EVANSTON — The parents of a 13-year-old have called for Evanston police to apologize and for the city to examine racial profiling after their son was handcuffed and wrongly targeted as a burglary suspect.
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The ACLU called Governor Scott's order to drug test people on welfare a 'debacle.' And newly released court records reveal how it will challenge the order in court. The ACLU claims the order is unconstitutional, and also costs applicants their privacy and dignity.
The records cite the following examples of the program being mismanaged:
Patients with failed kidneys were directed to provide urine samples through a catheter. Applicants who failed the test were investigated for child abuse. Results with personal information like Social Security numbers were faxed to the wrong locations. A mother who had major surgery was investigated for child abuse because the drug test detected her legally prescribed pain medicine. In one case, a Florida Department of Children and Families approved lab rep showed up at a mother's home unannounced. The documents show he directed her to leave her children alone with him while she produced a urine sample. The court records also show labs required prepayment online from applicants who did not have credit cards. At one point, three counties had no approved labs, and the state did not cover transportation costs. The state conducted the drug tests for four months last year. around 4,000 people went through and about two and a half percent of them failed it. That's 108 people.
Drug abuse was not nearly as pervasive as suspected....
Foundation fights hatred and prejudice Contributed by Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education was formed to further the programs of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. The foundation functions as a private source of funding for support of Holocaust educational activities and community awareness events in South Carolina and has a 501 (c) (3) status.
The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust was established in 1989 by the General Assembly of our state to honor the Holocaust survivors who moved to South Carolina and the South Carolina soldiers who liberated the concentration camps in 1945.
The council was given a mandate to create and encourage educational programs on the Holocaust. Current economic conditions and cutbacks in state appropriations have resulted in the need for private funding to ensure the future of various educational projects in our state.
The purpose of the foundation in South Carolina is to strengthen the council’s activities in memory, history and education. The foundation will also address related issues of international conflict, genocide, prejudice, and intolerance. Funding is provided to schools, colleges, churches, synagogues, civic groups, and individuals.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's top prosecutor announced Sunday that she is withdrawing controversial murder charges against 270 miners for the killings of 34 striking co-workers shot dead by police.
The Sydney Morning Herald recently published an opinion piece by Patrick Parkinson titled About time we all cared more about marriage, in which he argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry will diminish…...
A video still from the viral video "Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis." (YouTube/terrydatiger) (AP) SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday.
The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after online videos shot by witnesses went viral.
Images of a police officer casually spraying orange pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters became a rallying symbol for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The demonstrators had been protesting steep tuition hikes and police brutality.
Under the proposed settlement, UC would pay $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys to split....
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed U.S.
PETA has sent an urgent letter to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard asking her to put a stop to cruel live exports after tens of......Many of the sheep starve to death, are trampled, or become ill and die en route to their final destinations. The grueling journey can last several weeks through all weather extremes, with sheep confined amid their own waste on ships that hold up to 100,000 animals. Conditions are hot and cramped—the perfect environment to spread diseases, such as the outbreaks of scabby mouth that caused these two ships to be turned away.
The sheep are crammed together so tightly, many are unable to reach food and water troughs.
Sheep who survive the journey are subjected to handling and slaughter methods upon their arrival that would be illegal back in Australia. The animals are kicked, beaten, prodded, and dragged off trucks and into slaughterhouses by their ears and legs, and some are left to die in barren feedlots in scorching-hot temperatures. Sheep have their legs tightly bound and are thrown into the trunks of cars, have their throats slit while they are still conscious, and are left to bleed to death in prolonged and agonizing ways.
A woman is suing Hormel, the maker of Spam and Hormel Chili, claiming she was fired for complaining about the "abusive relationship" that existed between mostly male managers and their mostly female administrative staff. Deborah Hoss claims she was fired in April 2011, just hours after she filled out a survey asking employees how they felt about their working conditions, ...
New research shows that children with autism spectrum disorders, who typically have difficulty in communicating and forming relationships, are far more likely to be bullied than their non-autistic peers.
Berlin - After a Berlin rabbi and his young daughter were assaulted, the president of Germany’s Jewish community on Friday called on the country’s Muslim associations to tackle anti-Semitism within their communities and urged Jews to continue...
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