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June 29, 2010

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Drove through Redd and Resler at 11 p.m. last night. Expecting the worst but was pleasantly surprised. No crazy flooding, just run off on the street. I wasn't floating down the street like in the past.

Civil Rights orgs usually can only help 5 percent of the cries for help they get, ive seen the stats and having helped one org with intake I know its true...this is why I know its upon each person to learn law and exercise their own rights....as U.S. vs Johnson said "Rights belong only to the belligent claimant." I too have notified some civil rights orgs when my rights were violated and got no reply save one when TCRP took over my pro se operation linebacker suit...which is rare in itself ie a civil rights org taking over a pro se suit. When I realized that civil rights orgs can only help 5 percent of the cries for help they recieve, is when I learned about things like 42 usc 1983 and Texas Rule 202....civil rights orgs thus help you learn your rights but they do not for the most part help you exercise your rights, they like many capitalist esquires have a vested interest in getting the up to $200 an hour courts award them for pro bono atty fees and they are part of the same bar club and many civil rights orgs are 'dog and pony shows'. TCRP/PDNCRP is better than ACLU...aclu today is mostly about lobby, tcrp does 10x more suits in tx, nlg is mostly socialists and CCR.org does not have members but does suits and is better than aclu too.

As far as the Chico suit I would not be suprized if one of the defendants attempt to remove it to fed court, there is limited fed standing 'if a local government had a local anti-discrimination law on the books' if so it enables fed standing, if not then no fed standing generally. The reason is fed laws as to what happened at chico's re discrimantion are weak, most are styled under race or disabilty or gender not orientation, there are only a few fed appeal cases on chico facts and many splits amoung the circuits, that is because generally only fed general common law theorys re 14th amendment protect chico facts not federal statutory law. [as in title 7 employee facts] Even be it there is a local law the defense will argue its vague or not enforced.

ment as in say title 7...

many civil rights orgs also sell themselves out too to local power politicains and 'community leaders' and capitalist biz who give big donations to the civil rights org, all this is part of the dog and pony show process eg issues become more about cash donations and $500 plate dinner shows and playing up to local private and public power structures....than the jails, streets and indigent cry for help.

It flooded everywhere I went last night. The News reported flooding all over town. So where are the millions of dollars robed from the people of El Paso?

I was sitting back on the couch playing a game of chess on the computer;TV on and I'm slowly slipping off to sleep when the whole building rattled,items on shelves moved around,my glasses fell off my head and I was brought to a wide awake status from a lightning and thunder blast. Guess it rained last night.

But the ACLU does go to bat on free speech issues for individuals, and as far as I know, they do it for free.

From the ACLU website:
"The ACLU's vision of an uncensored Internet was clearly shared by the U.S. Supreme Court when it declared, in Reno v. ACLU, the Internet to be a free speech zone, deserving at least as much First Amendment protection as that afforded to books, newspapers and magazines. The government, the court said, can no more restrict a person's access to words or images on the Internet than it could be allowed to snatch a book out of a reader's hands in the library, or cover over a statue of a nude in a museum."

ACLU of Texas

Executive Director: Terri Burke

P.O. Box 12905
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: (512) 478-7300 Fax: (512) 478-7303 | Email: info@aclutx.org

Web: http://www.aclutx.org

what bullshit about the stormwater. nothing has changed. we havent had enough rain to matter yet and we are still paying out the ass of a tax.

The aclutx does a few, on a national level more but litigation has took a back seat to political lobby with the aclu...tcrp does little lobby but does more tx suits than all 50 states aclu combined or close to it.

I dont mean to knock civil rights orgs, they do good work but public should know that for what ever reason be it budget or lack of merits or what they are only able to help 5percent of the cries for help they get...what that translates to, is unless you have a strong case that applies to many, or stroke in the community or with the civil rights orgs leaders then dont expect help. True it leaves 95percent and many indigent with no where to turn to....but one thing... Learn Law.

ACLU AT-A-GLANCE

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) consists of two separate non-profit organizations: the ACLU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization which focuses on litigation and communication efforts, and the American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)(4) organization which focuses on legislative lobbying.[2] The ACLU's stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."[1][3] It works through litigation, legislation, and community education

Lawsuits brought by the ACLU have been influential in the evolution of Constitutional law.[6] The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases in which it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Even when the ACLU does not provide direct legal representation, it often submits amicus curiae briefs.

The ACLU's work is sustained by over 500,000 members and supporters who play an active role in defending freedom.
• Nearly 200 ACLU staff attorneys and thousands of volunteer attorneys handle countless civil liberties cases every year.
• The ACLU has staffed offices in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

thanks observer, I was not trying to give a PR slide presentation on the aclu, I am speaking from my experience and from having sued them once.

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