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Incarceration doesn’t just keep criminals off the street — it also increases the odds that those who spend time in prison will become lifelong criminals. Convicts have a very difficult time landing a job after they get out. That pushes them back toward a life of crime. In addition, being in prison forges all the wrong kinds of social bonds — on the inside, your only social circle is made up of criminals.
"We thus conclude that under ordinary circumstances, the use of a cell-site simulator to locate a person through his or her cellphone invades the person's actual, legitimate and reasonable expectation of privacy in his or her location information and is a search," the court ruling said. "The government's argument to the contrary is unpersuasive."
"I want to be clear, this is not just a victory for the city of Chicago," the mayor said. "It is a win for cities, counties and states across the country who also filed amicus briefs on behalf of our lawsuit, and also the business leaders who also stepped forward on our lawsuit."
The Executive Order builds on Governor Cuomo's commitment to ensure full protections for all immigrants in New York. In March, Governor Cuomo launched the Liberty Defense Project, the nation's first public-private immigrant legal defense initiative, to respond to the surge in demand for help that is overwhelming nonprofit organizations serving immigrants. The partnership is supported by more than $10 million in funding to offer legal assistance and representation to immigrants in New York, regardless of their status, through a statewide network of attorneys and advocacy organizations.
Up Is The New Down (jdargis)
Climbing the Grand Teton is no easy feat for any human, regardless of how many copies of the 21st chromosome you’ve got. A toothy, 13,776-foot high spire, the Grand is one of the most recognizable peaks in the country, looming 7,000 feet above the valley floor. Along with the rest of the Teton range, it’s so absurdly beautiful and soaring it almost looks fake—like a cardboard cutout of the biggest, most jagged peaks someone could imagine. The approach involves a steep 6.5-mile hike, 5,000 feet of elevation gain, and some Class 3 scrambling. Then you reach the technical part of the climb. Which, if you choose one of the main routes to the top, involves some very exposed fifth-class routes. While the fastest superhumans among us can do the whole thing car-to-car, running and scrambling without ropes, in just under three hours, most people take two days to do it, hiking in, then roping up for the final technical pitches.
Consider the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3 and so on. The set of natural numbers is infinite. But what about the set of just the even numbers, or just the prime numbers? Each of these sets would at first seem to be a smaller subset of the natural numbers. And indeed, over any finite stretch of the number line, there are about half as many even numbers as natural numbers, and still fewer primes.
Yet infinite sets behave differently. Cantor showed that there’s a one-to-one correspondence between the elements of each of these infinite sets.
PHARM’s dogs come in two main categories: herding dogs (usually Border Collies), and service dogs (usually Labradors or Lab-mixes). But off-the-shelf, so to speak, herding and/or service dogs wouldn’t really work for disabled farmers; herding dogs have to be trained to work around specific disabilities, and service dogs have to be trained to work on a farm. That means that, no matter what, PHARM’s dogs are custom-trained for each individual client. It can be expensive and time-consuming—each dog can take up to two years and several thousand dollars to train. But for her farmers, it’s worth it.
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