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Martin, Poop, and Streets: WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 o. 1 in Palo Alto and the Mid-Peninsula 890 BERKELEY AVENUE MENLO PARK SF launches 'Poop Patrol' to clean up streets The San Francisco Department of Public Works announced today it will assemble a new team, known as the Poop Patrol, which will be focused on cleaning up human and animal SOLD waste throughout the city The team, which will be made up of six peo- ZACH TRAILER ple- a supervisor and five workers, is part of a pilot program set to start sometime in Sep- tember, according to public works department spokeswoman Rachel Gordon. Reports of waste (650) 906-8008 ztrailer@zachtrailer.com AAINPINEL [See PATROL, page 18] Locally owned, independent Www.ZACHTRAILER.COM Bitcoin now accepted for bail "It's a new world,' District Attorney says BYALLİSON LEVITSKY cryptocurrency for bail. Judges can or Daily Post Staff Writer der many kinds of bail, including real High-tech criminal charges call for estate owned by another person high-tech bail in Silicon Valley Electronic Arts has been ordered to pay made his first appearance in federal U.S. Assistant District Attorney to comply with an order to appear later." the U.S. Attorney's Office. Martin Marsich, 25, a Serbian and ordered him to pay $750,000 in Bitcoin "It really is quite broad." Simmons said. living in Udine, Ita- or any other kind of cryptocurrency to The judge could order just about anything. What the objective is is to get the defendant with hacking the Italian national ly, was arrested at SFO on Aug. 8 and A man charged Redwood City video game company be released to a halfway house his bail in cryptocurrency, according to court in San Francisco on Thursday, Abraham Simmons said he doubted it when federal Judge Jacqueline Corley was the first time a judge had allowed If the value of the currency were to See BITCOIN, page 18)
Martin, Poop, and Streets: WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018
 o. 1 in Palo Alto and the Mid-Peninsula
 890 BERKELEY AVENUE
 MENLO PARK
 SF launches
 'Poop Patrol' to
 clean up streets
 The San Francisco Department of Public
 Works announced today it will assemble a new
 team, known as the Poop Patrol, which will
 be focused on cleaning up human and animal
 SOLD
 waste throughout the city
 The team, which will be made up of six peo-
 ZACH TRAILER
 ple- a supervisor and five workers, is part of
 a pilot program set to start sometime in Sep-
 tember, according to public works department
 spokeswoman Rachel Gordon. Reports of waste
 (650) 906-8008
 ztrailer@zachtrailer.com AAINPINEL
 [See PATROL, page 18]
 Locally owned, independent
 Www.ZACHTRAILER.COM
 Bitcoin now accepted for bail
 "It's a new world,' District Attorney says
 BYALLİSON LEVITSKY
 cryptocurrency for bail. Judges
 can or
 Daily Post Staff Writer
 der many kinds of bail, including real
 High-tech criminal charges call for
 estate owned by another person
 high-tech bail in Silicon Valley
 Electronic Arts has been ordered to pay made his first appearance in federal U.S. Assistant District Attorney to comply with an order to appear later."
 the U.S. Attorney's Office.
 Martin Marsich, 25, a Serbian and ordered him to pay $750,000 in Bitcoin "It really is quite broad." Simmons said.
 living in Udine, Ita- or any other kind of cryptocurrency to The judge could order just about anything.
 What the objective is is to get the defendant
 with hacking the
 Italian national
 ly, was arrested at SFO on Aug. 8 and
 A man
 charged
 Redwood City video game company
 be released to a halfway house
 his bail in cryptocurrency, according to
 court in San Francisco on Thursday, Abraham Simmons said he doubted it
 when federal Judge Jacqueline Corley was the first time a judge had allowed
 If the value of the currency were to
 See BITCOIN, page 18)
Fbi, Gucci, and Heroin: WANTED By the Drug Enforcement Administration Name: Frank Larry Matthews Aliases: FRANK McNEAL, PEEWEE, MARK III $20,000.00 REWARD 2o 8 4'9 SHERIFF CLARK CO PHOTO TAKEN 2/16/69 PHOTO TAKEN 1/5/73 Build: medium Hair: black Eyes: brown Complexion: clear Description: Age: 33, born 2/13/44 Height: 5'9" Place of Birth: Durham, N.C. Weight: 180 lbs. SS No.: 242-66-8429 Occupation: realtor Note: may have had plastic surgery Citizenship: U.S Ethnic Origin: Black American Remarks: A Federal Bench Warrant was issued on July 3, 1973, Eastern District of New York, charging Matthews with failure to appear after indictment for violation of 21 USC 846 Heroin Conspiracy Caution: this individual is reportedly in the company of two bodyguards and should be consid- ered armed and dangerous. The Drug Enforcement Administration has authorized the payment of $20,000.00 as a reward to anyone providing information dirctiyresuting in the apprehension of this subject. All such information will be kept strictly confidential. Peter B. Bensinger, Administratbr IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON CONTACT DEA PRINCIPLE OFFICES ARE LISTED ON BACK. United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration CIRCULAR NO. 17 FBI NO. 640 716D gucci-flipflops: Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews (born February 13, 1944) is a major heroin and cocaine trafficker who operated throughout the eastern seaboard during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the peak of his career he operated in 21 states and supplied major dealers throughout every region of the country. Although there is more attention paid to other drug kingpins of the era, Frank Matthews is said by the DEA to be one of the most significant traffickers of the time. He led a flamboyant lifestyle, with large sable mink coats, prime seats at major sporting events, luxury vehicles, and regular trips to Las Vegas where he was treated like a king. Matthews would also become known for hosting a major African-American drug dealers “summit” in Atlanta in 1971In 1973, the DEA was set to arrest Matthews. Nothing is known of his disappearance, however, he was arrested in Las Vegas, NV - paid bail then disappeared and others say he fled the scene before the arrest. At the time, Matthews allegedly took 15–20 million dollars with him and fled the country, and was never seen again.
Fbi, Gucci, and Heroin: WANTED
 By the Drug Enforcement Administration
 Name: Frank Larry Matthews
 Aliases: FRANK McNEAL, PEEWEE, MARK III
 $20,000.00 REWARD
 2o 8 4'9
 SHERIFF CLARK CO
 PHOTO TAKEN 2/16/69
 PHOTO TAKEN 1/5/73
 Build: medium
 Hair: black
 Eyes: brown
 Complexion: clear
 Description: Age: 33, born 2/13/44
 Height: 5'9"
 Place of Birth: Durham, N.C. Weight: 180 lbs.
 SS No.: 242-66-8429
 Occupation: realtor
 Note: may have had plastic surgery
 Citizenship: U.S
 Ethnic Origin: Black American
 Remarks: A Federal Bench Warrant was issued on July 3, 1973, Eastern District of New York, charging
 Matthews with failure to appear after indictment for violation of 21 USC 846 Heroin Conspiracy
 Caution: this individual is reportedly in the company of two bodyguards and should be consid-
 ered armed and dangerous.
 The Drug Enforcement Administration has authorized the payment of $20,000.00 as a reward to
 anyone providing information dirctiyresuting in the apprehension of this subject. All such
 information will be kept strictly confidential.
 Peter B. Bensinger, Administratbr
 IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON
 CONTACT DEA PRINCIPLE OFFICES ARE LISTED ON BACK. United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
 CIRCULAR NO. 17 FBI NO. 640 716D
gucci-flipflops:

Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews (born February 13, 1944) is a major heroin and cocaine trafficker who operated throughout the eastern seaboard during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the peak of his career he operated in 21 states and supplied major dealers throughout every region of the country. Although there is more attention paid to other drug kingpins of the era, Frank Matthews is said by the DEA to be one of the most significant traffickers of the time. He led a flamboyant lifestyle, with large sable mink coats, prime seats at major sporting events, luxury vehicles, and regular trips to Las Vegas where he was treated like a king. Matthews would also become known for hosting a major African-American drug dealers “summit” in Atlanta in 1971In 1973, the DEA was set to arrest Matthews. Nothing is known of his disappearance, however, he was arrested in Las Vegas, NV - paid bail then disappeared and others say he fled the scene before the arrest. At the time, Matthews allegedly took 15–20 million dollars with him and fled the country, and was never seen again.

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All Lives Matter, Chicago, and Family: DreTookHer BeardedDre Follow 3 black federal employees died in a month span. No uproar from "all lives matter" only people that care are black... SPREAD This media may contain sensitive material. Your media settings are configured to warn you when media may be sensitive. View RETWEETS LIKES 52,473 42,359 VOLD 3:02 PM-26 May 2017 from Virginia, USA THE DAILY BEAST POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT WORLD US. TECH ARTS CULTURE DRINK FOOD STYLE GRIM MILESTONE First Judge Killed in Chicago History by Gun Violence He Fought Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home Monday morning, in a seemingly random act of violence after a career spent locking up criminals behind massacres, the death of Jennifer Hudson's family members, and more. BOB CHIARITO 0410.17 11:41 PMET SEARCH The New Work Eimes N.Y. / REGION Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Judge on New York's op Court, Is Found Dead in fHudson Kiveir By MATTHEW HAAG and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM APRIL 12, 2017 Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam at the Court of Appeals in Albany last year. Hans Pennink/Assoclated Press T-Mobile LTE 5:57 PM 40% [-]), + Tweet Tariq Nasheed @tariqnasheed Another Black federal prosecutor has been found dead. This time it's Berantorn Whisenant Jr. a Florida US attorney. This is a pattern 5/26/17, 2:37 PM from Pico Rivera, CA 2,470 RETWEETS 1,423 LIKES Tweet your reply Home Explore Notifications Message:s lagonegirl: Politically powerful Black people are a threat to White Supremacy.
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 GRIM MILESTONE
 First Judge Killed in Chicago History by Gun
 Violence He Fought
 Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home Monday morning, in a seemingly
 random act of violence after a career spent locking up criminals behind massacres, the
 death of Jennifer Hudson's family members, and more.
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Fbi, Gucci, and Heroin: WANTED By the Drug Enforcement Administration Name: Frank Larry Matthews Aliases: FRANK McNEAL, PEEWEE, MARK III $20,000.00 REWARD 2o 8 4'9 SHERIFF CLARK CO PHOTO TAKEN 2/16/69 PHOTO TAKEN 1/5/73 Build: medium Hair: black Eyes: brown Complexion: clear Description: Age: 33, born 2/13/44 Height: 5'9" Place of Birth: Durham, N.C. Weight: 180 lbs. SS No.: 242-66-8429 Occupation: realtor Note: may have had plastic surgery Citizenship: U.S Ethnic Origin: Black American Remarks: A Federal Bench Warrant was issued on July 3, 1973, Eastern District of New York, charging Matthews with failure to appear after indictment for violation of 21 USC 846 Heroin Conspiracy Caution: this individual is reportedly in the company of two bodyguards and should be consid- ered armed and dangerous. The Drug Enforcement Administration has authorized the payment of $20,000.00 as a reward to anyone providing information dirctiyresuting in the apprehension of this subject. All such information will be kept strictly confidential. Peter B. Bensinger, Administratbr IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON CONTACT DEA PRINCIPLE OFFICES ARE LISTED ON BACK. United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration CIRCULAR NO. 17 FBI NO. 640 716D gucci-flipflops: Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews (born February 13, 1944) is a major heroin and cocaine trafficker who operated throughout the eastern seaboard during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the peak of his career he operated in 21 states and supplied major dealers throughout every region of the country. Although there is more attention paid to other drug kingpins of the era, Frank Matthews is said by the DEA to be one of the most significant traffickers of the time. He led a flamboyant lifestyle, with large sable mink coats, prime seats at major sporting events, luxury vehicles, and regular trips to Las Vegas where he was treated like a king. Matthews would also become known for hosting a major African-American drug dealers “summit” in Atlanta in 1971In 1973, the DEA was set to arrest Matthews. Nothing is known of his disappearance, however, he was arrested in Las Vegas, NV - paid bail then disappeared and others say he fled the scene before the arrest. At the time, Matthews allegedly took 15–20 million dollars with him and fled the country, and was never seen again.
Fbi, Gucci, and Heroin: WANTED
 By the Drug Enforcement Administration
 Name: Frank Larry Matthews
 Aliases: FRANK McNEAL, PEEWEE, MARK III
 $20,000.00 REWARD
 2o 8 4'9
 SHERIFF CLARK CO
 PHOTO TAKEN 2/16/69
 PHOTO TAKEN 1/5/73
 Build: medium
 Hair: black
 Eyes: brown
 Complexion: clear
 Description: Age: 33, born 2/13/44
 Height: 5'9"
 Place of Birth: Durham, N.C. Weight: 180 lbs.
 SS No.: 242-66-8429
 Occupation: realtor
 Note: may have had plastic surgery
 Citizenship: U.S
 Ethnic Origin: Black American
 Remarks: A Federal Bench Warrant was issued on July 3, 1973, Eastern District of New York, charging
 Matthews with failure to appear after indictment for violation of 21 USC 846 Heroin Conspiracy
 Caution: this individual is reportedly in the company of two bodyguards and should be consid-
 ered armed and dangerous.
 The Drug Enforcement Administration has authorized the payment of $20,000.00 as a reward to
 anyone providing information dirctiyresuting in the apprehension of this subject. All such
 information will be kept strictly confidential.
 Peter B. Bensinger, Administratbr
 IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON
 CONTACT DEA PRINCIPLE OFFICES ARE LISTED ON BACK. United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
 CIRCULAR NO. 17 FBI NO. 640 716D
gucci-flipflops:

Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews (born February 13, 1944) is a major heroin and cocaine trafficker who operated throughout the eastern seaboard during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the peak of his career he operated in 21 states and supplied major dealers throughout every region of the country. Although there is more attention paid to other drug kingpins of the era, Frank Matthews is said by the DEA to be one of the most significant traffickers of the time. He led a flamboyant lifestyle, with large sable mink coats, prime seats at major sporting events, luxury vehicles, and regular trips to Las Vegas where he was treated like a king. Matthews would also become known for hosting a major African-American drug dealers “summit” in Atlanta in 1971In 1973, the DEA was set to arrest Matthews. Nothing is known of his disappearance, however, he was arrested in Las Vegas, NV - paid bail then disappeared and others say he fled the scene before the arrest. At the time, Matthews allegedly took 15–20 million dollars with him and fled the country, and was never seen again.

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Anaconda, Family, and Gif: I'll give your family this $1,000,000 tax-free when you die. Whether it's in 5 days or 75 years. Your family will get this $1,000,000 I have already in my possession. This agreement is enforced by federal and state law. In exchange. All I ask is that you pay me about $70 per week for my trouble. Does this sound fair? This is essentially what permanent life insurance is. The rate never changes, and the death benefit is payable for all forms of death after the policy has been in force for 2years. Yes, that includes suicide. your life solution YourlifeSolution.com 888.374 2754 *Rate is based on 32 year-old non-smoker in excellent health. Rates vary based on numerous relevant factors *Legal and licensing info available on YourLifeSolution.com life-insurancequote: sea-of-blood-red-roses: life-insurancequote: chefjoey7791: life-insurancequote: Concept for ad I’m working on. -YourLifeSolution.com I’m sold I mean, the ad is good, but maaaaybe consider fixing your math.70x56 = 3920, 1 000 000/3920 = 255 yearsThis would be a decent plan if you were immortal, but anywayPoint is less about the math than rather maybe displaying the math? Or some form of it? Like maybe add something along the lines of showing how many years it would take you to accumulate that much money vs the likelyhood of you dying after those years are over, and thus it is statistically better for you to have life insurance (this can be reinforced with “DEATH CAN BE AROUND ANY CORNER” but that’s too aggressive for my preference) The math is quite accurate.  In fact, I was conservative in using a man’s rates at age 32 instead of a woman’s.  The reason why you would only pay a fraction of the amount over the long-haul as you would to fund the death benefit at once is due to the mechanism known as “discounted interest”.  So, even if this person lived to 100, they would have only paid about 200k-225k.  That’s the core value of permanent life insurance is that you are only paying a fraction of the death benefit’s cost even if you live a full life while simultaneously covering the risk of an unexpected death. $70 X 4.3 weeks in a month is about $301 per month, which is nearly identical to the cost if paid annually (annual payments receive a discount of about 4% on average). The numbers are attractive because people aren’t immortal.  Feel free to run hypothetical scenarios using the anonymous quote tool at YourLifeSolution.com.  The numbers don’t always work out advantageously (major health issues sully it in many cases) but it’s otherwise a rather solid premise. 
Anaconda, Family, and Gif: I'll give your family this $1,000,000 tax-free when you die. Whether
 it's in 5 days or 75 years. Your family will get this $1,000,000 I have
 already in my possession. This agreement is enforced by federal and
 state law.
 In exchange. All I ask is that you pay me about $70 per week for my
 trouble.
 Does this sound fair?
 This is essentially what permanent life insurance is. The rate never
 changes, and the death benefit is payable for all forms of death after
 the policy has been in force for 2years. Yes, that includes suicide.
 your life
 solution
 YourlifeSolution.com
 888.374 2754
 *Rate is based on 32 year-old non-smoker in excellent health. Rates
 vary based on numerous relevant factors
 *Legal and licensing info available on YourLifeSolution.com
life-insurancequote:
sea-of-blood-red-roses:

life-insurancequote:

chefjoey7791:

life-insurancequote:


Concept for ad I’m working on.
-YourLifeSolution.com


I’m sold


I mean, the ad is good, but maaaaybe consider fixing your math.70x56 = 3920, 1 000 000/3920 = 255 yearsThis would be a decent plan if you were immortal, but anywayPoint is less about the math than rather maybe displaying the math? Or some form of it? Like maybe add something along the lines of showing how many years it would take you to accumulate that much money vs the likelyhood of you dying after those years are over, and thus it is statistically better for you to have life insurance (this can be reinforced with “DEATH CAN BE AROUND ANY CORNER” but that’s too aggressive for my preference)

The math is quite accurate.  In fact, I was conservative in using a man’s rates at age 32 instead of a woman’s.  The reason why you would only pay a fraction of the amount over the long-haul as you would to fund the death benefit at once is due to the mechanism known as “discounted interest”.  So, even if this person lived to 100, they would have only paid about 200k-225k.  That’s the core value of permanent life insurance is that you are only paying a fraction of the death benefit’s cost even if you live a full life while simultaneously covering the risk of an unexpected death.
$70 X 4.3 weeks in a month is about $301 per month, which is nearly identical to the cost if paid annually (annual payments receive a discount of about 4% on average).
The numbers are attractive because people aren’t immortal.  Feel free to run hypothetical scenarios using the anonymous quote tool at YourLifeSolution.com.  The numbers don’t always work out advantageously (major health issues sully it in many cases) but it’s otherwise a rather solid premise. 

life-insurancequote: sea-of-blood-red-roses: life-insurancequote: chefjoey7791: life-insurancequote: Concept for ad I’m working on. -Yo...

America, Drake, and Family: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um… about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
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 Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully
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 Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU
 The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with
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sleepandbooks:
parentheticalaside:


luceateis:


shinelikethunder:

pdxjenni:

biglawbear:
Lawblr side of Tumblr, here.  I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is.  If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands.  Our country immediately falls apart.  The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying.
I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00  CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier.
I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU  International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud). 
There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out. 
Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is.
I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken.
Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting.

At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers.
And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x)
At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress.
All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG.
It’s like the civics lesson from hell.

Yeah, um… about the Marshalls. 


This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders.


This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.

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