Tens of millions of Americans are cashless, many desperate to feed their children. Meanwhile the richest Americans merrily float on a rapidly rising tide of money thanks mainly to Trump & Co.
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The New York Times has just published investigation into a program called pretrial diversion that’s meant to give criminal offenders a break, but often puts them in debt. Prosecutors across the country often offer deals to offenders to drop cases and expunge records in exchange for sometimes onerous fees. But the Times found that “in many places, only people with money could afford a second chance. Though diversion was introduced as a money-saving reform, some jurisdictions quickly turned it into a source of revenue.” We speak to Times reporter Shaila Dewan.
Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch’s ex wife No.3 Wendi Deng was arm-in-arm with hunky violinist Charlie Siem, 17 years her junior who also dabbles in a bit of underwear modelling.