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Chicago Holds Its First Jail-Wide Voting Process For Inmates - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chicago has created the first-ever jail-wide, in-person voting process for inmates, and their votes are secured for official ballots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On March 10, Cook County Jail volunteers from the organization Chicago Votes assisted with setting up ballots for Illinois’ early voting for the Gubernatorial primary election, which will take place March 20. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, the process isn’t open to every inmate. It only allows those who are in police custody awaiting trial, on parole or probation with a completed sentence to vote, according to Illinois State law. There are 94 percent of inmates at Cook County jail who are able to vote, excluding those who are convicted of a crime and felons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The temporary ballots were proposed by state representative Juliana Stratton this past February. In addition to this new process, Stratton would also like for prisoners to be notified once their right to vote is restored upon their release from jail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As of now, Cook County and Lake County are the only two Illinois jails participating in this process, according to the Chicago Tribune.: Chicago Holds lts First Jail-Wide Voting Process For Inmates@balleralert DOC INMATES CAN NOW VOTE IN CHICAGO HEADLINES Chicago Holds Its First Jail-Wide Voting Process For Inmates - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chicago has created the first-ever jail-wide, in-person voting process for inmates, and their votes are secured for official ballots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On March 10, Cook County Jail volunteers from the organization Chicago Votes assisted with setting up ballots for Illinois’ early voting for the Gubernatorial primary election, which will take place March 20. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, the process isn’t open to every inmate. It only allows those who are in police custody awaiting trial, on parole or probation with a completed sentence to vote, according to Illinois State law. There are 94 percent of inmates at Cook County jail who are able to vote, excluding those who are convicted of a crime and felons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The temporary ballots were proposed by state representative Juliana Stratton this past February. In addition to this new process, Stratton would also like for prisoners to be notified once their right to vote is restored upon their release from jail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As of now, Cook County and Lake County are the only two Illinois jails participating in this process, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 “Barack Obama Day” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new measure into law to honor former President BarackObama for his dedication to the state, where he began his political career. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this year, Senate Bill 55 was passed by both the Senate and the House without a single vote against it. On Friday, Rauner signed the bill into law to designate August 4th "Barack Obama Day,” a commemorative state holiday. The holiday will be celebrated on Obama’s birthday, beginning next year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The bill states the holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the people of Illinois in both Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protect the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.”: Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 "Barack Obama Day" @balleralert Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 “Barack Obama Day” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new measure into law to honor former President BarackObama for his dedication to the state, where he began his political career. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this year, Senate Bill 55 was passed by both the Senate and the House without a single vote against it. On Friday, Rauner signed the bill into law to designate August 4th "Barack Obama Day,” a commemorative state holiday. The holiday will be celebrated on Obama’s birthday, beginning next year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The bill states the holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the people of Illinois in both Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protect the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.”

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This is one of the most touching stories ever! Rosalyn Baldwin is 7 years old and is roadtripping across the US on a unique journey: She wants to hug police officers in all 50 states. Rosalyn's family has close friends within law enforcement, and the spirited girl decided police officers needed her support. So, she told her parents she wanted to offer hugs to all police officers in all states! Today, the family is in Illinois - state number 16. They travel during holidays and school breaks. Angie hopes to hit all 50 states in two years' time. "She says this is her heart," her mother beamed. "She wants to show her love for them." police cop cops thinblueline lawenforcement policelivesmatter supportourtroops BlueLivesMatter AllLivesMatter brotherinblue bluefamily tbl thinbluelinefamily sheriff policeofficer backtheblue: Follow CNN Health CAN health @cnnhealth This little girl's on a mission - to hug police officers in all 50 states THANK YOU POLICE This is one of the most touching stories ever! Rosalyn Baldwin is 7 years old and is roadtripping across the US on a unique journey: She wants to hug police officers in all 50 states. Rosalyn's family has close friends within law enforcement, and the spirited girl decided police officers needed her support. So, she told her parents she wanted to offer hugs to all police officers in all states! Today, the family is in Illinois - state number 16. They travel during holidays and school breaks. Angie hopes to hit all 50 states in two years' time. "She says this is her heart," her mother beamed. "She wants to show her love for them." police cop cops thinblueline lawenforcement policelivesmatter supportourtroops BlueLivesMatter AllLivesMatter brotherinblue bluefamily tbl thinbluelinefamily sheriff policeofficer backtheblue

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tiffanarchy.tumblr.com/post/133995027606">tiffanarchy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slowking-s-thompson.tumblr.com/post/133978087110">slowking-s-thompson</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bill-11b.tumblr.com/post/133975497801">bill-11b</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norseminuteman.tumblr.com/post/133975114766">norseminuteman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://just-remington.tumblr.com/post/133971582199">just-remington</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cyrodiil-burns.tumblr.com/post/133971278311">cyrodiil-burns</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://smauglington.tumblr.com/post/133970522329">smauglington</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://entropic-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/133967309084">entropic-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://guns-and-freedom.tumblr.com/post/133967227268">guns-and-freedom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Except black people do have conceal carry permits, &amp; there black NRA members. In fact the most recognizable face for the NRA is Colion Noir.</p> </blockquote> <p>^^^^^^</p> </blockquote> <p>Plus it would be 21-35 for a CC permit, not 18-35.</p> </blockquote> <p>Still, the NRA would LOVE this.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="498" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2fe6fdf26f7873ed86d3deb025f6739c/tumblr_inline_nyelbcx4PF1snhu2y_540.jpg" data-orig-height="498" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>White gun owner who has zero problem with black men (and women ya sexist fuck) responsibly exercising their 2A rights, reporting in. Take a good look kids according to most people on the left I don’t even exist. </p> </blockquote> <p>It’s as if people such as the op feel some overpowering urge to continually drive the race chasm deeper and wider. <br/>Why the fuck not look for ways to bring people together, regardless of race, rather than searching for reasons to drive us further apart. <br/>The whole fucking planet is burning down around us. Can we just agree that anyone born and raised in this country, is pretty goddamn privileged? <br/>This is no time for us to be tearing ourselves apart, and yet it’s exactly what we’re doing. </p> <p>Can we please get back to the America where we’re all red, white, and blue, and brush off all this other bullshit?</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh and let’s not forget the fact that black men are actually applying for concealed carry permits in places like Chicago, and mysteriously getting denied. It’s funny how people don’t know the history of gun control and it’s racist roots. And how history seems to repeat itself. </p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">“After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his application for a concealed carry license.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Thomas, a former Air Force reservist who said he routinely carried a gun during military service and has never had a run-in with the law, is one of more than 800 people who have been denied licenses by the board, which meets behind closed doors and keeps its records and reasoning secret, even from applicants who are denied.<br/></a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Figuring that his was a case of mistaken identity, Thomas wrote to the Illinois State Police to request a review of the decision.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">“I have never been arrested or convicted of any offense, either misdemeanor or felony, in the state of Illinois or any other state,” Thomas said in his letter. “I have no criminal record of any type.”</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">But the state police, in a letter responding to his appeal request, didn’t say why he was denied, and told him that the board’s decisions couldn’t be reviewed and that he would have to petition a court in order to appeal.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">So Thomas joined 193 other Illinoisans who have filed lawsuits against the state police to try and peel back the secrecy of the decision-making process.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">The state police review every application and can automatically deny any applicant who does not follow application rules, pay appropriate fees or meet standard background requirements. A provision in the law also allows local police and other officials to object to a person’s application after the applicant has passed a fingerprint background check and met the other requirements for a license.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">The Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board, a panel with law enforcement backgrounds, considers the objections in private and is not required to explain the reasons behind its decisions except under order from a court, according to the state police’s interpretation of the statute.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Officials won’t say why Thomas’ application was flagged for denial, or by whom. Thomas insists that he has a clean record. A search of Cook County court records turned up no charges. An Air Force spokesman told the Tribune that Thomas was honorably discharged in 2012 and that his military record does not contain any unfavorable information.”</a></p> <p>This is happening, and apparently <i><b>we’re</b></i> the racist ones.</p> </blockquote> <p>gun control laws are racist, their history is racist, and it’s often rich, white racists who push the hardest for their ban (lookin’ at you, Hillary) </p> </blockquote>: Wendell Pierce @WendellPierce If every Black male 18-35 applied for a conceal& carry permit, and then joined NRA in one day; there would be gun control laws in a sec 10:19 PM- 22 Nov 15 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tiffanarchy.tumblr.com/post/133995027606">tiffanarchy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slowking-s-thompson.tumblr.com/post/133978087110">slowking-s-thompson</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bill-11b.tumblr.com/post/133975497801">bill-11b</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norseminuteman.tumblr.com/post/133975114766">norseminuteman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://just-remington.tumblr.com/post/133971582199">just-remington</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cyrodiil-burns.tumblr.com/post/133971278311">cyrodiil-burns</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://smauglington.tumblr.com/post/133970522329">smauglington</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://entropic-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/133967309084">entropic-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://guns-and-freedom.tumblr.com/post/133967227268">guns-and-freedom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Except black people do have conceal carry permits, &amp; there black NRA members. In fact the most recognizable face for the NRA is Colion Noir.</p> </blockquote> <p>^^^^^^</p> </blockquote> <p>Plus it would be 21-35 for a CC permit, not 18-35.</p> </blockquote> <p>Still, the NRA would LOVE this.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="498" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2fe6fdf26f7873ed86d3deb025f6739c/tumblr_inline_nyelbcx4PF1snhu2y_540.jpg" data-orig-height="498" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>White gun owner who has zero problem with black men (and women ya sexist fuck) responsibly exercising their 2A rights, reporting in. Take a good look kids according to most people on the left I don’t even exist. </p> </blockquote> <p>It’s as if people such as the op feel some overpowering urge to continually drive the race chasm deeper and wider. <br/>Why the fuck not look for ways to bring people together, regardless of race, rather than searching for reasons to drive us further apart. <br/>The whole fucking planet is burning down around us. Can we just agree that anyone born and raised in this country, is pretty goddamn privileged? <br/>This is no time for us to be tearing ourselves apart, and yet it’s exactly what we’re doing. </p> <p>Can we please get back to the America where we’re all red, white, and blue, and brush off all this other bullshit?</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh and let’s not forget the fact that black men are actually applying for concealed carry permits in places like Chicago, and mysteriously getting denied. It’s funny how people don’t know the history of gun control and it’s racist roots. And how history seems to repeat itself. </p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">“After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his application for a concealed carry license.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Thomas, a former Air Force reservist who said he routinely carried a gun during military service and has never had a run-in with the law, is one of more than 800 people who have been denied licenses by the board, which meets behind closed doors and keeps its records and reasoning secret, even from applicants who are denied.<br/></a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Figuring that his was a case of mistaken identity, Thomas wrote to the Illinois State Police to request a review of the decision.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">“I have never been arrested or convicted of any offense, either misdemeanor or felony, in the state of Illinois or any other state,” Thomas said in his letter. “I have no criminal record of any type.”</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">But the state police, in a letter responding to his appeal request, didn’t say why he was denied, and told him that the board’s decisions couldn’t be reviewed and that he would have to petition a court in order to appeal.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">So Thomas joined 193 other Illinoisans who have filed lawsuits against the state police to try and peel back the secrecy of the decision-making process.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">The state police review every application and can automatically deny any applicant who does not follow application rules, pay appropriate fees or meet standard background requirements. A provision in the law also allows local police and other officials to object to a person’s application after the applicant has passed a fingerprint background check and met the other requirements for a license.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">The Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board, a panel with law enforcement backgrounds, considers the objections in private and is not required to explain the reasons behind its decisions except under order from a court, according to the state police’s interpretation of the statute.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Officials won’t say why Thomas’ application was flagged for denial, or by whom. Thomas insists that he has a clean record. A search of Cook County court records turned up no charges. An Air Force spokesman told the Tribune that Thomas was honorably discharged in 2012 and that his military record does not contain any unfavorable information.”</a></p> <p>This is happening, and apparently <i><b>we’re</b></i> the racist ones.</p> </blockquote> <p>gun control laws are racist, their history is racist, and it’s often rich, white racists who push the hardest for their ban (lookin’ at you, Hillary) </p> </blockquote>
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pettyartist: think-progress: mediamattersforamerica: Fox News spent a segment mocking and laughing at Illinois State University’s decision to accommodate LGBT students with all-gender restroom signs, stating, “we’re all a little confused by it.” Turns out, a lot of people don’t share Fox’s bewilderment.  The following day, host Steve Doocy conducted man-on-the-street interviews with the sign, asking random “Fox fans” what they thought it meant.  Much to Fox’s dismay, not a single fan (including a young boy) responded to the question with the confusion and outrage that Fox expected.  Watch the full interview — it’s pretty great.  Womp womp THEIR REACTION TO THE STREET PORTION OF THE INTERVIEW THOUGH YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE FROM THEIR BRAIN AS THEY TRY AND BACKPEDAL OUT OF THAT STORY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OUTRAGE TO REACT TO “….Why is the torso so big……………….. and the dress so small?” [awkward silence] LMAOOO: 00 FOX NEWS HEADLINE 002 004 007 FOX FOX NEWS NEWS channel "ALL-GENDER UNIVERSITY TO RE-LABEL 'FAMILY' RESTROOMS NES HEAD HEADLINES HEA 80/63 CIN CHI 82/65 FOX FOX NEWS BATHROOM BOONDOGGLE ARE NEW GENDER SIGNS JUST TOO CONFUSING? triends S FILED 1,010 COMPLAINTS WITH THE GOVT AGAINST U.S. AIRLINES IN MAY, 6:34 MT pettyartist: think-progress: mediamattersforamerica: Fox News spent a segment mocking and laughing at Illinois State University’s decision to accommodate LGBT students with all-gender restroom signs, stating, “we’re all a little confused by it.” Turns out, a lot of people don’t share Fox’s bewilderment.  The following day, host Steve Doocy conducted man-on-the-street interviews with the sign, asking random “Fox fans” what they thought it meant.  Much to Fox’s dismay, not a single fan (including a young boy) responded to the question with the confusion and outrage that Fox expected.  Watch the full interview — it’s pretty great.  Womp womp THEIR REACTION TO THE STREET PORTION OF THE INTERVIEW THOUGH YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE FROM THEIR BRAIN AS THEY TRY AND BACKPEDAL OUT OF THAT STORY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OUTRAGE TO REACT TO “….Why is the torso so big……………….. and the dress so small?” [awkward silence] LMAOOO

pettyartist: think-progress: mediamattersforamerica: Fox News spent a segment mocking and laughing at Illinois State University’s deci...

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