Breaking: JPMorgan Chase Cuts Ties with the Prison Industry!

Via Freedom to Thrive Victory Alert! In an announcement made earlier today, a spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase told Reuters, "we will no longer bank the private prison industry." Since 2010, Freedom To Thrive has been targeting Wall Street banks, like JPMorgan Chase, for their role in bankrolling an industry that profits off pain and keeps our families…

Despite Freedom City Policy, Austin Police continues ICE collaboration

Via Patch | Tony Cantu Newly released document shows robust cooperation with federal immigration officials in rooting out undocumented immigrants living in Austin. (Image via Shutterstock) AUSTIN, TEXAS — Austin police cooperated with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in rooting out undocumented immigrants in the city nearly 600…

Redefining nonviolent arrestable offenses #FreedomCities

Via The Austin Chronicle | Chase Hoffberger Austin Police Assistant Chief Troy Gay spoke Wed­nesday about the department’s implementation of a few updated policies in accordance with the Freedom Cities resolution that City Council passed in June. Essentially, the changes – effective today, Nov. 1 – curtail the discretion responding officers will have to decide…

#WeKeepUsSafe 2018: A Week of Action to Reimagine Safety and Justice for Our Communities

Since Trump’s election, we have witnessed ongoing attacks on our humanity, targeting the country’s most vulnerable communities–immigrants, women, the poor, queer and trans people, Muslims, and Black people. Around the country, states are consolidating power by attacking public education, increasing police budgets and ICE enforcement, while the federal government repeals…
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