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Mildred and Richard Loving's Love Created Lasting Change for Interracial Couples

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:34 min | 2 d ago

Mildred and Richard Loving's Love Created Lasting Change for Interracial Couples

"Military. Dolores jeeter was born on july twenty second nineteen thirty nine in central point virginia. Her family was of african american european and native american descent. Unlike most southern cities in the height of jim crow central point was integrated black and white people mixed freely with relatively little racial tension. It was there that a teenage mildred met and fell in love with a young white man named richard. Loving mildred and richard began quietly dating when military became pregnant at eighteen. The couple decided to get married. But in nineteen fifty eight interracial marriage was illegal in the state of virginia barred from marrying in their home state. Mildred and richard drove to washington. Dc to tie the not. The young couple had only been married a few short weeks when in the early hours of one july morning. Sheriff garnett brooks and two deputies stormed into the couple's bedroom and central point acting on an anonymous tip that the couple was living in violation of virginia law. The police demanded to know. Mildew its relationship to richard. Mildred said plainly. I'm his wife and gestured at their marriage certificate on the wall. This did little to persuade the police. Even though they had not married within state lines the virginia law still forbade black and white citizens for marrying outside of virginia and then returning to live in the state as a result both richard and a pregnant mildred spent nights in jail. They eventually pleaded guilty to violating virginia law. Mildred ann richards plea bargain spared them from a one year prison sentence but ordered them to leave the state and not returned together for twenty five years. The loving somewhat followed orders after settling their court fees. They moved to washington dc where they raised. Three children occasionally making independent trips into virginia to visit family at great risk of imprisonment. Mildred richard made clandestine trips into virginia together and secretly lived there for a short period of time but by nineteen sixty three. The couple had had enough mildred. Who was already unhappy with city. Life decided she was done for good after her son was hit by a car on the advice of her cousin. Mildred wrote to then attorney general robert kennedy to ask for his assistance kennedy wrote back and referred mildred and her husband the american civil liberties union or the aclu. The aclu took their case four years later on april tenth nineteen sixty seven following legal challenge after legal challenge. The case of loving. Virginia made its way to the supreme

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A Reminder That Democrat Govenor Ralph Northam Wore Blackface, Part of the KKK

The Dan Bongino Show

01:38 min | 2 months ago

A Reminder That Democrat Govenor Ralph Northam Wore Blackface, Part of the KKK

"Imagine being that Republican governor of a major state and being caught in a bunch of Photos wearing one of two options wearing either a clue, Klux Klan hood or black face. Can you imagine if that happened? Which one of those is worse? Exactly Didn't imagine not even denying it. Imagine being, said Republican governor Whatever Governor Joey Bag of donuts, whatever it may be, and these photos surface And Yeah, you're like I'm not sure which one I was the guy in the Blue Klux Klan hood or the guy in the black face? Not really sure, but I'm one of them. How you'd forget that I'm not really sure. Imagine being that governor. Imagine the Media cancel culture. Folks have been come for you Demand your job demand you never run for office again, never be seen in public again. Never be recognised in polite society. From that point forward on that wasn't a Republican governor that was the Democrat governor of Virginia. Ralph North. Remember that? He's still the governor right now, of course, because when you're a Democrat, and you do something, not just kind of quietly racist but overtly racist, like ACLU collects Klan hood or black face when you're a Democrat, Racism really doesn't matter. So, according to critical race theory, Not only is Ralph Northam and oppressor because he's white, this guy's actually at Blue Klux Klan hood or a black face of little garb. There he did. I don't know which one. We're not sure which one. It is, either one's no good, but I'm not Really sure which one But because he's a Democrat, which is a protected class. Nothing will ever

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Florida Sued Over New Law That Limits Ballot Initiatives

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 3 months ago

Florida Sued Over New Law That Limits Ballot Initiatives

"I'm Julie Walker a federal lawsuit filed Saturday is seeking to strike down Florida's attempt to make it more difficult for voters to change the state constitution the new law was just signed Friday by governor Ron DeSantis it establishes a three thousand dollar limit on individual contributions to groups promoting ballot initiatives the limit is proposed until a proposal is approved for the ballot which could have made it impossible for measures such as medical marijuana or minimum wage increase to get before voters the ACLU of Florida which filed the complaint says it violates the first amendment by burdening free speech and association Republicans who backed the initiative argued it was needed to keep out of state special interest money from influencing the state constitution I'm Julie Walker

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George Clooney: World's Worst Pandemic Roommate

Daily Pop

02:01 min | 3 months ago

George Clooney: World's Worst Pandemic Roommate

"Brace yourselves. y'all george clooney is inviting you to his lake como house. He's also minute brad. Pitt is causing trouble for him. At a mall so georgia's teaming up amazed to raise money for his clinic. Foundation and one lucky winner will score trip to lake como to have dinner with george and amal at their house but before you enter the contest be ward. george is being called. The world's worst pandemic roommate the sooners. This pandemic is over you to come celebrate with a mall in me at our house in late. Have you over to our place a little get together now. One of my favorite things about meeting new people is that you never know when a lifelong friendship is going to blossom. In fact by total dumb luck. I actually ended up spending most of last year stuck rooming with this random guy. And we're basically best friends now but don't take my word for it. Just ask him. Do i recommend hanging out with george clooney. No i do not. I guess. I forgot how strange people could be q. Believe a mall wanted me to throw this away throwing this out no way man the whole video so cute and if you're the winter what is the first question you ask george in a mall. How'd you tame that'd beef. I mean not that. George clooney was like a wild as but he was free and he was out in the streets. And if you don't know what these streets me call your your favorite black person and ask them. What does this mean when you're out in the streets a lot of times we always say like you can't change your man you can't you know. Stop a man for being who he is but it seems like when they intersected it was that we saw this whole new side aclu so it kind of gives me. Oh i know all feel. I would love to hear her perspective because she may he may have just been so head over heels for her from the beginning she may have just been like it. Wasn't that hard basically. He was just pursuing me. Like crazy and it is what it is.

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Choosing the Right Nonprofit Business Model With Rinku Sen

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

02:28 min | 3 months ago

Choosing the Right Nonprofit Business Model With Rinku Sen

"Rinku sen is a writer. Social justice strategist. She is formerly the executive director of race forward and was publisher of their award. Winning news site color lines under her leadership race forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years including drop. The i word it compan- from media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as illegal resulting in the associated press usa today the l. a. times and many more outlets changing their practice she was also the architect of the shattered families report which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported. Her books stir it up and the accidental. American sierra is a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race gender class poverty sexuality and other systems as a consultant rinku has worked on narrative and political strategy with numerous organizations at foundations including policy link. The aclu and the nathan cummings foundation. She serves on numerous boards including the women's march where she co president and the foundation for national progress publisher of mother jones magazine. And i don't even think we've told folks what you do today so rinku. Thank you so much for joining us for helping me think through. I'm glad you're here and welcome. Thank you so much joe. It's a real thrill to talk with you today. So and well actually. You just listened to me for the last several minutes so the goal here is to get you talking so i re as i read your bio. I realized that we actually didn't talk about what you do today. So you wanna you wanna give folks sense of that. The new adventure. You're on now. Sure i in early december. I became the executive director of narrative initiative. Which is an organization that puts different kinds of creative people together to make interventions In the big stories we tell and live into so We do a lot of work with right now. The green new deal network to help them. Think through what what kinds of messages and frames they need to move out until the world that will build support for progressive policies and we We also provide a ghost writing service for grassroots organizations. That need help getting things written.

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Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to Supreme Court Speech Case

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 3 months ago

Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to Supreme Court Speech Case

"The Supreme Court will be hearing one of the most significant cases involving student speech and more than fifty years it involves brandy levy in Pennsylvania I was a fourteen year old kid I was upset I was angry levy had found out she didn't make her school's varsity cheerleading squad four years ago big bell check with the ACLU says levy and a friend were not in school when they posted a snap Snapchat picture with the two of them holding up their middle fingers they hurled F. bombs about cheerleading and school several days later she's told by her cheerleading coach that she's been kicked off the team because of her house levy's parents filed a federal lawsuit claiming the suspension violated their daughters constitutional speech rights it wasn't bullying anyone wasn't harassing the school district says they should not be forced to ignore any speech that disrupts the school environment at Donahue Washington

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Arkansas Senate OKs ban on treatments for transgender youth

Democracy Now! Audio

00:33 sec | 4 months ago

Arkansas Senate OKs ban on treatments for transgender youth

"The arkansas state senate has passed a bill that would ban gender affirming care to transgender minors including hormones and puberty blockers if republican governor asa hutchinson signs. The bill arkansas will become the first state to ban gender affirming care to trans youth chase strange deputy director for transgender justice at the aclu's and hiv project. Denounce the bill. As quote the single most extreme anti trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.

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Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Ruling That Overturned Boston Marathon Bomber's Death Sentence

Radio Boston

05:04 min | 4 months ago

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Ruling That Overturned Boston Marathon Bomber's Death Sentence

"Radio boston. I'm donna deering and we start today with another major development in the country's largest drug lab scandal suffolk. County district attorney. Rachel rollins says that her office could vacate up to tens of thousands more criminal convictions. That were based on drug evidence tested at the now closed hinton lab. Wbu our senior correspondent. Deborah becker is reporting on the story. Deb joins us now dead. Welcome back to radio boston. Thanks for having me so deb. D. rollins is proposing to vacate any drug convictions based on results. From the hinton lab from may two thousand three to august two thousand twelve why that nine year time window will. That was the time period when two chemists worked at the hinton lab at the same time. Any dukan and sony ferrick you may remember. Both women were convicted on charges of tampering. With the drug evidence they were supposed to be testing fair conviction though stemmed from her work at the state lab in amherst but both women worked at the hinton lab. At one time. Eric worked there before she went to amherst. Rollin says what's needed is a more thorough review of all the drugs certifications that came from the hinton lab wild. Both women were working there. She calls the drug lab scandal. Systemic misconduct and a catastrophic failure of management that she says needs a complete review so all the testing done at that lab during that time should be looked at and we should point out that after both chemists were convicted tens of thousands of criminal drug convict. Convictions were dismissed because of their misconduct. We're talking about more. Give us a sense of scale here. Deb how many people might this effect will will. There's no precise number but rollins office says is that the hinton lab certified almost eighty three thousand drug samples for evidence during that time and that was in suffolk county and the massachusetts supreme judicial court which has reviewed various challenges and calls for a way to deal with all of the cases in both labs has vacated thousands of convictions based on the testing and hidden lab alone about eight thousand from hinton so the remaining seventy four thousand drug certifications that rollins talking about from suffolk county. She says her office is going to review all of those and they could be part of what she says is a global resolution to deal with these cases once and for all and thousands more convictions could be erased. But there's no exact number because one drug certification could have several drug certifications could have been done for one case so. The exact number is unclear. Got it got it. But it's it's a lot to review. So how does it work are they. Are they essentially starting deb with the assumption that all the convictions must be vacated and then working backward from there as they review the cases. How are they gonna do this well. She says she's going to convene robin says. She's going to convene a summit next month with the defense bar to start this review look at every affected case all the drugs certifications and determine next steps and she says any relief in what she's calling her hinton lab initiative is only for controlled substances convictions. And if someone was charged with something else along with drug use or possession or whatever the drug charges may have been those charges withstand this would only be drug charges in a particular case and then after that they would look at expunging records. If need be it would be a very lengthy complicated process. So our defense attorneys reacting to this well The aclu the american civil liberties union of massachusetts which was the agency really primarily involved in fighting with the s sjc to try to get some sort of resolution for many of these cases that were based on evidence tested at the hinton lab and at the amherst lab. It says it is. It's pleased that rollins has done. This here is matt siegel whose legal counsel for the aclu of massachusetts certainly would our preference and the preference of the public defenders are law firm partners for all of these cases have been dismissed when we first started calling for that step in twenty twelve. There's a saying about the arch of justice and At this point were very glad that seems to be bending in the right direction. I think as referring there to the you know the arc of the moral universals long but it bends toward justice but regardless also the State criminal defender agency. The committee for public counsel services released a statement after They heard about rachel rollins initiative the hidden lab and it also said that. It's pleased that this is happening. And it hopes that other district attorneys will do the same. So will they deb. Do you think we'll other. Da's follow suit. And i guess. I'm wondering if somehow this forces their hands if they have to. Now i don't think anyone necessarily

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Sterling Ruby on His Boundary-Bending Work in Art and Fashion

The Business of Fashion Podcast

02:00 min | 4 months ago

Sterling Ruby on His Boundary-Bending Work in Art and Fashion

"Everybody. Welcome to be. Oh s live today. I'm very excited to be talking to sterling rudy. An artist whose work. I've loved for a time known to the fashion world because he worked closely with raf simmons on a collection of clothing. And then was very instrumental in shaping the identity that routes that wrath created full calvin klein and a months ago sterling did something quite unprecedented in the realms of and fashion. He launched a couture collection at the same time. As the show's happening in paris. At the invitation of the sean persson to call who are a very fussy Administrative body for french fashion and dunked invite outside is in very easily. So i'm very curious as to how the schommer cindy call invited you to show on the kutu schedule sterling. Welcome to be. Oh a fly thanks tim. Thank you it evening. Good morning I don't really know We we received the invitation through a mutual acquaintance You know we. We did this very small project in the season before which was just the ready to wear women's ready-to-wear season it was. It was a project flag vail and it was just one thing. It was a denim flag that had been sound in the studio is this addition and we partnered with the aclu. Which we've done in the past. And i did this project which was a very Minimum all of minutes where model had this draped over him and stood up.

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Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 5 months ago

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

"Arkansas's governors signed sweeping abortion restrictions into law coming just short of an outright ban under the bill signed by governor Aissa Hutchinson nearly all abortions would be banned in Arkansas the exception being if needed to save the mother's life the governor expressed reservations about not allowing exceptions in cases of rape or incest but since he signed the bill because of its overwhelming legislative support and his long held pro life convictions supporters are hoping the measure will force the issue before the US Supreme Court with the review of the roe versus Wade decision with a belief three new conservative justices would be more open to striking down the landmark decision but opponents are vowing to block the restrictions before they take effect later this year the ACLU of Arkansas is vowing to see the governor in court I'm Jackie Quinn

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Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

05:35 min | 5 months ago

Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

"Henry donahue is the executive director of save the music a national nonprofit that helps students schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music prior to save the music. Henry was the ceo and head of partnerships at purpose a digital strategy and creative agency that focuses on social impact projects. Notable clients included every town for gun safety the aclu oxfam international. The ford foundation nike. I- kia audi and liverpool f c. Henry has also worked as a media. Executive focused on digital product development is held senior positions at discover conde nast primedia and lendingtree dot com spent most of the nineteen nineties on the road across the usa as a fundraiser for political candidates including us senators. Jay rockefeller from west virginia. And ron wyden from oregon at the same time. He was playing guitar in an indie rock band and running into small independent record label. Henry has an abbey in american history from harvard college and an mba from darden graduate school of business at the university of virginia henry. Great to have you with us. Sharing the story of save the music and the lessons contained within the be here could see joe thanks. Hey i'm delighted to have you. So why don't we start sharing with our listeners. The origin story of save the music. What was the germ of its mission and tell us a little bit about the journey. Yeah i mean safe. The music's mission and vision are the same today as they were back. joni urine. John sykes aretha franklin one. Dvd's categories aretha flying sleep dion and Every student every public schools should be making music as part of their education. I think you had a great overview of why at the intro. We know for decades of research that when schools have music students do better. The school does better. The community does better In normal times. I travel all around the country even in the toughest schools when you get to that band room or that choir room. You know. it's that joy and inspiration and hope for the future and all those things. So i i love going to high schools middle schools elementary schools. I love interacting advanced features van kits. It's amazing the landscape out there. Is that most schools in the. Us do have music as part of their school day. there's a quote for geoffrey canada That i'm sure i'm angling but it's something to the effect of if you wanna see what a quality education looks like. Look what rich people do about. Eighty percent of american schools have music and art as part of their school day And the programs that caught over the years. And we're we do. Most of our work are in schools that serve black students immigrant students and in rural rural students as well. What do you love about your job. Henry donahue because you loved this i love so it you you mentioned. I mean i've worked in politics and advocacy and social impact in various ways for for a long time You know at purpose Which some of your listeners might be familiar with worked on gun safety. We worked on marriage. Equality we worked on A project involving immigrants and You know the fight for the fifteen dollars minimum wage. All of which were were were deeply deeply satisfying. But when chris mccarthy who's the guy runs. mtv now came to me in we had this conversation about the h. one. Save the music which five six years ago you know still had a very solid sort of core group of program team people working there doing amazing work but has sort of been what i call know an orphan corporate asset on. Cbs empire. You know. I was presented with the opportunity to do the thing that i did for my job. Which was you know corporate impact strategy advocacy and combined with the thing that i spent my whole life in love with which which is music. Which by the way you. You don't have the benefit of seeing henry. But i do. And i see a keyboard. And i see a guitar so yeah. This is a music guy. You're a. You're a an advocate Andrew musician and you get to do both in the same job. That's pretty awesome. Yeah i think this is sort of at the core of was eighth. music does Which is i remember myself as a pretty angry and somewhat directionless

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ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 6 months ago

ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president

"The ACLU has elected a black person as its president for the very first time New York University law professor Deborah archer becomes the first black president in the one hundred and one year history of the American civil liberties union our expertise is in civil rights and racial justice the ACLU says archer was elected in a virtual meeting of the organisation sixty nine member board of directors the fight against racial injustice is expected to be a top priority for the A. C. L. U. now that Donald trump's presidency is over while trump was in office the ACLU filed more than four hundred lawsuits and other legal actions against his administration I usually after

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Census decision deals blow to Trump efforts on House seats

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:05 min | 7 months ago

Census decision deals blow to Trump efforts on House seats

"Donald trump's xenophobic effort to exclude people in the us illegally from being counted in the process for divvying up congressional seats was dealt another blow on wednesday when the census bureau's director indefinitely halted an effort to gather data on the citizenship status of every. Us resident bureau workers laboring to comply with the trump order. Were instructed to stand down and discontinue that data reviews census bureau director steven dillingham said in a memo gillingham's memo came after the office of inspector general reported on tuesday. That bureau workers were under significant pressure from to trump political appointees two years ago trump ordered the census bureau to use administrative records to figure out who is in the country illegally after the supreme court blocked his administration's to put a citizenship question. On the twenty twenty census questionnaire information about citizenship status could be used to implement another trump order seeking to exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for giving up personal seats and electoral college votes as well as the annual distribution of one point five trillion dollars in federal spending among the states an influential. Gop advisor has advocated excluding them from the apportionment process in order to favor. Republicans and non hispanic whites. Trump's unprecedented order on apportionment was challenged more than a half dozen lawsuits across the us but the supreme court ruled last month. That any challenge was premature. Dale ho director of the aclu's voting rights project which had challenged the apportionment order. Joe biden on wednesday to rescind. Its when he takes office. President trump tried and failed throughout his entire presidency to weaponize the census for his attacks on immigrant communities. Ho said it appears he has failed yet again.

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Snapchat will terminate Trump's account on Jan. 20

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

02:06 min | 7 months ago

Snapchat will terminate Trump's account on Jan. 20

"You don't know what's been going on over the past week hopefully listen to the other episodes this week we've talked about you. Know the story in the capital and all the craziness and all of the illegality the criminality that went on last week and kind of how we've been wrestling through that there has been a backlash not just in your reaction of people not just a political backlash but there's also been a big tech backlash so after all of this happened. Trump's personal twitter account got suspended twitter deleted tweets written by trump from the account so the police account is used by every president it so they didn't take down the police account but he can't access it anymore in all of the tweets that he did send from that official police account president of the united states. If you didn't know were taken down. Facebook permanently banned trump so ready twitch shop fai twitter. Google youtube facebook instagram snapchat. I know it would be hilarious. If snapchat didn't ban donald trump and that was how he was communicating with the american people and used all the filters and all that great stuff that would have been really twenty twenty one. But that's how it happened. He was also banned from tiktok. That would have also been a hilarious way for the president to continue to communicate with the american people if he was like doing the dances and popping up and trying to send his messages through tiktok dances again. Unfortunately we do not. We don't get to enjoy that. Dan from apple banned from discord pinterest stripe amazon cloud hosting now. You would think the everyone on the left is applauding. This and a lot of people on the left are applauding. This even the so-called champion of free speech in the media class or applauding. This saying that this is a great and wonderful thing. Even some people on the right. You're saying this is a good thing now. The aclu actually came out against banning trump from twitter. Which is surprising because the aclu has been on the liberal side of most issues for the past at least thirty years

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Federal appeals court agrees that Dallas County’s bail system denied poor defendants equal rights

The Dallas Morning News

00:40 sec | 7 months ago

Federal appeals court agrees that Dallas County’s bail system denied poor defendants equal rights

"A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that dallas county's bail system is unconstitutional. Because of how it treats criminal defendants who do not have the money to secure their release from jail. The fifth circuit court of appeals in an opinion filed on monday agreed with most of us district. Judge david god b.'s. Ruling in two thousand eighteen lawsuit brought by civil rights core the aclu and other civil rights groups against the county. The plaintiffs claimed counties. Bail system was unfair to poor defendants. Who languish in jail while others bail out quickly. The appeals court ruling. Also means the case will proceed to trial in federal court in dallas unless a settlement is reached

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Federal executions scheduled under President Donald Trump more than any other president in 130 years

TIME's Top Stories

03:06 min | 8 months ago

Federal executions scheduled under President Donald Trump more than any other president in 130 years

"Trump administration has executed ten people by lethal injection since july. The most federal executions in a single year since eighteen ninety six advocates have argued for months that such executions are covid nineteen super spreader events. They typically involve of people including the defendants family. The victim's family religious figures the execution team and the media traveling to the federal prison and tara hoedt witnessing the execution and heading home after witnessing orlando cordelia halls execution on november nineteenth his spiritual adviser yousef ahmed newer tested positive for covid. Nineteen in response to a lawsuit. The bureau of prisons b. o. P. recently acknowledged that eight members of halls. Roughly forty person execution team tested positive for covid nineteen shortly afterward b. o. p. also said at least two execution team members removed their masks while in the execution chamber with hall and newer according to the american civil liberties union. Aclu they were just bringing in hundreds of people from outside the prison. Higgs is attorney. Sean nolan tells time it's obvious that this outbreak was going to happen and now our client has tested positive and is sick. They should not continue with this in a statement today. earlier upon learning. that higgs was infected. Nolan said this is surely the result of the superspreader executions that the government has rushed to undertake in the heart of a global pandemic when asked for comment. The federal bureau of prisons confirmed to time that inmates on federal death row known as the special confinement unit s c. You have tested positive for covid. Nineteen but declined to provide further information citing pending litigation and privacy interests the b. o. P. also said an employee in the sec. You as tested positive but had no contact with the executions in november and december. The statement said inmates who tested positive for covid nineteen or who are symptomatic are being placed in isolation the prison and tara vote where all the federal executions take place has also experienced an ongoing covid nineteen outbreak and nolan alleges that the prisons covid nineteen numbers have spiked enormously in the weeks following the recent executions earlier this week. A judge dismissed a claim from higgs his legal team that argued executing higgs among the covid. Nineteen pandemic would be unconstitutional. Nolan tells time they plan to renew that claim since higgs himself has now tested positive. Johnson's attorneys have said he is not eligible for the death penalty because of an intellectual

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ACLU Asks Durkan to Ban Use of Facial Recognition Software

News, Traffic and Weather

00:47 sec | 8 months ago

ACLU Asks Durkan to Ban Use of Facial Recognition Software

"L U claims Seattle Police are using face facial recognition technology and they wanted to stop comes Kelly Blier report. Did you see how you have? Washington sent Mayor Jenny Durkin's office a letter today to ban Seattle Police from using face recognition technology developed by ClearView Ai. The organization says they found out the information through a public records request. Jennifer Lee's with the A. C L U of Washington. The record indicated one police officer, But it's not clear how widespread this used. Maybe the mayor's office claims. The SPD has no licenses or agreement with ClearView Ai and does not use them. Seattle Council ordinance requires any use of this technology to be approved and it has not been given the OK the A C L U was demanding the City Council look into the matter.

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All Your Genes Are Belong To Us

Planet Money

09:43 min | 9 months ago

All Your Genes Are Belong To Us

"The story of gene patenting kind of starts in the nineteen seventies when scientists figured out how to modify genes in a lab until nineteen eighty living. Things mostly couldn't be patented but that year the supreme court said i guess. These new modified genes are inventions. And pretty soon after that the patent office started granting patents not just on those modified genes but even on genes that scientists had just managed to isolate an extract from the body which started this huge genetic goldrush hundreds of new biotech companies popped up and suddenly the human genome started to look kind of like an uncharted surveyors map with hidden treasure. Worth millions of dollars just lurking out there in the genetic code by the early nineties. One of the biggest genetic treasures was the gene responsible for most cases of inherited breast and ovarian cancer the b. r. c. h. Gene and women with the brca gene have up to a seventy percent chance of getting breast cancer. Compared to about just ten percent for the general population. There was an enormous international race to find this gene and when myriad genetics was founded in one thousand nine hundred one winning the race to find the brca gene was a top priority geneticists. Sean teigen was one of the first people hired at myriad genetics. I had never heard of myriad. In fact i was roughly employee number. Ten sean and myriad hoped that if they could find this gene they could diagnose people at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer and create tests and treatments for it nasa whereafter in the end is to add years to the lives of the people who buy you know unfortunate chance inherited a mutation in one of these genes. The trick to locating this gene is to identify families where breast cancer clusters. And then if you compare the dna of the people in those families who got cancer versus older people in the family who never got it. It will probably lead you to the gene and in the race to find this gene. Mary has a huge head. Start mostly because of its location in salt lake city. Utah has this comprehensive database of anyone who's developed cancer in the state. It is also home to the mormon church which famously keeps extensive genealogical records show. They're thinking when if just cross-referenced reference those two databases they'd have themselves a ready made pool of promising dna candidates and then they could get straight to mining for mutations sean and his team at myriad get to work. They are working around the clock all hands on deck. How did you guys think about what the stakes were for you. Guys you know in this race returned to arrive there. I i was merely an existential question for the company. There wasn't any doubt about that. It was like if we can find this than the company is going to be successful. And if we don't find it we're probably gonna shrivel up and go hundreds of other scientists around the world were also looking for this gene if myriad doesn't want to shrivel up and go away they have to get to it i after four long years of mining. Dna myriad finally strikes gold they find the mutated gene living on chromosome seventeen from what is now known to be base pair. Forty three million forty four thousand two hundred ninety five to base pair forty three million one hundred twenty five thousand three hundred and sixty four myriad extracts and isolates gene and almost immediately stakes its claim on it by filing a patent but profiting off of that patent turns out to be a whole other problem. There's just no good way to make a drug or treatment based on this gene so instead they focused solely on making a test that would tell people if they have the gene. Though even tasked will be hard to make money off of because brca is like say cova testing where you might get tested over and over or a drug the take every day you know the same person will use a particular patent drug again and again and again and again but they get the information that they are mutations carrier wanted to. They don't need to have that test again. It's done so. The prophet situation is different. Myriad cooks up a solution to this profit problem i. They will make the cadillac of tests the very best cancer gene test of all time and they will charge a premium for it then myriad starts using. Its patent to do what happens. Do best to create a monopoly if anyone else tries to make comprehensive diagnostic test based on their brca genes including some researchers myriad says kindly cease and desist last piece of the prophet puzzle. They get to work driving up demand. Genetic testing for breast cancer was relatively new thing. People didn't really know about it yet. So myriad launched a big marketing campaign aimed mostly at doctors and clinics. But then they test out something that hadn't really been done before with genetic testing breast cancer runs in my family. My mother my dad's sisters. I wondered if it would be inevitable. The trade marketing their test directly to consumers talk to your doctor or visit brac now dot com myriad says they invested around five hundred million dollars to develop and market the test and that they didn't even turn a profit until two thousand eight and says patenting. The gene was the key. That's the only way myriad could get the time and money needed to create what they deemed one of the most sophisticated genetic tests to date attest that gave more than a million people information about their risk for breast and ovarian cancer. But as you may remember not everyone saw myriads business model in the same positive light first of all that direct marketing to a broad swath of consumers less than ten percent of women are even good candidates for this test so there were concerns that myriad was encouraging all of these people to try to get a test that most of them don't even need that cost thousands of dollars before insurance and back at the. Aclu that lawyer. Chris hansen by the mid-2000s he'd spent a few years learning all about gene patenting and looking into the ways myriad was doing business and he had a few concerns of his own for example. Chris says people who did take myriads test might have been getting a false sense of security because his cadillac of tests. The original version of that test did not screen for several dangerous mutations in the gene which came to light after they'd gone to market so that even if you are a result back from myriad saying you're fine you weren't necessarily fine which you know. Science is a process of learning but once myriad realized its mistake and fix the test if customers wanted to take their new and improved. Test that identifies mutations that was gonna cost extra and chris says myriad police it's gene patents so aggressively that no other comprehensive. Brca test was available. So if you were worried that myriad had missed something. There was no way to get a second opinion myriad. Genetics was the only place in the country. You could go if you wanted to be tested other labs could could technically do be. Rca screening were not allowed to do so because of Myriads hat myriad told us. Look we only actually filed two lawsuits against our patent but scientists. We spoke with told us that myriad also sent out a ton of letters that threatened legal action which had basically the same effect of shutting down testing efforts and many scientists were already frustrated with myriad because the race define these genes in the first place had been largely collaborative among scientists around the world and yes myriad had found the gene i but they've done it with the help of everyone else's published work and then they used their patent rights to essentially claim testing for it all to themselves and because really only myriad could test for these genes only they could gather certain kinds of really valuable new data about inherited breast cancer they collected and years of data most of which they also didn't share with the rest of the breast cancer research community. They had this gigantic database of brca one jeans and the various variations of the brca jeans myriad refused to share that database with the scientific community. We spoke to the folks at myriad and they told us that they didn't want to share their genetic database with the broader scientific community out of a concern for patient privacy. They say the pricing of tests has always been proportionate to the costs of developing and bringing them to market and they say they're patent strategy was in line with others in the industry. But chris's concerns went. Far beyond myriads business model far beyond myriad used it's gene patents for him myriad was just a symptom of a much more fundamental issue. The real problem to chris was that genes could even be patented at all. The notion that some private company to own a part of my body and i can't look at it without paying a royalty to some private company seemed to me blindingly obviously a civilization and when chris hansen sees a civil liberties issue. He knows what to

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"Will we heed the warnings from the wall of Moms? I'm singer Songwriter Patty Larkin. Civil Liberties Minute with ACLU Attorney Bill Newman. The Wall of MOMS are women in Portland Oregon who are trying to stand between protesters behind them in federal law enforcement in front of them to keep those two groups apart and prevent and forestall violence. The New York. Times recently reported the story of Jennifer. Christianson, a family law attorney who was part of the wall, moms, Christianson and the other MOMS were cleared out by the federal agents so that those federal agents could get to the protesters. Christianson reported that you heard one federal agent claiming to another federal agent that she. She Christian head just struck him, but according to Christianson. That's total fabrication that just didn't happen. And then in officer assaulted her, and groped her chest and her backside while he was arresting her. Who thinks that officer who committed those acts will be held to account, and what does this interaction tell us about the tactics ethics of this deployment of federal law enforcement over the objection of the mayor and the governor who say that the presence of federal law enforcement is usurping the function of state law enforcement and making the situation way worse, far more volatile, much more violent. Christianson said. This is not creeping authoritarianism. The authoritarianism is here the civil liberties minute is made possible by the American civil liberties. Union, because freedom can't defend itself..

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01:30 min | 1 year ago

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"What does the corona virus teach us about our election system? I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties. Minute on Tuesday March Seventeenth Arizona Florida in Illinois held their primaries as planned but Ohio postponed is primary as have other states including Georgia Maryland and Louisiana and for good and not protect Straw reasons. The Corona virus could put at risk voters and poll workers and fear of being infected by. The virus could keep many voters away from the polls altogether but actually going to the polls should not be a prerequisite for voting. Some states allow voting by mail. Absentee ballots traditionally required a good reason. Why the voter couldn't vote on election day but some states are now allowing no excuse necessary. Absentee ballots and some states allow early voting which increases turn out and would reduce the possibility of infection and fear of being infected. The failure to disallow early voting. No excuse absentee voting and voting by mail as a practical matter these function as a method of voter suppression of course. None of these methods for allowing people's vote is required. Even though these methods enhance voter participation and democratic principles and the constitutional principle of one person one vote nonetheless not having these methods of voting still conforms to the laws of the states where the voting occurs and those laws will remain in effect unless and until they are changed the civil liberties minute is possible by the ACLU because freedom can protect itself..

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"Can gangs run prisons. I'm Bill Newman and this is the civil liberties minute quest consider private prison companies the three largest being core civic g the company insists it's making improvements the civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"New Hampshire has abolished the death penalty. My name is Ramsey cork. And this is the civil liberties minute with ACLU attorney Bill Noonan, the Vermont Senate and house of representatives both have voted to override Governor Chris nuno's veto of the Bill that repealed capital punishment, with votes, they could not have been closer, the override received exactly the two thirds necessary in both the house, and the Senate in the house of representatives the vote being to forty seven to one twenty three and in the Senate, sixteen to eight passage of this legislation makes New Hampshire, the twenty first state to abolish the death penalty of the other twenty nine states four have issued a moratorium on capital punishment, so ineffective twenty-five or half the states in the United States today, have no death penalty. The Bill to abolish capital punishment in New Hampshire. Interestingly was sponsored by Representative. Renny cushing. Whose father was murdered in nineteen Eighty-eight Cushing. I asked the legislature to abolish capital punishment twenty one years ago as Representative Cushing said the death penalty doesn't work. It doesn't work for victims and it doesn't work for society. It's time to let it go. The minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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"Aren't poll taxes illegal forbidden unconstitutional? Well, we thought so my name is Ramzan cork. And this is the civil liberties minute with ACLU attorney Bill Newman, the twenty four th amendment to the United States constitution ratified in nineteen sixty four made poll taxes unconstitutional in federal elections and a supreme court decision in one thousand nine hundred sixty six rule that poll taxes were unconstitutional in state elections as well a violation of the equal protection guarantee of the fourteenth amendment. So between the supreme court's decision and the constitutional amendment. We all thought that the poll tax was dead. But now in Florida it's returning last November, Florida voters approved about measure to restore voting rights to one point four million persons with felony convictions who would serve their sentences, but now Florida is on the verge of requiring persons who. You want to have their voting rights restored to have to pay any in all court costs and fines before they can get on the voter rolls. Really you twenty five dollars in court costs and the penalty is you can't vote in Florida. That's the proposal to discriminate against poor people disproportionately people of color, a two thousand and nineteen version of the poll tax. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"A big booby award given to a girl high school student, a member of the cheerleading squad by the coaches. Are you kidding me? I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties minute, and that is a real thing that happened a mock award at the Tramper high school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, all in good fun. According to the coaches, but not fun at all or procreate or legal. According to parents students, some other coaches at the school and the ACLU a female coach wrote an Email to the school administration saying that it didn't take much to see that. This is extremely degrading to women women athletes shouldn't be paraded in public like that. A mother said she wanted quote for these girls to be treated with respect. I don't think that's too much to ask and Emma. Roth an attorney with the ACLU women's rights project said, quote, it's important that we intervene at a young age and the girls are taught they're worth and are treated. Equally. When this doesn't happen. They carry this message for the rest of their life in response. So far the school has agreed to cease giving out these degrading mock awards in the future. The ACLU has demanded that the district appropriately disciplined, the cheerleading coaches and has called for mandatory anti harassment training, and and other remedial steps and has threatened litigation. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Can you be arrested for being mean to the police on the internet? I'm Barrington day Thurston from the onion. And also. You're listening to the civil liberties minute with ACLU attorney Bill Newman, recently, the Exeter, New Hampshire. Police arrested local man for riding a comment on a news website that accused the police chief of covering up for a corrupt officer that statement allegedly violated New Hampshire's criminal defamation law. It makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally and falsely disparage another person New Hampshire is criminal defamation law along with others like it in twenty four additional states in essence makes it a crime to say mean things about people now to be sure freedom of speech does not give anyone the absolute right to spread lies about a fellow citizen. Which is why civil remedies are available, but criminal defamation laws are another story. I you shouldn't go to jail for saying something mean about somebody and second the laws chill speech and third. They are disproportionately used against people who. Criticize the police or politicians. Fortunately, the criminal case in New Hampshire has been dismissed and the ACLU has sued in New Hampshire federal court to have that states criminal defamation law struck down as violating the first amendment. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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"Fake news is real news. I'm Barrington day. Thurston from the anion? And also. Mother. You're listening to the civil liberties minute with ACLU attorney Bill Newman in this sense until recently few people would have referred to the mainstream media as quote fake news. Sure people had different views about different networks in anchors. But on the whole newsgathering and reporting prior to the ascendancy of Breitbart, and FOX and Trump was a highly regarded profession and journalists were respected. That's changed Trump and authoritarian governments around the world have branded facts as fake news. If the reporting does not toe the party line and support the government the rebranding of the first amendment in America and its effects around the world is ingenious public relations. That is also deeply disturbing and highly dangerous as Shaheen Pasha a journalism professor at the university of Massachusetts recently wrote quote countries accused of genocide and unspeakable violence against their own people. Are using the concept of fake news made popular by this US administration to mask their atrocities and punish the journalists. Trying to bring these horrific acts to light that should trouble us as Americans. Indeed, it should the civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Can taxpayers be forced to pay for religious schools? I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties minute some rural areas of Maine lack of public high school and a state law permits parents at taxpayer expense to send their kids to secular private schools and not overtly religious ones, but to Christian schools have sued to require the state to pay for students to go to their schools where the curriculum in every discipline is quote Christ-centered and quote Biblically based even in math and science the goal of the school. According to its website is quote to provide students with essential opportunities to actively pursue God's plan for their lives. The American Civil Liberties union and Americans United have moved to intervene that is to become participants in that federal case, the reason according to Zachary Haydn legal director of the ACLU of Maine is quote, main state and federal courts have consistently held that the states will. Law is constitutional because taxpayers cannot be required to pay to teach children. How to pray we've helped defend this all four times already, and we hope to do. So again, this case has proved among other things that battles for freedom, including the freedom provided by the first amendment guarantee of separation of church and state needs to be report and one time and time again, the civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

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"Here's a vote for a pro democracy movement in America, I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties minute voting is the foundation of democracy, but voter suppression has been threatening to undermine that foundation. The supreme court has gutted the Voting Rights Act and state legislatures and officials have engaged in pernicious gerrymandering past illegitimate voter ID laws purged voter rolls. So that eligible voters can't vote limited early voting. So that eligible voters can't vote made inaccessible or shutdown voting locations. So that eligible voters can't vote made required state ID's too difficult or expensive to obtain. So that eligible voters can't vote and in some states like Texas put enormous obstacles in the way of registering to vote for the same reason making the problem worse voter apathy, although voter. Participation in America remained small in comparison with other democracies in two thousand eighteen there was a large voter turnout for the midterm elections, by American standards. Maybe the two thousand eighteen election is the beginning or a resurgence of a pro democracy movement. It's a movement that everyone regardless of political persuasion can endorse. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Here. You are nobody I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties minute, and that's what immigration and customs enforcement ice told Guadalupe Placentia who had been picked up by the San Bernardino, California county sheriff's office and handed over to ice because there was a ten year old court order to appear as a witness issued for someone with a similar name, MS Placentia kept protesting. She is after all and has been for decades a US citizens. She has nothing to do with immigration nothing and the agents in response mocked her and added for emphasis, you are nothing ice eventually let his Placentia go after her daughter showed the ice agents. Her mother's US passport waiter with the ACLU as her attorneys, MS Placentia sued and just recently, the federal government and the county sheriff's department settled her case for fifty five thousand dollars her ACLU of southern California attorney Adriana Wong said quote. San Bernardino county residents like MS Placentia have the right to live and work and raise their children in peace without fear that ice will arrest them without cause and the government should be held accountable. When it violates people's rights this case shows, fortunately, it's still at times the government can be held to account. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Jeff Sessions was the worst attorney general in modern American history. I'm Bill Newman. And this is the civil liberties minute, and that's with the ACLU executive director. Anthony Romero recently said Romero went on to say that sessions was quote in agreeance violator of civil rights and civil liberties who plotted to deport dreamers to discriminate against trans people to perpetuate and expand senseless enforcement of racist drug laws to use religion to discriminate against LGBTQ people to undermine reproductive rights to abandon protections for women subjected to violence, there's more to this list. But our time is limited Romero, then continued quote, the dismissal of the nation's top law enforcement official is a huge step that should not be based on political motives or done to protect the president or his cronies from the law while the constitution grants, the president the authority to dismiss his cabinet members. The Senate must demand that. Any nominee for attorney general commit to not interfere in the special counsel's investigation, and quote, indeed, the Senate must make that demand and stand by no flimflam. No capitulation nothing less that is because today right now, we are engaged in a fight for the rule of law a fight that we must win because our constitutional system is at stake. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:31 min | 3 years ago

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"Dr. Christine blazey Ford's testimony was full of bravery, integrity and grace. I'm Bill Newman, and this is the civil liberties minute, and it stands in stark contrast to the cynicism were so used to seeing. So recently wrote the ACLU deputy legal director, Louis mailing who went on to say, quote, we're deeply disappointed in the Senate vote, but this isn't a moment to despair. I saw in recent days of courage that have never before witnessed on such a massive scale, the voices of survivors poured forth in the aftermath of Dr Ford's testimony, daring to shake the foundation of a culture and system that has seen time and time again to be unassailable. We thank Dr Boise Ford for active civic bravery. She unleashed a collective fearlessness among those of us who have remained silent for too long. She spoke with humanity and honesty of traumas that are difficult for many to imagine and did. So on the Senate floor. Before flashing cameras and into a microphone that was no match for the deafening truth in her voice. Dr Boise Ford's bravery represents Louise mailing wrote what and who we can become as individuals. Imagine what change we can create if we strive to exhibit even an ounce of her courage. Thank you Dr Boise, Ford, the civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 3 years ago

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"Wight woman mistakenly believing. She was groped calls police on a black boy. I'm children's book, author j Nolan, and this is the civil liberties minute with ACLU attorney. Bill Newman recently in Brooklyn, New York, deli. A fifty three year old white woman dialed nine one one and reported to the police quote. I was sexually assaulted by child the video taken inside the Bodega show something very different. What happened is this a boy who is black and nine years old dressed in his school uniform and wearing a backpack was inside the store as he turned to talk to someone his book bag brushed against the backside of the white woman Teresa Klein who then call the cops, causing the nine year old child and his friend to burst into tears thinking he was about to go to jail, MS Klein, mitigating the situation bit in a television interview later said she was sorry. This incident is part of a much bigger story. Too often, police departments are used as instruments of oppression for biased callers, a longtime flatbush resident who recorded the commotion outside the Delhi said, quote, you think something like this only happens in the south, but it's all over the world. Yes, it is. It's a countrywide phenomenon and a countrywide disgrace. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because our children's freedom can't protect itself.

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01:32 min | 3 years ago

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"You can say this for the war on drugs in the war on crime. They took a lot of prisoners. I'm Bill Newman, and this is the civil liberties minute and Massachusetts. For example, the prison population today is triple what it was in nineteen eighty. The reasons the increase in the average length of a criminal sentence. Parole is not often granted and mandatory minimum sentences make parole impossible, and prisons are being used to warehouse persons with mental illness and or with substance use disorders. The prison population in Massachusetts and across the United States should and can be reduced by half. This goal can be accomplished with alternatives to imprisonment with pre arrest and post arrest diversion programs with restorative Justice initiatives and treatment and support services and by eliminating mandatory minimums. And by reducing the length of some sentences and increasing release on parole and by stopping the unconscionable sentencing disparities and by not locking up people with mental illnesses and substance. Abuse problems, and let's start by eliminating cash bail reducing the prison population in the United States. Now, two point, three million people by half will require leadership by prosecutors and lawmakers and judges and parole board members to let's agree on this. It's time to end it's past time to end the failed racists experiment of mass incarceration in America. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:30 min | 3 years ago

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"How about a five hundred eighty dollar co pay for your next doctor's visit? I'm Barrington day Thurston from the onion, and also. Mother, you're listening to the civil liberties minute with ACLU attorney. Bill Newman as the executive director of the prison policy initiative. Peter Wagner recently put it a three dollar co pay for a doctor's visit really doesn't sound unreasonable until you learn that. The person paying is earning fourteen cents an hour, which is what happens in the Massachusetts prison system. It's the equivalent of a minimum wage worker being charged two hundred and thirty five dollars as a co pay for an office visit in Oklahoma prisoners at the bottom of the wage scale, earn five cents an hour. And so the required Ford, our co pay for a medical visit is roughly equivalent to a five hundred eighty dollar co-pay outside the razor wire. These co pay requirements often leave persons in prison with two bad choices either do without the medical care or rely on family members who don't have the money to send it to them anyway for their needed treatment squeezing a few dollars from incarcerated. People and from the poorest families puts the health of other inmates, the prison staff and persons outside at risk. It's a terrible system cruel and self-defeating, but most states do impose it on the most vulnerable among us. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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01:31 min | 3 years ago

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"Shame on Massachusetts Governor. Charlie Baker, I'm Bill Newman, and this is the civil liberties minute the Massachusetts state Senate as part of its budget included provisions that would have guaranteed basic rights. And I mean really basic rights to immigrants in the state by telling law enforcement to not ask people about their immigration status and instructing them to not collaborate with immigration and customs enforcement ice, in essence, to stop acting as voluntary immigration enforcement agents. It's an unfunded mandate something they have no legal obligation at all to do, but the house budget did not include those provisions. So as is customary, the two budgets went to a conference committee to be reconciled. And when the budget came out of the committee, those provisions had been disappeared, which is apparently exactly what governor Baker wanted rose. The executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts said in response that governor Baker has abdicated his responsibility to public safety. And chose to deny immigrants even the most basic and narrow due process protections that makes everyone in Massachusetts safer. Make no mistake rose went on the decision and tries the politics of fear and silences the politics of hope and compassion. This is disgraceful decades from now. History will judge how Massachusetts's leaders treated immigrants. At this time. The civil liberties minute is made possible by the ACLU because freedom can't protect itself.

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