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NYPD Union Sues To Block Public Release Of Bodycam Footage by Cyril Dorringfig - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:28:02 EST ID:11JEv7Xl No.165271 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The route to equipping the NYPD with body cameras ran through a federal courtroom. As part of the remedies handed down in a civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program, body cameras became required equipment for officers.

>NYPD officials seemed to support the plan. Not so the ostensible representative of the NYPD, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA). The NYPD's union fought the cameras much as they have fought anything with a hint of accountability. A report by the NYPD's internal oversight found officers much less concerned about body cameras and access to footage than their supposed union reps.

>A long-delayed camera policy finally rolled out, making it clear cameras would serve officers and prosecutors much more than they would the general public. Now, the PBA is going to court to block the release of camera footage to the public. The PBA hopes the court will read public records laws the way it does, tossing body cam footage into the gaping hole of New York public records exemptions.
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Sidney Duckshit - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:05:04 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165284 Report Quick Reply

Yeah it's straight-up the police union. They shelter killer pigs and neo-nazi thugs in the police force from prosecution.
Sidney Duckshit - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:18:32 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165286 Report Quick Reply

Alice Fassledock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:23:21 EST ID:LcdDik9y No.165314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looks like they can't always keep a lid on everything:
>Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents
Eugene Billingfield - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:19:53 EST ID:EI1TkGKO No.165317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That is what they are paid to do though
George Feckleson - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:51:20 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good luck seeing any action on that. Cops could start wearing Pepe shirts and the Feds would turn a blind eye.

Facebook using "fake news" to push Orwellian information control by Basil Fuckinggold - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:05:43 EST ID:OENXlxC/ No.165177 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tech companies are using this opportunity to step up their efforts to bury independent, non-corporate and non-establishment news from the public view:
>Facebook’s recent company announcement should scare anyone who values independent and non-profit media.

>In response to mounting criticism over its role in spreading “fake news”, as well as research showing that social media has been making people less happy, Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the company is overhauling its news feed algorithms to de-emphasize “passive content” from brands and publishers and promote “meaningful interaction” with friends and family instead. Facebook says it wants its users to feel positive after using its service, and will display content accordingly. So more pictures of adorable dogs, fewer links to news sites.

>Similar changes by other tech companies have also financially damaged small content providers. Last year, when YouTube adjusted its algorithms, ostensibly to combat hate speech, a progressive political commentary show suddenly saw its revenue plummet and had to launch a crowdfunding campaign to survive. Changes made by Google News may have caused some sites to experience drops in traffic as high as 70%.
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Molly Bondlepedge - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:17:44 EST ID:ar9mMa8V No.165269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess screaming "He's a JEW with money!" has more impact with some.
Samuel Mecklesat - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:20:46 EST ID:UFTidapS No.165270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Each side has their own unique xenophobia-based "shut off my brain and get conspiratorial" button, yes.

And they are all retarded in their own special way.
Phineas Paggleville - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:59:04 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.165274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>really does turn someone into a precog 128-dimension chessmaster wizard

You're right. Only American agencies can have that said about them, that only no-name small-time media can uncover the story, because they are JUST THAT GOOD covering their trails.

Anyway, keep this shit in the appropriate threads.
Molly Bondlepedge - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:34:29 EST ID:ar9mMa8V No.165275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I should have asked " Which one of those two men's rivals and dissenters end up in prison, disgraced or assassinated in the streets?".
Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:44:03 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Twitter is getting in on it, too. Surprise surprise, they're using "fake news" as a pretext to bury anti-imperialist voices and to promote status quo and pro-military voices
>Glenn Greenwald noted: “So telling that Twitter’s new prohibition on advocating violence exempts those who want govts or militaries to kill. Thus, ‘I want US Govt to nuke N Korea’ or ‘Israel should obliterate Gaza’: permitted. But ‘it’s justified for Muslims to use violence in self-defense’: banned.”

Democratic "Resistance" Leadership Voted to Increase Trump's Spying Powers by Lillian Smallgold - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:22:09 EST ID:0agNkt4C No.164893 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The media's been largely ignoring this, but Congressional Democrat leaders, including #resistance leaders like Nancy Pelosi, just voted to increase Donald Trump's vast unaccountable warrantless spying apparatus. Aside from the usual concerns of maintaining this hugely expensive unconstitutional panopticon, this raises the question of just how sincere the political and media establishment is in their big theatrical #resistance of the Trump presidency:
>As the American Civil Liberties Union put it bluntly about the bill supported by Pelosi and Schiff: “The House just passed a bill to give the Trump administration greater authority to spy on Americans, immigrants, journalists, dissidents, and everyone else.” The privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation echoed that sentiment: “The House just approved the disastrous NSA surveillance extension bill that will allow for continued, unconstitutional surveillance that hurts the American people and violates our Fourth Amendment rights.”
>But the most important point here is what this says about how Democrats really view Donald Trump. How can anyone rational possibly take seriously all the righteous denunciations from people like Pelosi, Schiff, and Swalwell about how Trump is a lawless, authoritarian tyrant existentially threatening American democracy when those very same people just yesterday voted in favor of vesting him the virtually limitless power to spy on Americans with no warrants or safeguards? If someone really believed those accusations about Trump — as opposed to just pretending to believe them for cynical political manipulation of their followers — how could they possibly have done what they did yesterday?
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Shit Nushgold - Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:13:02 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sadly, all establshment Democrats need to do is Scream "MOSCOW SHILL" at anyone left of Center and they'll have the primary all sorted out.

Hell, just wait until Sanders becomes a Deep cover Soviet agent claims to pop up.
Esther Changerville - Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:21:01 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.164980 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Amen to this. Pelosi spends most of her time trying to suck money out of rich pockets. And little time actually being a Dem.
Fanny Lightforth - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:35:53 EST ID:RRt1vVqQ No.165018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is why it's so important to spread then word about actual populist alternatives to these bloodsuckers. The corporate media is going to do everything possible to pretend primary alternatives don't exist, so it's on us to get educated
Angus Sillerfoot - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:31:55 EST ID:3wUyzjro No.165254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Really makes you wonder how much they believe their own shit about foreign interference and puppets and shit if they're willing to give him unilateral control over a globak unaccountabke panopticon.

Almost as if it's all a smokescreen to keep things business as usual...
Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:33:06 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pelosi is a fucking liability. You want to take control of the government away from Repubs, you gotta get rid of her and Schumer first

#BailoutCaucus: Senate Democrats Join GOP Effort to Dismantle Wall Street Regulations by Fanny Crippermat - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:59:40 EST ID:+nVneQZH No.165262 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>A group of nearly a dozen Senate Democrats is teaming up with President Donald Trump and the GOP in an aggressive push to gut Wall Street regulations, and thanks to a new campaign launched on Friday by the anti-corruption organization Rootstrikers, this group has a name: "The Bailout Caucus."

>In total, 11 Democratic senators and Angus King (I-Maine) are joining hands with Republicans to push through GOP-crafted legislation (S.2155) that progressive Democrats and Wall Street critics say will undermine crucial post-financial crisis regulations, roll back consumer protections, and open the door to another crash.

>In an email on Friday, Rootstrikers noted that it is working alongside several other advocacy groups to pressure Democrats to "drop their support of the bill," which is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote as early as next month.
Shit Honeyville - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:29:52 EST ID:kqpOounY No.165282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm really surprised at how many Dems up for reelection this year are supporting this. Like, fuck, if I didn't HAVE to face the public for another 5-6 years, yeah, give me some of that wall street lobbyist money cause the Republicans will probably squeeze this through anyway, same with representatives in democratic strongholds like Delaware, but damn, there are democratic senators in red/purple states up for reelection this year supporting this.

Shouldn't they be doing something to differentiate themselves from the pro-corporate republican party? Isn't that why a lot of swing voters supposedly went red? Because they (incorrectly) believed Trump was actually populist and that (probably correctly) Hillary was too pro-corporations?
Sidney Duckshit - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:02:15 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165283 Report Quick Reply

Both parties are owned by Wall Street. This could also potentially be a long-game deal where they say "Yeah go ahead, deregulate. When the economy crashes again we know who voted the majority for it."
Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:20:33 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>This could also potentially be a long-game deal where they say "Yeah go ahead, deregulate. When the economy crashes again we know who voted the majority for it."
How fucking noble.

Bannon, alt-right lash out at Romney, Mormons by Emma Pockstock - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:41:21 EST ID:7a5ukmqg No.163963 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As the fight over Roy Moore and the soul (lol) of the Republican party continues, the alt-right wing of the party has turned its sights on an old favorite: the Mormons. After Romney essentially called Moore a "stain" on the party, froglord Steve Bannon lashed out at Romney with a direct attack on his faith:
>“By the way, Mitt, while we’re on the subject of honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother,” Bannon said, according to The Washington Post. “Mitt, here’s how it is, brother: The college deferments, we can debate that — but you hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam.”

This had the predictable result of pissing off pretty much everyone in Utah, including Hatch:
>“I also resent anyone attacking any person’s religious views, but particularly our own Christian LDS faith and the selfless service of missionary work,” Hatch continued. “I’d be more than happy to sit down with Mr. Bannon and help him understand more about the LDS Church at his convenience. I’ve got a copy of the Book of Mormon with his name on it.”

This will likely only widen the rift growing within the party as the ascendant shithead redneck wing of the party continues to antagonise alienate everyone else within both the party and the country as a whole:
>While Bannon’s statements may turn off or irritate those in the West’s Mormon Belt, it could play well in the deep South, including Alabama, where a key constituency of evangelicals see the LDS faith as heretical. And it could be a concerted effort to drive evangelicals to the polls for the special election Tuesday. Moore holds a small lead over Democrat Doug Jones.
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James Clebbleson - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:08:55 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.165287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
flyover/red staters complain endlessly about "coastal elites" and their smug condescension. then Trump does the same to other countries and the same Trumpettes who complained about Northern condescension are suddenly all like, "hey man, just calling a shithole a shithole!"

apparently it's okay to denigrate shithole countries but it's not okay to denigrate shithole states ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
James Blackspear - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:26:02 EST ID:MHmSvYtY No.165290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Comparatively some states may not be as nice as a whole than others, but you can bet I'd rather live in Mississippi than Haiti or Sierra Leone, or even South Africa
James Ningerbury - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:16:14 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.165292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'd rather live in Gabon than the CAR, but I'd still react to someone from Gabon calling the CAR a shithole with incredulity.

Even more so when the only visas for these "shitholes" which allow residency require the immigrant to be far more successful than the troglodytes railing against them.
Ernest Fanstock - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:48:09 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.165295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Never mind those countries are "shitholes" because the US MAKES them shitholes to enrich its multinationals.
Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:18:47 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is why it's so important to focus on the the words that he used, so as to avoid confronting the underlying cause of these countries' problems US foreign policy.

Jeremy Corbyn Unveils Radical Plan to Help the Homeless: Buy Them Homes by Ebenezer Cimblesure - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:21:42 EST ID:KtqJY6sF No.165242 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlined the policy his party will immediately pursue to tackle "disgraceful" and "wholly unnecessary" levels of homelessness if it wins a majority in the next election.

>The policy is straightforward: Buy homes for the thousands of British citizens sleeping on the streets. According to government figures released last week, the number of people who slept outside on a given night in 2017 rose 15 percent from the previous year.

>To combat this crisis, Corbyn said a Labour government would "purchase 8,000 properties across the country to give immediate housing to those people who are currently homeless and at the same time require local authorities to build far more."

>"We would give local authorities the power to take over deliberately kept vacant properties," Corbyn added. "There is something grossly insulting about the idea you would build a luxury block... [and] deliberately keep it empty knowing that with property price inflation the investor is going to make 10 percent or 12 percent a year."
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Reuben Gabbledale - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:19:49 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am very aware of the bigger picture. I just assumed you'd understand without it being said. You didn't clearly My concern is not that this won't help but that it underestimates how much help we should give the homeless. Allow me to educate you.

A lot of homeless need more than a job or whatever, a lot of them are mentally ill but not ill enough to be locked up so they're left on the streets self medicating their miserable lives with various substances. There's violence and sexual abuse and this compounds it. After a certain amount of time anyone left out is going to be at huge risk of being fucked up by the process.

Some of them, the unfortunate, the young who haven't been entirely broken and the like will have their lives turned around and prevention by better supporting them earlier is better than cure. The tories cut housing benefits for under 22s which fucks care leavers hard, the most vulnerable of the lot. There's a lady at work who was a care leaver that got tossed out by the government but she was lucky to land on some couches and get a job but she's an isolated example and she shouldn't have needed a friend with a spare couch.

Anyway what you should have understood from my post is this. Extra houses will help but it will not be nearly enough, it needs to be part of a broader approach, one which was at least partly present within the manifesto last year. We still need to get those murdering psychopaths out of power though.
Reuben Gabbledale - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:37:11 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hmm I guess my mistake was due to my latent Reubenism. nb

It also explains how I trotted out so much word salad there. Actually, I'm going to blame my fucking neighbours on that.
At least they wouldn't be moving house at 2am on Tuesday morning when they're at the top of a block of flats.
Barnaby Claybanks - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:29:38 EST ID:0G4khkLx No.165297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That picture killed me and I am in fact dead.

I love Bernie, but Corbyn brings it hard on every issue. If Bernie wasn't scared to voice a radical foreign policy he probably would of won.


I live in a very conservative part of California, but back in the 80s one of the cities rounded up all these people who were living under an on ramp, put them up in a motel for 6 months and gave them city jobs. Something like 80% of them stayed off the street. That's pretty good results.
Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:15:28 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So your big helpful insight is that this one initiative won't solve every problem at once?
Polly Fosslecocke - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:57:31 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165316 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Trump Ignores Russian Sanctions Law by Fanny Clibberfuck - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:30:57 EST ID:Cb/UsCp1 No.165298 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is a pretty big fucking deal. Congress passed a law requiring Trump to implement new Sanctions on Russia to punish them for their interference in the 2016 elections, Trump signed it because it passed with a veto-proof majority, it became law, and now Trump has announced he's going to ignore the law and not implement the sanctions and everyone has just shrugged. This is the Executive branch outright ignoring the laws congress passed. More specifically, it's Trump ignoring the laws the US congress passed to do the bidding of Vladimir Putin. Now I wonder why he would do that...(hint, the piss tape is real)


Ernest Fanstock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:33:50 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.165299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, but only Congress can do anything about it.

Not that was a bad idea in theory. I doubt the founding fathers would have ever guessed that Congress could be so cowed that a President could ignore them and they'd just accept it.

Also, now that Trump has signed it, what exactly does he have to do? I mean its not like the president goes out and tells banks and multi-nationals to stop trading with Russia.
Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:12:58 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Out of all the things to criticize Trump on, this is like the one thing that most Americans couldn't possibly give a shit about.

Volunteer arrested after border agents seen dumping water by Freedom Wizard - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:32:09 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165056 Report Reply Quick Reply
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PHOENIX (AP) — A volunteer for an organization that tries to prevent immigrants from dying in the Arizona desert was arrested several hours after the group released videos showing Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left for those crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Scott Daniel Warren, 35, with the group No More Deaths, faces a federal charge of harboring two people in the country illegally. His arrest last week came after Border Patrol agents conducted surveillance on a building where two immigrants were given food, water, beds and clean clothes, according to federal court records.

Group volunteer Caitlin Deighan stopped short of calling the arrest retaliation but said it looks suspicious to have charged Warren so close to the release of the videos.
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Oliver Bleddleshit - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:24:21 EST ID:lsKC70bg No.165118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You're getting lost up your own ass with this /pol/ shittery, man. Go to /pss/ if you just have to spout your bullshit about how you feel laws should be applied.
>proceeds to spout /pol/ bullshit about how he feels laws should be applied
This fuckin guy
Barnaby Blatherwater - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:38:38 EST ID:zG4nTtUF No.165119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, you see, those immigrants deserved to die
Cornelius Cimmleludge - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:53:35 EST ID:aoVW/bWI No.165122 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol. He also probably thinks dress codes at clubs aren't designed to let bouncers kick out black people.
Ebenezer Beshdale - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:33:54 EST ID:zSkyPlC/ No.165272 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Border patrol is among the lowest of the low in America's horrible law enforcement hierarchy. These are the guys who were too stupid/unstable/violent/criminal to pass the already rock-bottom standards of American police departments but still desperately want to get paid to hurt minorities. These people are the absolute scum of the earth.
Sidney Duckshit - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:33:10 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165291 Report Quick Reply

It gets worse


FBI Releases Docs Claiming RT Founder Beat Himself to Death in His Hotel Room by Smitty Bitch - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:02:55 EST ID:NvMqVOPM No.165213 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>FBI is nuts.
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Smitty Bitch - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:26:48 EST ID:RorlW8ki No.165243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phineas Paggleville - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:37:14 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.165246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>When you're so deeply naive that you think RT isn't anything but state sponsored propaganda, and that the FBI would kill a valuable informant, with the cognomen of 'bulldozer' (because of his ability to get virtually all Russian media outlets under The Kremlin's control), that Putin wanted dead for becoming a liability, while also ignoring that even the agencies think this is suspicious in which the OP article leaves out.

*Inserts picture of a fat guy conveying my distaste for your stated opinion*
Henry Gublingletch - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:23:53 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.165281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They are the same shit in my opinion, interesting reads that aren't at all credible. It's like the tabloids with bat boy and UFO stories with horoscopes in the back. I take everything with a huge grain of salt and fact check anything plausible to separate the pepper from the fly shit.

I do think that the FBI would kill an informant if the risk of their being exposed outweighed what value they had as a rat. Putin and the Russians do the same thing. It could have been the FBI, could have been Russia, or there could be a faction or factions that have people from different countries. All I know is suicide by repeatedly banging your own head on the ground isn't as common as they say it is. People in prison go to great lengths to hang themselves, if it was easy to just bash your own head on the ground people would just do that.

I'm just surprised they have the balls to say this happened to a white guy in America.
Hedda Geffinghood - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:17:18 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.165285 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's always the possibility it's all part of some long-term game plan. Pretend the investigation is over, and just wait for more information.
Isabella Worthingstone - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:04:16 EST ID:pqViCqFa No.165373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Must be in the genes.
Woah now, Clapper, pack it in. We don't need you going on a rant about Slavic skull shapes or some shit.

Missouri makes moves to clean gov of lobbyist money and gerrymandering by Betsy Bullytat - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:36:50 EST ID:LcdDik9y No.165232 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>A group called Clean Missouri has been collecting signatures to put a constitutional amendment before state voters that would ban all lobbyist gifts to legislators larger than $5; require legislators and their staff to wait two years before becoming lobbyists after they leave the Capitol; and rework how legislative districts are drawn.

> The redistricting provisions of the proposed ballot measure would turn over the task of drawing legislative districts to a nonpartisan expert, whose work would then be reviewed by a citizen commission. Competitiveness would be a required criteria for drawing districts, and an independent state demographer would help create the maps, which are set to be redrawn after the 2020 census.

>The goal, according to Clean Missouri, is to ensure legislative maps are drawn fairly, rather than being drawn to protect incumbents or to unjustly favor one party.
Rebecca Peblingbin - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:26:06 EST ID:aLE/ACxp No.165252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good shit. Hopefully positive local initiatives like this don't get drowned out and buried by the Kochs and their neocon lackeys

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries by Freedom Wizard - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:37:06 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165057 Report Reply Quick Reply
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.

In a 4-3 decision, the Democratic-controlled court said the boundaries “clearly, plainly and palpably” violate the state’s constitution, and blocked it from remaining in effect for the 2018 elections.

The justices gave the Republican-controlled Legislature until Feb. 9 to pass a replacement and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf until Feb. 15 to submit it to the court. Otherwise, the justices said they will adopt a plan in an effort to keep the May 15 primary election on track.
Shitting Broshdeg - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:18:26 EST ID:OBWIAo4y No.165058 Ignore Report Quick Reply

That's nice, it'd be nicer is the Supreme Court hadn't just shit all over the North Carolina state SC decision to say the same thing, so this is probably going nowhere either.

How should the problem with gerrymandering be dealt with mathematically? I feel like that's the only way to keep any resulting redraws of districts from being shot down as "UHHH ACTUALLY THIS DISTRICT IS BIASED TOWARDS ______"

I would assume it has to be a blend of population size (changing) and geographical region (largely unchanging) to arrive at a balance between rural and cityscape communities
Simon Trotbury - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:41:30 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.165059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cornelius Cimmleludge - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:28:23 EST ID:aoVW/bWI No.165125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nothing against STV, but do people really want (let alone need) local representation? What does this really mean? Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, maybe more are represented only by one at-large district. If you live in the North Slope, is someone from Juneau really a "local representative"?

The idea that we need local representation is archaic, especially when you look at how some of these gerrymandered districts get all stretched out across states as it is now...
Ebenezer Cimblesure - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:53:25 EST ID:KtqJY6sF No.165240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe people want better local representation that isn't gerrymandered to shit.

After Scoring Huge Tax Cuts, Charles Koch Floods Ryan With Cash by Freedom Wizard - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:22:48 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165085 Report Reply Quick Reply
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In the months leading up to the passage of the Republican Party’s long-awaited tax bill last year, the powerful political operation run by the billionaire Koch brothers was one of the strongest forces pressuring lawmakers to pass massive tax cuts for wealthy individuals and corporations.

“Republicans never hid the fact that this tax bill was about pleasing their big donors,” Adam Smith, communications director at campaign finance reform nonprofit Every Voice, told International Business Times. “And it looks like House Speaker [Paul] Ryan is quickly being rewarded for passing this legislation that overwhelmingly benefits the Kochs and billionaires like them.”

Thirteen days after the U.S. House passed its version of the tax legislation, Charles Koch and his wife, Elizabeth, combined to donate nearly $500,000 to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s joint fundraising committee, according to a new campaign finance report released Thursday. These two donations were by far the largest sums added to Ryan’s coffers in the fourth quarter of 2017, but they were by no means the only major contributions: Marlene Ricketts, the wife of billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, donated $100,000, as did five other individuals.

In addition, as Politico reporter Gabriel Debenedetti noted, of the roughly $5 million Ryan received in the 4th quarter of 2017, more than $330,000 arrived in the two days after the House passed the tax bill.
George Paffingbeck - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:33:34 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.165086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bastille day when?
Oliver Bleddleshit - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:41:25 EST ID:lsKC70bg No.165120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hopefully Ryan's Dem challenger, Randy Bryce, can turn this headline into positive momentum:
Cornelius Cimmleludge - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:47:00 EST ID:aoVW/bWI No.165121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wonder though, do republican blue collar rust belt type of voters care? Do they not just see the tax plan as "a tax cut for everyone" and not "redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich"?

It's hard to get into people's heads about this, but I haven't seen much blow back about the tax plan as I have from other things, like the government shutdown, net neutrality, healthcare, etc.
Fucking Lightham - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:42:14 EST ID:u35xloTz No.165137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe, if the DCCC gets its head out of its ass and provides him with the funding, assistance and endorsements that he needs. Unfortunately, the national Democratic party does not have a good track record on this lately, especially in the upper midwest.

Also, Bryce might be too much of a Berniecrat populist for the party leadership that they purposefully leave him out in the cold. Given the party's recent track record, I wouldn't be surprised if they prefer to lose to a Republican than win with a Democrat that upsets their donors.
Ebenezer Cimblesure - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:49:26 EST ID:KtqJY6sF No.165239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I wonder though, do republican blue collar rust belt type of voters care?
No, which is why you stop trying to appease Republicans and instead mobilise those disillusioned non-voting Democrats who have been ignored by the party over the past decade.

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