Python at Rikers

emerson

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming. ~ Victor Frankl paraphrasing Johann Wolfangang von Goethe

Teaching Python to Rikers Detainees

On Saturday, December 10th, I had the privilege of joining students from the Columbia School ...

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uncertain-life

carol<sub>dweck</sub>

In memorium to Faigy Mayer

We all struggle with finding our place in the world. Sometimes when we lose our way, it seems impossible to go on. I am lucky to never have had a voice appear in my head when I was on a rooftop. But ...

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LSE recommends ending Drug Wars

My collaborator and friend Ernie Drucker was recently at the London School of Economics where he joined the expert panel on how to end the unproductive and wasteful drug wars. You can see his talk below.

The complete report is available here as a ...

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CecilyMcMillan

The Judge would be wise to listen to a jury that understands the pointlessness of incarceration of the harmless. #MasssIncarceration #Justice4Cecily #NoMoreDrugWar

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Tubman Yortzight

"Most that I have done and suffered in the service of our cause has been in public, and I have received much encouragement at every step of the way. You, on the other hand, have labored in a private way. I have wrought in the day—you in the night ...

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Arrest tweets

Of course, one reason why it might be unprecedented is that other police forces might find it prurient, ludicrous, voyeuristic, perverse or merely a monstrous waste of time, money and a cell phone. #TweetingArrests http://www.cnet.com/news/police-to-live-tweet-prostitution-sting/

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Ban the box

NYC is considering banning private employers from asking about criminal convictions on employment applications. If NYC passes this, it is a game changer. Once again Jumaane Williams is leading the charge on behalf of the working poor.

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IG defanged at DoJ

Cases check in but they don't check out. #DAsGoneWild Who gets to watch the watchers?

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PRI-resources

Resource map

The amazing Sheyla Delgado and I did some mapping for the Prisoner Reentry Institute. This map has some resources for returning prisoners.

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Two important news pieces on cybercrime

  1. The FBI is executing warrants against the Wiki-leaks supporters.I had long suspected that most of these guys were not as tricky (sophisticated) as they thought they were. details
  2. Another article on government picking at your electronic data. Who gets picked for this is a crapshoot. The problem is not ...
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