with the customer a letter
Written by a White man, I do believe, to the letter page
It was one of the truest articulations of "Racism"
What I remember most was the Post Office
Once, like the Courier, on Chelten Ave
This White letter writer noticed
The Black postal workers
Treated him better
Than customers
Who were
Black

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 26, 2017, 06:25:35 am »
I would not be asking the question if I got your point.

"And so it goes"
ABC late night
News, 1980's

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 26, 2017, 05:38:26 am »
If you're not willing to define, or clarify, what you mean by culture, in terms of using that word instead of racism then I want to understand where you are coming from. So what does culture mean by your definition?

Sorry for the late "modify"
But I am still confident
You get the point

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 26, 2017, 05:22:12 am »
Define "culture".

No
So sorry
I don't do the hyper-define
.
But I will share this, people (Rick James) hated Rap music
Until Ronald McDonald used it to sell a coke, burger and fries...buy one get one free

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:35:53 am »
http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/12/22/doug-jones-toppled-roy-moore-thanks-black-votes-may-pick-white-senior-staff/


"Racism" for me
Is not a bad word at all
I associate "racism" with "Culture"
What pisses me off is no one sees the "Culture"

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Vox Populi / Re: Cornel West on Ta-Nehisi Coates
« on: December 23, 2017, 09:21:22 am »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/us/past-debates-echo-in-split-between-cornel-west-and-ta-nehisi-coates.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Now the New York Times wants to get in on the action between West and Coates
But for me the truth goes beyond Booker T and W.E.B. DuBois
Reading Malcolm X's autobiography in the 70's
Long before the sting of Good Riddence
I never got over a simple fact
Blacks killed Malcolm X
But I just realized
The "jealousy"
Is so strong
Between
Blacks

'Tartallia'a a pimp
I didn't know until today
That it was Barzinni all along'
Don Corleone, Godfather, 1947/72

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Vox Populi / Re: Cornel West on Ta-Nehisi Coates
« on: December 23, 2017, 03:20:27 am »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/us/past-debates-echo-in-split-between-cornel-west-and-ta-nehisi-coates.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Now the New York Times wants to get in on the action between West and Coates
But for me the truth goes beyond Booker T and W.E.B. DuBois
Reading Malcolm X's autobiography in the 70's
Long before the sting of Good Riddence
I never got over a simple fact
Blacks killed Malcolm X
But I just realized
The "jealousy"
Is so strong
Between
Blacks

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:43:14 am »
The emphasis was on tease with this one, but I"m good with that.

All the "good reviews"
Still defining
A lie

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:37:57 pm »
Mark Hamill still can't act
So for the next Star Wars
I am going to wait for TBS

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:52:22 pm »
NPR read a headline but I didn't hear the full story
And while this "deserves" a separate thread
I am going to stick with the general
What motivated the Blacks
To go out and vote
"Like Obama"

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/us/blacks-alabama-doug-jones-.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

I new factor
Black votes were up in Virginia as well
This makes me think that the issue may just be that Blacks don't like Trump

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Vox Populi / Re: Alabama Senate Race
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:21:01 pm »
NPR read a headline but I didn't hear the full story
And while this "deserves" a separate thread
I am going to stick with the general
What motivated the Blacks
To go out and vote
"Like Obama"

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