Representative Ayanna Pressley: “I will always refer to him as ‘the occupant,’ as he is only occupying space. He does not embody the grace, the empathy, the compassion, the integrity that that office requires and that the American people deserve.”
Freedom for Immigrants has documented some 800 incidents of hate and bias by guards against people in ICE detention. In many cases, verbal abuse led to physical and sexual assault, denial of medical services, retaliatory use of solitary confinement and denial of visits.
The federal agencies are using facial recognition software in a largely unauthorized practice that experts say disproportionately subjects people of color to “heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests.”
The Supreme Court ruled that federal courts can’t intervene in cases where political parties blatantly manipulate district maps to their advantage. But there are alternatives to fight partisan gerrymandering.