The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project shows #evictions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including all no-fault evictions and Ellis Act Evictions since 1997. The project has also documented evictions of seniors and people with disabilities over the past 3 years. See more: http://bit.ly/1i66s2a
In the 2013-14 academic year, 14 #Portland teachers had their licenses revoked for sex-related misconduct, three for money-related reasons, two for alcohol and drugs-related reasons, and one for inappropriate physical contact. Read more: http://bit.ly/1eeqzf6
The American Modernist writer Djuna Barnes was a young reporter struggling to support her family when she wrote what she called her “stunt stories” — staging sensational events such as being rescued from a high window by firemen or entering the cage of a young zoo gorilla. In this article, which first appeared on September 6, 1914, she submitted to force-feeding in order to write about the experiences of hunger-striking women’s suffrage activists.
Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.
reblogging bc this seems really useful
It kinda sucks that apps like this cost money, but it’s a good idea (as long as you don’t accidentally push it or w/e)
I just downloaded it. It was free. Doesn’t seem easy to accidentally push.
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taly sent an important message yesterday - undocumented migrants aren’t criminals.
The lower house of Italy’s parliament agreed with the Senate to abolish the crime of entering or staying in the country without a permit. The law dated back to 2009, when the government at the time amended the immigration code to make irregular entry and stay a crime punishable by a fine of up to €10,000 (US$13,772). The point was never to collect this kind of money from immigrants struggling to feed themselves, but rather to stigmatize irregular migrants by branding them as criminals.
The law had another intent – to get undocumented migrants out of the country. Roberto Maroni, then interior minister, openly stated at the time that the point was to circumvent the EU Returns Directive, which emphasizes that departure of undocumented migrants should be voluntary rather than coerced as a general rule - but does not apply to criminal expulsions. The Court of Justice of the European Union closed that loophole in 2011 with two different rulings involving Italy and France. Now member states are not allowed to exclude from the directive irregular immigrants who are guilty only of entering without proper documents.