I was just googling this now- Thanks Anne!
That is not actually correct in Chicago nor are the majority of young people who end up with EM “juvenile delinquents.” As noted in the article, it is typical for EM to be used before a minor’s court date (so they are accused but not convicted of a crime). Many times, charges are dropped. And no, they are not charged…
It breaks my heart that the loss of her son was the catalyst for her getting into politics, but I (a resident of the next county over) have been rooting for her and hope that she won’t let this defeat stop her from staying involved in civic issues and running again.
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To say this is horrifying is an understatement and sadly not surprising. Sex workers are some of the LEAST protected workers in the states I can only imagine the horrors they endure outside of the US. Anyway I did SOME sex work with my ex to help feed ourselves in school, I use to be ashamed of this but said fuck it…
their endgame is a separate white nation-state
I have to agree with Anne here. There are differences between these groups and it’s important to point those distinctions out. Also, I don’t think “white nationalist” is a “softer” term than “white supremacist” - using either term implies a racist ideology.
Relieved to hear she’s not going to prison. I was planning to show up to her court date this morning but couldn’t make it. If you’d like to support this courageous woman, she’s about $6,000 short of her GoFundMe goal as of when I posted this: https://www.gofundme.com/PatriciaOkoumou
We’ve got DAs who’ve never met a trigger-happy cop they didn’t like, and then here comes Morales showing us what public service means.
We are currently on path for another housing market crash, might be a good time to really hammer down on politicians to remove remaining bias in policies. That either is going to need enough of a public outcry that the current administration cannot ignore it, or electing for a new President.
You know, with all the garbage going on, this makes me smile. Nice to see people working together for a greater good.
Though many Abrams supporters have made clear that they would like to see her in another 2020 bid—as a potential presidential candidate—Abrams seems to be focusing on her state.
I so appreciate this—and you, Anne. As a fellow staff member, I always feel that those on our Root crew who report on the news daily have the most difficult tasks, because the devastation is so real, and often unrecognized. The unwavering grace, humanity, integrity, honesty and even humor you all demonstrate heartens…
“The answer cannot be ‘do nothing.’”
when confronted with a similar scenario, what do you want us to do? The answer cannot be ‘do nothing.’
When confronted with a similar scenario you deescalate the situation and don’t treat people like sitting on the floor is equivalent to a crime. Trying to pull a child out of a mother’s arms is not deescalation.
It’s always been Quavonce, Offsetty Rowland, and Leftoffbadandboujelle Williams.
If you give a one year old a box they think it’s a party.
If you give a one year old a box they think it’s a party. Themed parties for babies/toddlers are for parents who are reliving their childhood through their kid.