Thanks, Lewis. We've made a correction to the info graphic.
The anonymous "Twilight Zone" Anti-American
wants to keep ['those'] people
in jail without trial and
(duhh...) "Cash is all ["these thugs"] have
from their drug deals
and drug dealing friends.
I say let 'them' stay in & rot."
Duhh; cash-flush drug dealers and their friends
can pay cash bail to get out; violent thugs have
for public safety reasons.
Bail was increased for non-violent misdemeanors
(not for "thugs"]:
to keep people in jail before trial, because
Anti-Americans didn't want "revolving doors" for
("untermenchen" was the Nazi term for their racial minorities)
Not everyone jailed is guilty and
Not everyone guilty is jailed.
"the current system works to keep defendants in jail
solely because they cannot afford their cash bond,"
the report reads. "Even just a few days of incarceration
or pre-trial detention can have severe consequences, such as
job loss and eviction..."
which forces the innocent to plead guilty to get out of that "sh!t-hole"*
& punishes the innocent who refuse to plead guilty.
*"No Pity" (another anonymous Anti-American" called jail
a filthy "sh!t-hole" & every cell I was in (about a dozen)
had no toilet paper, & all had sh!t on the walls
between the bed & the toilet
and an inmate who complained about it was beaten bloody,
and (as a complainer) jailers were told to
"give him the special treatment" & after I complained,
(group punishment) I was locked in a cell with 6 others
who had no breakfast of lunch and told "no dinner either,
because of him" (no food or drink for more than 24 hours (except
water from the back of the toilets where other inmates wash their socks
and underwear and literally "sh!tty" hands) and
the guards set up a
little gladiator contest for their sadistic amusement
as a little 'going away party' after the Judge ordered me released;
inmates STILL complain about no toilet paper,
and fecal contaminated water & food-handling surfaces including trays
is a public health hazard.
I was in there, by the way, because, with paramedic training, I intervened
gently, but firmly, when a guy with a Lexus was strangling a woman: lifted
her off her feet by her neck, shaking her; could've killed her.
I was summoned as a witness in her case against him and
he said I assaulted him
(even the cop had refused to arrest me when he saw the bruises on my neck
from the strangler who had a LONG list of assaults on women and drug charges)
The thug with the Lexus had money; he didn't go to jail;
Anonymous Anti-American idiots/neo-Nazis like "No Pity" and "Twilight Zone"
need to read the Constitution and get a clue.
What a beautifully written article. Great writer!
Cash makes it harder for these thugs to get back out on the street to commit more crimes. You think they have good checks or a great credit card? Cash is all they have from their drug deals and drug dealing friends. I say let them stay in and rot.
What the hell is wrong with you losers? This list is so wrong. You really want " immigrants and refugees"
here in our State? "Go on the offensive on LGBTQ rights"? What about the rights of EVERY person who lives and works in this State? LGBTQ's have the same rights as every other North Carolinian and American. Why do they needs special rights? They are NOT special.
You are ALL a bunch of idiots with IQ's of a dogs butt hole. Get a life or get the hell out of America.
And I agree with Mike Moore. Cooper is Bev in pants. He is already appointing people from Perdue's failed administration. We will be going backwards in time and all progress made in the last 4 years will be wiped out. Mark my word, we will be back in the red in no time flat.
Good stuff, Paul! Thanks for laying it out (and especially thanks for that great graphic!).
FYI, I don't think the picture you have of Bob Stephens is the same Bob Stephens that recently served as McRory's chief counsel. Might want to double check that.
In the five there was nothing about re committing to education, the advancement of policy to improve our economy and does not address the growing rural /urban divide.
"progressives shouldn't forget that it was with their help that a Democrat was elected governor"
Progressives were consistently trounced all around the country this election. Cooper ran about the most moderate campaign a 2016 Democrat could possibly run. Progressives should focus on ending the super-majority so that local governments can institute progressive policies without being shut down by the legislature.
All I see when I look at Cooper is Bev Purdue, Part II... (and we all know what a success that 'Education' Governor was...)
We'll see how Gov. Milquetoast does...
Great list, but not much local hip-hop! I'd throw out Izz the Unknown, who's been making the rounds in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham. Plus, looks like he's got recent collabos with Raleigh producer Sadvillain. https://soundcloud.com/izztheunknown
robertm748: You mean without warning, apart from the very first paragraph of his review???
are we prisoners also of this system that serves the few?
Tony c. Where did you get your pamphlets from. I am in Wilmington
Nancy! This is you ! Thanks for the many many many ...down home meals you shared with me !! Since 1973 wow
Really? You endorsed the candidate who was staunchly supporting DOMA and DADT when Bernie was the real lion for LGBT Rights? Not only was Bernie the cosponsor of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Bill every time it came up until it passed, Hillary abstained from voting for it every time. Probably because it was in conflict with her anti LGBT positions, until it was the law of the land, and then she "evolved". While Bernie was consistently fighting for workers rights here, and abroad, Hillary as SoS sent the Ambassador to Haiti to get them to reverse their decision to raise garment workers wages to something far less than a living wage. She had helped off shore our garment worker jobs there where they use mostly women and girls as young as 13YO to work 12 hour days for only about $5/day. They wanted to double it to around $10/day. But she stood in front of the world and proclaimed herself the champion of those same girls she helped exploit, and her minions cheered her for it. Hillary was on the board of Walmart and successfully fought off their workers attempts to unionize for a living wage and healthcare. She helped promote fracking and refused to support any clear deregulation of the banks and stock market. Bernie was consistently on the side of anything you might consider "Progressive". Yet you threw your support behind someone who even SNL and all the political pundits, rightly mocked for her transparent "evolution" to adopt all of Bernie's positions? If you truly liked all those Progressive positions, why not endorse the person who has been championing them for decades and not just months short of election day?
Great post,thanks for sharing this.
Senate district 16 is shaded wrong on the map. It is shaded medium red; it should be shaded medium blue.
And the fact that races are uncontested really does make it almost impossible for a map like this (or a count of overall votes in a chamber) to be helpful. What gerrymandering ACTUALLY looks like is drawing districts of 1 party with really huge majorities and districts of the other with smaller majorities that are still insurmountable. Because the map is by area, it give the misleading impression that there is more extreme red than extreme blue. The opposite is the case; that is the foundation of the disproportionality.
The financing should be through the newly created 50 and 100 year bonds Wall Street is now using.
The comments including 'So many empty buses running all over the place' and 'Shame on those who continue to represent that DOLRT is an alternative to roads and congestion' fail to understand the primary benefit of rail in the triangle-by providing a structural backbone to sprawl. Which I don't blame them for, but to the fatal flaw being propagated by the 'Go Triangle' bureaucracy with the current alignment, which does not exploit this weakness.
How is it the country clubbers, gated community billionaires and trust fund babies got to use the word "elitist?"
The real story-- the so called job creators (GOP) did not want to spend money to train workers for the digital age. The bosses wanted low-wage workers. Didn't want to pay health or pension benefits. Owners closed factories. Left town for overseas.
Complacent workers in rural areas did not take advantage of government programs to retool, learn new computer/digital skills. The revenue base of towns dwindled as rural kids moved to cities for jobs. They didn't want to stay down on the farm, work in coal mines, steel mills.
Trump's pick for Labor Secretary Andrew Puzder, CEO Carl's Jr, couldn't be more anti-worker:
Speaking to Business Insider this year, Mr. Puzder said that increased automation could be a welcome development because machines were always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, theres never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.
Donald pledged to drain the swamp. A BIG, FAT LIE. He's tapped three people from Goldman-Sachs. What about Wilbur Ross, Commerce nominee?
Ross owned a coal mine that was cited for more than 200 safety violations before an accident killed a dozen workers, and is a member of a secret Wall Street fraternity, where, clad in velvet slippers, he sang show tunes mocking poor people.
Once Trump voters find out they've been bamboozled maybe they'll start voting in their own best interests.
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