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John Pfaff
Professor . Contributing editor . Prisons & criminal justice quant. I'm not contrarian–the data is. Author of Locked In, now available.
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John Pfaff 14m
Replying to @JohnFPfaff
But then... sigh.
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John Pfaff 15m
Holy crap!! This may be THE single best improvement to its interface that Twitter has ever done. “You sure you want to opine without being informed?” Truly: well done, .
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John Pfaff 19m
Replying to @JohnFPfaff
In general, the Feds can do little to shape criminal justice outcomes. They can’t tell the states what to do directly, and grants are rarely big enough to move the needle. But if Feds target what states ignore? Then maybe:
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John Pfaff 21m
Given all the talk abt crim justice last night, thought I’d re-up my take on Biden’s plan from a while back. Think stuff he DIDN’T talk abt—pattern and practice probes of DA offices, funding indigent defense—would be more effective than what he did, like $20B to elim mand-mins.
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John Pfaff 9h
I resent all these MSNBC commentators saying you couldn't understand a lot of Trump's references unless you spend all day on Fox News. That's a lie. If you spend too much time , you got all his arcane references as well. That's... not actually a good thing, is it?
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John Pfaff 10h
330 days. In Japan, it's fixed at 12. TWELVE. Twelve days. Our campaigns are so so so so so so long. So needlessly needlessly long. Exhaustingly long.
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feminist next door 10h
Isn’t it refreshing to hear a politician admit that upon seeing the impact, they believe a policy they pushed was a mistake? Imagine if we valued this one simple, honest thing, and then held them accountable for fixing it rather than mining for gotchas and improving nothing.
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John Pfaff 10h
A telling contrast. Biden's Senate record on crime and punishment is not good. But 1994 Biden isn't running, and the current Biden is talking about structural racism. Even if it's more politics than passion, he's talking about structural racism.
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Brit Bennett 10h
The inability to discuss the concerns of black voters without talking about crime
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John Pfaff 10h
As always, if you want to know what is really and actually happening with anything immigration related, just check in with Dara.
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John Pfaff 10h
Replying to @Popehat
I never block—don’t give them the satisfaction. Just mute and let them scream into the abyss.
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John Pfaff 10h
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Wait, I have to unfollow you now?
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David Darmofal 10h
This tweet by Amy Walter is a great example of how analysts normalize Trump's behavior.
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John Pfaff 10h
TRUMP just called BIden "all talk and no action." Waiting on that health care plan and infrastructure plan.
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John Pfaff 10h
But, because it is important to make the point, here's why the Crime Bill doesn't deserve the attention it gets:
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John Pfaff 10h
Except perhaps Lincoln, no one has done more for Black Americans... ... I mean, I can't even rant about the 1994 Crime Bill crap. That line--which I know he's made before--is just... amazeballs.
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John Pfaff 11h
Trump... is going to have to talk about The Talk?
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John Pfaff 11h
Wait, Biden is bad for building the cages, but Biden is also bad for not putting people in cages (via catch and release)? I'm confused. And OMG, that low-IQ statement? Trump looks so pathetic here.
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John Pfaff 11h
And they weren't clean, either.
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John Pfaff 11h
THESE ARE THE KIDS WHO CAME WITH THEIR PARENTS. THEY WERE SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS. Thank you, Biden, for saying that. Trump completely dodged it, and Joe called him out.
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