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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:34 pm

Witness wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:38 am
Texas Congressman says if El Paso shooter is charged with a hate crime, pastors will be next
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Sounds bizarre on the face of it, but he may be right.

George Orwell once wrote of "catastrophic gradualism".
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:57 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:34 pm
George Orwell once wrote of "catastrophic gradualism".
Recycling old geological memes to get a nice sounding oxymoron? :mrgreen:



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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:33 pm

From the ACLU:
U.S. Citizen Wrongfully Deported to Mexico, Settles His Case Against the Federal Government

Mark Lyttle, an American citizen with mental disabilities who was wrongfully detained and deported to Mexico and forced to live on the streets and in prisons for months, settled his case against the federal government this week.

Lyttle will receive $175,000 for the suffering he endured after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who deported him despite ample evidence that he was a U.S. citizen. The settlement comes after a federal district court in Georgia ruled in Lyttle’s favor in March, holding that the bulk of his claims against the federal defendants should not be dismissed.

“What happened to Mark Lyttle is outrageous and unconstitutional,” said Judy Rabinovitz, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, which has been representing Lyttle along with ACLU affiliates and a partner firm. “People with mental disabilities are entitled to due process in immigration court, and it is fundamentally unfair, as well as inhumane, to force them to endure such proceedings alone, without the assistance of a lawyer.”

Lyttle’s case is unfortunately not unique, but demonstrates the systemic failures of ICE and the federal government to protect the rights of individuals with mental disabilities. The current lack of procedural safeguards—including no right to appointed counsel—means that even U.S. citizens can end up in immigration detention and be deported. It is a growing problem as more people are being swept up under the nation’s unreasonable detention and deportation practices.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:07 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 am

That was fucking awesome.

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Post by Witness » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:02 pm

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:44 am

Pennsylvania Treasury is on a roll:

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