Rights Group Plans Mass Bailout at NYC’s Rikers Island

More than 500 women and teenagers will be bailed out from New York City’s Rikers Island jail as part of a national campaign to dismantle a bail system that activists say discriminates against minorities and the poor. The effort is being spearheaded by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group, which plans to raise $5 million to fund the releases.

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Oregon Facing First Immigration Referendum Under Trump

Measure 105 would overturn Oregon’s decades-old prohibition on using state or local law enforcement resources for “detecting or apprehending” people guilty only of federal immigration violations. It would remove this protection for the undocumented at a time when President Trump has made opposition to immigration central to his agenda.

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Trump Says Declassification Will Show FBI Spying

Democrats and former national security officials said that President Trump’s directive to declassify documents from the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a dangerous one, threatening to undermine an ongoing investigation of his own campaign and potentially revealing confidential law enforcement and intelligence sources.

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