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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
All: Please, please pay attention to this story. Boost it, and then let's call our reps to demand change NOW. 680 people in 6 Mississippi cities were arrested today. That's a LOT of impacted families and a lot of traumatized children. ()
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
Replying to @Celeste_pewter
This is from the AP story I linked: "Some employees tried to flee on foot but were captured in the parking lot." Imagine knowing your family were forcibly taken and captured by ICE. I know there's a lot going on, but our electeds absolutely need to hear from us on this.
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
Replying to @Celeste_pewter
Here's another video from Washington Post. Please watch it. I can't imagine driving by, and having to figure out if a loved one has been taken or not.
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
Replying to @Celeste_pewter
WaPo's full coverage here: This operation "involved the mobilization of nearly 650 federal agents from across the country".
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
Replying to @Celeste_pewter
Also, a critical point in the WaPo article about today, which may be overlooked: "the number of those without known criminal histories out of those arrested in recent operations suggests a substantial proportion of “collaterals” during such raids."
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
Replying to @Celeste_pewter
What LA Times had to say about collateral arrests in 2018:
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus
Script, for anyone who needs it. The script focuses on specific policy points targeting Trump-era guidelines (e.g. the broadened enforcement scope; increased pick-ups of bystanders), as mentioned in the LA Times article. The Senate Dems bill is here:
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Celeste P. is on partial hiatus Aug 7
Replying to @Celeste_pewter
But honestly: "What happened today is unacceptable, and this raid + ICE need to be investigated," absolutely works too. Our electeds are home. Let's all call district offices:
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