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ACLU Sues Detroit to End Cash Bail System

The Michigan American Civil Liberties Union is suing the 36th District Court and the Wayne County sheriff on behalf of low-income Detroit residents who are caught up in the legal system and unable to afford bail.

“[The cash bail system] punishes people not for what they’ve done, but for what they don’t have,” Dan Korobkin, deputy legal director of ACLU Michigan, said Monday in a press conference.

Distinguished Alumnus Denounces NYU After It Honors Anti-Israel Group

Turing Award winner Judea Pearl denounced New York University and threw aside his status as distinguished alumnus after the school honored Students for Justice in Palestine for its “extraordinary and positive impact on the University community.”

Pearl graduated from NYU in 1965 and was given a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013. He is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also runs an organization named after his son Daniel Pearl, a journalist who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002.

Two Wealthy Donors Fund Democratic PAC Despite Liberal Criticism

Two wealthy donors are funding a PAC established by the Democratic Party in 2017, despite previously raised concerns about the influence of money in politics.

Deborah J. Simon and Donald Selwyn Sussman donated more than $1.7 million combined to the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund in the first two months of 2019, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Corbyn Ally and British Labour Politician: ‘Zionism Is the Enemy of Peace’

A British MP called Zionism “the enemy of peace” at a 2014 Labour meeting, despite denying he made those comments during an appearance on the BBC last year.

The comments by Richard Burgon, who is the shadow secretary of state for justice and shadow lord chancellor, were uncovered by investigative journalist Iggy Ostanin.