NY hasn’t as yet challenged our uniquely heavy-handed jerrymandering, or equitable inclusion of 3rd-Party candidates that currently face absurd standards for inclusion. The Republican/Democratic duopoly acts as a dictatorship in enacting laws to maintain their monopoly on elections that should never be in the hands of political Party corporations, but should be in the hands of the electorate.
New Yorkers overwhelmingly support small donor public financing. A recent poll found that a majority of New York voters across demographics including race, age, and political party support the state’s small donor matching program. Whether they’re upstate or downstate, Democrat or Republican, New Yorkers are unhappy with business as usual in Albany, and they want an alternative to the dominant sway of big donors.–end of portside info–
Establishment projection seems in play as authority identifies and labels members of the general public as domestic terrorists while so acting in that capacity in the current so-called negotiations about the national debt. The same politicians who all ready spent the money are now deciding whether to pay the aftermath. C-span hosted discussions about the budget process being inflicted upon We The People by a government that is “run like a business”.
C-Span–caller–9:05AM–(paraphrase)–The US government acts like domestic terrorists toward the public……(AKA running government like a business…..AKA capitalism……AKA organized crime….)
Marianne Williamson explains her 2024 presidential campaign
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Government that terrorizes the public isn’t new. That’s what dictatorship does. Mini-dictatorships have existed in all societies and the symptom is domestic violence. Some men and many women are aware of the mini-dictatorships within households, and the tsk, tsk around domestic violence that isn’t always approached seriously by law enforcement and locally may be generated from the same is not unusual.
Patriarchy has insinuated again, into predatory aggression in self-interest. A result is that the hidden shame of domestic violence seems to have expanded into the general public whereby self-defined authority crosses into a vigilante mindset of justified power.
The chaos is exacerbated by such patriarchy who have achieved public office or bureaucracy. At that point laws are passed that further justify a vigilante mindset even when in bureaucracy or public office.
This has come to a head in Cop City, Georgia. — https://www.aclu.org/news/national-security/how-officials-in-georgia-are-suppressing-political-protest-as-domestic-terrorism —
The amendment added a stigmatizing label and a harsher punishment — up to 35 years in prison — to property crimes that were already illegal, simply because of accompanying political expression critical of government policy. At the time of the amendment’s passing, the ACLU of Georgia and other civil rights groups objected that the statute could be weaponized to suppress protected First Amendment activity. These concerns are now a reality for “Cop City” activists.
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Expansion of authoritative style of domestic violence mindset is a topic for discussion.
Many women would challenge the notion that a vigilante style of being represents a White Supremacist. That race has been used politically seems to have been the reason that “I’m not a White Supremacist” is imagined to be a defense.
A black person of integrity would not kill a white person for the sake of race.
A white person of integrity would not kill a black person for the sake of race.
Murder or manslaughter is other than race.
In the Southern Tier a law was proposed and one thinks passed that permits arrest if a law enforcement officer dislikes the attitude of a private citizen. Many women know this is frighteningly close to the prelude to domestic violence justification. And so it moves to the street.
https://justtalk.blog/index.php/2019/12/05/broome-countys-censorship-bill-its-all-about-the-police/ –The Broome County annoyance bill fits right in, taking aim at growing protests by multiple community organizations at deaths and abuse in the jails, unaccountable and harsh policing in schools and on our streets, and the long-term diversion of funds from mental health and drug treatment into policing and jailing residents by the thousands. The new bill would counter this directly by criminalizing anyone who annoys or harasses police.
There were no such attempts at deception when the bill was introduced at a press conference in October. Reynolds then introduced the bill standing alongside not firefighters or EMT personnel, but next to Binghamton Mayor Richard David and former Broome County Undersheriff, and current part-time patrolman, Senator Akshar. Reynolds at that time was quite clear: the bill was explicitly modeled after and designed to support Akshar’s Senate bill that would make harassment of police a hate crime. –
The current county bills advance these efforts by making it a crime to “annoy” or “alarm” an officer.
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With all support to law enforcement in their dangerous job, it is also cynical that posing the public as harassing law enforcement and EMT’s, overlooks the quite substantial number of public-citizen volunteers in these positions; most notably as firefighters. One is unaware of the public harassing our EMT or even law enforcement. This would be absurd, judging that the public is so often the enforcement in Upstate NY.
Similar to labeling protesters as domestic terrorists, this would simply make possible ease of arrest if an anomaly occurred. This is bad use of legislature.
And by the way, who is to say law enforcement and other bureaucratic characters aren’t offenders with the means and connections to sidestep observation.
Most people are quite aware of the government terrorism toward their own people, such as Russia, Iraq, Israel…the list goes on. Can we be sufficiently intellectually honest to see ourselves? — PETITION——https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/free-leonard-peltier-8?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b5adf9e6-8f0c-4461-913d-9d35a9d071bd —
Leonard Peltier was convicted of murder on “cooked” evidence after the Oglala uprising and has been in prison for over 40 years. He is suffering from cancer and should be pardoned, at the very least on humanitarian grounds. If there was really equal justice in this country, those responsible for poisoning the people of Flint, MI, for example, would be convicted and imprisoned. Peltier is not guilty, and testimony proves it. He is being held because the FBI insists on punishing him for an act he did not commit. For information on this case, see “Incident at Oglala” — a film by Robert Redford.–end of rootsaction info–
As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-