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of its plans to celebrate the early stages of uranium enrichment iran's atomic energy organization says it has the capacity to speed up the production of centrifuges an important part of the enrichment process supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei has ordered the preparations to go ahead if the nuclear deal falls apart after the u.s. quit the agreement last month. we got this message from some european countries we expect the iranian people to both tolerate the sanctions and deal with them they want us to go along with them and give away our nuclear energy activities and continue with the limitations i would tell these countries that they should be aware that this is a dream that will never come true the people of iran and the government of iran will never tolerate this to both suffer sanctions and nuclear limitations this will never happen. you know israel's prime minister is in france as part of his european tour to warn of what he calls iran's straight to the world on monday in germany
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binyamin netanyahu urged chancellor angela merkel to adopt a tough approach on nuclear potential netanyahu claims that the country's growing influence in the middle east could create a new refugee crisis jordan's king abdullah has warned his country is at a crossroads with protests continuing against planned tax increases and austerity cuts he's promising urgent measures to tackle the economic crisis. by d.c. has the latest. it's official jordan's government has responded to the people's demands by accepting to replace prime minister hani and willkie parliament speaker out of a total not told al-jazeera he will reject the law that initially sparked protests last thursday. although it seems to the protesters demands have been met they continued to march for the fifth night in a row and. the resignation is a first step to reduce the tension that exists in the country the second step which
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is the main step is to withdraw that assertion backing up dollars from the parliament otherwise things will not calm down. they want to make it clear to the government that simply replacing him with the same old thing will not fly people are looking for a paradigm shift they're not looking for changing faces like you know. second one prime minister and getting another one looking for a change in their policies and the policies have been detrimental to the daily life of the people and jordan and they are looking for changes in these in these policies. protests broke out after and murky under pressure by the i.m.f. announced his plan to raise income tax by at least five percent. the taxes were aimed at shrinking jordan's thirty seven billion dollars debt that's equivalent to ninety five percent of the country's annual output jordan's a dependent economy has been struggling with a dramatic cut in donations by the u.a.e. u.s. and saudi arabia and a large influx of refugees from the surrounding conflicts have added to the crisis
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. king abdullah met with reporters promising reforms in saying the country must meet its challenges challenges the middle class hope they won't have to pay for. al-jazeera still ahead on al-jazeera. the world we were all yelling iran get out because some people didn't believe what was happening the bleak picture emerging from a volcanic eruption that's killed at least sixty five people in guatemala. we'll tell you why president on tom's former campaign manager maybe going to jail. and it's his friends. in. the weather sponsored by cattle. hello there we've still got plenty of thunderstorms across in many parts of europe they have been with us for a good time now further north things are
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a bit different here the winds are feeding down from the north and that's dragging in some cool so for stockholm the temperatures have really dropped to fourteen degrees will be maximum temperature and the temperatures will also be dropping further east as well moscow nineteen degrees during the day on tuesday but by wednesday looks like we'll only be getting to around thirteen for the south though still very warm here and still plagued by these thunderstorms that are going to continue all the way across into the western parts of europe and through france as well and as we head across the other side of the mediterranean we can see a little bit of cloud just drifting its way eastwards that might just give us one or two showers but more likely we are going to see some showers out of this clump of cloud over parts of morocco that's working its way eastwards on wednesday is here reports about geria and tunisia and for the north coast about geria i think that's the greatest chance of us seeing a shower for about fine for also men's day oh my some temperature around twenty one degrees now for the central belt of africa quite a few showers at the moment is still plenty more of them particularly over the
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ethiopian highlands further towards the west also some very lively showers here but it gradually working their way towards the west. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. unpack it for us what were you hearing what were you seeing whether on line horrendous things humans told us there's absolutely no doubt about that or if you join us on the sat a lot of the major countries in the commonwealth have far bigger fish to fry and ships to eat this is a dialogue about some of this success if perhaps everyone has a voice but what happens when the robots themselves are making the decision to join the colobus conversation amount is iraq.
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watching al-jazeera mind of the top stories catalyze insisting it went back down a year into a blockade imposed by saudi arabia the u.a.e. backplane and egypt the foreign minister says his country won't be intimidated by reports of saudi threats of military action if cats are vies a defense system from russia. iran is increasing the pressure over the twenty fifteen new kid deal that says it will notify the un of its plans to accelerate the early stages of uranium enrichment iran's atomic energy organization says it has the capacity to speed up the production of centrifuges which i important to the enrichment process. jordan's king abdullah has warned his country's at a crossroads of protests continuing against planned tax increases and austerity cuts he is promising urgent measures to tackle an economic crisis risk years and
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guatemala are trying to reach remote areas after the volcano destroyed villages and killed at least sixty five people thousands more have been forced to leave their homes david miller says more from psychotropic care. in the village of send me get this there's evidence of destruction everywhere a massive volcanic eruption unleashed a torrent of lava mud an ash which engulfed the community the flow raced down the side of the flag a volcano giving people little time to escape rescue workers struggled to find bodies many of which were buried inside their houses. access is very difficult and it's really hot in the places we're trying to dig bodies out of the ash the deeper you dig the more intensely. by morning the scale of the disaster was becoming clear the volcanic mudflows buried entire families this
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is the epicenter of the slide and it's the focus of the rescue efforts right now rescue workers pouring out across this area going into houses and pulling out bodies in just fifteen minutes we've seen four bodies both poll out there's not a lot of hope for survivors. sunday's volcanic eruption shot ashmore than six kilometers into the sky and sent lava streaming down a highway it was the flag of volcanoes most powerful eruption in decades more than three thousand people fled to temporary shelters but while they might be out of harm's way the memories still linger was the. overall yelling run get out because some people didn't believe what was happening so many people died it was horrible all we have left is what we were able to carry. as president visited the site on monday he promised to release government funds to help with reconstruction. families in until the early hours of the morning to ensure that all
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the legalities and agreements are functioning not just to go back to the congress to produce sources and optician with complete transparency. but for many of those who survived it's difficult to imagine what it will take to recover the scale of this disaster is simply too great david mercer al-jazeera second the pick is what amala us president donald trump's former campaign manager has been accused of witness tampering prosecutors say paul metaphor tried repeatedly to contact two people who may be witnesses against him while he's out on bail he's been indicted on charges including money laundering tax forward and failing to register as a foreign agent special counsel robert muller is asking a judge to revoke his bail and send manifold to jail while he awaits trial my kind of has more from washington d.c. . lawyers for special counsel robert miller have brought an urgent interdict asking that poor man of bail conditions be looked at possibly revoked they say that he
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is guilty of witness tampering they provided documents that indicate that man of food has been in touch with other witnesses in the case and named in the document they say he has attempted to get them to deny that they ever operated in the united states that they operated as lobbyists in europe alone operating in the united states as a foreign agent without registration is a crime but the interesting question here is why isn't lawyers from robert miller's team who've actually brought this urgent application it's a different team that's been investigating manifold on various financial charges but the fact that robert muller's lawyers have brought this urgent interdict could indicate that one of the witnesses involved and named in this particular document could be linked to the wider probe into russian collusion that president trump has
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described as a witch hunt goes night as a political analyst and a public policy professor at george mason university he says the new accusations could force manifolds to testify against the president. very significant for paul man averred and it's potentially significant for the investigation of president trump because the special counsel and his investigators can use these charges which have now accelerated dramatically to pressure paul man of his group to testify against the president to tell everything he knows about the president's relations with russia about the campaign's connections with russia because the illegal molon money laundering that paul montfort is accused of doing were done with ukrainian politics or came the money came from ukrainian politicians with close ties to russia so he may know a lot and the special counsel will try to get every bit of information he can out of men for by saying you know we have these charges and we can reduce them we can
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ask for more lenient sentence we don't know everything the man for knows who his campaign manager early on but he may know a lot about what went on in the trump campaign and about the investigation the matter is being investigated by the special counsel this enables the special counsel to put very strong pressure on man appeared to spill everything he knows and he could put the president in a lot of danger protesters in the philippines are urging the supreme court to reinstate the chief justice maria said and i was a critic of president rodrigo to tattered public a call for her removal from office from manila linda hogan has. this comes after the former supreme court chief justice was forcibly removed from office by an unprecedented call warrant a visit which many of her supporters here say is quite unprecedented they call on the supreme court right now to rebirth its rulings and to instead uphold democracy
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this also comes as a un export visit makes an observation that the justice system is now in danger and that government institutions must continue to uphold their. this is the final straw. just like what you did with women he made no qualms about his desire to bring down all the institutions that would stand body years. i am still hoping that the supreme court will reverse its decision and that they will again uphold the constitution but whatever happens i also believe that anything wrong cannot continue to exist because critics say there has been a calibrated attempt so weak and the opposition just yesterday former president believe knocking on had to hear you worry that it was
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a bit of justice together with former members of his cabinet there are accused of graft and technical modernization of government funds. for the public to speak now that is because institutions there are there to uphold democracy are slowly being eroded little by little by the current government to this is foreign ministry has summoned the taliban ambassador the comments made by italy's new interior minister these forty six refugees and migrants drowned off phaeton is in khost when a boat sank on sunday and terry minister salvini said the island of sicily would no longer be called europe's refugee camp and you cues to sending over convicts the far right leader was speaking in salo one of the main arrival points in italy hungary's parliament will shortly begin debating noise that could criminalize those who help undocumented migrants navigate the system as part of a crackdown on immigration by prime minister viktor orban as right wing government
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wants the constitution changed other e.u. countries can transfer asylum seekers to hungry china who reports from budapest. where once there was an open border of the european union now there's an electrified fence migrants and refugees still trying to enter europe welcome in hungary alone slide win in parliamentary elections in april has encouraged prime minister viktor orban and his feet as party to go further despite protests by the e.u. and local activist groups a new law is being debated that would criminalize any supporting clued in legal advice given to asylum seekers who do make it through access to justice and due process their fundamental values and this legislation specifically targets that saying asylum seekers shouldn't be helped because if you help the salan seekers you face the risk of being thrown in jail. i put that to mr all burn spokesman
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your question implies there. that are active and operating at the borders to both sides of the borders or if it's about migration are humanitarian organizations. are finding is that they are actively promoting migration of the borders. but where are these mainly muslim illegal migrants that state run media relentlessly warned during the election campaign would flood hungary and undermine its christian values the advance of. his policies is proved unstoppable in three consecutive parliamentary elections meanwhile the advance of muslim migration on this society has been pretty comprehensively stopped at what is now hungary's heavily fortified southern border it is as if this new legislation is aimed less actually legal migrants and more at civil society which brings us to the other great fear that
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stalks hungary's prime minister the billionaire financier george soros and the network of liberal minded n.g.o.s he supports he made it. clear what kind of future he thinks of europe he's pro-democracy he's probably. right the kind of democracy in the form of democracy he promotes and his organizations are promoting are very far from real democracy because they rely or would like to relight so-called n.g.o.s that have been founded and financed by the church and the like minded people the new measures being debated are collectively known as the stop soros bill you know anticipation of difficult times the soros funded open society foundations announced last week it was pulling out of hungary that's a loss to free thinking society but a win for one of europe's most liberal governments that now looks a most saleable joho al-jazeera budapest the us president has cancelled the white house visit by the n.f.l.
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american football champions donald trump accuse the philadelphia eagles of disagreeing with his call for players to stand during the national anthem several eagles players have since accused of cowardice and making up his own narrative had been kneeling during the national anthem to protest against racial injustice in the u. s. . you can find out more details about what's happening in iran at the blockade and lots of other stories by going to our website al-jazeera dot com. top stories on al-jazeera cateye is insisting it went back down again to a blockade imposed by saudi arabia the u.a.e. and egypt the foreign minister says his country won't be intimidated by reports of saudi threats of military action if cata buys a defense system from russia. there is no legitimate grievance behind this letter
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threatening couple and violating the international votes by that in order international norms. the most importantly it's violating the. g.c.c. charter which is the countries of the g.c.c. should not launch an attack against each other so we believe that this letter has nor any legal basis to justify. any action we have been subject to a unilateral measure which was taken by by the saudis iran is increasing the pressure of the twenty fifteen new kid deal it says it will notify the un of its plans to accelerate the early stages of uranium enrichment iran's atomic energy organization says it has the capacity to speed up the production of centrifuges which are central to the enrichment process israel's prime minister is in france as part of his european tour to warn of what he calls iran's threat to the world on
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monday in germany benjamin netanyahu urged chancellor angela merkel to adopt a tough approach on tehran's nuclear potential netanyahu claims that iran's growing influence in the middle east could create a new refugee crisis jordan's king abdullah has warned his country is at a crossroads with protests continuing against planned tax increases and austerity cuts a deal is promising urgent measures to tackle an economic crisis on monday the prime minister resigned over a controversial new income tax law you as president are charms former campaign manager has been accused of witness tampering prosecutors say paul manifold tried repeatedly to contact two people who may be witnesses against him while he's out on bail special counsel robert muller's now asking a judge to revoke his bail and send manifold to jail before trial. the
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headlines the stream is. getting to the heart of the matter if. the supreme leader calls you today and says that's how would you expect facing realities what do you think reunification would look like there are two people peace for unification is the only option for prosperity you. hear their story to al-jazeera. and for me ok on your in the stream fail or pretrial release is an integral part of justice systems around the world it maintains an accused persons freedom in the run up to trial the bell in the us is rather different judges often set money bonds at levels where people compadre a many people have little choice but to go to private provider has a face jail imo it could be today we look at how the bail system in the us people who should be presumed innocent under lock and key and all of them in
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a social movement pushing for social justice reform we're live on youtube. more than half a million people in the us are being held in pretrial detention that is they've been charged but not convicted of a crime and they're awaiting trial many are in jail not because they're a flight risk or pose a threat but because they just can't afford to pay the cost of bail have a look say you're arrested for allegedly committing a crime one of three things will happen if you get released until your trial you're denied bail and sit behind bars until trial or you're offered bail an amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until trial it's like the courts insurance policy that you don't skip town once you show up to trial you get that money back paying bail allows you to go back to your kids your job while awaiting trial but what if you can't pay that bond that is explicitly class and well
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discriminatory process for determining who gets to be free while they await trial and who is forced to remain incarcerated well they've maintained their innocence online people are using hash tags and cash bail bail reform and money bail to force an end to what's been called a discriminatory and even predatory system together the hashtags have had well over one hundred thousand mentions of celebrities politicians lawyers and activists use them to call for an end to the money bail system now i'm on twitter is blunt in her assessment of why money bailed needs to go she tweets hate the system hate the money making scheme hate the unchecked destructive powers of the cash bail while gina spencer tweets this system penalizes people of color and the poor little bell system has come under scrutiny following high profile stories of african-american men and women who died while in or following pretrial detention khalif broder was sixteen when he was arrested and sent to rikers island jail in new york he spent
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time in solitary confinement he committed suicide months after his release his bail which he and his family couldn't afford was three thousand dollars sandra blan died while being held in a texas to. her bond was set at five thousand dollars painted black even a few days in jail can cost someone their job their housing their children or in the case of sandra plan their life online campaigns have sprung up to raise money to pay bail bonds for those in pretrial detention and the run up to mother's day last month people raise funds for black women under the hash tag three black mamas b a w party don't forget that money bale is also a woman's issue women are the fastest growing correctional population in the country and nearly eighty percent of women in jail are mothers this year the black mommas campaign bailed out more than one hundred forty seven women now people are using free black fathers to do the same in time for father's day and this month believers bailout is raising funds through it all gone to bail out muslims who are
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in pretrial detention a campaign pitch by a stream community member. the group says it's an opportunity to learn about the injustices of money bail so today we'll talk more about us bill reform and want you to weigh in. let me thanks so much money can say for more on this we're joined by. she is c.e.o. of the pretrial justice institute jeff place in is executive director at the american coalition which advocates for the bellboy in the industry from chicago we have so. she is senior editor of sapelo square that's a website dedicated to the black muslim experience and she's involved in believe us bailout as a program which is raising funds throughout ramadan to pay the belle of individuals held in jail and from new orleans we have daniel's genia he is president of foundation for louisiana that's a community engagement organization hello everybody it's good to have you here
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thank you for joining the stream did you notice as in our introduction we didn't mention anything positive about money bell well that's really no surprise that we were under attack right now so obviously i'm not too worried about it because i know. truth which is that bill as a core association on constitutional right the bill out of various communities is important because people can get together and challenge overreach by the government and that's why the bill system is important one of the things we're seeing right now is that a system of preventative detention giving the government to lock people up without the ability to challenge it with bill withers from a commercial bondsman or somebody else will result in increases in the course aeration we're starting to see that so this is why i brought up from twitter feed. bell works failure to appear right lowest crime rate more counts of bullets he no taxpayer funding that's quite a list of pluses surely the saying that it's really important how do you respond to that so i usually talk about bail being broken in two fundamental ways
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one got highlighted at the top of the show which is that we have a lot of people in this country who cannot afford to post the money bond and get out of jail and actually in the us the money that is paid to get out of jail to bail bondsman it isn't returned even if you do show up for court it's a premium that goes to the bondsman but the system is broken actually at the other end as well which is that people who should be detained and there's really a small percentage of those folks they're often able to use the same money buying system to get released pending trial without any court ordered supervision so we're really trying to ensure victim safety community safety public safety and i would also suggest that there actually is a cost to the taxpayer for the current system we have as you said five hundred thousand people sleeping in jail tonight in a pretrial detention status and for the most part they have been released by courts are just too poor to post that bond so we're sort of subsidizing the bail bonding industry by taking care of people in jail who if they would had not had
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a money that would be home and their families. so i hate. what's behind this. i was just agreeing with cerise assertion and also about a recent analysis we did here in the wall is be somebody that we introduce ear we want to look at the historical ramifications and really found through accurate historical tenley that everything should be said is true and it's tax you our extraordinary history in this country of enslavement of people of african descent in racialized by use in behavior is a real connection between these practices these policies who gets in rich found him in and we still practice them and they often have very little to do with accountability or state. i hear you're saying they're close i want to bring up the perspective of someone on twitter we actually heard from several employers and
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employees of the bail bondsmen industry this is kyle alger actis to you jeff kyle says blaming the bail bondsman is like blaming the mailman for delivering bills you don't like cash bail as he is by ninety nine percent of judges because it works either the ninety nine percent number is probably a little inaccurate i mean if you look at the stats i mean in felony cases released on bail is only about thirty to thirty five percent of the cases so it's not even the most common form of least united states of america do judges think it work in some cases yes they do are judges the gatekeeper on this system and our national policy the makers the gatekeeper in the system the answer is yes we're not we don't set bales all we do is post them and help people get out of jail so that part of it i think is a little inaccurate so i'm just trying to give our international audience a sense of the kind of impact that i've having to meet a cash battle or failing to meet a cash battle actually has on communities who oddly impoverished communities of color can you give us an example yeah well i mean one of the things that i've found
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so you know getting about believe me was really want about the coverage that that's what happening when people talk about it like that in just the plain sight. so you have people for example there was a woman to chicago who was in jail for fourteen months right just because she couldn't afford to pay the bonds there's another young man in chicago who's been in jail since twenty sixteen just because they can for can't afford to pay the bond the woman lost her business she almost lost her child her child you know we have people who are losing jobs losing family members you know people who have mental health issues or health issues that aren't being addressed and so this idea that only reason you're in jail is because you can't pay really is about you being penalized right because you're poor and when i heard that when i sort of discovered initially i heard about the mamas they bailout you mentioned and that really got me thinking about you know what is going on what is going on these jails and what can we do to change it and you know the mom is a bill that really resonated with me as
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a black person right this idea that we're going to free ourselves that we're not going to wait to interrupt the system in the ways that we can the long term you know game is to end money battle but until then we're going to free ourselves and so believers bail out came out of that same emphasis that you know it's also a tradition of muslims for in each other and it's ramadan and it's a time where people you know want to give and want to help each other and so it just seemed like the perfect time and the perfect opportunity to really sort of get involved and really raise the consciousness because i think one of the big things about this bail system is that you really have to shift perspective people have to recognize that jail and prison actually doesn't work this question of being affective i mean from what i've read i know in d.c. like washington d.c. they don't use money bail and eighty eight percent of us us somewhere around there are the people who actually you know get released come back to their arrests free you know so this idea of bail being effective you know to me seems a bit of
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a fallacy and what's really effective i think is sort of helping communities what their needs are you know helping communities putting the effort energy and money that we might jail to community to think. i would make on that would be that you can't blame the bill industry for the problems in illinois because we don't operate in the state of illinois so it's not our fault of what's going on in chicago that's that's what we have nothing to do with out but what i would say is that washington d.c. is a potential alternative and really it's a cause for policymakers you're looking at sixty five to seventy million dollars and bus probably would be inflated if we were to apply to other jurisdictions but there's a taxpayer cost implement that system when you're also opening the door to detention without bail which we've seen abuses not necessarily i'm going to slow you down a little bit for the national audience and actually for some of our american cities in washington d.c. and new jersey two states that do not have cash bail that's right now it's a new jersey the latest numbers almost one out of two people are having the prosecutor file a motion to detain him without bail so the so exactly what they're doing in chicago
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they can't bail those people out because they're locked up without biting her tongue but not for long not for long well i am. jeff and i are both actually committed to accountability and data with government and so i think we ought to just sort of tell the truth about what's happening as said most of the people in d.c. go home they go home pending trial they go home under some conditions of release d.c. is unique because they have in-house services that make that system more expensive but in other places what our county run behavioral health services it's not as expensive and we have to say that the reason d.c. in new jersey did this was because they default that they were injustices happening to poor people people of color a lot of people just couldn't pay that's right if and if the new jersey bell system had been working before they would have left everything the way that it was but now we have ninety four percent of people going home pending trial our goal really as an organization is get out to go.


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