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Study: Average prisoner only gets two visits

Study: Average prisoner only gets two visits | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
By C1 Staff MIAMI, Fla. — A new study is shedding light on inmate visitation and its effects on rehabilitation. The Smithsonian reports that Florida inmates, on average, receive
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Though It Seems Crazy Now, the Neutron Bomb Was Intended to Be Humane

Though It Seems Crazy Now, the Neutron Bomb Was Intended to Be Humane | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Until the day he died, physicist Samuel Cohen declared that his invention, the neutron bomb, was a "moral" and "sane" weapon that would kill enemy combatants, while sparing civilians and cities. But, despite the support of fans like Ronald Reagan, this weapon of not-as-much mass destruction proved to be a hard sell.
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Citizen Journalist Arrested, Jailed for Asking Wisconsin Politician a Question

Citizen Journalist Arrested, Jailed for Asking Wisconsin Politician a Question | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
“Oh shit, they’ve got four cops coming after me! You guys, they’ve got four cops coming after me for asking questions on camera. Five! Five cops on me, for asking a question…Seven officers!” -Miles Kr
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Report From the Chicago PERF Meeting

Report From the Chicago PERF Meeting | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Last week I posted a suggested agenda for police leaders belonging to PERF when they gathered in Chicago on Monday. Maybe some of them were listening according to the following news report by Fiona...
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School to Prison Pipeline Slowed in Los Angeles

School to Prison Pipeline Slowed in Los Angeles | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
The “school to prison” practices that have become so common place in disciplinary practices in schools all across America are about to end in school districts in Los Angeles.

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Alabama's prison problems: AL.com investigates

Alabama's prison problems: AL.com investigates | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
No state has crammed more people into less prison space than Alabama. That remarkable overcrowding has contributed to host of problems for this state. AL.com spent months exploring the issue.
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How not to shoot civilians: 9 community policing tips from a chief who got it right

How not to shoot civilians: 9 community policing tips from a chief who got it right | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
The feds want to improve local policing. Here's where they should start
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The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different? by Michael Meltsner :: SSRN

The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different? by Michael Meltsner :: SSRN | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
This article is adapted from a speech given by the author in honor of Hugo Adams Bedau, inaugurating the Hugo Adam Bedau Memorial Lecture Series at Tufts Univer

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WTF!? 23 Police Officers Fire 377 Bullets at 2 Men With 0 Guns Wounding 2 of Their Own

May 8, 2014   Adrian Montesano was an armed and dangerous criminal, who'd just robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint and shot a police officer. He escaped in the officer's patrol car and it was later found dumped at his grandmother's house, where he took her blue Volvo. By 5 a.m. every cop in South Florida…
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Elderly woman with dementia detained for months for feeding birds - Police State USA

Elderly woman with dementia detained for months for feeding birds - Police State USA | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
TAMPA, FL -- An 81-year-old woman who suffers from both Alzheimer's disease and dementia has been locked in jail for over a month for the crime of feeding bread to some crows on her own property.
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Californians for Safety and Justice and Russell Simmons present "Imagine" - YouTube

Russell Simmons served as Executive Producer for Californians for Safety and Justice's "Imagine” video as part of its #SchoolsNotPrisons campaign, which call...

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How Activist Judges Undermine the Constitution

How Activist Judges Undermine the Constitution | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Checks and balances are an essential part of the American system—but so too is respect for Congress in interpreting laws.

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How Gangs Took Over Prisons

How Gangs Took Over Prisons | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.

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Police Accuse 12-Year-Old Black Girl Of Being A Prostitute Outside Of Her Home, Beat And Kidnap Her

Police Accuse 12-Year-Old Black Girl Of Being A Prostitute Outside Of Her Home, Beat And Kidnap Her | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Three police officers in Texas accused a 12-year-old black girl of being a prostitute, beat and kidnapped her, and none of them ever faced any consequences for their actions.
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The racial divide in America’s gun deaths

The racial divide in America’s gun deaths | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
A data reading between the racial lines. (Alexandre Meneghini/AP Photo)
Gun violence is disproportionately affecting the country's African American population.
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How Lending A Friend Your Car, Then Going to Bed Can Land You a Life Prison Sentence

Florida man Ryan Holle is currently serving his 11th year of a life sentence, even with no prior criminal record.
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3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people

3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
There's a lot more work to be done.

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Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting

Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
"A school board cannot avoid summary judgment as a matter of law when a school administrator willfully ignores a plan to use a 14-year-old special needs student as bait to catch a student with a known history of sexual and violent misconduct, and as a result, the student is sodomized," wrote attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice today.
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A city that pays criminals to behave | Al Jazeera America

A city that pays criminals to behave | Al Jazeera America | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
By counseling the city'€™s "most lethal" young men, an innovative program is helping make Richmond, Calif., safer
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Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case

Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Nordell Edmondson given apology and damages after seven officers were accused of assaulting him in Edgware in 2011The Metropolitan police has agreed to pay £120,000 in damages in an alleged race-discrimination case where seven officers were accused...

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Liberal but Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons by Joan Petersilia, Francis T. Cullen :: SSRN

Liberal but Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons by Joan Petersilia, Francis T. Cullen :: SSRN | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
A confluence of factors — a perfect storm — interfered with the intractable rise of imprisonment and contributed to the emergence of a new sensibility defining

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Move Over Radar Gun, Here Comes A New Revenue Collector: The Text Message Detector Gun

Move Over Radar Gun, Here Comes A New Revenue Collector: The Text Message Detector Gun | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
As if the police don’t have enough tools at their disposal to steal the hard earned money of the public, a new device is being developed to tell if a person in a vehicle is texting. A Virginia company, ComSonics, is working on development of a device that detects radio frequencies that come from a cell phone…
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You're Old & Finally Out Of Prison: What Happens Now?

You're Old & Finally Out Of Prison: What Happens Now? | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
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Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison

Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
In the state of California, we now spend $62,300 per prison inmate per year while only $9,200 to educate a child in a K-12 school. If that statistic doesn't disturb you, consider this: Since 1984, the state has built 22 state prisons while only one ...

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Sign the petition: Arkansas Board of Corrections - Follow the FCC!

Sign the petition: Arkansas Board of Corrections - Follow the FCC! | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
I just signed a petition to Arkansas Board of Corrections: The Arkansas Prison Telephone Contract is out for bid….again! There is no legitimate reason why families here in Arkansas should have to bear the burden and pay the inflated phone rate.

We are asking the Arkansas Board of Corrections to FOLLOW THE FCC… and ensure the new contract is based on an equal cost for in-state and out-of-state calls.

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