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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: #KnowYourRights on how to protect you and your family from eviction.

https://twitter.com/RepAOC/status/1317557745663574016














No one in America should have to carry these fears and during a pandemic, it is simply barbaric.

Attorney Ben Crump: Rest in power #BernardCohen, who fought to legalize interracial marriage

https://twitter.com/AttorneyCrump/status/1317251225889497089












Sen. Collins acknowledges her PAC donated to pro-QAnon Maine candidates

by WGMEFriday, October 16th 2020

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins is acknowledging that her political action committee, "Dirigo PAC" has donated money to a pair of northern Maine candidates for the state legislature who believe in QAnon.

Trump criticizes Sen. Collins for saying she'll vote against Judge Amy Coney Barrett
QAnon is a conspiracy theory that says that President Donald Trump is waging a secret war against Satan-worshipping pedophiles across the government, businesses and the media.

Kevin Bushey and Brian Redmond each received $400 from the Dirigo PAC.

Both have posted on social media at length about the conspiracy theory.

https://wgme.com/news/local/sen-collins-acknowledges-her-pac-donated-to-pro-qanon-maine-candidates


America and the world for that matter need to see Republicans marginalized to the extreme.

Video Shows Cop Handcuffing, Taunting 7-Year-Old With Autism After He Spat At School

Yep, there are only a few bad apples. Cops have to be trained to be human, I guess.


by Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer/TNS | October 15, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The video from former Statesville Police Officer Michael Fattaleh’s body camera shows him rushing across a classroom toward two women who are sitting with a small boy.

“OK, I’ve got him. He’s mine now,” Fattaleh says. He takes the 7-year-old, child with autism from the women, handcuffs the boy’s arms behind his back and presses him to the floor.

According to the video of the Sept. 11, 2018, incident, the student remains in that position for the next 38 minutes. Sometimes he sits quietly. Other times he sobs in apparent pain or pleads for Fattaleh to let him go.

“I’ve got all day, dude,” the officer says early in the encounter. ” … If you are not acquainted with the juvenile justice system, you will be shortly.”

The boy’s crime? According to a new lawsuit filed by the child’s mother, identified as A.G., Fattaleh says he saw the student with special needs spitting in a “quiet room” at the Pressly Alternative School in Statesville.

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/10/15/video-cop-handcuffing-taunting-7-year-old-autism/29036/





Charlotte Clymer @cmclymer: Early votes by this point in the presidential election...

https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1316765266156695553












This is the turnaround, imo. Republicans will not be benefitting. Hell is almost over.





We're talking about water. Rep. Ted Deutch @RepTedDeutch: Gov DeSantis ended eviction protections.

https://twitter.com/RepTedDeutch/status/1316400304259293184












The political party for sociopaths.

THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE IN A POST-GINSBURG WORLD

The Trump administration has already offered the eight-member court an opportunity to restrict abortion access amid the pandemic.


Jordan Smith
October 11 2020, 8:00 a.m.


ORIAKU NJOKU WAS outside the U.S. Supreme Court alongside a crowd of activists and advocates for abortion rights as the nine jurists inside heard oral arguments in a case that, depending on its outcome, could destroy access to abortion in Louisiana.

It was a crisp morning in early March, mere days before the coronavirus pandemic would see the country all but completely locked down. Njoku, one of the founders of Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, a nonprofit that provides assistance to individuals seeking abortion care across six states in the Deep South, was rallying outside the court with her sister. “There was so much energy,” she recalled.

It was nearly four years to the day since the last time Njoku had been in front of the high court. That morning, in early 2016, the court was considering the constitutionality of a set of abortion restrictions in Texas that had shuttered half the state’s clinics. At the time, there were just eight justices on the bench; Antonin Scalia had died several weeks earlier. In the end, Anthony Kennedy joined the four more liberal justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to strike down the restrictions, which included a requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court found no evidence that this was necessary to ensure patient safety.


Now, Njoku was back in the same space rallying for the same cause: The restriction at issue in the Louisiana case was identical to the admitting privileges requirement the court had invalidated in Texas. “It was a full-circle moment, where it was almost four years to the day; I’m back here again, literally fighting for … the same thing,” she said. “I was like, ‘They have to uphold this precedent.’”

excerpt:

When the decision was announced, Njoku realized that it wasn’t exactly a game-changing victory. Anti-abortion lawmakers have passed more than 450 abortion restrictions over the last decade, many of which still stand, making access to abortion difficult, if not nearly impossible, for millions of people. This is especially true for people of color, LGBTQ people, poor and low-income people, and people in rural areas, who are routinely hit hardest by restrictions on reproductive care, as well as broader inequalities within the health care system. These inequalities have been widely exposed not only by the pandemic, but also through a summer of civil rights protests that have thrown new light on the country’s continuing legacy of racial oppression.

https://theintercept.com/2020/10/11/abortion-supreme-court-amy-coney-barrett/

Comforting to know Bob Dole has Trump's back.

Pathetic


https://twitter.com/jilevin/status/1314756883668967425

Sen. Gillibrand promotes new legislation supporting veterans exposed to burn pits

Once again, there is a denial of the consequences of war because it will cost them.


By KYLE S. MACKIE • OCT 8, 2020

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) promoted new legislation she is co-sponsoring in support of military veterans during a visit to the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York in Buffalo Thursday.

The proposed legislation would help veterans get Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for illnesses stemming from exposure to burn pits and other toxins while deployed in overseas conflict zones. Approximately 3.5 million veterans have been exposed to toxic fumes and carcinogens from burn pits, according to a 2015 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report, and many now suffer from medical conditions like respiratory ailments, lung diseases and rare cancers.

“The VA continues to claim that there’s not enough evidence that these ailments are service-connected, but we do have the evidence,” Gillibrand said. “We know what was burned. We know what was in the soil. We know that the toxic fumes and environmental conditions were so hazardous that the [U.S. Department of Defense] changed the rules for burning and switched to incinerators in many places.”

Current law requires veterans living with an illness or disability to establish a direct service connection in order to qualify for VA benefits. Gillibrand’s proposed bill, which is co-sponsored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), would grant all veterans with proof of overseas deployment presumed exposure to burn pits and other toxins.

https://news.wbfo.org/post/sen-gillibrand-promotes-new-legislation-supporting-veterans-exposed-burn-pits

Joe Biden:Why did Trump tell Bob Woodward the truth about COVID-19, but not the American people?

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1314639768227966977
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