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'Stand your ground' law under scrutiny in domestic violence case - CNN.com

'Stand your ground' law under scrutiny in domestic violence case - CNN.com | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, pleaded for her freedom as an inmate in the Duval County Jail in Jacksonville, Florida.
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SocialAction2015 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough ! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Free Davontae Sanford Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

The police know it. The prosecutors know it. The courts know it. Anybody who reads the court records and police reports knows it.
This could have been any one of us, or any one of our children who was falsely arrested, railroaded, and imprisioned. If we let this stand, who will be next?
Demand that the prosecutors stop covering up their frame-up of this innocent child and come clean. Demand that Davontae be freed to come home
You Can Write Him At
Davontae Sanford-684070
ionia maxmium correctional fac.
`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

detroitforgottonc... about.me/JUSTICEDAVONTAE

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Why So Many African Americans Get Stuck In Jail, In One Chart

Why So Many African Americans Get Stuck In Jail, In One Chart | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
At least five black women have died in jail in July, not even convicted of any crime.
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Pressure Mounts For Obama To Ban The Box

Pressure Mounts For Obama To Ban The Box | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"Let him give us the kind of support that he knows, but for the grace of God, he would need himself.”
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"Ban the box" removes questions about criminal record from job applications

"Ban the box" removes questions about criminal record from job applications | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"Ban the box," which prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records, is gaining in popularity. The goal is to give ex-offenders a fair chance at landing employment by delaying questions about a criminal past until further in the hiring process.
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Killing Them Softly: The Juvenile Justice System Is Complicit in Lost Lives

Killing Them Softly: The Juvenile Justice System Is Complicit in Lost Lives | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The United States has one of the most draconian prison policies in the world when it comes to juvenile offenders.
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The states where children are most likely to be locked up, poor and hungry

The states where children are most likely to be locked up, poor and hungry | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Child wellbeing looks very different in Minnesota and Utah and Mississippi.
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Wagstaffe and Connor Fully Exonerated and Officially Innocent

The Daily News has reported that Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor were fully exonerated on July 27th after the state’s appeals courts shut down prosecutors’ attempts to overturn the decision that cleared them of murder and kidnapping charges.
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​Why Is Texas Still Sending 17-Year-Olds to Adult Prisons? | VICE | United States

Reformers argue that treating 17-year-olds differently from younger teens leads to higher sexual abuse and suicide rates, as well as costing the state money.
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State finally finds place to house sex offenders

State finally finds place to house sex offenders | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A long-running crisis over where to house Texas' most violent sex predators appeared solved Friday as officials announced they have contracted to house them at a long-vacant lockup in remote West Texas.
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The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War – Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty - FRONTLINE

The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War – Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty - FRONTLINE | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In the last seven years, killings in Mexico have steadily, if quietly, outpaced the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
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Police shootings won't stop unless we address this problem no one is talking about

Police shootings won't stop unless we address this problem no one is talking about | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The dangers of turning police officers into revenue generators.
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Silence of the Lambs (From Writing on the Wall 2015 City Lights) Mumia Abu-Jamal (4:25) | Prison Radio

Silence of the Lambs (From Writing on the Wall 2015 City Lights) Mumia Abu-Jamal (4:25) | Prison Radio | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Rikers killed Kalief Browder | SocialistWorker.org

Rikers killed Kalief Browder | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The brother of Kalief Browder, who took his own life after his unjust imprisonment at Rikers Island, talks about the ordeal.
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TOMORROW: Go With the Free Mumia Coalition to Free the MOVE Prisoners in Pa.

TOMORROW: Go With the Free Mumia Coalition to Free the MOVE Prisoners in Pa. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
For those living in NYC, join the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition in the trip to Philly and back for this critical fight to free the MOVE 9.  We can't bring back those who died in the horrific attac...
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Migrant Mothers Lodge Formal Complaint Over Lack Of Medical Care In Family Detention Centers

Migrant Mothers Lodge Formal Complaint Over Lack Of Medical Care In Family Detention Centers | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
One woman who had broken bones in her hand was told to drink water.
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Chocolate Milkshake: The Power of Hope

Watch Bryan Stevenson’s inspiring story of hope. According to Stevenson, founder and president of the Equal Justice Initiative, without hope there is no justice. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Stevenson, “America’s Nelson Mandela.” Join the Children’s Defense and advocates around the country and stand with us for children, together we can end child poverty now. http://ow.ly/P3m1p

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How 'Assembly-Line Justice' Victimizes Kids In St. Louis County

How 'Assembly-Line Justice' Victimizes Kids In St. Louis County | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In St. Louis County, allegations against children are "simply assumed to be true."
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Study: Juvenile detention is not a great place to deal with mental health issues

Study: Juvenile detention is not a great place to deal with mental health issues | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"Should we be getting them into treatment earlier, before they start getting caught up in the justice system?"
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Eyewitness ID reform becomes law in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation (SB 94) that will require law enforcement agencies to implement eyewitness identification best practices designed to protect against misidentification.
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Cincinnati officer who killed Sam DuBose during traffic stop freed after posting bond

Cincinnati officer who killed Sam DuBose during traffic stop freed after posting bond | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million ...
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City of Detroit unveils plans for immigrant ID program -

City of Detroit unveils plans for immigrant ID program. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-win...
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Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight – Rape on the Night Shift - FRONTLINE

Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight – Rape on the Night Shift - FRONTLINE | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
With human trafficking generating an estimated $150 billion each year in illegal profits, the trafficking in persons has become one of the fastest growing criminal industries worldwide.
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Could ruling set White Boy Rick free?

Could ruling set White Boy Rick free? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Releasing non-violent drug offenders from life sentences has gained the support of the courts, the president of the United States and the governor of Michigan.
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Democracy, Dictatorships & Empire (From Writing on the Wall 2015 City Lights) Mumia Abu-Jamal (5:10) | Prison Radio

Democracy, Dictatorships & Empire (From Writing on the Wall 2015 City Lights) Mumia Abu-Jamal (5:10) | Prison Radio | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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The next steps against evictions in S.F.

The next steps against evictions in S.F. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Tenant rights' activists are fighting housing changes that are making San Francisco too expensive for working people.
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USA: Multiple arrests in Ferguson almost 1 year after Michael Brown shooting -

At least three people were arrested when clashes broke out at a meeting in Ferguson on Thursday, highlighting ongoing racial tensions nearly a year after the black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer.

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