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22

Jul

Looking at my feed… glad to see St. Louis standing together in solidarity in support of inmates who are suffering inhumane conditions at the Workhouse during this heatwave.<br><br>Many of these inmates haven’t even been tried, the only thing they’re guilty of it being too poor to afford bail. Chicago just got rid of debtor’s jails…<br><br>”“Defendants should not be sitting in jail awaiting trial simply because they lack the financial resources to secure their release. If they are not deemed a danger to any person or the public, my order states that they will receive a bail they can afford,” Chief Judge Evans said.<br><br>Defendants who are found to be a danger to a person or the community, after a bail hearing, will be held in jail without bond.”

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
Looking at my feed... glad to see St. Louis standing together in solidarity in support of inmates who are suffering inhumane conditions at the Workhouse during this heatwave.

Many of these inmates haven't even been tried, the only thing they're guilty of it being too poor to afford bail. Chicago just got rid of debtor's jails...

"“Defendants should not be sitting in jail awaiting trial simply because they lack the financial resources to secure their release. If they are not deemed a danger to any person or the public, my order states that they will receive a bail they can afford,” Chief Judge Evans said.

Defendants who are found to be a danger to a person or the community, after a bail hearing, will be held in jail without bond."

Evans changes cash-bail process for more pretrial release

Defendants who pose no danger to the public will be released from custody pending trial because any future bail amounts will be set at an amount they can afford, under an order Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans entered today that will take effect on September 18, 2017, in the Circuit Court of Co...


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22

Jul

Video – Last night at the Workhouse… this isn’t about how you feel about protests, its about human lives… No A/C the hottest week of the year. Temperature inside get well over 100 degrees. The Workhouse under these conditions is a deathtrap. If you left a dog in a car in this type of heat with the window rolled up you would be arrested. A child or even an adult in similar circumstances could die… Inmates are under the jurisdiction of ‘the state’. The ‘state’ is responsible for providing reasonable care. The conditions at the Workhouse are not ‘reasonable care’, they amount to cruel and unusual punishment. A depraved indifference to human life.<br><br>What if it were you locked up under these conditions? It could easily be you.. arrested on a bogus charge then left to roast. The majority of the people locked up are black. The MO NAACP has issued a travel advisory advising against travelling to Missouri because your civil rights could be easily violated.<br><br>People are fighting for humane treatment. Easy to say its pointless, but what if it were you sitting in there? Or your loved one? People on the inside are suffering, just seeing someone cares can make all the diff. And even if it doesn’t would it really hurt to be fuckin human?

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot


Last night at the Workhouse... this isn't about how you feel about protests, its about human lives... No A/C the hottest week of the year. Temperature inside get well over 100 degrees. The Workhouse under these conditions is a deathtrap. If you left a dog in a car in this type of heat with the window rolled up you would be arrested. A child or even an adult in similar circumstances could die... Inmates are under the jurisdiction of 'the state'. The 'state' is responsible for providing reasonable care. The conditions at the Workhouse are not 'reasonable care', they amount to cruel and unusual punishment. A depraved indifference to human life.

What if it were you locked up under these conditions? It could easily be you.. arrested on a bogus charge then left to roast. The majority of the people locked up are black. The MO NAACP has issued a travel advisory advising against travelling to Missouri because your civil rights could be easily violated.

People are fighting for humane treatment. Easy to say its pointless, but what if it were you sitting in there? Or your loved one? People on the inside are suffering, just seeing someone cares can make all the diff. And even if it doesn't would it really hurt to be fuckin human?


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22

Jul

Regional bloggers, youtubers, facebook and twitter pundits… people who consistently speak on the issues impacting the St. Louis area on a day to day???

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
Regional bloggers, youtubers, facebook and twitter pundits... people who consistently speak on the issues impacting the St. Louis area on a day to day???


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