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[20 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

It’s hard to gripe with the general idea behind the Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF). The organization raises money to post bond for people who cannot afford to post their own while awaiting trial.
But there seems to be a problem.

One man who was freed by the fund while awaiting trial for attempted murder in North Center went on to be arrested four times in three months for battering and threatening people in Boystown. Despite being arrested repeatedly while on bond and even being ordered to serve two jail sentences for …

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[20 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Jeff Sessions: Chicago Crime Commission Speech 10/19/18

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[20 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Republican candidates for governor might have an edge in three states from Independent voters. https://t.co/0GRaCqkgKQ— American Prospect (@theprospect) October 20, 2018

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[20 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Twitter CEO: That Quote About Twitter Being ‘The Free Speech Wing Of the Free Speech Party’ Was A Joke https://t.co/24WSO3Mt7G

— True Pundit (@true_pundit) October 20, 2018

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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Has all the earmarks of fade news, AP interviewing Black Lives Matter co-founder, voila! A PBS news hour story. I don’t believe a word of it. Rather, I don’t believe the BLM lady’s explanation. Oh, and I believe AP’s eagerness to get this story and PBS’s willingness or eagerness to run it. That’s life in […]

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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* You should read the whole thing to see how they get there, but here’s the SJ-R’s conclusion…
This is a race where we wish there were other options. It comes down to this: Illinois residents need a governor who will work to stop the longtime Statehouse tradition of spending more than the state takes in. […]

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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Tribune

Speaking in downtown Chicago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizes proposed consent decree: “Chicago police are not the problem” https://t.co/8VZswBfiJB pic.twitter.com/BD5RKM0Stn

— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) October 19, 2018

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[10 Oct 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

“What goes around comes around!”
So goes the commonplace unveiled threat of reprisal from an uncommonplace individual in a very uncommonplace situation.
I speak, of course, of Brett Kavanaugh’s tirade against Democrats and assorted other evil-doers who had the temerity to pose hard questions and actually (gasp) oppose his nomination to the highest court in the land. Even cynical old me was somewhat shocked to find a federal judge making threats against opponents. I haven’t yet found an example of any other high-court nominee …

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Justice Elena Kagan on Free Speech on Campus

“I think people should lose their thin skins.” pic.twitter.com/6Nkp9GDrYF

— Navid (@NYCNavid) October 5, 2018