Out of the mouth of babes After a year of random citizen outrage from compassionate citizens about Central American asylum seekers, it is reported that President Trump had an Oval office full of refugees from Myanmar, Uighurs in China, and Yazidis in Iraq and he revealed a stark lack of familiarity with the problems they faced. Neither does he admit the US … [Read more...] about Out of the mouth of babes
I am Jane Jane Doe I am I want a decent bra Correction Officer: OoooLaLa, she wants a bra, Uppity Woman Jane Doe I am I want a decent bra Correction Officer: Oooh, a Barbie, Uppity Woman Jane Doe I am I want a decent bra Correction Officer: So special, Look, a package in the mail, Uppity Woman Jane Doe I am I want a decent … [Read more...] about J A I L E D
Federal, state and other counties offer five (5) free postage paid envelopes to inmates. Broome does not. Why not even one a week? There are no weekend visits at BC Jail. This is a hardship for relatives from out of town and for those who work locally. Does that mean there are not full shifts on the weekends? Tioga County only has weekend … [Read more...] about What is the Broome County Jail Culture?
Joshua Bernard, I really salute all you have contributed to Binghamton and that you love Broome County because I do too. Yes, there is lots to do here. How long does it take to find a parking space in Binghamton – four and a half years; since they demolished the 500 spot Collier St parking ramp. People needing to go to the Court and Government Complex … [Read more...] about Really Not April Fools
Rough and Tough is not Justice. The Press & Sun Bulletin ignored this letter a year ago and again now, so if a resident of Broome County attends a Public Safety legislative committee meeting, they are not allowed to speak. So what is John Q. Public to do? Everyone can agree that someone who commits a crime should take responsibility for their actions … [Read more...] about Rough and Tough is not Justice
The Jan 19 Press and Sun Bulletin article about failure of the NYS Commission of Correction’s response to inmate grievances is barely the tip of the iceberg. The public response to those they deem with multiple stigmas – inmate, mentally ill, and triple diagnosed developmentally impaired is to continually ignore or cut and reduce from services. Several … [Read more...] about WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE BROOME COUNTY JAIL ?
Clarina H. Nichols defended the propriety of her colleagues, Lucy Stone (professional antislavery lecturer), who were forging a place for women in the lecture hall. Nichols asked Stone for help in her campaign for school suffrage. In 1853 Stone gave two lectures at the Baptist Church in Brattleboro, VT. After Nichols successfully refuted one minister in … [Read more...] about On the Road to Suffrage – Make Your Vote Count
Clarina Howard Nichols 1810 - 1885 Could a woman support herself and children by writing an article like this for the local newspaper today? NO. In fact, it is very difficult to get one’s viewpoint printed at all. Only if you are a celebrity or other notable do you get paid for writing. Fortunately, Clarina’s parents encouraged her to get … [Read more...] about Stumbling Blocks to Democracy – Privilege
STATE: “May we now safely prophesy justice, liberty, equality for our daughters ere another centennial birthday shall dawn upon us.”EC Stanton Gage: “A proper self-respect cannot inhere in any person under governmental control of others. Unless the person so governed constantly maintains a system of rebellion in thought or deed, the soul gradually … [Read more...] about SEDITION OR ANARCHY ?
Friday, April 17, the UUCB Social Justice Committee and the Greater Binghamton Labor-Religion Coalition hosted a forum about current wage theft affecting assembly line workers, university adjunct faculty and teaching assistants and fast food workers. Mandatory overtime (or be fired), changing job/tenure requirements, high temperatures, and diluted wages … [Read more...] about A LOOK BEHIND FOOD PACKAGING CONTAINERS (the 1% strikes again)