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Episode Info: It’s late – apologies – still trying to deal with the fact that I’m actively being scammed. Rant: How Buying A Car On Craigslist Fucked Up Months Of My Life If you want grandmas and children thrown around by cops, the further advancement of the AI biometric surveillance state, the latest US death toll in Afghanistan, and more, you’ve come to the right place. For the first episode on Activist Post, I have a good one for y’all today. If you’re new here, I’m an angry anarchist, and this show is my way of possibly making you both. Get your kit – we’re hunting demons. This season’s featured song is A Story That Shouldn’t Be Told by Zachary Larmer. Thanks to him for being the Season 2 song. If you have something similar you want to be the Season 3 song, LMK. In the first piece of good news, Massachusetts has decided that local police can’t ping your phone to track its location, without a warrant. From EFF: “There’s heartening news for our location privacy out of Massachusetts this week. The Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, ruled that police access to real-time cell phone location data—whether it comes from a phone company or from technology like a cell site simulator—intrudes on a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy. Absent exigent circumstances, the court held, the police must get a warrant.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/massachusetts-court-blocks-warrantless-access-real-time-cell-phone-location-data So while the Fourth Amendment is being more protected, the First got a victory, too, when a federal judge struck down a Texas anti-BDS law. From CommonDreams: “In a decision hailed as a “landmark” victory for the First Amendment, a federal judge on Thursday struck down a Texas law requiring government contractors to sign a pledge vowing not to participate in the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/26/landmark -victory-first-amendment-court-strikes-down-texas-anti-bds-law# Also, TI and Scrapp Deleon worked with Lithonia Georgia’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to bail out 23 nonviolent offenders from jail, and give them the tools necessary to avoid recidivism. From HuffPo: “Each of the recipients has been paired with a mentor for weekly check-ins, and the church has set aside money to open college funds for the recipients’ children…. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church started raising funds for the bail program at the start of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and reflection that leads up to Easter, the day that Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected. The church’s initial goal was to raise $40,000. It ended up raising about $120,000.” Releasing scholarship funds for all of the children of released inmates, breaks the cycle of crime often called the “school to prison pipeline”. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-birth-missionary-baptist-church-bail-out_n_5cc0cbcde4b01b6b...
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