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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

quote [ Over the past three years, the structures that once allowed executives and internal activists to hash out tensions had badly eroded. In their place was a new machinery that the company's activists on the left had built up, one that skillfully leveraged media attention and drew on traditional organizing tactics. Dissent was no longer a family affair. ]

Can't believe I read all of that. Insightful stories though; it seems tricky to keep on rolling like before.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
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New York Times Moves To Dismiss Joe Arpaio's Defamation Lawsuit

quote [ Arpaio?s loss in Arizona?s Senate Republican primary is a fitting end to the public life of a truly sadistic man. ]

It was becoming part of the rightwings standard playbook to use littigate as pr. Fortunately we are getting to see the prime example of why that is a bad idea with this and the covington kids case. However, it also makes clear the need for a federal anti-slapp law. More articles in ext.

[SFW] [crime & punishment]
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records

quote [ The guards did not check on him for three hours, officials said. The disclosures came as the guards and the warden at the jail were removed. ]

Man, poor guards. They must have -really- rough schedules. They should get a union or something going.
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by conception@4:32pmGMT] [12 comments]

Sunday, 11 August 2019

A young black football player was arrested after claiming ?cocaine? on his car was bird poop. It was bird poop.

quote [ Add bird feces to the long list of substances to trigger false positives in drug field tests. ]

And birds never poop on your car

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6 WTF]
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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail, Officials Say

quote [ Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, hanged himself and his body was found Saturday morning. ]

The bastard got away too easy. Shame.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 WTF]
[by spazm@2:28pmGMT] [27 comments]

Friday, 9 August 2019

Koch Foods hires undocumented workers, mistreats them, loses a lawsuit about it, and has ICE deport them to avoid paying the damages

quote [ Hispanic workers at the company?s Morton, Mississippi, chicken processing plant were subjected to touching and sexually suggestive comments, were hit, were charged money for ?normal everyday work activities? and faced retaliation after complaining, EEOC alleged.

After immigration authorities rounded up hundreds of workers in a massive sweep at seven Mississippi food processing plants, friends and family members are desperately searching for answers. ]

I guess this is hitting the reset button? I wonder if this just means they start over hiring new undocumented workers with the plan to exploit them. Maybe shuffle shuffle business around so the decree only applies to one model location while they continue business as usual as a tenuously connected subsidiary under a different name.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6 WTF]
[by the circus@7:47amGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The Manson Girl Who Got Away

quote [ ?Juanita? (not her actual name) was on a road trip from San Jose, California, to Mexico via Phoenix, Arizona. In Mexico she was going to try to reunite with her fianc, from whom she was estranged. (...) South of San Jose, she stopped to pick up a pregnant-looking hitchhiker who turned out to be accompanied by two men. All three were from the Manson Family. ]

I have been fortunate in my life - when I was down, there were honourable people there to catch me when I fell. I never had to rely on luck, as this woman did. She escaped from Charles Manson, which is pretty impressive, but the part of the story that was the most interesting to me was how she got caught in the first place. The descent into evil is not as clear a path as you might think...
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Interesting]
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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions. Who Pays? You.

quote [ Health insurers are regarded as fierce defenders of health care dollars. But the case of David Williams shows one reason America?s health care costs continue to rise. The personal trainer spent years posing as a doctor and billing the nation?s top insurers, making off with millions. ]

Spend all your money on your health insurance plan
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 19 July 2019

The Way the Census Counts Prison Populations Seriously Distorts Redistricting

quote [ Less noticed [...] was a galvanic blow delivered to democracy by the Census Bureau just last year?when the bureau declined to change long-standing policy and count incarcerated persons where they previously lived, rather than in the place of their imprisonment. Because prisons tend to be located in white, rural districts, counting prison populations by prison location artificially inflates these districts? political power and diminishes political representation for urban and suburban areas. ]

This isn't insignificant when you consider how much of our population is incarcerated. I am also in favor of letting the incarcerated vote.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+5 Informative]
[by snowfox@5:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 8 July 2019

Jeffrey Epstein had vast trove of lewd photos of young-looking girls, prosecutors say

quote [ According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2005, Epstein ran a trafficking enterprise in which he paid hundreds of dollars in cash to girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his Upper East Side home and his estate in Palm Beach, worked with employees and associates to lure the girls to his residences and paid some of his victims to recruit other girls for him to abuse.
"In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit, often on a daily basis," Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. ]

"How will you feel if Bill Clinton gets implicated by Jeffrey Epstein?"

I dunno - feeling pretty fucking good with my "any pedophile is bad" policy.

- Mike Drucker

Full article in extended (sans photos)

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Informative]
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