Kentucky town hires social workers instead of cops and repeat 911 calls go down, WAVE 3 (NBC affiliate) source

"After four years on the job, [Kelly Pompilio, police social worker,] said there has been a significant drop in repeat 911 calls with approximately 15 percent fewer people going to jail."

"LMPD spokeswoman Jesse Halladay said she was not aware of anyone currently studying the Alexandria model."

I'm about to do a Reddit AMA about BlueLeaks, the 269gb hack of police data, with Mara Hvistendahl from The Intercept. We've been digging into the data and reporting on it -- ask any questions you have!

One of the basic building blocks of sentience or self-awareness, according to Lipson, is “self-simulation”: building up an internal representation of one’s body and how it moves in physical space, and then using that model to guide behavior

"With these firings, Google is ramping up its illegal retaliation against workers engaging in protected organizing," the activists said. "This is classic union busting dressed up in tech industry jargon, and we won’t stand for it."

By almost every major statistical measurement, the average American is worse off than they were a generation ago.

#Chile | Hundreds of thousands participate this Friday in protests against the government of #SebastianPiñera in Plaza Italia, Santiago.


There it is, folks. Warren is cool with perpetuating the existence of an American aristocracy.


Q to Warren at environmental justice forum: Sanders says there should be no billionaires, do you agree?

Warren: No.


Pro tip: If you don't allow people to amass obscene amounts of wealth to begin with you won't have to fight them later on to wrest back control of our economy and government. THAT would be "big structural change."

**Top Brazil court ends early prison rule in decision that could free Lula**

"Brazil's Supreme Court decided on Thursday to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal, a politically charged ruling that may lead to the release of forme…"

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**Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'**

"Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence referendu…"

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Migrating from Twitter to Mastodon feels like moving from Delhi to Kerala, leaving all the smog of hatred behind and catching the fresh breath of sensibility

"Bernie & Warren are rather different candidates; only in a country that lacks a serious left is it possible to conflate them. Warren is a ‘capitalist to her bones...Bernie was birthed by movement culture; he believes in people power & collective action."

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