Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

Unable to Post Bail? You Will Pay for That for Many Years…

Date: March 02, 2019

01) Unable to Post Bail? You Will Pay for That for Many Years

“Cash bail favors the rich, who can pay it and go home, while poorer people are frequently forced to remain in jail while they await trial.

That fact alone helps to explain why cash bail has been eliminated or restricted in California, New Jersey and Arizona, and appears to be on the way out in a number of other places, including New York.

But two new studies in economic journals show that inequities in the cash-bail system lead to more long-lasting and pernicious consequences.

In itself, an inability to pay bail after being arrested makes it more likely that you will be convicted of that offense, according to a study published last year in the American Economic Review. The study found that being held in jail while awaiting trial also makes it more likely that, two to four years after an initial arrest, you will be engaged in criminal behavior or unemployed.”

Study provides new insights into the relationship between childhood poverty and inflammation…


Date: March 02, 2019

01) Study provides new insights into the relationship between childhood poverty and inflammation

“A new study published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity sheds light on the complicated relationship between childhood poverty and inflammation. Poverty was “consistently and reliably” associated with inflammation in childhood, but the picture became more muddled when examining the influence of childhood socioeconomic status on inflammation in adulthood.

“As a (soon to be) clinical psychologist interested in integrated care in medical settings, I am skeptical about the dichotomy healthcare has historically created between mental and medical disorders and the disjointed way in which treatment is provided,” said study author Izabela Milaniak, a clinical psychology PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.

“This is how I became interested in the research linking chronic inflammation as a common determinant of both medical diseases such as diabetes and chronic heart disease and what are traditionally thought of a psychological illness such as depression and anxiety disorders.”

“Prolonged activation of the immune system due to ‘fight or flight’ reactions to chronic exposure to stressful environments in childhood such as maltreatment and poverty is linked to over-activation of the immune system leading to wear and tear on the brain and the body resulting in a combination of both mental and medical illness later in adulthood,” Milaniak said.”


The MI SOR: From non-public tool for LE to public, punitive, ineffective monstrosity in 20 years…


Date: March 02, 2019

01) The MI SOR: From non-public tool for LE to public, punitive, ineffective monstrosity in 20 years

“The ACLU and activists seeking changes to Michigan’s 40,000-person sex offender registry may have a new ally: new state Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel. Earlier this month, Nessel’s office filed briefs in two cases before the state’s Supreme Court, arguing that “the state Sex Offender Registration Act has gone far beyond its purpose and now imposes burdens that are so punitive in their effect that they negate the State’s public safety justification,” according to a press release announcing the action.

Additional amendments to the sex offender registration law were passed in 2006 and 2011, and pulled the reins tighter in ways that have been found unconstitutional in federal court.”

Possible good news?

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Super Cool DIY Tiny House With HUGE Movie Theatre Loft…


Date: March 02, 2019

01) Super Cool DIY Tiny House With HUGE Movie Theatre Loft

“If you’re a fan of movies and tv, this could very well be the ideal tiny house for you! Dynamic young couple Erin and Jake set about designing and building their dream tiny house on wheels which is jam packed with super clever design features, including a huge loft theatre for watching movies.

Thanks to some brilliant design, this home is very functional with all the necessities and lots of clever extras, including an ingenious fold out dining table in the kitchen and a great double loft design which created space for the movie theatre, an essential element for Jake who works in the film industry. I hope you enjoy full tour of this spectacular tiny house on wheels.”


Alissa R. Ackerman: The Importance of Connection…

Date: March 02, 2019

01) The Importance of Connection – Alissa R. Ackerman – TEDxCSULB

“Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman offers a new perspective on restorative justice and how it can help those who suffered from sexual assault. With her personal experience, she shares with everyone the true importance of engaging in difficult conversations to heal from intimate harm.
Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman is a criminal justice professor at California State University, Fullerton, where she specializes in the study of sexual violence. For almost 15 years, Dr. Ackerman has devoted her career to better understanding how to prevent sexual misconduct of all kinds. Her research and advocacy work are nationally and internationally recognized and she writes extensively on topics related to gender-based violence and restorative justice. Her newest books include The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement: Internet Activist and Social Justice and Sex and Gender in the 2016 Election. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.”

One thing to keep in mind, even about people who have committed a violent act [sexual, or otherwise]…is that that one act, does not sum up the totality of who they are…

…and years down the road, they may be an extremely different person from the one who did that violent act.

I’ve seen people destroy themselves…by holding onto the hate they have towards such people…and living their lives in accordance with that relentless hate.

…As someone who is only “guilty” of being an open, honest pedophile…I’ve been targeted by such people, who live by the driving force of hate…and the few blows they’ve managed to inflict upon me aside…I can tell you…they’re primarily degrading and killing themselves.

Holding onto hate, as the primary thing which keeps you going…it will chemically change you…and it will make you ill…it will kill you, earlier in life…

This is one of the reasons I try to keep positivity in my life…why I try to laugh a lot…and why I try to bring positive creativity, uplifting music and comedy to this blog…It’s why I try to build something constructive and useful on a broad level…instead of just complaining about how things are, all the time.

I feel like I should say more about this video…Heck…I think I should probably have a sub-blog series, to showcase this exact kind of video […the kind where an expert is talking about what’s wrong with the “sex offender” and “justice” system and society, while offering something substantially constructive as an alternative…]…

Alissa shows that we can get along…and we can all move past bad things which happened in our lives.

Bernie Kicks off 2020 Campaign in Brooklyn…

Date: March 02, 2019

01) Bernie Kicks off 2020 Campaign in Brooklyn

“BERNIE 2020 LAUNCH: Bernie is speaking now in Brooklyn at the first rally of our historic campaign. We’re going to win this election because we will put together the strongest grassroots coalition in the history of American politics.”

Bernie says some great things, about reforming the “justice” system…and getting rid of the prison industrial complex.

I’ve come to be most convinced…that the people who should be inside of those prison cells…are the very people who own those prison cells…who are in this purely for personal profit.

I’m glad to see this more hard edged Bernie.