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Alabama Criminalizes Abortion as a Felony Punishable by 99 Years
"You just aborted the state of Alabama with your rhetoric with this bill."

Cracker Jacks
House: 28 (D), 77 (R); Fun fact: $42,830/year salary
Senate: 8 (D), 27 (R)

wut: "The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, 'Alabama is like a big front porch.' She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life."
wut: "Ivey, 74, is the state's second female governor and the first Republican woman elected to the post. The governor said she grew up in rural Alabama at a time when little girls didn't dream of being governor one day."
wut: "Gov. Kay Ivey and the Department of Corrections will request bids for the construction of three new men's prisons."
wut: "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God."

22 chamber slaves of the patriarchy
3.382M (W), 1.391M (B), 39.1K (N), 73.3K (A), 240.1K (H), 83.1K (N/A)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 12:00:15 AM EST
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construction of three new men's prisons
Public housing for forthcoming irresponsible fathers?
by das monde on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 08:45:13 AM EST
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"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
AL Senate: 8 (D) of which 4 (F), 27 (R) of which 0 (F)
"a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama. The vote was 25-6.
wut: Malika Sanders-Fortier, D-Selma, abstained."

"sold down the river", illustrated
Alabama's Gruesome Prisons: Report Finds Rape and Murder at All Hours, 3 April
"The investigation began in the waning days of the Obama administration and continued for more than two years after Mr. Trump took office."
DOJ | Ivestigation of Alabama's State Prisons for Men, report
Investigation finds Alabama prison conditions are "unconstitutional", 15 May
"A Justice Department investigation found conditions in Alabama's prisons violate the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution"
Prison Policy Initiative | Alabama profile
46,000 (2018)
ACLU | Smart Justice [?]
28,296 (2018)

U.S. states by incarceration and correctional supervision rate, (2016)


World Prison Brief
tabulation
World Prison Brief
publications, by subject

archived crackers
coup de grâce
Sessions' firing is 'blatant attempt' to end Russia probe: Pelosi

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 06:27:37 PM EST
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archived crackers
The situation is pretty psychotic here.
Bette Midler apologizes for controversial 'women, are the niggers of the world' tweet



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 06:41:04 PM EST
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Walk with me.
See Cat ticked off. See patriots sanitize. See them fervently polish US dross to a sheen that can't keep their stories of "Africans," "blacks," and "African Americans" straight.
  1. Last Slave Ship From Africa Found off Alabama Coast. "wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States": 1860 at Mobile, ALABAMA, absolutely, positively plausibly the ONLY ONE since 1808. Because criminals always telegraph the bailiff a manifest and itinerary before landing. srsly.
  2. Africatown: "110 African men, women, and children between the ages of 5 and 23" ["a group"] establishes "the settlement of African Town as the first [!] town [?!] founded [1868, by "survivors" aged 13-31?!] and continuously occupied and controlled by blacks [!] in the United States" --excluding, for instance, the Gullah Geechee Corridor, the  gulag archipelago running the coast of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
  3. The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone-American [!] Connection --"The plantation owners were willing to pay higher prices for slaves from this area, and Africans from the Rice Coast were almost certainly the largest group [!] of slaves imported into South Carolina and Georgia during the 18th century." [Saving Cokie Roberts', Founding Mothers, the dubious fucking honor of corroborating their entrepreneurial genius and fluency in English, French, and Portuguese, because victims of the patriarchy] See last "group" of descendants of slaves 'lose' homesteads
  4. 1926 Slave Revolt in Sierra Leone
Slavery is an important part of the history of the Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate.  In those years prior to the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in 1807 [1792-1807 "settlement"], these settlers from Great Britain, Nova Scotia, and Jamaica struggled to survive. They were resented by the adjacent African and European slave traders. Some of these returned African freed slaves became slave traders themselves in order to survive.1 [...] When slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, slavery was also abolished in Sierra Leone. However, slavery outside the borders of the Crown Colony was not affected. Even when the Protectorate was established in 1896, slavery was still legal in the Protectorate until 1928. Beginning in 1833, slaves of the tribes near the Crown Colony would enter the Crown Colony to become free. In 1841, the British established a legal principle that they would not return a fugitive slave who had escaped to Freetown.5 This legal principle continued until the abolition of slavery in the Sierra Leone Protectorate in 1928.6
Nationalarchives.gov.uk | "Suppression" of the slave trade

Happy Black History Y5 D143

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 23rd, 2019 at 06:55:33 PM EST
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