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"geo group" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Immigration editor Tiki Hendricks. Plaintiffs say more than 60% of detainees and a quarter of the staff at the May severity detention center got covert 19 this summer. They argue ice and the private prison company Geo Group failed to test people and left detainees in a crowded dorm with covert positive bunkmates. No conditions have improved since Judge Vince Charm, Bria intervened plaintiff sir asking him to keep monitoring because they say Isis claims that it protects the people in its custody are false. Lawyers for ice say further oversight is not needed. An agency spokesman declined to comment on the pending case. Chhabria has set a hearing for Monday. I'm Tiki Hendricks KQED news. The Bay Area's rainy season is off to a rather dry start. But with the National Weather Service says it will be wet today, with a chance for more rain arriving early next week. KQED stand breaking has the details. The rain is supposed to get to Northern Sanoma County sometime this morning and then spreads slowly across the rest of the region. Throughout the day, the rainfall totals are expected to be higher than last week's many storm was still pretty light. So we're talking about half an ant or a little more in the very wettest spots in cinema. Just 1/10 of an answer over the Central Bay area, and even less than that in the South Bay. Things will pretty much clear up and begin to dry out early Saturday and then looking ahead. There is more rain in the forecast starting on Tuesday into early Wednesday. That's supposed to be another fast moving storm and could be wetter than the one coming in today. It's KQED Stand breaking, and I'm Brian What in Oakland? Good morning. There's more local and state coverage at KQED dot torque Support comes from Fergus Garber, architect with integrity.
Firm sues California over ban on private prisons
"A private prison firm that just one multi billion dollar contracts to run federal immigration detention centers in California is now suing the state the geo group has filed a federal lawsuit that says the state ban on for profit prisons and detention centers that takes effect this week is unconstitutional the suit says only the federal government has authority on such matters private companies run for federal detention centers in
How Trump’s Stock Market Record Stacks Up
"So allison was a anyone's going to move the market mark. It's gotta be the president of the United States right. I mean all that power and influence and has to count for something. You'd think so. So when looking at Google trends as you happen to see a massive spike in the interest in the terms of trump and stocks the week of November six through twelve two thousand sixteen ecksteen and it just so happened to bin we following trump getting elected and along with that you see a lot of articles like seven stocks for a trump presidency wherein the riders make assumptions about which socks are going to perform. Well with trump in. The White House took a few years in picks panning out. Let's take a fairly unscientific. Look shall we please do very short on time for planning for this week's episode so go easy on me everybody all right so ice scrounged up a three articles from back in the day and did some very rough back of the envelope math to see how well do these stock prognosticators do when trying trying to figure out what trump's presidency would mean for some companies and industries so let's start with six stocks to buy when Donald Trump is president from the street. So any guesses on what some of these stocks are going to be or do you just want me to. Do you want me to tell you the stocks and you can guess if they're upper down soon ooh they would be like financial services companies and oil companies. Because they're gonNa you know trump is going to remove all these environmental protections uh-huh and things like that Yup so the street. Now I pick was apple because of something called tax repatriation which I did not have time to research idea being that if you have a bunch of money outside of the US will let you bring it back into the US and at a lower tax rate. There's a lot of companies are starting their money overseas because they don't if they bring it back to the US they'd they'd have to pay taxes. Yes I don't know why that means that Apple's stock price would go up but they picked apple for that another one geo group which is private prisons. We laugh but it's actually very sad. It's funny because it hurts hurts so much yeah again. Exxon Mobil Oil Smith and Wesson gun manufacturers which later there became American outdoor brands HDA Holdings which manages hospitals this one because apparently trump had promised that To kind of overhaul the VA system and allowing veterans to go to any hospital not just a Va hospital and then this one is just so on the nose. It's just it's it's quite funny Semtex the a Mexico based construction company a Mexican company. and Oh because we're gonNA build the wall that's how Mexico's GonNa pay for it. They provide the concrete and said this company was going to benefit Actually they're not concrete walls. That's the thing though so a lot of these were based on at this point of course nothing but campaign promises right so it's really has anything. How do you know for sure that something's GonNa come through? Do you want me to tell you how how these stocks performed or do you want me to move onto the next one and then I can tell you however next one the next one. Hey you know what not to be outdone six stocks for trump. How about seven from the Motley fool? Yes that's right. Hotly full wrote an article seven top stocks to buy with trump. Does the president so along the same lines of apple and tax repatriation This analyst said by General Electric. Aw Sorry it's easy to look back now and laugh as could be the financial services manufacturing part of it. They said tax repatriation was I. I don't know why anyway as and worked out a cheesecake factory won't because individual tax cuts are going to result in people eating out more interesting interesting kinder- Morgan Energy Energy Infrastructure Bank of America. Because of like you said Deregulation General Dynamics Defense Cell gene the biotech company because of again deregulation Possible with like a pricing drugs. Isn't that kind of thing. Yeah and then is it right to say Freeport McMoran McMoran. It's the copper mining company But this one because of trump promising one trillion dollars in infrastructure investment. All right last one. I looked at Kiplinger's best stocks for a Donald Trump Presidency Z.. Their first stock pick there was coach bags which later became tapestry The the idea here was consumer spending from tax cuts and a crackdown on counterfeit pitch Chinese goods. Exxon Mobil Energy the GEO group again for private prisons lazy boy because some people sit around and watch Fox News because trump said as one of his campaign promises that he was going to bring manufacturing back to the US and lazy boy already manufactures actress most of their stuff in the US so merck again because Healthcare Company the Drug Company because Trump would not regulate drug prices Susan Theory Smith and Wesson again for guns and then Vulcan materials the largest US producer of construction aggregates such as gravel and crushed stone so again an infrastructure picture brethren right so now. There's a lot of numbers that I could just shouting at you. But going with the street on average How'd you bought these stocks? The average return here is about twenty seven percent but that was because apple was the one that did really well Without apple all the returns would be a lot less ATA Holdings the hospital. The company that manages hospitals also did well with about ninety. Three percent. Return the Motley Defoe and looking at their pigs. Well as you know there is a couple stinkers here for digitally. Ge has done so well cheesecake factory is not done so well. Bank of America is up very twelve hundred forty six percent General Dynamics defense regulator up about thirty seven percent. If you'd gone with the Motley Fool's picks the average return was about forty percent not bad. Remember Kiplinger's again. They were coach. Exxon Mobil Geo Group. Lazy Boy The big winner here was lazy. Boy Really seventy one percent returns followed by Merck which is about sixty percent and vulcan materials about fifty percent so compare that to the SNP which is out over fifty percent since then so that makes a lot of these stop picks look even more. This is super back of the envelope. And so there's these articles did not all come out the day the same day they didn't anyway Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. But Anyway the point is is that I have a broader counterpoint. What's your broader playwright or point is honestly this is just a reminder that no one can predict what is going to happen in the economy especially based on campaign promises? If you remember with Obama Dama he was going to make all the solar and wind stocks. Just shoot through the roof and sure enough. They did do quite well for a little while. That's right and so and so in the same way the people thought with trump well coal stocks are gonNA energy that oil does all this all this is just. It's just going to go through the roof right so I'm just saying that. Republicans equals guns for Babies and Democrats. Means solar panels for senior citizens is an over-simplification that ignores all the aspects that really matter when you're investing investing in a company like do they have good management. Do they allocate capital wisely. Do they have pricing power et Cetera et CETERA. And while you're certainly free to speculate how how anyone president may move the markets and move stocks. It's more fulfilling to invest in the world. You want to live in in not the one you think you're going to get just because of whoever ever is in power right now and that bro is what's up.
"geo group" Discussed on WSB-AM
"World knows more about our immigration laws than people here because a using against us yes it exactly I mean and you you've got all these new stories now knew only because they're finally coming out because ice in the border patrol are are finally waging a public relations offensive of people who are being coached now there's an investigation of whether Democrats and their staffs themselves had crossed over into Mexico and coached people on fake asylum claim and that's what we do and who were tried as a I Republicans are saying we're looking to investigate that that's why you do it over there and then they would actually lies you coming. in his group were rejected for meeting into into one of the stages centers because they say you create havoc not you allies you coming but other create havoc last time we're not we're not into the political game we have that have long order so they prevented them from going in and they should do that more often I'm in my adopted home state of Colorado and the local congressional debt delegation descended on the Aurora ice detention facility which is one run by a private contractor geo group I went there for a dog and pony show and then immediately turned around and demonized the good men and women of ice who work there and like in them to **** guards there is a concerted war on ice I have a whole chapter on what I call the a team abolish ice and T. five and the sanctuary anarchists and they're under written by many of these left wing philanthropists but unfortunately also tax subsidized and non profit and it's time the people's stood up and I'm holding the stand with ice rallies now across the country as I tore sanctuary cities how do we find out where you're going to be open borders Inc dot com and I have the torrent book signings there and I'm next to heading to DC and Montgomery County that why welcome Montgomery County is really been ground zero for sanctuary cities you've got eight illegal alien rape suspects now who've been caught only after ice finally found them because Montgomery County won't cooperate with them with ice tea either yes and there you go.
"geo group" Discussed on KCRW
"Your user friendly like in other California cities officials in LA and Long Beach are trying to reassure people telling them that local law enforcement agencies won't be cooperating with ice on immigration raids tensions but the California report im salt and solace Los Angeles if those ice the rest promised by the president to materialize in one place detainees might get sent to is the ice detention facility in Adelanto that's in the desert northeast of Los Angeles the facility is the largest in California in one of the many vigils throughout the state this past Friday night around two hundred immigrant advocates gathered at Adelanto and read the names of seven people who have died inside of it since twenty eleven Lisbeth a blend with the inland coalition for immigrant justice regularly visits detainees at Adelanto she says well conditions have improved since escaping government report came out last fall detainees it still have two indoor poor medical care there and it's run by the private prison company geo group she talked about and she talked about a man with diabetes who couldn't get medicine for six months it costs like it will increase of like his symptoms that that presence is something that we feel like okay I have diabetes or like the ball or high blood pressure or heart problems most of those arrested are become even worse and they're not she did ice in geo group both say they are committed to ensuring the welfare of detainees in their care and provide them with appropriate twenty four seven medical treatment let's turn to energy news now California plans to get all of its electricity from clean sources by twenty forty five and most utilities are rethinking investment and fossil fuels Los Angeles isn't going to build any more natural gas fired plants but is but one of its suburbs is thinking about it and some residents of Glendale aren't happy reporter Larry Buell has more in one was one of about three hundred people rallying outside city hall for clean energy solutions over Glendale's plan to rebuild the gas fired grace and power plant because we want this exact same battle in the city of Los Angeles several times over the rally organized by the Glendale environmental coalition comes two weeks before city council members vote on rebuilding World War two era generators and Grayson last year the city proposed replacing the oldest generators with five natural gas powered engines which would make most of the power used by the city but after review Glendale now says it can rely on less than half of its previous estimates and make up the difference with wind and solar power the Glendale resident John.
"geo group" Discussed on AM Joy
"I mean, when you look at it when you talk about impeachment inquiry, they they're holding up. Going into an inquiry, which would clearly show that the most, you know, criminal president, we've ever had in American history. But you said the thing that is right? Which is trust. And you can't trust these people you can't trust them because Trump is not interested in solving this problem. He is interested in keeping this alive. So he has an issue to run on in twenty twenty that's all he has is to demonize the Brown, people that are coming to America into demonize them in a way that emerged his car's gonna probably make this point game because he's made it many times the difference between Trump's get tough on the border policy and President Obama's policy was number one doesn't Obama was trying to demonstrate to the other side, or publicans that he's willing to be tough in terms of border enforcement to thinking, he could get a deal thinking, if they were tough on that than Republicans will come to the table, which never happened. And the other issue was that what President Obama has been criticized for was deporting people, Donald Trump isn't deport. People. They're holding people captive for money. Donald Trump seems to see here is that the geo group in these other for profit private prisons could make a lot of money holding kids, especially if they don't spend money feeding them. That made it McCollum earlier this week was that, yes, we did open the door, quite a bit with past policies to President Trump having these kids, tortured, essentially in these incarcerated states that they have right now. But I think that you can't necessarily say that Obama did the same thing. Not can't say President Bush did the same thing. You, you have to look at what we did in the past as say..
"geo group" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Yeah, yeah. So I, the first project I did was deep dive into our use of solitary confinement in the US and found that in California, we had thousands of prisoners several thousand prisoners who had been in. Solitary for more than ten years, some as much as forty years, people who hadn't necessarily committed violent crimes. Some people were in because they're jailhouse lawyers or were kind of organizing around conditions, so I don't have deep into that. And then I, you know, I never really decided, okay, I'm gonna write about the US prison system now, but there it's just so vast. You know, we have the largest prison population the entire world over two million people, and I just kept going from one to the other, and it was very frustrating. You know, writing about American prisons. They're very hard to get access to. And I was also curious about private prisons I'd most have been writing about public stuff, but they're even more difficult to get information from. I mean, a lot of states when you try to do like public records request with prisons, they won't respond to you unless you sue them. These are public. Prisons private prisons aren't even public institutions so they don't even apply and. You know, I realized that since these companies started in the eighties, we haven't really had like kind of up close look to the daily life inside these prisons, we've been reporters have been reporting on them through lawsuits, and you know, kind of outside these, you know getting at the contours of them, but I wanted to get inside. So I, I thought about applying as a prison guard. I did honestly think it was going to work. You know, I just filled out an application on their website and their website. How'd you choose which specific company in which specific state? I actually played both to the corrections corporation of America and the geo group. And when I filled out the -plication, you just kind of click boxes of what prisons you want to send it to you. And I just going to click to hint may five ten of them. Yeah. And just like the common application. Yeah. And then within a couple of weeks, I started getting phone calls of for job interviews. What did they? So in training, what did they emphasize you would have to bring to the job in terms of skills? I mean, there were no skill requirements that a lot of my, the cadets. There was one that was eighteen years old who the only other job he'd ever added a Starbucks was, you know, a lot of kids out of high school. There were a bunch of single moms, you know, to just kind of needed health insurance for their kids. So you know, the training would be things like, you know, there is a lot of emphasis on the company's kind of liability. They didn't necessarily put it in these words, but an example is on my second day of training, we were asked what we do if we see to admit stabbing each other and some people said, oh, you know, break them up or whatever. And he said that our job is to just shout at them, stop fighting and nothing else. He said, you know, if you do that, then that's, that's. Covered your requirements. And he said, if those fools wanna cut each other, happy cutting, you know. So it was kind of like we tell them to stop. That's kind of intervening technically, but we're not getting in the way where we might get injured in cost the company money. But a lot of the training was honestly just sitting around there were often no instructors there because the prison was so understaffed, they had to work in the prison. So we're just kind of punching a clock a lot of the time. I mean, when you were doing training, were you exposed to actual prisoners? Was it in a separate room on the prison grounds? Or did you get to walk through the cell blocks? We were mostly in a classroom, but we would go into the prison. Sometimes we would do they. They use the cadets a lot for shakedown so we would go in and search. They take the inmates out of a dorm and we would search their lockers. Yeah, things like that. And then we had three days of on the job training for we. So we're basically shadow another guard before we started and was the message pretty much that the..
"geo group" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"And so you know, this is a little bit of a progressive shift since you know the days of the crackup damn make and things like that. So that's good. But the problem is that in react. -ality. These aren't like drug offence dealers. The heroin dealers aren't usually like these giant kingpins. You know, they're just addicts themselves who got into dealing to support their habits and so you say, you know, you're really cracking down on the dealers like the dealers and the addicts are the same people you know, interesting. In, what do you think is for as you know? It's funny you mentioned crack, cocaine, and obviously that spurred spawned the war on drugs, which is why you know, we had three hundred and fifty thousand folks in prison in nineteen seventy nine. Now we're around two point, five million Reagan Bush Clinton, w Obama even to some degree that no one stopped it. You know, everyone loves our, they loved their, they love heaven, folks incarcerated for their bottom line and make a lot of cash off it. Geo group and core civic. Do you think it is a different approach than the war on drugs regarding. Crackup a democ- which was just incarcerate. And now obviously we have a situation where African Americans predominantly used crack. Now we have a situation with opioids and is very diverse. A lot of white folks using it. Do you think there's any racial disparity when it comes to? No, I do not want people incarcerated for drugs. But do you think there's any racial disparity when it comes to the enforcement of the damage. Yeah. I mean, there's the, the racial politics of it. All is definitely a big factor. And I think I think when it comes down to it, the people who are making these decisions, you know, the judges, the politicians, the police, a lot of these, the influential people tend to be white, and now they're seeing people, they know, you know, their own ma'am. Leigh's members who are who are dying from the opioid crisis that is really made them think differently, you know, and they say, well, really could happen anyone. My kid wasn't a bad kid so he, he needs to, you know, should be treated like like someone who's addicted not like a criminal, you know, and it's it's a shame that there's this sort of racial attitude towards it. But ultimately, I think it's it's a good thing that this is happening and that it will. It will apply to other drugs as well. You know what I mean? And so I was in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and they talked about how the the opioid response. You know, as you know, North Dakota's win the most conservative states in the country. They've had a really progressive response to the opioid epidemic, and it's spilling into other things too. And they were saying, like, now, even alchoholic star being seen as people who have a real problem, you know, and we should treat it like.
"geo group" Discussed on WCPT 820
"We're back on rig fire radio i'm sam seder right i'm talking with my good friend david dan piece featured in the magazine in these times these private prison companies are already profiting off of trump's order on family separation so david at the break you walked us through the thinking of these two major players when it comes to private prison companies that are providing i guess housing or prison geo group and core civic for the trump administration they had seen this the writing on the wall years ago during the obama administration that this is going to be a growth business you walk us through the obama administration's attempt to build two of these facilities housing twenty four hundred beds these been families and children and some folks from j who had been in japanese internment camps as as children had seen this and said it brought back disturbing memories and some people call them baby what happened to those facilities and so what happens next when we go from the obama administration the trump administration well let's societies ended up being less useful than the obama administration wanted because they couldn't get them license which means they couldn't really be used however they still exists and among other facilities that core civic runs and geo group is well they became part of this capacity that you know enabled the obama at the trump administration to make this effort not only on family separation but really where the executive order that was put out last week moves towards which is to permanently indefinitely detain these migrants families in in in facilities run by the federal government and outsource the management of that and the construction of that two core civic ngo group this is something that's very important and i'll just say real quickly core civic and geo group are real estate companies they are structured as what are known has real estate investment trust and that exempts them from all this corporate level taxation as long as they are actually involved in the creation of real estate assets but one thing the trump administration needs right now is capacity their their their farming it out currently to military installations but that's a temporary solution they've actually ice has put in a bid for with up to fifteen thousand baths core civic and geo group are precisely the kind of real estate companies that can construct and manage those facilities and they make much more money if there are the actually build and essentially own these facilities and a public private partnership then if they're just running the detention facility that somebody else feels so basically it's one thing to come in as a management company it's another to own the building and also be the management company collecting rent as well as collecting their management all right so would that said so if i understand you correctly the obama administration built to facilities there they hope to get around or to go through the flora's settlement and get these things license they couldn't be licensed it had basically unused capacity the distinction for people to understand here is that because the obama and the trump administration decided to say if you're coming here for asylum we have zero tolerance for you we're gonna we're gonna put you in criminal proceedings even if it's a misdemeanor once we put you in criminal proceedings we now have the ability to separate your children from you whereas if we were just attaining you for for processing we could we could not separate the kids from you and under the flora settlement we could only hold you for twenty days because we're not allowed to hold children passed that what does the trump administration when they talk about building these facilities upping these facilities or detaining families permanently how were they intending to do that at attending to basically they're trying to overturn the flora number one they've already gone to court to say we want to change the terms of that settlement unclear whether they'll be successful or not but understand that under the zero tolerance policy when those parents go to one facility and the children go to another private companies are managing all of those facilities i mean not every single one but practically all of them whether you have these special jails that immigrants who come over and are being prosecuted or held in almost all of those are are run by core civic or geo group or some other private company or you have these shelters for children that the office of refugee resettlement which part of the health and.
"geo group" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"You need a place to put people who have broken the law what is the difference between that and what's happening on the ground it's interesting because your question to questions can sort of almost be answered together which is that people don't understand is that so much of what we believe is a crime in this country is actually dictated by corporate interests a good example of that is the legalization of marijuana the three biggest lobbies against the legalization of marijuana are alcohol pharmaceuticals and presents and so the same thing happens on immigration they play a big role and they've lobbied used a ton of money to lobby around immigration which is super important and has a dictatorship lot of the ways the directions in which immigration gone i mean let's not forget they wildly invested in this particular administration you say invested in you mean donated to correct donated to contributed to in fact private prison companies were that industry was the single largest winner in the market on november ninth in two thousand sixteen their stocks went up over sixty percent and we're talking about who stocks specifically core civic and geo group and so those two their stocks like i said we're the most winning socks on the stock market the following day so i wanna i wanna pivot for a second with that in mind to what's happening on the ground today in at the at the border with these images and the separation of well up until yesterday i mean we know this could change on a dime but there have been more than two thousand children placed in these detention facilities do we know how much the trump administration is spending on these detention facilities and if so who won these contracts and and essentially at what cost privatized and certainly all the immigration detention facilities are not all but a very significant portion have been privatized where the children are being held has been differing reports in which you know we're not on the ground there in texas and arizona and california where the majority of these families and children are being held but some are being held at nonprofits and in theory that children are also supposed to be going to hhs.
"geo group" Discussed on The Takeaway
"The number of beds in fact h as stated that they would increase the number of beds immigration detention by almost five hundred percent and we are now in that place where on a daily basis geo group or core civic are holding roughly fifteen thousand people immigration detention so the question i think that folks who think who agree with these policies with say one of two things for small we need law and order these laws are important right if people are breaking the law then they need to be detained that's question number one question number two is i think you know someone needs to do it right someone needs to we need a place to put people who have broken the law what is the difference between that and what's happening on the ground because your question to questions can sort of almost be answered together which is that what people don't understand that so much of what we believe is a crime in this country is actually dictated by corporate intr just a good example of that is the legalization of marijuana the three biggest lobbies against the legalization of marijuana are alcohol pharmaceuticals and prisons and so the same thing happens on immigration they play a big role and they've lobbied used a ton of money to lobby around immigration which is super important and has dictated a lot of the ways the directions in which immigration gun let's not forget they wildly invested in this particular administration you say invested in you mean donate it to correct donated to contributed to in fact private prison companies where that industry was the single largest winner in the market on november ninth in two thousand sixteen their stocks went up over sixty percent and we're talking about who stocks specifically course iq and geo group and so those two their stocks like i said we're the most winning socks on the stock market the following day so i want i want to pivot for a second with that in mind to what's happening on the ground today in at the at the border with these images and the separation of well up until yesterday i mean we know this could change on a dime but there have been more than two thousand children placed in these detention facilities do we know how much the trump administration is spending on these detention facilities and if so who won these contracts and an essentially at what cost so i wanna be a little claire children are not necessarily being held in some of the same types of detention facilities a lot of the detention facilities that were talking about some of the family detention facilities are privatized arly privatized and certainly all the immigration detention facilities or not all but a very significant portion have been privatized where the children are being held has been differing reports in which you know we're not on the ground there in texas and arizona and california where the majority of these families and children are being held but some are being held in nonprofits and in theory that children are all supposed to be going to hhs and so but with that said in terms of who's benefiting from these facilities and how much the federal government is spending again i would say there's been several new contracts that have been given out to largely like some nonprofits prophets southwest key that is running one of the big facilities down there and how big is that contract because i was surprised to see that there were nonprofits involved in this issue i mean in some ways i understand it because i'm assuming that these organizations have social services elements but at the same time contract for the children is not going to be with the department of homeland security in the way that the one for parents or the immigration detention will be it's largely with h us right with the health department but the other facilities where you're holding like either family detention or mcgrane detention with the parents and all of those we do know that at least core civic and gio in two thousand seventeen pocketed more than three hundred and.
"geo group" Discussed on The Takeaway
"We are continuing to develop a new one thousand bed ice processes that are in the houston area under a new ten year contract we were warded by last year that's the sound of a phone call from an executive with geo group inc it's one of the biggest private companies that operates prisons jails rehabilitation facilities and migrant detention facilities gio group is a publicly traded company and the takeaway or really anybody interested in this stuff was able to access this call which was recorded in april between jobs executives and their investors what is be increasing southwest border bordercrossing mean for your business in in those the elevated occupancy of change within your facilities increase the likelihood of do contracts from well there's been a steady increase of in illegal border crossings and i guess parallels the steady increase of the senses in our ice facilities and we expect that to continue to increase our occupancies and present op opportunities for new facility contracts illegal border crossings are up slightly from this time last year but i do wanna point out again that overall they have dropped significantly over the last two decades according to the geo group's annual report the company made nearly two point three billion dollars of total revenues in two thousand seventeen their entire operation and this election year they've made political contributions to at least two congressman from texas who sit on the house appropriations homeland security subcommittee and that subcommittee funds private immigration detention centers i'm tansy nevada and today on the takeaway who actually profits from immigration detention let's follow the money.
"geo group" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Even without his cooperation the chilling plan had gone off the entire story was submitted to a small blog site by an anonymous source who refuses to confirm his identity in a likelihood it's just a hoax lawn for the sake of argument let's imagine it's true the two biggest private prison corporations cca geo group are publicly traded on the new york stock exchange individual music industry personnel could have certainly purchased stock in the corporations okay then let's talk about what we know about gangster rap although gangster rap often include social commentary on the circumstances that led inner city youth into gang affiliation it was widely seen by mainstream society as glorifying and encouraging crime and violence from its origin hip hop was mainly consumed by the small audience of black teens and young adults in urban areas but on june twenty second nineteen ninetyone something changed gangster rap group nwea became the first rap group to reach number one on the billboard two hundred charts from that moment on gangster rap was the dominant force in the hip hop sphere for the rest of the decade timeline does line up with the meeting in nineteen ninetyone that the anonymous letter describe doesn't it it does but it doesn't prove the record industry had orchestrated the sudden popularity of john rowe true but the music industry isn't driven purely by consume listening preferences the money investors in promoters funnel into marketing and radio stations is a major factor in what songs become hits the crucial difference for gangster rab could have been that for the first time record labels were actively attempting to market rap music to white suburban audiences whether it was a coincidence or corporate engineering the older generation was afraid obscene rap music would corrupt the youth of the nation and turn them into criminals there were protests around the country decrying the music's influence.
"geo group" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Officials to quote significantly reduce reliance on private prisons now from the federal perspective i want to be very very clear this is a tiny fraction of the problem right and the reason why this is a tiny fraction of the problem is because of the roughly two million inmates in this country ninety percent of them are in state prisons for sitting crime right yeah right so only two hundred thousand offenders are in federal prisons and of those two hundred thousand as of now only about twelve percent so that's twenty two thousand people are in one of what was then thirteen and is now twelve different private run prisons those private prisons are are run by three different companies the management and training corporation you gotta love these orwellian names to course if which which that's pretty darn orwellian horse they used to be known as the core civic is the name of the company which is a change from they used to be called the corrections corporation of america but that was too honest so they are now core c o r e c i v i see all one word and the subject of this lawsuit the geo group now so i've said this is a political issue august eighteenth two thousand sixteen is when the obama directive came out directing the government to phase out its relationships with private prisons on august nineteenth the geo group gave one hundred thousand dollars to the protrump superpac rebuilding america now they would ultimately give another hundred seventy five thousand they gave two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the inauguration and you might say okay so what what did they buy with with their money on february twenty third two thousand seventeen which was a couple of weeks after donald trump took office there were a few things on attorney general jeff sessions plate as you might recall but one of his very first things to do was to reinstate the use of private prisons there's a directive issued that february twenty third that repudiated the august eighteenth directive and reinstate their use so the geo group which is a publicly traded company their stock was down to sixteen dollars a share.
"geo group" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Rory as a paid consultant eps pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty seven years in prison this was just the beginning of the storm as of two thousand seventeen ten people have pled guilty to corruption charges including see so mcgrory exmayor grady sims and several consultants and lobbyists for local prison management corporations the supervisor of harrison county william martin was indicted for bribery and corruption but he committed suicide just hours before he was scheduled to appear in court according to the assistant us attorney there are still six or seven open investigations related to the scandal in addition to that the mississippi attorney general has filed civil charges against fifteen corporations and individuals who had contracts with christopher apps including geo group and mtc geo group is currently fighting to dismiss those charges they claim they weren't aware of any of macquarie's criminal activity both geo group and mtc fired mcgrory as soon as he was indicted insisting that he'd been acting without their permission but there's one fact about the investigation that doesn't add up in two thousand ten around the time when gio group took over the walnut grove prison mccrae's monthly salary from gio group doubled from five thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars the company's finance director wouldn't answer questions about why the amount was doubled what exactly mcgrory was being paid to do in the first place do you think they have something to hide that's for the investigators to figure out for now all we have is gio groups word which is that they had no idea mcgrory was bribing officials.
"geo group" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Sarah's surprise right that was all i wanted to say i want wanted that that phrase of the unarmed black man in this case did not want to be the victims so he came to hear out there you go and and he did a fine job dan thank you for the call eric in seattle hey what's up some you're looking for an analogy for slaveholders like the foundering slaveholders who also advocated against lavery and i thought good one was politicians today's politicians to take money from the geo group and cca now core civic i believe they're called private prison companies and also immigrant detention centers that you know that are essentially you know the plantations of the modern day yeah i think that that's a good one eric that's a very good one hey tom i doing good do you remember that book written by mike huckabee called god's guns and gravy no i don't i mean i know of the book but i never read it well i think a lot of these white bigots and supremacist upper reading books like that and they all claim to be christians but the bible says if you say you love god but hate your brother even if your brothers of color you don't have the truth in you and i think the answer for bigotry is for men to have their hearts changed and you know love your neighbors yourself no matter who that neighbor is as the lord commanded us to do then you prove that you're a real christian you know or at least a real follower of christ i'm i'm increasingly wary of the word christian i used to call myself that but if that puts me in the same category with jerry falwell i can't use that word don thank you for the call well said doug in denver hey doug what's up i met chinese i'm listening to and i wanna thank you i offer helping to save america you too walk in the seventies when russia us were were going fast as a kid to build as many nuclear weapons as they could that was called the arms race and so the people that are the literal is about the second amendment right to bear arms i wanna own nuclear weapon why can't i own a nuclear weapon we've already driven we've already drawn a line at machine guns and now.
"geo group" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Is the executive director of the new century coalition he's now been ordered to check in with emigres and customs enforcement on march 15th he was going to be deported on saturday we'll speak with ravi ragbhir after headlines more than a hundred public defenders walked out of a new york city courthouse thursday to protest immigration and customs and forcement agents arresting undocumented immigrants at the courthouse the legal aid society which helped organize the strike at the bronx courthouse said quote the presence of ice officers and our court houses and the perception that no immigrant is safe to seek their day in court is threatening to upend our entire legal process and the principles on pon which it stands unquote a federal appeals court has ruled group of immigrants detained at the four prophet aurora ice processing center can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the prisons owner geo group the men accused gene a group of forcing detained immigrants to clean the prison without pay under threat of solitary confinement the men are also accusing geo group of breaking labor laws by paying detained immigrants only a dollar a day back in washington d c president trump has blocked the release of a democratic memo that refutes the arguments of the controversial now release memo written by house intelligence committee chair devon newness the newness memo purported to show the fbi and justice department abused their authority by placing trump campaign advisor carter page under surveillance.
"geo group" Discussed on WCTC
"Was nine hundred and sixty three people were fatally shot by the police in two thousand sixteen i mean you know you go to other places and they talk about the unit it states criminal justice system with if such they are so stunned that we've allowed it to get to where it is right now and again you have a situation where we have the twelve percent of the prisons or private you of course civic geo group these these entities these corporations making billions and billions of dollars off of incarceration a rating people or the police just becoming and i talked about this as a matter of fact on kennedy uh if you get a chance again watch me tonight apm on kennedy on fox business um about please having they have become an extension of the tax ferguson for example was getting forty forty five percent of the city these revenue through please which was never the intent that was never supposed to be what law enforcement's main motivation was in this country and it's very interesting to see us live in a society where we're beginning to to rationalize it and and think it's acceptable because at the end of the day it just completely is not however on the flip side what do we do as a culture i mean i believe we need is sort of a um to kind of get into a spiritual ram of it i think we need to have a total shift of of just community an attitude in this country and we need to come back together and we need to get our we need to get our local communities back speaking we are we need everyone talking to one another and we need to really start you know coming together as a people and that's something the government has nothing to do with it but it is like what does what do what are the proper steps of four the police uh when it comes to dealing with a society that is so heavily armed again as i mentioned earlier there is a massive tank in.
"geo group" Discussed on WJR 760
"Do you have a workout gm do you have a swimming pool do you have a soccer a field in your housing complex well they do did you know that the progressives have created such little villages for them because they purchased under obama luxury hotels and rehab them for the illegal alien children they've offered them all of these benefits including saunas tennis courts luxury pools and more obama who was the the greatest disruptor of the american system in the history of this country a foreign invader could not have done more damage to this nation that did this interloper from honolulu if that's where he was born the obama administration actually bought a luxury hotel to converted into a facility for juvenile illegal aliens many made millions on it billions on this i actually have a copy of the rfp that's call the re request for a proposal that was put out in january of 2015 for housing and clothing and feeding these immigrant children who were not born here obama and his minions were plotting to bring them in all along but many were making a fortune often i figured out a long time before but i didn't know who they were but i got the rfp i found the fifty million dollar federal government contract the house illegal aliens at another facility that was blocked and yet they were moving them in any way many of the rooms are our suites private toilets and showers flatscreen and cable tv soccer fields some people are getting rich off them and who are these people who are these good americans who are living the high life while you have to go back to get the picture is a group called the geo group g e o grew the g geo group in the past number of years there were awarded over billion dollars an ice contracts alone a billion dollars that we know of who is the parent company of geo cooperation wackenhut corporation which owns a lot of private prisons and funded the american legislative exchange council or alec what is alec alik is a lobbying group they tell you were elected officials what the vote on they tell the elected officials where to eat what the breed than how to operate the lobbyists run the country are you ready for the rest of this what am about the tell you will change your view of politics for the rest of your life who's running this company which helps.