Born in Detroit; self-employed attorney specializing in appellate law, family law, and child welfare law. Mother of two complex special needs children. Published poet.

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I think this is a problem. Remember the slap on the wrist of that “Brock” guy so as not to ruin a white guy’s life? Well, check out this Springfield case – the same attitude seems alive and well, here

Joke? What Joke? Says Thomas a’Becket

Joke or not, it was the latest demonstration that Trump is not fit to be president. - promoted by Bob_Neer

PS: Most court appointed attorneys are still waiting for pay for work done in FY16

Letting Y’All know about another battle in the war to undo “punishment for being poor”

How does a month in jail because you could not pay a fine sound? Like debtor’s prison, maybe? Happens every day in our state.

Absolutely obscene predatory behavior against the poor -- directly by the state itself. This is the kind of thing which kept Sandra Bland, a woman of so much promise, in a Kafkaesque cycle of debt, poverty, and imprisonment. Not in Massachusetts, not anywhere. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

Okay all you wonks. What are the best senate and congressional rep races to taking back majority status?

I agree with Bernie Sanders [...]

Together we can. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

When I say Hillary needs to court the folks who registered to vote because of Sanders and having a rebirth of Hope, I am NOT attacking Hillary I AM proving I have both feet on the ground and spend time in real trenches

Meanwhile, untreated inmates die on the floor of their cells. Yes. Access to justice is important.

Woman – not me, honest, grills Gov. Baker on Braude show for not paying attorneys for the indigent – and get this, he really is not Mitt Romney – he apologized!