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WARNING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS ABOUT A MISLEADING PROPOSITION, PROP 25, 1/2 

Prop 25 is a big fuckin' scam.

It proposes a replacement for the bail bond system. This, in and of itself, is a good thing. The bail industry is a wretched garbage fire that hurts the poor, this is not in dispute.

The proposition as writ on the ballot largely fails to articulate what it would be replaced by: Algorithm based profiling.

theintercept.com/2020/07/12/ri

The linked article gives a lowdown on what it looks like.

WARNING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS ABOUT A MISLEADING PROPOSITION, PROP 25, 2/2 

A lot of folks probably know about this, and that's good, but it's worded in a way so as to deliberately mislead well meaning but underinformed people who see an attempt to do away with bail bonds and vote yes on principle.

That's what this is: a deliberate, and malicious attempt to hijack what would otherwise be a good cause.

Don't fall for it.

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lol im so goddamn scared this is going to pass

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WARNING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS ABOUT A MISLEADING PROPOSITION, PROP 25, 2/2 

@swiff I figured this is what it was about, but thanks for the intercept link with more info. Yeah f the algorithm for trying to get even further into the "justice" system

WARNING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS ABOUT A MISLEADING PROPOSITION, PROP 25, 2/2 

@bouncinglime For real.

Like shit, dude, I want the bail industry to burn as much as the next guy but not if the sequel is just a bunch of cops and bureaucrats playing pretend Minority Report

WARNING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS ABOUT A MISLEADING PROPOSITION, PROP 25, 1/2 

@swiff dammit I already submitted my ballot

WARNING TO CALIFORNIA VOTERS ABOUT A MISLEADING PROPOSITION, PROP 25, 1/2 

@cinebox Don't feel too rough about it, it was a very sneakily worded proposition. A lot of prominent voters' groups, progressive ones included, got bamboozled too, and it's their JOB to research this stuff

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