Scott Hechinger

Scott Hechinger

@ScottHech

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Public Defender. Senior Staff Attorney & Dir. of Policy at Brooklyn Defender Services (@bklyndefender). Observations from frontlines of (in)justice. Views mine.

Brooklyn, NY
Joined on May 07, 2009

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For #ICEraids it is critical to be prepared. If ICE is outside your door, don’t panic, & remember: YOU HAVE RIGHTS. Even if you do everything right, they still may enter. View & share #WeHaveRights. 4 scenarios. 7 languages: http://WeHaveRights.Us 

For #ICEraids it is critical to be prepared. If ICE is outside your door, don’t panic, & remember: YOU HAVE RIGHTS. Even if you do everything right, they still may enter. View & share #WeHaveRights. 4 scenarios. 7 languages: http://WeHaveRights.Us 

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I have about 5 felonies that could realistically be tried between now and January, and it's crazy to me that these cases are going forward under the old bail, discovery, and speedy trial rules for no other reason than the fortuity of being too old to delay for 5 1/2 months.

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Quoted @LindseyGrahamSC

Is it too much to ask for members of Congress to stop slandering those who serve on the border trying to protect this nation against an onslaught of illegal immigration?

Yes. It is too much to ask. And it’s not slander if it’s true.

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I have been pretty polite about this and so have other American Jews. But you really have to leave us out of your racist talking points. You are not helping us, you are not helping society, you are not helping Israel. Your racism is your thing and we are not your shield.

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Quoted @mk_esq

Cops are waiting for anyone jumping the turnstile at Hoyt/Schermerhorn @swipeitforward

1 block from Brooklyn criminal court, NYPD is wasting NY taxpayer dollars on police officers ready to pounce on people too poor to be able afford public transportation instead of redirecting those resources to free or reduced price metrocards to actually solve the problem.

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Quoted @Lawrence

The Minority Leader of the United States Senate just called the president “the devil.”

Euphemism.

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Shameful that 5 years after NYPD killing of #EricGarner was seen around the world, the only people who've suffered consequences besides Eric are: Eric's family, Ramsey Orta who filmed the killing & the former CCRB employee who leaked Pantaleo's misconduct record. #FirePantaleo

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Quoted @nypost

NYPD let convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein skip judge-ordered check-ins https://trib.al/etJ97qX 

NYPD let convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein skip judge-ordered check-ins https://trib.al/etJ97qX 

Meanwhile, a man I represent is jailed on Rikers right now, unable to afford bail, after successfully doing check-ins for last 9 years bc he failed to update his new address when he recently became homeless. Faces up to 4 years prison. Epstein didn’t check in once since 2011.

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This weekend's planned ICE raids flopped "in part" because advocates made sure immigrants knew their rights, @LegalAidNYC said in a statement, emphasizing that they keep vigilant.

INBOX: This weekend's planned ICE raids flopped "in part" because advocates made sure immigrants knew their rights, @LegalAidNYC said in a statement, emphasizing that they keep vigilant.

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But let’s be honest, Epstein, like Manafort & other high profile defendants will get preferential treatment. Manafort had access to a desk with a computer while detained pretrial. Two systems.

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Quoted @KlasfeldReports

Berman notes that many people in Rikers Island can't afford bail. "Everybody has the right to consult with counsel," Berman notes. "If that's the standard, what are we going to tell all those people can't make a $500 or $1,000 bail..."

On this: Epstein’s lawyer have a point & Judge Berman gets it wrong. “What are we going to tell all those people can't make a $500 or $1,000 bail?” How about the truth: Pretrial detention undermines right to counsel by making it extremely challenging to work w/ your lawyers.

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Replying to @MollyJongFast

@brithume "adjective: xenophobic - having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. 'the xenophobic undertones of this argument' synonyms: racist, racialist, ethnocentric, ethnocentrist"

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Quoted @brithume

Trump’s “go back” comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactul and politically stupid. But they simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost.

What is the “standard definition of racist.” Seriously.

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Quoted @brooklynPD

Watching @ManhattanDA argue against an approved partially secured bond that has been signed by FIVE family members who have promised to pay balance if person skips court. Person has 16 family members in court. ADA says it’s an “unusual” bond- it’s been an option since the ‘70s.

The prosecutors want the ability to hold anyone they want to in jail, per-trial, in opposition to due process, without any accountability whatsoever.

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Quoted @eorden

SDNY says they learned today that Epstein had in a locked safe a foreign passport issued in the 1980s, expired, with a photo that appears to be Epstein and a name that is not his. It also gives his place of residence as Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile most people public defenders represent stuck on Rikers *right now* bc judges deemed them a “flight risk” haven’t left NYC, let alone the State, let alone Country. When they miss court, it isn’t intentional. They can scarcely pay for public transportation. They forget.

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Quoted @PhilipRucker

During the 2016 campaign, whenever Trump made racist or xenophobic comments there was a small but reliable chorus of Republican office holders who spoke out. Today, there’s silence, nine hours later.

A party of racists. But we already knew that.

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Remember when after Trump was elected, pundits were wondering whether he’d still continue tweeting, because they desperately wanted to believe things would be normal, even though half the country just elected a raving mad racist with zero morality into the most powerful office?

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Quoted @Taniel

ICE agents terrorized this New Jersey teenager throughout Sunday night. She knew not to open the door because of the “know your rights” posts on social media. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/ice-immigration-raids.html?module=inline …

ICE agents terrorized this New Jersey teenager throughout Sunday night. She knew not to open the door because of the “know your rights” posts on social media. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/ice-immigration-raids.html?module=inline …

IT IS WORKING. KEEP SHARING. A SIMPLE RETWEET OR INSTAGRAM POST IS LITERALLY SAVING LIVES. 🚨Si ICE llega a su puerta, no se asuste! Tenemos derechos! Mas aqui: http://wehaverights.us 🚨

Quoted @Taniel

ICE agents terrorized this New Jersey teenager throughout Sunday night. She knew not to open the door because of the “know your rights” posts on social media. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/ice-immigration-raids.html?module=inline …

ICE agents terrorized this New Jersey teenager throughout Sunday night. She knew not to open the door because of the “know your rights” posts on social media. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/ice-immigration-raids.html?module=inline …

Thanks to so many people showing up to organize this week - joining Know Your Rights canvasses and sharing information on social media - we kept a LOT of families together this weekend in the midst of ICE raids. Proud of everyone who’s been stepping up to protect our neighbors.

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Quoted @brianstelter

Geraldo to Trump: "You're better than that" racist tweetstorm

Geraldo to Trump: "You're better than that" racist tweetstorm

“Steer clear of language that’s xenophobic even racist.” Saying the loud parts quietly won’t change the fact that Trump *is* xenophobic & racist. Who, because of sycophants like Geraldo, Fox News & the GOP now has near unfettered power to weaponize that hatred into violent policy

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Quoted @ItaloRulli

The video piece doesn't inform alliens what to do when ICE have a valid, judge signed warrant

That’s because ICE Officers exceptionally rarely have a valid, judicial warrant. Case in point: Yesterday, ICE was knocking on doors throughout Brooklyn without any. People knew their rights. ICE went away. Help share this critical information: http://WeHaveRights.us 

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