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Massachusetts sheriff offers to force his jail inmates to help build Trump’s wall

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A Massachusetts sheriff who has long railed against undocumented immigrants, proposed making inmates serving time in his jail help build the wall between the U.S. and Mexico proposed by President-elect Donald Trump.

In his annual address to the media, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson officially endorsed the proposed wall and said he would be willing to provide labor for it, reports the Herald News.

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According to the sheriff, building the wall that would presumably keep undocumented workers out which would in turn provide more job opportunities for inmates after they’re released.

“I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall,” Hodgson read from a prepared statement. “Aside from learning and perfecting construction skills, the symbolism of these inmates building a wall to prevent crime in communities around the country, and to preserve jobs and work opportunities for them and other Americans upon release, can be very powerful.”

Hodgson’s offer of free labor is part of a new program he proposed calls Project N.I.C.E.” for National Inmates’ Community Endeavors.

According to the sheriff, he is calling upon other law enforcement officials across the country to provide inmates to work on civic projects.

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“Project N.I.C.E. takes the successful inmate work program that has inmates from the Dartmouth jail doing community service around the area and expands it nationally with the cooperation of Sheriff’s Offices across the country, who would also send inmate workers” Hodgson’s official press release stated.

Hodgson, who has called sanctuary cities “very, very dangerous,” also stated his willingness to cooperate fully with I.C.E.’s immigration enforcement program — a proposal that some other lawman have opposed.

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Three judges suspended for drunken 3 AM fight at White Castle — that ended with two shot

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Three judges were suspended after engaging in a drunken shooting outside a White Castle.

"Three Indiana judges involved in a Downtown Indianapolis fight in May that ended with two of the judges shot have been suspended without pay after the Indiana Supreme Court determined they committed judicial misconduct," the Indianapolis Star reports. "In an opinion issued Tuesday, the court said judges Bradley Jacobs, Andrew Adams and Sabrina Bell 'engaged in judicial misconduct by appearing in public in an intoxicated state and behaving in an injudicious manner and by becoming involved in a verbal altercation.'"

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What Zelensky knew: The devastating and darkly ironic impact of Trump’s attempt to bribe Ukraine

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In their effort to exculpate President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry, Republicans put Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s denial that he ever felt pressure from the White House to open up investigations into Democrats at the center of their argument. A new GOP memo says that both leaders have acknowledged “there was no pressure” on the famous July 25 call that sparked the inquiry and thus argues that the allegations made by Democrats that Trump abused his power don’t hold.

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Greta Thunberg says ‘people must finally wake up’ to the fact Trump is ‘so extreme’ on climate change

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Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's climate change denialism was "so extreme" that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming.

She spoke in an interview with AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.

"He's so extreme and he says so extreme things, so I think people wake up by that in a way," the 16-year-old said from on board a sailboat preparing to depart from the East Coast town of Hampton, Virginia for Europe early Wednesday.

"I thought when he got elected, now people will finally, now people must finally wake up," she continued.

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