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Police Brutality - Officer Beats Special Ed Kid

"A 15-year-old student at a special needs school got a lesson in police brutality.

Marshawn Pitts, who attends the Academy for Learning in the south suburb of Dolton, was slammed into a locker and thrown to the ground by an unidentified police officer as he was taking Pitts to the principals office for an untucked shirt.

A security camera installed in one of the schools halls caught the entire confrontation, which ended with a broken nose for Pitts, who lay motionless while the officer sat on him.
The fight allegedly broke out after the officer asked the student to tuck his shirt in, a policy enforced in the school.

The boys attorney, Ed Manzke, says the video will help Pitts cause.

Were fortunate that it [the beating] was caught on videotape, he told the Chicago Tribune. There is nothing [the officer] can say that could justify [the beating]."

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Police Brutality Backfires (Original)

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Colorlines.com Talks With Occupy Oakland's Activists of Color

Directed, shot, and edited by David Zlutnick for Colorlines.com: http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/05/color_of_occupy_wall_street.html
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Triqui protest camp reclaims position in front of government buildings

Triqui protest camp reclaims position in front of government buildings | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Written by Jen Wilton Originally published by Intercontinental Cry

 

"The Triqui people of San Juan Copala have reclaimed their position in front of the Government Palace in Oaxaca City after being forcibly evicted by state and municipal police just one month ago."

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Reward increased to $40,000 in Hadiya Pendleton slaying

Reward increased to $40,000 in Hadiya Pendleton slaying | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
As community members marched in memory of Hadiya Pendleton today, officials announced the reward for information in the slaying of the King College Prep sophomore has been increased to $40,000.
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This United States is more like the Divided States

Listen to the video explain how her friend got shot in the back. 

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Sick Of The Constant Gun Control Talk? Give This Chart 8 Seconds To Change Your Mind.

Sick Of The Constant Gun Control Talk? Give This Chart 8 Seconds To Change Your Mind. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The graph that proves why we need to talk about gun control now.
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Renewing the American Dream (A Book Review)

Renewing the American Dream (A Book Review) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Like many other authors and activists, the three authors of this book agree that America is in a new era where we have declined in several areas including:

Job creation, Education, Political participation, Political consensus, Business creation, Social mobility, And overall global impact…."

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The Kyrgyz of Afghanistan | Abagond

The Kyrgyz of Afghanistan | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Disclaimer: This is based completely on “Life on the Roof of the World” in the February 2013 issue of National Geographic.

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Ultraviolet | Equality at a higher frequency

Ultraviolet | Equality at a higher frequency | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
UltraViolet is a community of women and men, fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere - from politics and government to media and pop culture.
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CNN Anchor Brilliantly Tricks Her Sexist Guest Into Accidentally Endorsing Racism On Live TV

CNN Anchor Brilliantly Tricks Her Sexist Guest Into Accidentally Endorsing Racism On Live TV | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
I bet he'll think twice before underestimating a woman like this again.
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and they ran out of time so no one mentioned that pregnant women in the military is likely from rape, making men the problem to fix; women are not causing the problem. The problem is the attitude that men have about women. 

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Identifying the Migrants Who Die Crossing the US/Mexico Border | PRI's The World

Identifying the Migrants Who Die Crossing the US/Mexico Border | PRI's The World | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Cultural Anthropologist Robin Reineke studies the personal items found on the bodies of migrants who have died crossing the Sonoran Desert in Arizona in an effort to identify who they were.
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Can you believe this is happening? There should be emergency cell phone stations for the distressed to call for help. 

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Youtube : Border Patrol removing blankets and food left for those in need

Youtube : Border Patrol removing blankets and food left for those in need | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
On January 8, 2013 - in the midst of historic cold temperatures - a Border Patrol agent removes blankets from a trail used by migrants near the town of Arivaca, Arizona. More than 178 people died while crossing the Arizona desert in Fiscal Year 2012.
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"More than 178 people died while crossing the Arizona desert in Fiscal Year 2012."

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Billie Greenwood's curator insight, January 23, 2013 7:06 AM

Overheard on Twitter: "when they aren't killing unarmed teenagers, they're stealing blankets and water."

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Editorial: Beyond Banning “Bad Guns” and “Arming Good Guys”

Editorial: Beyond Banning “Bad Guns” and “Arming Good Guys” | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"This is a very thorough, well researched article focusing on the nuances and complexities behind Gun Control.  Writer, organizer, talk show host,  Subhash Kateel goes all the way in and changes a lot of the conversation by busting down the myth behind policies like Stop-and Frisk and everyone owning a gun in country’s like Switzerland being safe. He also busts down the myth that if we get rid of all the guns everyone will suddenly be safe.. This is a definitely must read that drops tremendous information and provides insightful solutions. It originally ran on Kateel’s sitehttp://www.letstalkaboutit.info/2013/01/beyond-banning-bad-guns-and-arming-good.html


-Davey D-"

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And if men don't want to be stereotyped as aggressive and violent - they should stop being aggressive and violent.  

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Insane Cop Arrests ABC News Reporter For Filming Traffic Accident

"Goon Cop Attack:Arizona Report
Its becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - aggressive, overbearing and mentally unstable cops who think that it is an arrestable offense not to obey their every order - harassing citizens who have done absolutely nothing wrong"

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Harry Belafonte and Carmen Perez on child incarceration and the Gathering for Justice

Produced by Rinku Sen; shot by Noel Rabinowitz and Channing Kennedy; edited by David Zlutnick. As seen on Colorlines.com: http://colorlines.com/archives/2012...
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Facing Race: Tayna Fogle Fights to Get the Formerly Incarcerated the Right to Vote

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System overload: plea bargains vs. trial by jury

System overload: plea bargains vs. trial by jury | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A recent NYT editorial by Michelle Alexander, civil rights lawyer and author of The New Jim Crowe, posits a striking question: What would happen if everyone who was charged with a crime actually ex...
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"demand a trial by jury"

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Dreamer -- A True American Story by Jesse Salmeron

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Tickets here for March 2013

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Immigration Reform: What Did Ronald Reagan Say About Undocumented Immigrants?

Immigration Reform: What Did Ronald Reagan Say About Undocumented Immigrants? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
As Congress debates an immigration overhaul, many will look to the last major law in 1986, signed by President Reagan. Heres what he said at the time.

Via Carlos Batara
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:40 PM

The most disturbing aspect of all the immigration reform proposals are the slight to heavy-handed negative attitudes towards immigrants living in the U.S. without current legal status.  The type of imagery shaped by such commentary, when repeated over and over again, goes a long way towards shaping public opinion.  As a result, undocumented immigrants remain the unwanted step-children of current immigration reform proposals.

 

Looking back, it's plain to see that Ronald Reagan did not harbor the same sentiments - and maybe that's why immigration reform efforts resemble more immigration deform efforts. .

 

 

TrooVizion's comment, January 31, 2013 11:35 PM
Yes sir. When European Americans mention immigration, or immigrants I shall politely ask them "Why did your family move to the Americas?"
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President Obama's Las Vegas Speech Puts a Human Face on Immigration

President Obama's Las Vegas Speech Puts a Human Face on Immigration | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In an emotionally rousing speech in a Las Vegas high school gymnasium, President Obama called for action on immigration reform.
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THIS > "This is not just a debate about policy. It's about people," Obama declared, later adding, "Most of us used to be them."

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Ultraviolet | Tell Congress: Pass the Violence Against Women Act!

Ultraviolet | Tell Congress: Pass the Violence Against Women Act! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Leaders in Congress have just introduced bills to expand and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Every minute they delay, women across America face danger and abuse. Lives are at stake. Tell Congress to act and pass VAWA right away.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal & the Struggle for Prison Abolition

Mumia Abu-Jamal & the Struggle for Prison Abolition | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

“…the struggle against the death penalty is bigger than me. The struggle against the prison industrial complex is bigger than me. The struggle for social justice is bigger than me. And they will continue long after I’m gone. Struggle goes on. It’s just important to know which side you’re on.”
-Mumia Abu-Jamal

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The Dream without Visa

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"This documentary depicts the harsh mental, fiscal and spiritual journey immigrants endure throughout their journey towards the American Dream. The director followed immigrants from South America into Central America, Mexico and finally into the US in capturing their stories."

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Donate to help publish this movie. 

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Interest Convergence, FSU, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Interest Convergence, FSU, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"...are they actually arguing that painting a red and yellow stripe of “warpaint” on a non-Native lady is “authentic”?"

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Adrienna brings another excellent post, and a newly redesigned blog!

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Obama’s Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline - COLORLINES

Obama’s Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Beware the neutral-sounding language, civil rights advocates warn.
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