Maybe McDonnell is grandstanding? How did the Union find out before the fact that he even had a list, much less that he was going to supply it to the DA?
Things like this usually crop up when the group (Union, in this case) first gets this stuff USED against them. Then they'll backtrack it.
McDonnell's name showing up in this shows premeditation. He's making a stink and getting his name out there, now he'll be seen as the paladin fighting the evil Union - and that list won't ever be released now, so he wins no matter what.
I've been detained for hours with no explanation by both Canadian and British Customs in the last fifteen years.
They (and US officers) all have "bad attitude", and anything but instant, sniveling compliance will get you detained - even if you didn't comply because you're hard of hearing and asked them to repeat something.
Prison, not jail - there's a huge difference. The prison communications market is captive, the jail market isn't.
As stated, the public has known about this for years. I wonder if the OTHER prison "services" such as cable TV and internet are as locked and jacked up as voice comm is.
And prisoners DO have many of their rights revoked, and they don't magically come back when their sentence is up. A court has to be petitioned to restore those rights.
Just a side note to that - when you petition to have Rights restored, and a Judge grants them, the DOJ does... well, nothing. Same for Expungements. DOJ just ignores it. If you want to vote, own a firearm, etc. you need a to get a "special ID number and letter" from the Court, as the DOJ will *never* update your records.
It's actually quite common. *IF* a court will hear it and issue a Judgement, about all it really does is block any Visa applications the loser of the suit tries to get to enter the country where they owe the money.
Not a winning strategy, but, as I said, it's fairly common. Canadian drivers getting into accidents in the US and vice versa.
The "problem" seems to be that people are conflating "immigrants" with "refugees". I keep seeing all kinds of cherry picked examples, such as the founder of Apple being the son of a Syrian *immigrant*.
Nations court immigration of TALENTED people. Refugees are a completely different ball of wax. Currently, it appears the way to get rid of your unproductive people is to terrorize them and then ship them to the US as "refugees".
And I'm really tired of hearing that POEM on the Statue of Liberty or sections of the Declaration of Independence as if they're some kind of "law".
MY ancestors a couple of generations back were *immigrants*. They were able to prove they would not be a drain on US resources, learned English, filled out the paperwork, and took the Oath.
They weren't bulk processed for Green Cards because their home government was "mean".
Around 1990 I scanned the Town Codes, Zoning, Building, and specialty codes for most of the Towns in Suffolk Cty, NY for the company I worked for.
Each hardcopy volume had "Copyright XYZ Corp, etc" in it, some as a footer on EVERY page - to "discourage" the Towns themselves from photocopying them.
We used my scans internally (big rDB using dBaseIV I built for them) as a research tool that put us well ahead of the other companies in the area in the same business.
We kept it entirely internal to prevent any competitors from taking business from us, but the Town Board members themselves wanted copies. Which, of course, I never released to them because nobody trusts politicians to NOT sell anything not nailed down.
So the Town Boards started clamoring at the two or three companies that published the printed manuals for electronic copies.
Which led to us getting sued for copyright violation for every manual.
The suit was eventually dismissed because we did BUY a copy of each manual (kinda hard to scan them without them...), ONLY used it internally, and never tried to sell or give away a copy.
Some of the larger National spec guides *are* available in electronic formats now - I have a copy of the NEC, but they're not free, and you generally have to subscribe for updates, which are not cheap.
"The typical ambassador manages relationships between countries within a framework of relative power that includes, somewhere at its base, the raw power of military muscle. Companies have very different resources and responsibilities."
In this age of "security companies" like Blackwater, I wouldn't be so sure that a major corp like Google could *not* field a ton of the "raw power of military muscle".