SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mis…

SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mississippi because they ‘looked’ Latino:

heyheyvey:

sarcasticcynic:

“All the van’s occupants
were in the country legally, either by virtue of their U.S. citizenship,
legal residency or valid visas. Stephanie Martinez and her three
children are U.S. citizens.”

This, of course, made no difference whatsoever:

“This Latino family was detained by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
for approximately four hours, without any reason to believe that they
had committed a crime. During the detention, the deputy – who announced
that he was looking for ‘illegals’ – confiscated the family’s passports
and valid immigration documents, and repeatedly threatened the father,
Marcos Martinez, with losing his lawful permanent residency if he did
not admit to possessing drugs. … A sheriff’s deputy drove Stephanie Martinez to tears by threatening
to separate her from her three children. …
The family’s harrowing experience ended only after Stephanie Martinez
made a 911 call from a room inside the sheriff’s office where the family
was being held… Soon afterward, the family was told that they could leave.
Nothing illegal was ever found and no member of the family was ever
charged with a crime or even received a traffic ticket.”

Local law enforcement officials such as Hancock County sheriff’s deputies cannot perform the functions of an immigration officer except under very narrow circumstances, such as in a formal agreement with the federal government. Hancock County has no such agreement.

latingeek: he won btw, supported by $2 millio…

latingeek:

he won btw, supported by $2 million in untraceable superpac money given to him by an anti-choice / anti-gay-marriage lawyer

politicalsci:“Always, racist tropes about peop…

politicalsci:

“Always, racist tropes about people of color are ones that are used to
keep the white working class from siding with other people in the
working class and looking more toward ideas that the ruling class has as
being of their own, which explains poor white people siding with Trump.
The racist ideas have a utility. That’s the reason why they exist. They
have a utility under this system, and that utility allows a large group
of working-class folks to feel more allied with rich white people than
poor people of other ethnicities.” – Boots Riley

Regular

thinkherenow:

kaijuno:

People always gloss over how mentally damaging it can be to work in retail. I fucking hate that whenever I say “I could never work in retail again” someone has to reply “You snowflake millennials can’t take a starter job because you have to INTERACT with other people” No. Fuck you. I’ve worked as a planetarium host. I’ve worked as a public speaker. I’ve worked as a tutor and as a student teacher. I can work with people. I can work with crowds. Retail was fucking different. Retail was being treated as a subhuman. Retail was being treated so poorly that you have anxiety attacks before work. Having to work retail was a factor in my last suicide attempt. If I hear you say one fucking word about retail workers playing the victim I will personally break every bone in your body. Fuck You.

I used to work in the collections department of the bank: harassing people for past due payments, ordering repossessions, overseeing foreclosure cases, the whole Snidely Whiplash affair. Every once in a while a lender or bank executive would try to commiserate with me. “That must be so hard” they’d say, “you must have the toughest job in the bank.”

My job was hellwork, but I always shut that attitude down on the quick fast.

“No, the tellers have it the worst. They work retail.”

Regular

not-safe-for-democracy:

At a Washington Post event in October 2018, Newt Gingrich said he thought Trump doesn’t have “any fear” the Democrats will “investigate” him if they take the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. Gingrich also claimed Trump was only raising that fear among his base for votes. When asked what Trump would do if the Democrats subpoenaed his tax returns, “They’ll be trapped into appealing to the Supreme Court, and we’ll see whether or not the Kavanaugh fight was worth it,” Gingrich said.

They are not even trying to hide their duplicity.

Regular

millennial-review:

lope-and-skelter: historycultureeducation: Zof…

lope-and-skelter:

historycultureeducation:

Zofia Posmysz’s mugshot after being arrested for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. She was sent to Auschwitz but survived 2 concentration camps and today is 94 .

Here she is currently. Don’t let her name or her face be forgotten.

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drdrunkpigeon-phd:

garbagefromeightyseven:

weirdmixofweirdness:

Article 13 NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!!

I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE NOT EUROPEAN!!!!

THIS WILL AFFECT THE WAY EVERYONE USES THE INTERNET!

DO YOUR RESEARCH!

CALL/EMAIL YOUR MEPs!

KEEP THIS HORRIBLE LAW FROM GETTING PASSED!!!

Just fyi this will likely affect non-Europeans as well. It’s easier for a website like YouTube to just restrict ALL copyright instead of just sectioning off what they need to. They’ll probably let bigger YouTubers still operate, but small time content creators will be a thing of the past.

Net-neutrality flashbacks of not caring

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Sinclair’s latest “must-run” defends tear-gass…

Sinclair’s latest “must-run” defends tear-gassing migrant children, warns of an “attempted invasion”:

feelingbluepolitics:

saywhat-politics:

The Trump administration has again unleashed particular cruelty and violence on Central American immigrants, and the pro-Trump local media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group is rushing to defend it.

Sinclair represents an attack on this country’s democratic institutions. Sinclair is a right-wing invasion into our political discourse and an attempted coup by extreme Republicons and conservatives. Based on what this country is supposed to stand for and represent, both this segment and Sinclair operations in general should be indefensible.

“This segment will now be forcibly aired, often spliced into local news coverage, on an estimated 100 Sinclair-owned or -operated news stations throughout the country as part of the media giant’s infamous “must-run” lineup. According to the iQ media database, the segment has already aired on stations in at least 24 states.

“In his previous Sinclair segments, Epshteyn has defended some of the most violent and racist actions of the Trump administration.

“Just to name a couple: Earlier this year, Sinclair stations ran a segment from Epshteyn minimizing the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating families and detaining children at the border. And in August 2017, Epshteyn produced a “must-run” segment backing Trump in his “both sides” treatment of violent neo-Nazism in Charlottesville, VA.”