He's Mayor Pete, but nobody looks at what he did as mayor
Pete Buttigieg has one of the strongest drug-policy platforms of all of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and speaks eloquently about racial disparities in marijuana arrests. His own record as mayor, though, is quite bad on that front. I have a new story up, with Akela Lacy, that looks at South Bend policing under Mayor Pete.
Andrew Cuomo wants revenge on the Working Families Party for endorsing Cynthia Nixon against him in 2018. A commission he created is now moving to crush the party, even though it will end up hurting Democrats in swing district races at both the state and federal level. It’s an obnoxious enough move that even Chuck Schumer has come out against it. It’s still possible that next year the state legislature could reverse the decision, but it’ll take public pressure to make that happen. Here’s Lacy on it.
Amazon’s Ring developed a plan to use AI to create neighborhood watch lists. If we survive the climate apocalypse, here’s a glimpse into our dystopian future, courtesy of Jeff Bezos.
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