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DOJ to overturn work requirement for Medicaid in KY and AR

At issue are rules the Drumpf administration approved in the states obligating some people to work, volunteer, or take classes for 80 hours a month to be allowed to remain on Medicaid.

The rules don't apply to caregivers, parents, and people undergoing treatment for serious illness, but plaintiffs say they are illegal and do not serve the purpose of Medicaid, which is jointly funded by states and the federal government.

The Drumpf administration's argument is that Medicaid could go beyond providing healthcare coverage and instead, through work requirements, help beneficiaries improve their lives by earning more money and securing private health insurance coverage. It notes that people who work are healthier and improving health is another goal of Medicaid.

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Trump's sister resigns from court amid tax probes

Full text from Axios:
An investigation into President Drumpf's sister Maryanne Drumpf Barry's finances came to a close upon her retirement as a federal appellate judge, the New York Times reports.
Background: Barry's finances came under scrutiny when an investigation by the New York Times alleged the Drumpfs were involved in tax schemes that increased their inherited wealth. Barry was co-owner of a company established to have the family's money flow through, per the New York Times. She was also nominated to an appellate court by President Clinton in 1999.


From the NYT:
The court inquiry stemmed from complaints filed last October, after an investigation by The New York Times found that the Drumpfs had engaged in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, th
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Trump nominee for Deputy AG Jeffrey Rosen uncertain about Brown v. Board ruling

The remark came during Rosen’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, pressed Rosen on Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark ruling that found school segregation to be unconstitutional; and Roe v. Wade, the ruling that affirmed that abortion access is a constitutional right.
Could it be that Rosen probably approves of segregation in schools? I mean, for any rational being, it's without any doubt logical to overcome segregation, since there is no supportable ground to separate people by the colour of their skin.
“Senator, I don’t think that it would be a productive exercise for me to go through the most–thousands of Supreme Court opinions and say which ones are right and which ones are wrong,” he said.
Why don't you just say «Yes», man? This is no question to contemplate, it's a matter of course! For God's sake, racists... show more


SC judge Brett Kavanaugh to teach American George Mason U. in Runnymede, England

The judge, who faced a tempestuous and hugely divisive confirmation process last year over sexual assault allegations stemming from his youth, has been hired by George Mason University to teach the course.

The Virginia college, located in the outskirts of Washington DC, has appointed him to teach a law course on the origins and creation of the US constitution, the university confirmed on 27 March and the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
How would he continue to do his job in the Supreme Court when he (temporarily?) resided in England to teach the students in England the American Constitution? I mean, would he then do his job via video conferences? A virtual participation in fron of court?
There, four students wrote an op-ed in the Harvard Law Record, saying that an “opportunity to learn about the supreme court might not be equally available to women because many will self-select out of a class taught by a credibly accused s
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Contemplating the powers of Checks & Balances

The judiciary should be non-partisan. But it might be too much to expect the judiciary to be completely oblivious to the president’s public scoffing at their neutrality. Drumpf has labeled federal judges as Obama judges, or Bush judges, and asserted that the federal judge in the case involving Drumpf University was biased simply because his parents were born in Mexico.
Well, in the end, we cannot completely believe that judges will always think and decide on a non-partisan base. On the Supreme Court, we speak of a balance of five to four respectively Conservative and liberal judges; out here, in Germany, we recently had the case of a state attorney who was known to follow by an outer right-winged agenda, therefore led investigations into a left-winged group of activists who reached the headlines for having installed a faux Holocaust memorial. What do you think how a non-partisan judiciary was supposed to be created? Well, the only way was to use apparent AI, but this still lies in its fan... show more


Wilmington resident won't be charged for abandoning pet fish

“We take a very dim view of anyone who would abuse any creature great or small and appreciate [The Animal Services Division’s] enforcement of the laws to protect vulnerable animals," District Attorney Ben David said in a news release. "Fish are not protected under these statues, therefore all charges against Mr. Hinson are dismissed.”
Michael Hinson, 53, was taken into custody last week and charged with three counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals and one count of abandonment of an animal after he allegedly abandoned his pet Oscar fish while being evicted from his home on Two Chopt Road in March.

#US #USA #News #Bizarre #PetFish #Justice #Injustice

#UK #cannabis #BADLAWS #crimes #injustice
government rules are evil and are killing folk

all governments are criminal

(Great Britain)
Apr 8, 2019, 7:12:43 AM
If it pleases the Crown, may I have this plant for my sick child?
Woman weeps as medical cannabis for epileptic daughter confiscated at airport

Emma Appleby had flown out to Holland to buy £4,600 of cannabis oil for nine-year-old Teagan.


Maltese criminal justice system at the brink of a collapse

In a draft copy of an evaluation report carried out by Group of States Against Corruption (Greco) seen by The Sunday Times of Malta, evaluators said it was clear Malta needed to increase its capacity to deal with allegations of corruption and other offences involving government officials.

_The report says the criminal justice response can too easily be paralysed where political influences come into play.__

“The police has refused to open cases arguing that no ‘hard’ evidence has been presented to it, even if it was undisputed that legal offshore constructions had been set up under questionable circumstances,” Greco said in the draft report seen by The Sunday Times of Malta.

“The crisis culminated in October 2017 with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, who had reported extensively about the number of anomalies in the conduct of public affairs in recent years,” the report says.

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Rep. Bruce Westerman (R - AR) intends to bar possibility of charging minors

Westerman introduced today a legislative package that seeks to spare juveniles from the excesses of the tough-on-crime policies to which both major parties have adhered for decades.

The other two pieces of legislation that Westerman introduced on Thursday afternoon lack the obvious advantages of Sara’s Act, which is a narrow bill designed to help sex-trafficked minors, an exceedingly sympathetic group. The rest of the package is broader and likely to be more controversial on both sides of the aisle. One bill would ensure that Americans can’t be sentenced for life without parole for crimes committed before their 18th birthdays. Another would require that parole boards consider the “diminished culpability” of minors relative to adults when determining an offender’s release date.

“These bills are aimed at making sure there is justice and fairness in the system, and it will affect people of all races. It’s not specif
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Confirming what we all already knew, that Chicago/Cook County/Illinois are a cesspool of radical liberal criminals. A complete mockery of law & order & justice. #DumpTheDems #Corruption #Injustice

Confirming what we all already knew, that Chicago/Cook County/Illinois are a cesspool of radical liberal criminals. A complete mockery of law & order & justice. #DumpTheDems #Corruption #Injustice


On IBM's support of Philippines' president Duterte's «war on drugs»

On June 27, 2012, three years after the devastating Human Rights Watch report, IBM issued a short news release announcing an agreement with Davao to upgrade its police command center in order to “further enhance public safety operations in the city.

The police command center, Sara Duterte told the Durian Post, “is now infused with IBM’s IOC technology,” allowing police to “shift from responding to critical events to anticipating and preventing them.”

Amado Picardal, a former spokesperson of the Coalition Against Summary Executions, a Davao-based human rights group, called IBM’s work “unethical,” given that some of the killings had been linked to Duterte’s police in the years before its deal with Davao City.

In June 2012, Mayor Sara Duterte announced a 128 million-peso deal, worth just over $3 million at the time, with IBM to improve its real-time monitoring capabilities. The announce... show more


After Purdue, Sackler family accused of having accelerated opioid crisis

“Eight people in a single family made the choices that caused much of the opioid epidemic,” the lawsuit, filed earlier this week in federal court in the southern district of New York, states.

“This nation is facing an unprecedented opioid addiction epidemic that was initiated and perpetuated by the Sackler Defendants for their own financial gain, to the detriment of each of the Plaintiffs and their residents. The ‘Sackler Defendants’ include Richard Sackler, Beverly Sackler, David Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Jonathan Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Mortimer DA Sackler, and Theresa Sackler,” this week’s lawsuit states.

Court documents accuse the eight family members of purposely playing down the dangers of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which is more potent than heroin or morphine. They are accused of deceiving doctors and patients and directing sales and marketing techniques that drove huge over-prescribing and ever st... show more


«All I want is justice and evidence that President Trump is unfit for office», demands former FBI director James Comey

I care only that the work be done, well and completely. If it is, justice will have prevailed and core American values will have been protected at a time when so much of our national leadership has abandoned its commitment to truth and the rule of law.

I do have one hope that I should confess. I hope that Mr. Drumpf is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term. I don’t mean that Congress shouldn’t move ahead with the process of impeachment governed by our Constitution, if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn’t. Because if Mr. Drumpf were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country.
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On the aftermath of an underfunded judiciary system

Evans’s record against Flowers is 1–5. First, he obtained a conviction that was set aside by the state appeals courts because of misconduct designed to confuse and mislead the jury—he introduced evidence of crimes that were not before the court; implied that he had evidence that a defense witness had lied when there was no such evidence; and told the jury about “taped statements” by Flowers that didn’t exist. In the next two trials, he obtained convictions by engaging in the precise misconduct alleged in this case: intentionally using race to skew the jury against Flowers, who is African American.

If challenges by a prosecutor (or, less often, a defense lawyer) seem to follow a racial pattern, opposing counsel may allege a “prima facie” case of discrimination; if the judge agrees that there is a questionable pattern, he or she convenes a “Batson hearing,” in which the lawyer using the challenges is allowed to give a “non-racial” r... show more


SC justice Neil Gorsuch backs Native legislation, contradicting other conservative jusices

On Tuesday, Gorsuch split from his conservative colleagues, siding with the court's more liberal members in a case involving the Yakama Tribe and its right under an 1855 treaty to travel the public roads without being taxed on the goods brought to the reservation.

Either this chapter was inadvertently clipped, or Natives really weren't allowed to travel via means of public transport, e.g. busses and trains. Is this true, or didn't I just understand it correctly?

For those familiar with Gorsuch's record, his vote was not a surprise. He is, after all, the only westerner on the Supreme Court; indeed, prior to his 2017 appointment to the court, he served for 11 years on the federal court of appeals based in Denver — a court that covers six states and encompasses 76 recognized Indian tribes.

"The Yakamas knew all this and could see the writing on the wall." They knew they would lose their lands, so they needed to "extract from the negotiat... show more

“The call for a separate nation-state results from the interests of the ruling class or the interests of the #bourgeoisie, but dose not reflect the interests of the people since another state would only be the creation of additional #injustice and would curtail the right to #freedom even more.” - The Political Thought of #Abdullah #Öcalan [ #Kurdistan, Woman’s #Revolution and Democratic Confederalism ] (2017) #anarchism #books #quote


Supreme Court legalises retard detention after served sentence

The 5-4 decision, which reverses a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is widely viewed as a victory for the Drumpf administration and its hardline immigration policies. It, like the Obama administration, had argued that the government has the authority to pick up and detain immigrants for deportation at any time, and is not required to act only immediately after a prison or jail sentence has been served.

Writing for the court's dissenting liberal wing, Justice Stephen Breyer warned that the ruling gives the government too much power. The law is clear, he wrote, that the government cannot hold an immigrant without a bail hearing unless the individual is detained when released from criminal custody.

"For two years in a row now, the Supreme Court has endorsed the most extreme interpretation of immigration detention statutes, allowing mass incarceration of people without any hearing, simply because they are defending themselves against a deportation charge,... show more


Native inmates won lawsuit to grow their hair long due to spiritual beliefs

The trio of long-time prisoners at the McConnell Unit sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in federal court, arguing that their Native American spiritual beliefs regard hair as an extension of the soul, something to be cut only when in mourning. The prison system’s rules requiring men to keep short hair or face disciplinary consequences, the inmates and their attorneys argued, were an unfair violation of religious freedom.

Even though female prisoners are allowed to have long hair, attorneys for the state claimed that letting men do the same would cost too much money to police, that prisoners would get too hot in uncooled facilities, that it would make identifying inmates harder and that it could increase the number of inmate suicides.

I don't get the last argument. Do they beleive that they could use their hair as a noose, to strangle themselves to death? Or how do they explain this argument?

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There is some kind of new #scandal brewing. It has something to do with rich people bribing colleges to let their kids in. I have an abstract issue with what is going on, and I want to air my concerns to no one who can do anything about it. What I am concerned with is the mechanics of public #punishment. People are filling their... souls (for lack of a word) with grievance and offense at the injustices of life. And they have nowhere to discharge this "negative psychological energy". People are filled with #hate, and they have nowhere to put it. People are overflowing with #resentment and #rage, and they have nowhere to put it.

What ends up happening is this: we pick "acceptable targets", lo... show more


Charges against NYPD officers in rape case dropped

Because the police are there to maintain law and order, how would they ever fall from grace by committing a misdemeanour on their own? This of course is impossible, thus, any charges against them were purely heretic! We all have to be glad this girl was taught her lesson, to never accuse the cops again.
(For those who didn't realise: I was being sarcastic)
#US #USA #News #ACAB #Rape #Police #NYC #NewYorkCity #NewYork #Justice #Injustice

Rape Charges Dropped Against NYPD Cops Who Had Sex With Teen #ViaDiasporaNativeWebApp

The Last Trump

2/10/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

I AM COME! [1]Says The Lord. Therefore arise and give answer, O peoples of the #earth! Who is the #face and #image of The #Invisible God?! Who?! It is He I have sent, The One who is and was and is to come! Behold, He shall wait no longer, for the #Day of The Lord is at #hand and the #time #appointed #... show more


«Don't tread on their trademark logo!»

Yanny also said that prosecution of the club "was an attempt at collective guilt" and that the Mongols had already "cleaned up its own act" and expelled members who were alleged to be involved in the illegal acts.

"The forfeiture of the rights associated with a symbol that has been in continuous use by an organization since 1969 is unjustified and grossly disproportionate to this offense," the judge wrote. "To hold otherwise sets a dangerous precedent that enables the Government to target the associative symbols of organizations it chooses to prosecute for RICO conspiracy."

He cited past comments by another judge about the Mongols symbol, and that judge wrote: "Though the symbol may at times function as a mouthpiece for unlawful or violent behavior, this is not sufficient to strip speech of its First Amendment protection."
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What can I do about #racism? NOTHING
What can I do about #sexism? NOTHING
What can I do about #GlobalClimateChange? NOTHING
What can I do about Trump? Vote in 2020
What can I do about #injustice? NOTHING
What can I do about economic #inequality? NOTHING
What can I do about the sun getting progressively hotter over the next 100,000,000 years? NOTHING
What can I do about death? NOTHING
illness? NOTHING
What can I do about the fact that insane rhetoric works better than reason? NOTHING
What can I do about software bloat? very little
What can I do about the Dunning/Kruger Effect? NOTHING
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Trump to decide on who to succeed Kavanaugh in circuit court

Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Drumpf’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening.

Democrats argue Republicans are trying to defang the minority by moving nominees even if they don’t have the support of a home-state senator.

"This needs to end. So I am not going to be complicit in this latest rushed process to load the courts with Drumpf nominees in the lame duck session and I will not be returning the blue slip that signals my approval of this process," Murray said in a statement at the time.
#US #USA #Court #CircuitCourt #Justice #Injustice #BlueSlip #Trump #DonaldTrump #ChecksAndBalances #Kavanaugh #BrettKavanaugh #HomstateSenator #News #Politics #ObstructionOfJustice

Samedi 23 février 2019 - Acte 15 - Second souffle 💪

113 392 Manufestants dans les rues sur 134 localités recensées à cette heure, première estimation basse de la mobilisation.

Chiffre amené comme chaque samedi à évoluer d'ici à notre chiffrage définitif du dimanche midi (le détail et les sources seront également fournis demain à 13h) nous attendons vos remontées de la journée sur le groupe Le Nombre Jaune - Le groupe avant demain 11h30, bcp de localités manquent encore à l'appel (Corrèze, Jura, Creuse par exemple.... où êtes vous ?)

Une mobilisation qui repart selon notre chiffrage à la hausse : 101 000 manifestants environ la semaine dernière à la même heure 💪

Nous attendons avec une impatience non dissimulée les chiffr... show more

Lanceur #Cougar et #Chouka :
Ce sont des lanceurs fabriqu
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Grenade lacrymogène GLI F4 (SAE810) :
La principale cause des membres arrachés en manifestation. 25g de TNT et 10 de cs pur

C'est une grengade à effet mixte développé
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Grenade DBD 95/DMP :

Le Dispositif Balistique de Dispersion ou Dispositif Manuel de Protection est fabriqué par la société S.A.P.L. Le corps est composé de 18 projectiles en cao
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Grenade lacrymogène GLM2 (SAE815) :

la remplaçante de la GLIF4,
C'est une grenade mixte lacrymogène au CS et sonore qui émet une explosion de 160 Db à 5 m, 155 Db
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Grenade DBD 95/DMP :

Le Dispositif Balistique de Dispersion ou Dispositif Manuel de Protection est fabriqué par la société S.A.P.L. Le corps est composé de 18 projectiles en cao
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Lanceur multicoups PENN ARM, de CTS

C'est le nouveau lanceur des forces mobiles.
D'un calibre de 40mm, il est capable de tirer toutes les munitions de 40mm (calibre militaire).
Il arrive en remplacem
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Le Lanceur de Balles de Défense (LBD) est un fusil produit par la firme suisse Brüger & Thomet.

L’entreprise suisse, fondée en 1991 par Karl Brügger et Heinrich Thomet, es
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Kenyan SC to rule over homosexual's rights

Convictions under the decades-old laws are rare, but gay activists say the legislation -- which carries long jail terms for sexual acts deemed "against the order of nature" -- is unconstitutional and fuels homophobic persecution.

Kenya's anti-gay legislation is reflected in more than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa where laws, often vague, punish same-sex contact or relationships.

The court's decision Friday could have repercussions for the rest of Africa, where several countries are facing challenges to similar legislation.
#Africa #SouthernAfrica #Homosexuality #GayRights #News #Politics #SupremeCourt #Justice #SC #Injustice #Reactionary


Unreasonably excessive fines from civil asset forfeiture ruled unconstitutional

From the video description:

The Supreme Court voted unanimously Wednesday that the constitution's ban on excessive fines does apply to states and local governments. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the court, ruling in favor of Tyson Times of Indiana. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joins CBSN to discuss how this ruling may impact future civil forfeiture cases.
#US #USA #CAF #CivilAssetForfeiture #LegalTheft #Excessive #News #Politics #SC #SupremeCourt #Justice #Injustice

Les canons à eau, bien que très ancien dans le panel des armes des forces mobiles n'a fait sont retour sur le terrain que depuis 2016.

Ici deux types de modèles cohabitent :
Les engins lanceurs d'eau d'origine, et les camions de pompiers Feu de forêt reconverti.

Le premier est le plus redoutable, avec plus d'eau en stock (entre 2 et 6 000 litres), des canons plus puissant (40 bars), la possibilité de mixer avec des agents marqueurs et du lacrymogène pur, de la mousse d'extinction anti-feu (à Paris des restes d'animaux...) et une caméra haute définition.
Les derniers modèles sont blindées, avec une sirène US et une rampe de led pour éblouir.

Les modèles pompiers repeint, sont d'ancien camion de la sécurité civile, la présence de lacrymo n'est pas confirmé, et le canon est moins puissan... show more

Le Lanceur de Balles de Défense (LBD) est un fusil produit par la firme suisse Brüger & Thomet.

L’entreprise suisse, fondée en 1991 par Karl Brügger et Heinrich Thomet, est installée dans des locaux de 6800 m2 situés à Thun, dans la périphérie de Berne.

B&T produit des fusils depuis 2004 et se lance dans la production du LBD sur demande du gouvernement français, qui après les émeutes de novembre 2005 veut se doter d’une arme non létale efficace à courte portée.

Le lanceur de balles de défense lui-même, long de 60 cm et pesant 2,15 kilos, est doté d’une crosse pliable et d’un viseur électronique Eotech. Il a une portée de 50 mètres. La vitesse de tir est de 92 m/s pour une puissance de 200 à 220 joules. Ces spécificités en... show more

Lanceur multicoups PENN ARM, de CTS

C'est le nouveau lanceur des forces mobiles.
D'un calibre de 40mm, il est capable de tirer toutes les munitions de 40mm (calibre militaire).
Il arrive en remplacement des lanceurs de 56mm.

Pour le moment utilisé pour tirer les grenades de 40mm à effet lacrymogène d'ALSETEX, les CM3, il est capable d'utiliser une large gamme de projectiles :
balle de defense
grenade fumigène
grenade lacrymogène
grenade explosive
grenade à effet combiné (type GLIF4)
projectiles marquants (peinture, ADN...)

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