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ScottHech

Scott Hechinger

Supporting public defenders and the people & communities they serve to amplify perspective + story to end mass criminalization. Dad. Always public defender.

Brooklyn, NY

Joined on 7 May, 2009

http://Zealo.us

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Quoted @jduffyrice

Unreal. The president halted deportations for 100 days but ICE is refusing to fully cooperate.

Without fail, those who claim to "enforce the law" are the most lawless. From ICE to every single police department in the United States.

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Replying to @ScottHech: Seeing a lot of takes furious about Riley June Williams’ release in lieu of pretrial detention. I’m furious too. Not bc she’…

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Replying to @ScottHech: It should shock you that suffering from substance use is a crime.

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Replying to @ScottHech: Many innocent people are languishing on death row. And many guilty people are languishing on death row. No one should be lan…

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Quoted @DevlinBarrett

Exclusive: Justice Department, FBI debate not charging some of the roughly 800 Capitol rioters in cases where no link seen to violence

Replying to @ScottHech: Meanwhile, entire crowds of Black & Brown teenagers get swept up, arrested, & charged as accomplices for being in the vicini…

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Quoted @DerenicByrd

A Judge rules Capitol riot suspect Eric Munchel to be released from jail pending trial, to be placed on home detention (except for work, etc.) supervised by a family friend, must not possess firearms, prohibited from traveling to DC except for legal reasons. #ZipTieGuy

Replying to @ScottHech: This is a tweet to remind you that if this person were Black (a) they would have been killed, (b) if not killed, would be re…

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Replying to @NYCNavid: A Farmers Market in NYC Today

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Quoted @ScottHech

Alternative headline: The overwhelming majority of people in the United States support President Biden’s decision to recommit to the Paris Climate Accord & rejoin the World Health Organization. What is this garbage @ABC?

Replying to @joelockhart: I think we're a little too focused on what Trump voters think and feel. Time for the minority to be silent.

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I think we're a little too focused on what Trump voters think and feel. Time for the minority to be silent.

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Replying to @WorthRises: "...working against my will, I’m told almost every day that $0.26 per hr is... good, since the tailor shop is the highest-p…

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"...working against my will, I’m told almost every day that $0.26 per hr is... good, since the tailor shop is the highest-paying job [here]. Recently we pushed out 8 boxes of long johns, and I was given a $0.03 raise. Am I supposed to be grateful?" -Wesley

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Quoted @GymTanDefend

More people are currently jailed *pretrial* in the United States than are imprisoned at all in the entire 1.3 billion-person country of India

#endpretrialdetention

The U.S has a quarter of China’s 1.4 billion person population. But we cage half a million more people.

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Replying to @GymTanDefend: More people are currently jailed *pretrial* in the United States than are imprisoned at all in the entire 1.3 billion-per…

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Notice the entirely empty avenue behind the cop car. There is no conceivable argument this was necessary use of force. Wholly unjustifiable.

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For all those horrified by the footage of the Tacoma cop car ramming into people last night: This is NYPD doing the same in June. Mayor De Blasio defended this action & the NYPD chief praised his force for their “restraint.” This is attempted murder.

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Quoted @stephsauvignon

“I’m not going to debate the merits of whether junkies need to be in the criminal system with you.” This is how NYPD views people who use drugs. Also, where are their masks?! NYPD, once again, making it clear that they don’t care about the most vulnerable in our communities

No surprise here. This is the same police force that sends undercovers to treatment centers to target people struggling w/ substance use. They pretend they’re struggling too. Trick people into helping them buy drugs & then arrest them for drug sale. The opposite of health/safety.

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Replying to @G_Padraic: What in the exonerative tense is this

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Quoted @ABC

Majority of Americans support Pres. Biden's decision to recommit to the Paris Climate Accord and rejoin the World Health Organization, per new @ABC News/Ipsos poll.

They just updated the tweet.

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Replying to @JoshuaBHoe: @ScottHech @NYGovCuomo Also very disappointing that @NYGovCuomo continues to say "trust science" when he is ignoring the re…

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Quoted @mkkaishian

Good afternoon, it’s 2021 in a blue city in a blue state in a blue country and cops in NYC are still using “the odor of marijuana” to justify pretextual stops, and prosecutors who “don’t prosecute marijuana offenses” are allowing it to happen.

Unless cannabis is legalized, cops will use it to stop, search, & harass near-exclusively Black & Brown people living only in certain neighborhoods. Doesnt matter if DAs pledge to stop charging. Or police departments claim they’ll stop arresting for it. It’s a tool of oppression.

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@ScottHech @NYGovCuomo Also very disappointing that @NYGovCuomo continues to say "trust science" when he is ignoring the recommendations of the CDC, National Academies of Sciences, and AMA in regards to incarcerated people

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A Farmers Market in NYC Today

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What in the exonerative tense is this

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This is a tweet to remind you that if this person were Black (a) they would have been killed, (b) if not killed, would be remanded in a cage pending trial w/ no bail, & (c) that release w/ or w/o these kind of strict conditions is often more than enough to ensure return to court.

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Meanwhile, entire crowds of Black & Brown teenagers get swept up, arrested, & charged as accomplices for being in the vicinity when a fight breaks out. I wish they were given this same kind of deference & benefit of the doubt.

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Many innocent people are languishing on death row. And many guilty people are languishing on death row. No one should be languishing on death row. #AbolishTheDeathPenalty

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Quoted @CityAndStateNY

Will NY decriminalize clean syringe possession?

It should shock you that suffering from substance use is a crime.

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Seeing a lot of takes furious about Riley June Williams’ release in lieu of pretrial detention. I’m furious too. Not bc she’s released. I’m furious that the millions of Black & Brown people targeted & caged pretrial every year don’t get the same justice.

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WITNESS: What's happened to Cassandra in Chicago is the story of the indifference of jails throughout U.S. Back in April she called 132x to save her husband from COVID in jail. Ignored. He died. Demanding change since. Ignored. More caged now than when he died. This is her voice:

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