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Andrew Cuomo's Power Grab Is Off Camera

Erin George, Ravi Mangla Our Future
Cuomo gifted himself “rolling budget adjustment” powers, which allows him to make cuts on a quarterly basis with little to no oversight. Meanwhile, he refuses to raise taxes on his billionaire donors which could fill the budget gap.

Want Out of Jail? First You Have to Take a Fast Food Job.

Anna Wolfe and Michelle Liu Mississippi Today
To pay off fines and other debts, inmates in Mississippi’s little-known restitution centers must work grueling low-wage jobs, pay rent and endure strip searches. Caught between prison and freedom, they often don’t know when they’ll get to go home.

Friday Nite Videos | August 2, 2019

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Kentucky Wants to Break Up with Mitch McConnell. La Bamba | Playing For Change. What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail? Boris Johnson: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. A Black Lady Sketch Show.

What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail?

On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this.

LA’s New Sheriff Villanueva Continues to Betray his Campaign Promises

Patrisse Cullors Pasadena Star-News
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (right). Last November when Alex Villanueva became Los Angeles County’s 33rd Sheriff, he did so with the widespread support of police and prison reformers. This week Los Angeles Magazine termed Villanueva “the Donald Trump of Los Angeles law enforcement”.
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