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Dangerous cops in Albuquerque need to be stopped. Please share to 1. raise awareness and 2. gather more information abou...
05/28/2020
Lawsuit: BCSO deputy sued for excessive use of force

Dangerous cops in Albuquerque need to be stopped. Please share to 1. raise awareness and 2. gather more information about this violent officer.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy is at the center of a new lawsuit claiming he got violent and severely injured an Albuquerque man. As it turns out, this …

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05/11/2017

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There's not a shred of evidence that reducing penalties makes communities less safe.
03/25/2016
A New Approach to Prosecution – The Human Toll of Jail

There's not a shred of evidence that reducing penalties makes communities less safe.

Local prosecutors across the country wield enormous power to make decisions that affect the flow of people in and out of often-overcrowded jails. With that power in mind, the district attorney in one California county wants to upend the way we think about his job responsibilities.

Worth a click for your own self protection.
03/18/2016
The Smartphone App Cops Don't Want You To Have

Worth a click for your own self protection.

One user described it as "a revolutionary tool for change in our society." Another called it "badass" and Barry Cooper from NeverGetBusted.com who is a former decorated police detective called it "the new 911 but safer." Other users described it as "straight o

The UK wants independent prison inspectors. Do we even have prison inspectors?
03/17/2016
Independence of prison inspectors to be safeguarded

The UK wants independent prison inspectors. Do we even have prison inspectors?

The independence of prison inspectors is to be guaranteed following complaints that the former Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, tried to water down their reports by removing criticisms of his approach to penal policy.

His successor, Michael Gove, has agreed to set out new rules clarifyi…

PrisonReformMovement
03/12/2016
PrisonReformMovement

PrisonReformMovement

“The skills you learn in prison are not skills that are helpful at work… so people end up back in prison.” — Drew Doll, food truck program founder & former inmate

03/12/2016

Dear FBI, go ahead and slip on these lapel cams and then we can talk about a backdoor into my phone.

This is a great site that focuses on hidden money in politics. Pass the lobbyist communications act. #RecordtheLobbyists...
02/18/2016
Top lobbying spenders pulled back in third quarter

This is a great site that focuses on hidden money in politics. Pass the lobbyist communications act. #RecordtheLobbyists.

The top 10 lobbying spenders in the third quarter of 2015 reported paying lobbyists about $23 million less than the second quarter's top 10 spenders did, the latest records show. In the second quarter, the top 10 spenders reported nearly $89 million in outlays, compared to almost $66 millio

I want to know what they're getting for their money. Pass the Lobbyist Communications Act. #RecordtheLobbyists
02/17/2016
Wells Fargo: No. 4 in assets, No. 1 in lobbying

I want to know what they're getting for their money. Pass the Lobbyist Communications Act. #RecordtheLobbyists

The San Francisco-based lender, which maintains its largest employment base in Charlotte, spent $6.4 million on lobbying in 2014, more than any other big bank.

We wouldn't have to wonder what they're saying to her if those conversations were required to be recorded. #RecordtheLob...
02/16/2016
Clinton leads with lobbyist bundlers

We wouldn't have to wonder what they're saying to her if those conversations were required to be recorded. #RecordtheLobbyists

Money talks — The big day is (finally) here — Do not pass go

I want to hear what these lobbyists are asking for in exchange for all this money. Don't you? Pass the Lobbyist Communic...
02/15/2016
A top bank lobbying group is taking aim at payments startups

I want to hear what these lobbyists are asking for in exchange for all this money. Don't you? Pass the Lobbyist Communications Act. #RecordtheLobbyists

The Clearing House, an advocacy group owned by the world's largest commercial banks, is gunning for payments startups

Hundreds of millions to lobbyists, and we don't get to hear their conversations with our government. #RecordtheLobbyists
02/14/2016
Lobbying’s Mile-High Plateau | Consortiumnews

Hundreds of millions to lobbyists, and we don't get to hear their conversations with our government. #RecordtheLobbyists

Lobbying’s Mile-High Plateau January 30, 2016 Special-interest money in Washington may have peaked but it looks more like it has plateaued at mile-high altitudes, with hundreds of millions of dollars continuing to fill the coffers of lobbying firms each year as they sign up ex-members of Congress an…

The top 50 lobbyists, and none of them have to wear microphones and cameras. Pass the Lobbyist Communications Act. #Reco...
02/13/2016
Lobbying’s top 50: Boeing, Amazon on the rise

The top 50 lobbyists, and none of them have to wear microphones and cameras. Pass the Lobbyist Communications Act. #RecordtheLobbyists

An elite group spent a combined $714 million to lobby Washington in 2015.

Perfect example. Lobbyist communications need to be recorded and disclosed to the public. #RecordtheLobbyists
02/12/2016
SEC documents allege Boyce attended meeting with lobbyist involved in pay-to-play scandal

Perfect example. Lobbyist communications need to be recorded and disclosed to the public. #RecordtheLobbyists

Former Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce attended a meeting in March 2010 in which his deputy demanded “direct monetary contributions” to Boyce’s campaign fund from a bank trying to land state contracts from Boyce’s office, according to a federal Securities and Exchange Commission finding filed Thursday. L…

Do you think they're not getting anything for their money? They need to be monitored. Pass the Lobbyist Communications A...
02/11/2016
California lobbying tops $300 million in 2015

Do you think they're not getting anything for their money? They need to be monitored. Pass the Lobbyist Communications Act. #RecordtheLobbyists

Oil companies, businesses and other interest groups spent $312.7 million on California lobbying efforts and other payments to influence in 2015, up 11 percent from 2013.

02/07/2016

All lobbyist communications should be recorded and made public.
1. Download this ballot initiative:
https://nick-sitterly.squarespace.com/s/Lobbyist-Communications-Act.pdf
2. Tweak for your state.
3. Follow the process to get it on your ballot and shine the light on lobbying.

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