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Woman Pays The Bond Of A Woman Being Held In ICE Detention Center

Helping migrants being held in detention centers is high on the list of many who want to help. And, according to several organizations, the greatest way we can help them is by paying for their bonds so that they can get out of detention.

One woman’s story of paying a migrant’s bond has gone viral – but she wants you to know that she didn’t share the story because it’s a big deal. She shared the story because it shouldn’t be a big deal for someone who can afford it to do what they can to help those less fortunate.

This woman’s name is Julie Sharron and she paid the bond of a woman named Daymi – allowing Daymi to finally leave the detention center she was in and reunite with her two kids.

She gathered up the paperwork and set out to help Daymi the best way she could.

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After figuring out what she had to do, she got in touch with a friend who works with Immigrant Families Together. Julie knew she wanted to help a mother, father, or young person – but she’d help anyone she could help get out of detention.

Through her friend, Julie learned about a 28-year-old woman named Daymi. She has two kids (5 and 6 years old) that she’s not spoken to since she was thrown in detention.

She immediately went to her bank to withdraw the money she’d need, got a cashiers check payable to the Department of Homeland Security, and filled out the mountain of paperwork. She also went to Target to buy some much-needed supplies for Daymi.

She was in line by 6:45 am at the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Julie was one of the first in line at the Federal Building in Downtown LA. When she finally made it upstairs to the ICE waiting room, she noted she was surrounded by families and nervous, tired people.

Daymi’s bond went through. Julie says she could barely breathe as she walked out of the office.

Julie has since updated her Facebook with a photo of her and Daymi.

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She also added a photo of her grandparents who had inspired her to do what she could to help Daymi.

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According to Julie, the money she had in her savings (which she used to bail out Daymi) came from her grandparents.

Her grandaprents had been arrested by Germany’s Gestapo and put in coentrention camps. She says: “They came to America after the war to seek asylum and were able to build a life for themselves, putting away money for their grandkids. I cannot think of a better use for it.”

While Julie’s friends took to Twitter to share just how important it is that we do whatever we can to help.

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Julie’s friend is absolutely right. There is an emergency taking place and all of us need to be doing what we can to help those who need it most.

Posting bail is in fact, according to many immigration experts, the best way you can help migrants.

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According to several organizations, 68% of detained immigrants released on bond have ultimately prevailed in their court proceedings. Posting bond truly can help change the lives of migrants seeking a better life in the US.

Many on Twitter pointed out that those who post bail and get out of detention have a better chance at winning their cases in court.

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So how will you help? Take a look at here for suggested organizations you can donate to or other ways you can help migrants being detained by the Trump administration.

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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’


Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B and her sister are being sued for defamation of character after a viral video taken by Hennessy Carolina Almánzar. The video shows two men, one wearing a MAGA hat, and one woman telling Hennessy to move her car, which is parked on the beach.

Earlier this month, Cardi B shared a video taken by her sister showing a confrontation over where a car was parked.

Cardi B, who is notorious for having widely broadcast Twitter feuds with people, posted the video in response to a tweet from Candace Owens. Owens is a controversial conservative figure whose brand is all about shock and awe. Owens famously said she thinks it would be okay if “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well.”

Immediately, there was skepticism about the incident since the video starts during the confrontation.

Responding to nay-sayers, Cardi B shared a video of her sisters voice messages sent to her IG DMs. Hennessy claims in the messages that the white men were the aggressors against her and her girlfriend while they were on the beach.

The videos did not convince some people that her sister wasn’t in the wrong.

Cardi B’s tweet is filled with responses questioning the video and denying its authenticity. The argument immediately turned political because of the mention of Trump and Trump supporters. The conversation on Twitter is divided among people who believe Cardi B and her sister and those who don’t.

Now, Cardi B and Hennessy are being sued by the beachgoers in the video.

“These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” beachgoers’ Miller Place attorney John Ray said, according to ABC7NYC.

The lawsuit claims defamation of character because of the language used in the video against them.

According to Billboard, plaintiffs Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo, and Manuel Alarcon claim that they had approached Hennessy and her girlfriend, Michelle Diaz, blocked them in with how she parked her car. The lawsuit states that the men asked for Diaz to move her car and that’s when Hennessy started to record the video and hurl names and insults at them.

This story is developing and mitú will be updating as the story unfolds.

READ: Cardi B Is, Once Again, Fed Up With Trolls Trying to Body Shame Her With Edited Photos

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Peeing On Escalators: The Curiously Gross Case Of Mexico City’s Subway System


Peeing On Escalators: The Curiously Gross Case Of Mexico City’s Subway System

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Mexico City subway users often complain about malfunctioning escalators that keep breaking down continually. In any given CDMX metro station, you’ll find that escalators are out of order more often than they are functioning. And city officials have offered an explanation that shocked no one—people are peeing on them so much that escalators are corroding. Yup, you read that right.

Of the system’s 467 escalators, 22 are out of service on any given day.

Travelers on the Mexico City subway system often blame authorities for broken-down escalators at subway stops, but Metro officials have another explanation. Somehow, urine is penetrating and corroding the drive wheels and mechanisms of the escalators that carry riders up from underground stations.

One-quarter of escalator breakdowns on the Mexico City Metro are caused by people urinating on them, according to authorities.

The deputy manager of mechanical installations, Fermín Rafael Ramírez Alonso, said that Tacubaya and Chabacano are among the most affected stations.

Maybe—just maybe— stop peeing on escalators?

Ramírez urged users not to urinate on escalators or other Metro installations, because of the damage it causes. “When we open up escalators for maintenance, there is always urine,” Ramírez said.

But another issue is that there are no public bathroom facilities available.

Most stations have no public bathroom facilities, a fact Twitter users were quick to point out, noting there are not even any pay toilets. “More than this being an issue about ethics or manners, I think that this is happening because of a lack of free and accesible bathrooms in the city,” tweeted one user.

Ramirez also said that other causes for breakdowns include excessively heavy loads, running on the stairs, imbalance on the stairs and objects falling between them.

“There are even users who cut the stairs with knives or other sharp objects, of which we have examples in Tacubaya,” he said, surprising absolutely not one of Mexico City’s users. Many metro users know that vendors even sell knives on subway carriages, as was noted by this tweet.

The biggest problem, subway authorities admit, is that many escalators are old, or have been damaged by rough use.

The city plans to replace about 55 escalators over the next two years. With over 1.6bn rides per year, the Mexico City subway is considered the eighth largest in the world by some measures, and one of the cheapest: a 25¢ ticket will get you a single ride to any destination on the 140-mile (226km) system. Just remember to use the bathroom before setting out.

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