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In Louisiana, a frightening pattern emerges of people kept locked up long past their release dates

According to a 2017 Louisiana state auditor’s report, the state’s prison system and local jails engage in a practice of routinely keeping people locked up past their release dates—for weeks, months, and, in some cases, even years. Though the official nu
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In Louisiana, a frightening pattern emerges of people kept locked up long past their release dates

According to a 2017 Louisiana state auditor’s report, the state’s prison system and local jails engage in a practice of routinely keeping people locked up past their release dates—for weeks, months, and, in some cases, even years. Though the official numbers aren’t quite clear, it seems that hundreds of people have been impacted. According to NOLA.com, for every week over the last decade, court records show that prison staff found at least one person who remained incarcerated longer than was required by their sentence. In one extreme example, one state inmate, James Chowns, was kept for an absolutely inexcusable amount of time. Chowns  “was imprisoned 960 days, almost three years, past his official release date.” Chowns was sentenced in 2002 for aggravated incest. He received five years in prison with probation of 10 years. Due to a clerical error, it was determined incorrectly that he was to spend 10 years in prison.  Overdetention in Louisiana’s criminal justice system is a problem that appears to have an easy fix, according to criminal justice experts. They say that it requires state and local authorities to improve their coordination with each other. Instead, they pass the buck—with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office placing the blame on the Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC), and the DOC claiming it’s the fault of the sheriff’s office. While these two entities duke it out, their lack of coordination is ruining lives and wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money. It’s an issue that will now get sorted out in court, because civil rights lawyers are suing both of them. They say that this is a problem that was well-known by officials for years, and that they simply failed to address it.  “The criminal justice system is based on the idea that if you do a crime you serve your time and then you go free. And that going free part is not being carried out correctly in Louisiana,” said civil rights attorney William Most, who has lawsuits pending against DOC and local sheriff’s offices related to the alleged overdetention of five different clients.

Trump links California lawsuit against his 'emergency' to his yanking of state high-speed rail funds

There has never been a modern presidency more devoted to screwing the administration's perceived enemies. After California and other states filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's declaration of a still-invisible «national emergency» on the southern b
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Trump links California lawsuit against his 'emergency' to his yanking of state high-speed rail funds

There has never been a modern presidency more devoted to screwing the administration's perceived enemies. After California and other states filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's declaration of a still-invisible «national emergency» on the southern border, it took only about a day for Trump's Transportation Department to respond by pulling $929 million from the California High-Speed Rail Authority, with a further threat to find some legal mechanism for requiring the state to repay the $2.5 billion in federal funds already spent. But wait, you say. Perhaps the timing is coincidental, and perhaps Donald Trump has nothing to do with it. Mmm-hmm. xAs I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit! California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2019 Or perhaps Donald Trump blurts out whatever he thinks whenever he thinks it, providing an astonishing if unnerving map of a malfunctioning, revenge-obsessed human brain at work. The California High-Speed Rail project has been something of a mess since its inception. The original project to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles began with inadequate funding and planning; after delays and staggering cost overruns, new state Gov. Gavin Newsom caused a stir when he announced the project would be scaled back and refocused on completing only the already-under-construction segments in the Central Valley, eventually connecting Bakersfield to Merced, with the rest of the ambitious project to be worked out at a later date. Whether the federal government can yank remaining funds due to a change in project scope is not clear, and will no doubt be hashed-out in court; the threat to pull funds already spent is more dodgy still. We should note in passing that there is no topic on which Donald Trump can resist lying his behind off. Trump followed his first tweet with one insisting that the «failed Fast Train project» is «hundreds of times more expensive» than his demanded «Wall.» The most recent estimates for completing the entire Los Angeles-San Francisco line are around $77 billion; Trump's demands for funding an initial, unspecified portion of border wall have fluctuated in the $2 billion to $5 billion range. We would point out that 77 billion is not «hundreds of times» more than 5 billion, which again raises questions as to whether Donald Trump, self-alleged billionaire, knows how numbers work.

In the past year, Silicon Valley became even more dystopian, unequal: report

Sexual assault rose, women suffered, residents fled, and poverty increased — but if you're rich, the news is good
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In the past year, Silicon Valley became even more dystopian, unequal: report

Sexual assault rose, women suffered, residents fled, and poverty increased — but if you're rich, the news is good

Is Roger Stone prison-bound? He keeps digging in new email, and his Florida home goes up for rent

Roger Stone has prided himself for his life’s work as a dirty political operative. He even has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. He’s built this entire persona around being the loudest guy in the room, especially when it comes to his fashion choices
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Is Roger Stone prison-bound? He keeps digging in new email, and his Florida home goes up for rent

Roger Stone has prided himself for his life’s work as a dirty political operative. He even has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. He’s built this entire persona around being the loudest guy in the room, especially when it comes to his fashion choices. And now his loud mouth is getting him into deep trouble with a federal judge who will be considering whether to revoke his bail tomorrow, days after he posted a photo on Instagram of Judge Amy Berman Jackson with a rifle crosshairs symbol next to her head. Stone lifted the image from a conspiracy-laden website, and less than a week after the same judge issued a gag order in his case.  To say Roger has had a bad week is an understatement, and all of it is his own doing. You’d think after the swift outcry from observers and the order from Judge Berman Jackson to appear in court to explain himself, Roger Stone might close his mouth for once in his life. But, no: On the same day Judge Berman Jackson issued the order, Roger Stone sent a fundraising email saying, this “may be the last time you hear from me if I am gagged by the Judge.« Furthermore, he bashed Judge Berman Jackson, insinuating she was part of a “deep state” plot. From The Hill: In the email, Stone refers to Jackson as an »Obama-appointed Federal Judge« and wrote that the »real reason they want to gag me is so I cannot raise the money necessary to mount a vigorous legal defense." Sure, Roger. He went even further, saying he was only under investigation because of his relationship with Trump. 

Trump calls the New York Times an 'ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE' for exposing his obstruction of justice

Tuesday's blockbuster New York Times report detailed Donald Trump’s «sustained» efforts to undermine law enforcement probes into Russian election hacking, its ties to the Trump campaign, and related criminal acts. Among the details presented: a
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Trump calls the New York Times an 'ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE' for exposing his obstruction of justice

Tuesday's blockbuster New York Times report detailed Donald Trump’s «sustained» efforts to undermine law enforcement probes into Russian election hacking, its ties to the Trump campaign, and related criminal acts. Among the details presented: an attempt by Trump to get acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to reinstall a Trump-allied U.S. attorney as head of federal investigations of «hush money» payments to several Trump mistresses. The Trump White House gave no indications it knew such a report was coming, and whether Trump's extremely sour mood of late was related to the upcoming report or to something else is unknown. Instead, Trump blasted «The Press» in general: «The writers don't even call asking for verification. They are totally out of control.» He singled out the New York Times reporting as «false,» declaring that the Times specifically is «a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!» Trump's objections were, as usual, performative. Times reporter Maggie Haberman told CNN that of course the Times reporters who prepared the report sought verification and comment from the White House, and that the White House ignored their questions. So Trump is either lying to the American people, yet again, or he got played by his own staff. Said Haberman, “That’s a lie, and I don’t know whether he knows it’s a lie or whether he is telling himself this is true, whether his staff doesn’t tell him that we have reached out, but I find that awfully hard to believe that his staff did not brief him, once again, that this kind of a report was coming.” Haberman is a reporter with deep White House contacts, one who knows more than most about the inner workings of Team Catastrophe, but this is still a tough call. It seems entirely plausible that Trump's staff would not tell him about an upcoming devastating public report of his attempts to Do Crimes. Who would tell him? Sarah Sanders? Bill Shine? Who would willingly pop over to the Oval Office to face the rage of an always-infuriated man-child to tell him still more leaks of his improper behavior have dribbled out from his supposed allies? Trump being kept in the dark on this one seems plausible. But it is also possible, even rote, for Trump to be intentionally lying about this as he does about Every. Single. Thing. Ever. The man has one lever, and it flips between smug bluster when someone is praising him to defiant, delusional gaslighting when someone is not. In the end it doesn't matter. Perhaps he's lying. Perhaps his staff lied to him. Perhaps both. It doesn't change the underlying report: Donald Trump attempted to install a favored, Trump-allied attorney to oversee a criminal investigation into his own actions, not recognizing the impossibility of what he was asking for and not caring about the overt corruption of such a request. Upon being exposed, he breaks out the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE language yet again, a clear betrayal of the Constitution and his supposed oath. He should be tossed out of office for that alone—and would be, if his party had not slid itself into whatever levels of corruption were necessary to prop the man-child up.

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Top trading ideas by Prabhudas Lilladher: Buy Aurobindo Pharma, Infosys

Nifty outlook and top trading ideas by Vaishali Parekh, research analyst - technical research at Prabhudas Lilladher.
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Top trading ideas by Prabhudas Lilladher: Buy Aurobindo Pharma, Infosys

Nifty outlook and top trading ideas by Vaishali Parekh, research analyst - technical research at Prabhudas Lilladher.

Not just the Samsung Galaxy S10 -- here are other phones with ceramic backs - CNET

From the Essential Phone to rivals LG, phones with ceramic backs aren't as rare as you may think.
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Not just the Samsung Galaxy S10 -- here are other phones with ceramic backs - CNET

From the Essential Phone to rivals LG, phones with ceramic backs aren't as rare as you may think.

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This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)

The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one — but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so uncomm
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This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)

The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one — but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so uncommon in the next few years, in which case Korea will just be an […]

Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease based on a
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Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease based on a compound found in nature.

New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design

A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer envelope protein structure. This flexibility enables the antibody to dock
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New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design

A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer envelope protein structure. This flexibility enables the antibody to dock on diverse strains of the virus and more potently neutralize them.

Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?

Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a website
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Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?

Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a website hooked to a machine that generates a new face every few seconds. […]

Security token offerings aren’t looking much better in 2019

Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall and fall behind the couch forever. The party is over. A few, however, can present a credible
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Security token offerings aren’t looking much better in 2019

Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall and fall behind the couch forever. The party is over. A few, however, can present a credible use case. “Tokenized securities” could be one of […]

On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market

Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators. Via says the service
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On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market

Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators. Via says the service called CityBus 2.0 is the first on-demand shuttle system operated by a public transit operator to launch in Latin […]

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This $200,000 All-Electric Boat Lets You ‘Fly’ on Water

Forget the super yacht, the newest way to travel on water is by electric, “flying” boat. French startup SeaBubbles‘ futuristic car-shaped boat, the Bubble Taxi, which was presented at the Miami Boat Show […] The post This $200,000 All-
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This $200,000 All-Electric Boat Lets You ‘Fly’ on Water

Forget the super yacht, the newest way to travel on water is by electric, “flying” boat. French startup SeaBubbles‘ futuristic car-shaped boat, the Bubble Taxi, which was presented at the Miami Boat Show […] The post This $200,000 All-Electric Boat Lets You ‘Fly’ on Water appeared first on Geek.com.

Man Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy, Gets Caught By App

A U.K. delivery driver is in hot water: After lying to officials about a missing pet, an app caught him dropping off an Amazon parcel and stealing a puppy from a customer’s property. […] The post Man Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy, Gets Ca
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Man Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy, Gets Caught By App

A U.K. delivery driver is in hot water: After lying to officials about a missing pet, an app caught him dropping off an Amazon parcel and stealing a puppy from a customer’s property. […] The post Man Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy, Gets Caught By App appeared first on Geek.com.

Truck rolls into Gardner River in Yellowstone

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) - Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park. National Park Service spokeswoman Linda Veress tells The Billings Gazette that the incident occurred about 5:45 p.m. Monday just nort
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Truck rolls into Gardner River in Yellowstone

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) - Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park. National Park Service spokeswoman Linda Veress tells The Billings Gazette that the incident occurred about 5:45 p.m. Monday just north of the Boiling River thermal feature in the northern end ...

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Gia
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Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted ...

Twitch Is Hosting a Mega Three-Month ‘Pokemon’ Anime Marathon

Don’t have time to “catch ’em all?” Now, you can: Twitch is hosting a mega Pokemon anime marathon for three months straight. On Wednesday, the Pokemon Company shared Pokemon Day 2019 details online, which […] The post Twitch Is
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Twitch Is Hosting a Mega Three-Month ‘Pokemon’ Anime Marathon

Don’t have time to “catch ’em all?” Now, you can: Twitch is hosting a mega Pokemon anime marathon for three months straight. On Wednesday, the Pokemon Company shared Pokemon Day 2019 details online, which […] The post Twitch Is Hosting a Mega Three-Month ‘Pokemon’ Anime Marathon appeared first on Geek.com.

Mysterious Glowing ‘Dragon’ Aurora Spotted Over Iceland

A bright green dragon emerging from a spectacular Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) display was captured in a photograph taken in Iceland. NASA shared the image as their Astronomy Picture of the Day […] The post Mysterious Glowing ‘Dragon’
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Mysterious Glowing ‘Dragon’ Aurora Spotted Over Iceland

A bright green dragon emerging from a spectacular Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) display was captured in a photograph taken in Iceland. NASA shared the image as their Astronomy Picture of the Day […] The post Mysterious Glowing ‘Dragon’ Aurora Spotted Over Iceland appeared first on Geek.com.

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Mustang NASCAR to make special Adelaide appearance

The two-time Supercars champ turned NASCAR race winner will sample the brand new Mustang as part of an elaborate Ford Performance launch in the South Australian capital.The demo will also include Australian racing legend Dick Johnson in the new Supercars-spe
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Mustang NASCAR to make special Adelaide appearance

The two-time Supercars champ turned NASCAR race winner will sample the brand new Mustang as part of an elaborate Ford Performance launch in the South Australian capital.The demo will also include Australian racing legend Dick Johnson in the new Supercars-spec Mustang – which will make its competitive debut on the streets of Adelaide – and reigning Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin in a ...Keep reading

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