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Cheese Sandwich

Cheese Sandwich's Journal
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October 2, 2015

We are sending a message to the billionaire class: Your greed is going to end


We are sending a message to the billionaire class: your greed is going to end and we're going to end it for you.
October 1, 2015

Amid Protests, Martin O’Malley Defends ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policing

As politicians and groups across the political spectrum join forces to address the U.S.’ mass incarceration and police violence crises, former President Bill Clinton and other officials who implemented ‘tough on crime’ policies in the 1990s now say they regret their actions.

But former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley, who promoted a regime of ‘zero tolerance’ policing in the late 90s and early 2000s, told ThinkProgress this weekend that he has no regrets from his time leading what he called “the most addicted and most violent city in America.”

“We had a horrible problem in our city with the proliferation of open air drug markets,” O’Malley said. “People wanted them shut down, so that’s what we did. Yes, enforcement levels spiked. But we saved about 1,000 lives, probably.”

O’Malley spoke to ThinkProgress just after addressing the Democratic Party Convention of New Hampshire, where he is vying for the nomination against Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, and Lawrence Lessig.

Since he was elected mayor of Baltimore in 1999, O’Malley’s criminal justice record included denying elderly prisoners parole and conducting mass arrests for low-level offenses, like loitering. The city ended up paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in a settlement for wrongful detentions.
October 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton: My Past Incorrect Assessments Do Not Reflect on My Assessment Abilities

Published on Sep 28, 2015
In the surreal world of Hillary Clinton, past incorrect judgements on war, gay marriage, and Keystone pipeline do not reflect on her assessment abilities. In an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Hillary Clinton squirmed and equivocated on her now admitted 'mistakes' and tried to frame herself as learning from her past. Yet, in the here and now, Hillary Clinton continues to advocate for the same type of hawkish positions that led to the current disasters in the Middle East and runs away from her CURRENT record on the Transpacific Partnership.. In the light of these facts, Hillary Clinton's rationalizations fall flat and ring utterly hollow.

Interviw with Chuck Todd, Meet the Press:

Hillary Clinton's Brookings Institute Speech:


Hillary Clinton's Record on Transpacific Partnership:


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