Senators Rand Paul and Kamala Harris are cosponsoring legislation released Thursday that would incentivize states to reform their systems of “money bail”, which keeps defendants awaiting trial in jail unless they pay for their release. “In our country, whether you stay in jail or not is wholly determined by whether you’re wealthy or not – and that’s wrong,” Harris said in a statement. “We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful and fails to keep our communities safe.” The two senators are an unlikely pairing on most issues but have combined forces on bail reform.
For most crimes in the majority of US jurisdictions, after an individual is arrested, a judge sets a bail amount they must pay to be released as they await trial. This leaves many poor people in the no-win position of having to either remain in jail, take a plea deal regardless of their guilt or innocence, or enter into a predatory agreement with private bail bonds company who post bail on their behalf.
You derive your sense of self from the content and activity of your mind. 📚📝🦋 I often consecrate myself from certain activities - social media especially. I highly recommend doing such things. It allows you to see how addicting and unhealthy what we are allowing ourselves to SEE daily, constantly, minute by minute really is. Become conscious of what you're allowing yourself to see and hear (music too). Take it away for a few days go back and you'll see the difference (if you're looking for it). Keep in mind We are Spiritual beings in human bodies; it's not the other way around. 💕🙏🏽
Churning columns of smoke from a massive Central Valley fire are creating a haunting landscape from Yosemite National Park to Lake Tahoe.The smoke plume extends north from Mariposa County into the Sierra and neighboring Nevada, according to the National Weather Service. It has traveled as far as Idaho, some 500 miles away.
The Detwiler fire, which has forced more than 4,000 residents to flee, swelled to more than 70,000 acres Thursday and was 10% contained, according to Cal Fire. Officials said the fire was burning in an area littered with dead trees, killed by bark beetles and years of drought.
The blaze has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of which were homes, according to Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean. Flames damaged an additional 11 houses, and about 1,500 structures were threatened. Evacuation orders were still in effect for Mariposa and the town of Coulterville.
Het nieuwe seizoen van Game of Thrones is weer begonnen!!! Ik ben alles weer opnieuw aan het kijken en ondertussen ook de nieuwe afleveringen aan het volgen. Lekker kijken naar alle karakters die niet meer leven 😊
Auf dieses Buch freue ich mich schon eine ganze Weile. Es kam erst kürzlich raus und die Leserstimmen dazu sind sehr positiv :) kennt ihr es schon und auf was freut ihr euch? Momentan lese ich noch Nemesis, aber hier gibt es wohl eher eine negative Bewertung🤷 leider nicht mein Fall.
SIE ist die mächtigste aller Dschinnys. ER ist ein gewitzter Dieb. Gemeinsam sind sie unschlagbar. Doch zunächst sind sie ein Dreamteam wider Willen, denn ER möchte alles aus seinen drei Wünschen rausholen, SIE schnellstmöglich ihre Freiheit zurückgewinnen. Aber nach und nach erkennen die beiden, dass alles Glück dieser Welt bereits an ihrer Seite ist. Doch wenn eine Dschinny und ein Mensch sich verlieben, erwartet sie beide der Tod. Also müssen die beiden, um ihr Glück UND die Freiheit zu gewinnen, alle Regeln brechen.
When Muslim elders called for a "Day of Rage" on Friday to protest at new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem's holiest site, photographer Ammar Awad knew where he had to be.
A native of Jerusalem who has covered the city for Reuters for 17 years, Awad headed to Ras al-Amud, directly across the valley from the Old City, from where the Aqsa Mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock stand out in the near distance.
Knowing there were likely to be clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian worshippers, and that Muslims intended to pray in the street outside, he climbed up to the roof of a nearby mosque to gain a higher vantage point. "I know all these areas and the people know me, so it helps," said Awad, 36, explaining how he managed to gain access to the mosque, which was shut by the imam to ensure that the faithful held their prayers outside."I was on the roof and took lots of pictures of the men praying in the street, with the Old City and the Dome of the Rock in the background," he explained. "After they finished praying, they started shouting 'Allah wa-Akbar' and some were chanting "I will sacrifice myself for al Aqsa" in Arabic. The Israeli police started to explode sound bombs to disperse the crowd. "I was going to come down, but I decided to stay and see what more pictures I could get." As the sound bombs erupted, many of those who had been praying started to run. Others were still completing their prayers as the scene turned chaotic.
Awad fired off 20 frames as a tear gas canister was unleashed on the crowd. The light from the blast lit the scene, highlighting the colors as scores of men cowered from the bang. "I was lucky to get the picture," he said.
I have now officially finished uni (for now, at least, I want to do a masters degree as well) so I should be able to sort out moving into my new place and get started again properly with bookstagram! It may be another week or so yet but it's getting closer!
Thank you to everyone who's stayed liking and commenting during my absence, I love you all, and thank you for the nice messages congratulating me on graduating ❤
President Donald Trump picked Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director on Friday, a White House official said.
Currently at the Export-Import Bank, Scaramucci is expected to start his new job in August, the official said. No other changes were immediately expected in a communications operation that includes press secretary Sean Spicer and his deputy, Sarah Sanders, the official said.The appointment comes as the White House deals with questions around a special counsel probe and several congressional investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion with Trump's campaign.
The communications position has been vacant since Michael Dubke resigned in May as communications director. Spicer has been serving a dual role as press secretary and communications director since Dubke left.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Scaramucci was interviewed by Trump on Friday morning and the job had been offered and accepted.
"Tudo tem início com uma coceira insistente. Então vem a febre e o comichão na garganta. Dias depois, você está por aí conversando intimamente com qualquer desconhecido. Mais um pouco e começam as alucinações. ENTÃO VOCÊ MORRE." 22ª leitura do ano!
The board of trustees for a south Texas school district voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of reintroducing paddling as an appropriate disciplinary method in elementary schools.
Under the new rules, students will receive one paddling for minor infractions such as disrupting the classroom or disobeying class rules set by the teacher. “If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion,” Three Rivers ISD Superintendent Mary Springs said, as cited by Corpus Christi Caller Times. "We will look at how many discipline referrals were made compared to last year and how many times (corporal punishment) was administered," she added.
The Three Rivers Independent School District in south Texas and 26 other school districts now permit the use of corporal punishment, with the new policy expected to take effect at the start of the school year.
Texas is one of 19 states that allow the use of corporal punishment in the classroom.