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Tonight, Donald Trump implied that he will pardon his local equivalent, Sheriff Joe: Arpaio was convicted last month of criminal contempt for ignoring a federal judge’s order to stop detaining people because he merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. A major Trump supporter during last year’s campaign, he awaits sentencing. “So was Sheriff Joe […]
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Reading in a Texas Prison

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On August 22, 2017
Let’s say you are in prison in Texas. The list of available books for you to read is evidently intended not only to reflect but also to produce racial inequality and violence. Slater noted that the TDCJ book bans often seem arbitrary. The department has banned many nonfiction books dealing with prison rape, he writes, […]
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Maggie Haberman is back for another round: Desire from her allies to pretend she ran a great race and was only stymied by reporters isn’t supported by fact https://t.co/5QE802mA4M — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 21, 2017 Clinton’s campaign undoubtedly made mistakes. I’m not going to debate the (essentially unasnwerable) question of whether there was an […]

On Freddie

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On August 21, 2017

Since this has come up in multiple threads, I should say — and I think I speak for everyone at LGM — that despite our many differences, we are sad to hear this news, and wish Freddie well

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Trump and Sessions’ desire to Make America White Again by militarizing the police as allies of ICE, the government’s official fascist ethnic cleansing force, openly violates the Fourth Amendment. Sheriffs know this. Even if they are sympathetic with the ethnic cleansing of deportations, they know it is illegal. They worry about future liability and complain […]
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