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Pre-crime isn’t just science fiction anymore

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How Vincent Gray and Cathy Lanier are making DC more dangerous

Why would you run a criminal background check on someone just because they reported a crime? This is not just a question for immigrants, but for anyone. It is a huge deterrent for calling the police.

In this case it affects an immigrant. But it is not hard to see how it could affect women, especially those who are victims of domestic violence. Or anybody really who had committed a crime. What has your past criminal conduct have to do with reporting a crime? The mayor needs to change this, and Lanier should know better.

Well done Mayor Gray

D.C. Mayor Orders Police Not to Check Immigration Statuses, Even in Arrests

“This executive order ensures public safety by ensuring that our police resources are deployed wisely and our immigrant communities feel safe cooperating with those who are sworn to protect them,” Gray said in a statement

The key to public safety is community police cooperation. That cannot happen if the community as a whole fears police.

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Attention Chief Cathy Lanier

I don’t want to see anything like this at Freedom Plaza, October 6. That might be acceptable in NY; but I hope we won’t have anything like that here in DC.

The whole world will be watching. Please do not embarrass us.

TELL NORTON: NO “Voting Rights” With GUN AMENDMENTS

From Empower DC:

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence – for more information contact Ladd Everitt, LaddDC@aol.com
Dear Friend/Supporter:

I’m sure many of you have already heard the very disturbing news that Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty are prepared to accept a voting rights bill with an NRA amendment attached that would eradicate our city’s gun laws. Del. Norton has indicated she is pushing for a vote on the bill and amendment next week. Mayor Fenty says that’s fine by him.

This means that just two weeks after the horrific March 30 mass shooting in which children were gunned down with an AK-47 in Southeast D.C., Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty are prepared to legalize assault weapons in the District. All told, here’s exactly what the NRA’s “Ensign Amendment” would do to our gun laws:

1) Legalize assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
2) Repeal the District’s licensing and registration system.
3) Allow some convicted substance abusers and violent misdemeanants to purchase and own firearms.
4) Roll back important regulations curbing illegal gun trafficking by allowing D.C. residents to buy guns in MD and VA.
5) Prevent the D.C. Council from enacting any gun-related legislation in the future.

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has described Norton and Fenty’s willingness to accept a gun amendment in the following words: “It’s wrong, it’s undemocratic and it’s insulting, and we should not kneel down on our basic principles just to get this [voting rights] bill through.” Chairman Vincent Gray has stated that he will not support the bill if it removes the Council’s ability to regulate firearms.

Your help is needed. We must tell Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty that the safety of our families and children is not an acceptable tradeoff for a single voting Member in the House of Representatives (which would do nothing to grant us full democracy and still leave us at the whim of Congress and the National Rifle Association).

Please contact Delegate Norton TODAY at (202) 225-8050 and Mayor Fenty at mayor@dc.gov and tell them that any voting rights bill that eradicates our gun laws and gives the NRA the ability to make gun policy in the District is an outrage and totally unacceptable. Alternatively, you can email them through the following two forms:

Norton Contact Form

Fenty Contact Form

I can’t tell you how personally upset I am that Del. Norton and Mayor Fenty are supporting this gun amendment. The fact that they have picked National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 18-24) to move the legislation is even more upsetting.

Please make your calls today and pass this message on to other D.C. residents. Thank you.

The only thing that would cause more murder and mayhem in this city is allowing freer access to guns.”
– D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton

Ladd Everitt

Director of Communications

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

1424 L Street NW, Suite 2-1

Washington, DC 20005

W:  (202) 408-0061, x. 1003

Cell:  (202) 701-7171

Email: leveritt[@]csgv.org

Website: www.csgv.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CSGV

Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/ls3gvp

Kidnappers for Christ

I am acting in the name of Jesus, so that makes it OK.

How school testing endangers children

As snow days pile up, educators consider options

Some school officials are concerned about lost instructional time before statewide standardized tests and national ones such as the Advanced Placement exams. Adding class time at the end of the year won’t help students prepare.

So we are asked to chose between a child’s life and test preperation?!?! Our society has truly lost its moral compass.


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