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Everyday Erinyes


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, prisoner abuse, private prisons, black lives, veteran, voting rights, voter ID laws )

Joanne
- 1192 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Things that might deserve the attention of the mythical Greek Furies (or Erinyes)



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 7:58 am
Noted. Thanks Joanne.
 

Donna T (0)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 8:04 am
thank you
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 8:10 am
Thanx Joanne
 

Pat B (356)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 8:42 am
The story of Mr. Garland is tragic, and heartbreaking, asthma is a serious health condition. When are these officials who treat these inmates with no compassion, going to be held accountable? Way too many of our young people are dying while being incarcerated.

#2. Walker is an ID in the worse degree. If Mr. Olsen, a WWII Veteran, couldn't vote, the laws need to be remedied. This is a downright disgrace!

Thank you, Joanne for posting.
 

JL A (281)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 9:32 am
Both cases more than deserving of the furies IMO JD...and both tragic.
 

Trish K (29)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 9:33 am
This story about voting really irks me. I have no respect for Scott Walker one time presidential candidate for the people of Wisconsin in 2016

So Leo Olsen, this 90-year-old Marine Corps veteran of Workd War II, was not allowed to vote in the state's Supreme Court primary last month. What is perhaps even worse, we have literally idea how many veterans this may have affected. Olsen's experience only became public because he has a niece on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, who wrote a (very polite) nastygram to Scott Walker about it.

When he presented his veterans administration card with his picture on it, he was told that the card was not listed as ‘acceptable’ proof of his identity. He responded: ‘You mean veterans can’t vote?'” (emphasis the justice's)

The 2016 state primaries were the first time that the Wisconsin Voter Identification law was in practice since being twice struck down by the judiciary. The law was originally blocked in 2014 by the Federal District Court in Milwaukee.

 

Scott S (14)
Monday March 14, 2016, 7:32 am
Thanks!
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday March 14, 2016, 9:55 am
The furies have their work cut out for them: "Garland was one of 620 people to die while in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2014" I think we can be sure that this incredibly high number was not made up entirely by people who died of old age or were terminally ill when they got incarcerated. Curtis Garland is most likely very exemplary for many of these 620 deaths and the furies need to look into each and every one of them. Fat chances of that of course in a red state like Texas.

And when they're finished they can move to Scott Walker's Wisconsin and make sure that veterans get a proper ID card so they can vote in the presidential election and any election for state or federal seats in Congress and of course in the gubernatorial election of someone other than said Scott Walker.
 

Janet B (0)
Monday March 14, 2016, 12:24 pm
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday March 14, 2016, 2:27 pm
Thanks for sharing Joanne.
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday March 15, 2016, 12:02 am
Thanks Joanne
 

Ana Váquez (14)
Tuesday March 15, 2016, 1:50 am
noted
 
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