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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019. 21 comments

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

Buttigieg, never drop the skin routine.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:During an appearance hosted by the Des Moines Register, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked to offer advice to teenagers headed for college. His response: “Dish soap and soap are...

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Clio Chang Clio Chang Feb 12, 2019. 7 comments

Rikers Rape Victim Had to Smuggle Out DNA Evidence to Win Settlement

Rikers Rape Victim Had to Smuggle Out DNA Evidence to Win Settlement

Jane Doe, a woman who smuggled out clothing with DNA evidence on it after she was raped by a guard at Rikers won her $500,000 settlement in a civil lawsuit against the city in a rare victory on Monday, the Intercept reported.

According to the Intercept, Jose Cosme, the guard who sexually assaulted Jane Doe, cornered her in an office. Jane Doe accused another officer, Leonard McNeil, of...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jun 24, 2018. 22 comments

Grifter Anna Delvey Has 'Little Remorse,' Judge Says

Grifter Anna Delvey Has 'Little Remorse,' Judge Says

NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Anna Delvey may have grifted her way to the heights of New York’s elite, but on Tuesday the petite blue-eyed woman in black-rimmed Céline glasses failed to charm the Criminal Court of the City of New York.

You have likely already heard a lot about her. Delvey, whose real name is Sorokin, gained notoriety after stories in Vanity Fair and New York chronicled the way she...

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Mark Shrayber Mark Shrayber Sep 23, 2017. 17 comments

Prison Guard Allegedly Raped Female Inmate For 15 Minutes, Wanted To Give His Partner a 'Show'

Prison Guard Allegedly Raped Female Inmate For 15 Minutes, Wanted To Give His Partner a 'Show'

On March 20th, a female inmate was being transported from Brooklyn to Rikers Island when she claims she was brutally sexually assaulted by one of the correctional officers on the bus. The attack, which lasted more than 15 minutes, was witnessed by another guard who did nothing to protect the victim but stayed to watch.

The New York Post reports that according to a new federal lawsuit filed in...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Aug 30, 2017. 15 comments

Talking to Chirlane McCray About Mental Health, Voting for Hillary, and Closing Rikers

Talking to Chirlane McCray About Mental Health, Voting for Hillary, and Closing Rikers

Since the moment New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014, his wife Chirlane McCray has been the object of fascination, controversy, praise, and hundreds of weird tabloid stories. This week, she talked with Jezebel about her ambitious plan to revamp New York City’s mental health services, her support for Hillary Clinton, and why closing Rikers Island is “a great idea.”

A poet,...

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Jia Tolentino Jia Tolentino Aug 20, 2017. 17 comments

NYC Will Eliminate Bail for People Accused of Nonviolent Crimes

NYC Will Eliminate Bail for People Accused of Nonviolent Crimes

On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released an $18 million plan that will, starting next year, allow NYC judges to keep nonviolent suspects out of Rikers by replacing bail with “supervision options including daily check-ins, text-message reminders and required drug or behavioral therapy.”

According to the AP:

Initial funding, provided by the Manhattan district attorney, allows...

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