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Schoolbus Driver Drops Four-Year-Old Off At Homeless Shelter | Black Like Moi

Schoolbus Driver Drops Four-Year-Old Off At Homeless Shelter | Black Like Moi | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Four year old LadyOurLove McInnis Was Dropped Off At A Homeless Shelter- Miles Away From Her Home- On The First Day Of School A four-year-old girl named...
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The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015

The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it


The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015 
http://thesavoryfiles.org/#/tour/4569563453

The innocence bus tour was a vision of Johnnie Lee Savory as part of his, and many others, commitment and efforts to end the plague of wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions have been experienced by many of our nation’s people without regard to race, age, or gender and is a result of a number of factors including false accusations, false confessions, eyewitness misidentification, ineffective assistance of counsel, and the most common cause, revealed in a recent study by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, alleged government error and misconduct by police, prosecutors, and forensic officials.

Innocent people the world over are being falsely accused, unjustly convicted, and sentenced to nightmarish imprisonment for crimes they did not commit. The cries of the innocent echo in the wind; no longer can we as a people turn a deaf ear we must not deny love, truth, or justice to one another. As the innocence bus tour journeys across America and to Canada let these two blessed and great nations serve as righteous examples to humanity

The innocent bus tour will highlight and profile cases of wrongful convictions while advocating for the innocent in the following ways: Recognizing the vital relationship between social support and reintegration, we will serve as a vehicle to connect the innocent with community resources; insisting that DNA testing is made available to persons who claim innocence, particularly, those facing lengthy sentences; demanding the innocent be set free, fully restored to his or her rightful citizenship, and given Immediate compensation for the wrongs that were committed against him or her. Additionally, we seek to end prosecutorial misconduct immunity and hold accountable our elected appointed officials who have sworn before God and man to protect the administration of justice by adhering to the spiritual word in which he or she places his or her hand, obeying the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.


Truth must go forward unhindered, human rights must be protected, and the captive must be set free.

The vision of the innocence bus tour is reunited communities and a healed nation where justice truly prevails and innocence is coveted.

 

 

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http://www.pjstar.com/news/x853699644/Judge-rules-Johnnie-Lee-Savory-can-use-DNA-tests-on-old-evidence#ixzz2bILBrZaH

 

justice will prevail please Sign ! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dnaforsavory/ ;

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Fighting for social justice. Seeking justice for those who were falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Born on the same day of Emmett Till.
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Sign the petition: Make NYS Healthy Workplace Bill a Law in 2015

petition to Sheldon Silver, Speaker, New York State Assembly: Provide remedies for a form of workplace discrimination/bigotry not covered by state law and shore up anti-discrimination employment legislation already on the books.
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Newborn baby girl found being 'eaten alive' by ants

Newborn baby girl found being 'eaten alive' by ants | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The baby - who was just two hours old - was covered in ant bites after allegedly being dumped by her mum
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Barack Obama: Pardon Assata Shakur

Barack Obama: Pardon Assata Shakur | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In 1973, Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike.  A shootout left Assata injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur, dead, and a state trooper dead.  In 1977, after numerous trials, she was convicted of first degree murder of the officer.  And in 1979, Shakur escaped and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum.
“ Assata was falsely charged on numerous occasions in the United States during the early 1970s and vilified by the media ,” said scholar and activist Angela Davis in a recent commentary in The Guardian.  Davis added Shakur “was charged with armed robbery, bank robbery, kidnap, murder, and attempted murder of a policeman. Although she faced 10 separate legal proceedings, and had already been pronounced guilty by the media, all except one of these trials – the case resulting from her capture – concluded in acquittal, hung jury, or dismissal.”
“Under highly questionable circumstances, she was finally convicted of being an accomplice to the murder of a New Jersey state trooper,” she added.
According to the National Lawyers Guild, who represented Shakur in her final trial, the proceedings were plagued with constitutional violations, including an all-white jury of 15 people, including five jurors who had personal connections to state troopers.  A state Assemblyman spoke to jurors while they were sequestered, urging them to convict.
“The judge cut funding for additional expert defense testimony after medical testimony demonstrated that Ms. Shakur—who had no gunpowder residues on her fingers, and whose fingerprints were not found on any weapon at the crime scene—was shot with her hands up and suffered injury to a critical nerve in her right arm, making it anatomically impossible for her to fire a weapon,” the Guild said in a statement.
Moreover, evidence proved Shakur was targeted and framed by the covert and illegal FBI COINTELPRO program.   The baby of J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO was designed to monitor, infiltrate and destroy social justice movements seen as a threat to national security, including civil rights and antiwar groups, the Black Power movement and the Young Lords.  Some of the stated goals of the program in an FBI memo were to “prevent the coalition of militant black nationalist groups,” to “Prevent the RISE OF A ‘MESSIAH’ who could unify…the militant black nationalist movement,” to “Prevent militant black nationalist groups and leaders from gaining RESPECTABILITY, by discrediting them to…both the responsible community and to liberals who have vestiges of sympathy…,” and to “prevent the long-range GROWTH of militant black organizations, especially among youth.”
As a result, black leadership was decimated, either assassinated—as in the case of Dr. King, Malcolm X and Fred Hampton—or thrown in prison with the key thrown away.  Assata Shakur, who fled to Cuba, was the last woman standing, so to speak.  And apparently that is embarrassing to someone in the FBI, so they want to make an example of her as a so-called “domestic terrorist.”  That is why last year, 40 years after the shooting, the FBI made the politically-motivated move of placing Shakur on their Ten Most Wanted Terrorists list, making her the first woman and second U.S. citizen on that list.  If you listen to the FBI, you’d think the ten most dangerous people on Earth are essentially nine Al Qaeda operatives and—Assata Shakur.
.. .as the U.S. removes Cuba from the terrorist list, it needs to remove Shakur from the list as well.
Source: http://thegrio.com/2014/12/18/assata-shakur-us-cuba/
 
 
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Mom Released After Years in Prison for Foster Son's Murder

Mom Released After Years in Prison for Foster Son's Murder | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Hannah Overton, who has spent seven years in a Texas prison for murder of a young foster child she says didn’t commit, has finally has won her freedom.
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U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring

U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Three members of the Cuban Five — part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s — were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.
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Voices from Ayotzinapa tell their story

Voices from Ayotzinapa tell their story | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The father of one of the missing 43 students in Mexico joins two fellow students for a discussion about Ayotzinapa and the struggle for justice.
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Arrest Made in #IAmJada Rape Case of Texas Teen Whose Photos Went Viral

Arrest Made in #IAmJada Rape Case of Texas Teen Whose Photos Went Viral | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
“I would like to see justice. Justice in full effect and that’s it,” Jada told MSNBC.
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Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial

Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Pensioners starve in Donetsk region, rely on food donations to survive -

Some 1,500 pensioners in the Ukrainian village of Kommunar, about 45 minutes east of Donetsk, are now relying on food donations to survive. Pensions have not...
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Rev. Edward Pinkney Imprisoned for Fighting the Whirlpool Corporation

Rev. Edward Pinkney Imprisoned for Fighting the Whirlpool Corporation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rev. Pinkney, a social justice activist in Benton Harbor, Michigan, was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison.
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A Brazen Vigilante Poster Campaign Is Targeting 'Racist' London Police

A Brazen Vigilante Poster Campaign Is Targeting 'Racist' London Police | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A series of "counter-propaganda" posters popping up in London bus stops have accused the Met Police of racism and corruption.

Strike! Magazine has taken responsibility for the design of the placards but not their distribution, which has ...
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Why Obama Just Sent 8 Drug Inmates Home Early

Why Obama Just Sent 8 Drug Inmates Home Early | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Among those who will be released in the spring are Barbara Scrivner, who has already spent 19 years in prison for a minor conspiracy and possession role in assisting her then-husband sell methamphetamine.
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Even After Release From Prison, Offenders Continue To Pay For Their Crimes

Even After Release From Prison, Offenders Continue To Pay For Their Crimes | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Although many states across the U.S. reserve the right to impose adult punishment on juveniles, an ugly pattern has emerged for those who are taken into the adult prison system at such an early age.

Alonza Thomas was one of the first minors convic...
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It took a jury 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him.

It took a jury 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The year was 1944. An all-white jury in an angry southern town convicted him after a two hour trial of killing two white girls.
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DPIC 2014 Year End Report -


DPIC's 2014 Year-End Report. Death sentences were at a 40-year low and executions were at a 20-year low. Texas, Missouri, and Florida accounted for 80% of all the executions in the United States. There were 7 exonerations this year and it took an average of 30 years to discover their innocence.

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[Youth Stories] On the streets or in the projects | Juvenile In Justice

[Youth Stories] On the streets or in the projects | Juvenile In Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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A cancer that produces racism

A cancer that produces racism | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The ever-growing number of police officers and prison guards is a potent source of prejudice and reaction.
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Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon

Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon
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Dr. Harris & Dr. Kennedy Why Is Rev. Pinkney Going To Prison For 10 Years

Dr. Harris & Dr. Kennedy Why Is Rev. Pinkney Going To Prison For 10 Years | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"Here, Whirlpool controls not only Benton Harbor and the residents, but also the court system itself. They will do anything to crush you if you stand up to them. That's why it's so important to fight this. I'm going to fight them until the end. This is not just an attack on Rev. Pinkney. It's an attack on every single person that lives in Benton Harbor, in the state and around the country." - Rev. Edward Pinkney On December 15, Rev. Edward Pinkney, a leader in the struggle for social and economic justice for the residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison, on the basis of thin circumstantial evidence that a few dates had been altered on a recall petition against the city's mayor, James Hightower. The recall was prompted by the mayor's continued support for tax evasion by the Whirlpool Corporation, the Fortune 500 company and $19 billion global appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Benton Harbor. As we wrote last week in depth, the politically motivated prosecution against Pinkney killed the petition to recall Hightower, who many believe would have been ousted due to his ongoing protection of Whirlpool's interests at the expense of impoverished Benton Harbor, which is over 90 percent African-American.
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Honoring Chelsea Manning on Her 27th Birthday

Honoring Chelsea Manning on Her 27th Birthday | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
From the United States Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is serving a 35-year prison sentence for convictions related to leaking classified information to Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning continues to speak out against the injustices she experiences and observes.
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With Each Killing I Ask: Are You My Emmett Till?

With Each Killing I Ask: Are You My Emmett Till? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Our country needs all of us to chip in. Every day in your life you can push for change. I don't have enough room to list all the examples here, but educate yourself on what subtle, modern day racism looks like because its damage is real....
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Under Fire for Negligence, North Carolina Prisons Chief Seeks New Funding for Mental Health Treatment

Under Fire for Negligence, North Carolina Prisons Chief Seeks New Funding for Mental Health Treatment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
North Carolina corrections chief David Guice wants more than $20 million to improve the treatment of people with mental illness in the state’s prisons. His request comes on the heels of two recent ...
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