SF DA Chesa Boudin eliminates money bail, proving elections have penalties

He did in order the son of Climate Underground radicals who have been jailed throughout his childhood—utilizing his personal expertise to remind voters that “greater than half of People have a member of the family behind bars” and to argue, “I do know our system is damaged. I’m operating for district legal professional as a result of I understand how to repair it.”

The reply has come two weeks after Boudin was sworn in as San Francisco’s 30th district legal professional on January eight. The day he was inaugurated, Boudin acknowledged, “I believe there are some modifications that I’ll be making.” A few of these modifications have come rapidly, together with a reorganization of the workplace that noticed the elimination of managing attorneys within the felony division.

However the greatest structural change to date got here Wednesday when Boudin introduced that his workplace would finish the observe of requiring money bail as a situation for the pretrial launch of defendants from jail. […]

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QUOTATION

“Should you voted for a person who mentioned “Seize em by the pussy,” you’ve zero room to assert to guard anybody in loos.” ~~DaShanne Stokes

TWEET OF THE DAY

(In case you aren’t one of many 5.7 million viewers of this tweet of Adam Schiff’s closing argument Thursday, otherwise you haven’t in any other case heard that highly effective speech, right here it’s for you—MB.)

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I don’t know whether or not folks watched the entire thing, or agree or disagree with Schiff’s case, however 5.7 million+ views to date simply on this tweeted clip from right this moment undermines arguments that People aren’t watching/don’t care. https://t.co/ZnUAjEAlG7

— Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) January 25, 2020

BLAST FROM THE PAST

At Day by day Kos on this date in 2007—Obama vs. Fox Noise Channel:

Over at what Keith Olbermann now calls Fox Noise Channel, they simply cannot again away from their try and slime Barack Obama.  Not solely did John Gibson repeat the lies lengthy after they’d been debunked, he additionally repeated the bogus “it got here from Hillary” assertion.

And since Fox follows the Bush administration’s golden rule “whenever you’re in a gap, dig sooner,” they’ve additionally gone after CNN’s Anderson Cooper for calling them on their lies.  Hilariously, Fox spokesperson Irena Briganti demeaned Cooper’s reporting skill and known as his correction of Fox’s errors “a cry for assist.”  Coming from a community whose sole goal is whining, Cooper ought to take this as unvarnished reward.  

The Obama lies are a mannequin for the off-key moaning of the best’s media machine.  Fox ran the lies on two reveals, and plastered it on Papa Murdoch’s king of yellow journalism, the New York Submit. From there it was picked up by proper wingnut discuss present hosts who pitched in to maintain the swift boats crusing.  This included Dan Caplis, who not solely repeating Fox’s false accusations about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, however including his personal sprint of nuttery by calling Obama’s elementary faculty a “Muslim seminary.”

As regular, nobody on the best appears to be enthusiastic about info after they’ve bought a great character assassination underway, particularly if they will sling mud at Obama and Hillary on the identical time.  Stopping now can be slander interruptus.

On right this moment’s Kagro within the Morning present: Schiff delivers a stemwinder, and we’ve nonetheless bought Day three left to go, for the Home managers. Trump’s sick and worsening ties to Saud-owned Arabia, facilitated by a fellow perv, due to course. Attainable Trump protection: Reagan did it, too. Apart from, Iran pays money.

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