You ever notice how once one of these bullshit lies the right puts out gets out in the wild, it never dies. No amount of debunking, no presentation of facts, or empirical evidence is enough to make it die.
They will repeat it and repeat it and repeat it as if it was never debunked, and their dittohead legions will lap it right up, repeat it as fact and act like anyone who disagrees with them or tries to give evidence to the contrary is a complete dumbass.
Completely ignore evidence and pretend that it never existed.
I suppose from a public relations standpoint it’s brilliant, these folks know that their constituents will believe what they say without giving it a second thought - which is why, I guess, they never seem too worried about being busted in a lie.
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.
Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.
His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
Put him under the jail.
Ok but what abovet the company that benefited from these people being locked up?
YWCA Toronto’s December 6 Fund offers interest-free loans to help women living with abuse establish themselves in safety.
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Times reports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
from nytimes: Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing Sahar Khoshakhlagh, one of the women who was wounded, said the district attorney should be pursuing charges against the two officers who fired their weapons in a crowd, not against Mr. Broadnax. “It’s an incredibly unfortunate use of prosecutorial discretion to be prosecuting a man who didn’t even injure my client,” she said. “It’s the police who injured my client.”
"When he reached into his pants pocket [for his wallet], two officers…opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women. ‘The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,’ said an assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey."
"Listening to the media outlets today on the coverage of Madiba’s passing brought me to a state of great mutug. Not an hour of his death went by before the rewriting of history began. They’re already going on about his Ghandi like status. This is why I have little patience for white liberals, why they infuriate me so. They will love you once you are underground, when they can mold your story to reinforce the present of their status quo.
"What happened to Madiba’s terrorist status? What about Thatcher’s indictment of him? What about Canada’s collusion with the apartheid project? What about Israel popping fists with the Afrikaners? WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THIS?!
"Yo, listen, Mandela believed, advocated and used armed resistance against that disease of white supremacy illustrated by Afrikaner apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison, more than my entire lifetime, because he would not recant his faith in the basic humanity of black South Africans. Let’s not forget this. He was not Ghandi. He believed in forcibly taking back what belong to him, his humanity, his right to walk under the blue sky in dignity, the right to come and go and become as he pleased. This is why we celebrate MLK and hardly a whisper about Malcolm X. This is why they murdered Steve Biko and Patrice Lumumba. If they cannot kill you in the prime of your leadership (and they could not with Madiba), a recourse to that shall be the passing of time, the slow decline of memory, the rewriting of your story of any animosity towards white supremacy. Do not mourn him in false memory. Just, don’t."