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The Detectors on Illinois Corruption and the prison system

The Detectors on Illinois Corruption and the prison system | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
tonight on the DAnne Burley Show the Detectors Duane Davis will discuss his fight to expose corruption within the justice system which leads blacks into prison.

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Illinois Judge Orders DNA Testing in Murder Case

Illinois Judge Orders DNA Testing in Murder Case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

 

Nearly four decades after an Illinois man was initially convicted of the murders of a brother and sister in their home, a judge ruled that several pieces of evidence could undergo DNA testing, reported the Journal Star.

 

Johnnie Lee Savory spent 30 years behind bars before being released in 2006. Five years later, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn commuted his sentence and ended his parole.

 

In Tuesday’s ruling, Peoria County Circuit Judge Steve Kouri said that the order doesn’t allow for a new trial and that DNA testing could be conducted at Savory’s own expense.

 

 

“This means hope for Johnnie,” said Joshua Tepfer, an attorney with the Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. “He has wanted this and fought for this and a team of advocates and friends have fought for this for more than 20 years, or since this technology became available.”

 

Savory, who has maintained his innocence, was tried twice. He was found guilty in the stabbing deaths of Connie Cooper, 19, and her brother, James Robinson, 14, in June 1977. His first conviction was overturned when the Third District Illinois Appellate Court ruled Savory’s alleged confession involuntary. He was retried in 1981 and found guilty again. Two years later, two of the witnesses recanted their testimony.

 

Among the pieces of evidence being tested are items the investigators deemed relevant to the case back in 1977. They include the purported murder weapon, a knife taken from Savory’s pants, the pants Savory was wearing, fingernail clippings from Copper and Robinson as well as a bloody light switch plate.

 

Kouri noted in his order that the blood evidence used against Savory was only able to identify the group type, which is far less probative than DNA.

 

“Type O blood type is found in approximately one in two people and Type A is in approximately one in three people,” Kouri wrote. “Can it be imagined that such rudimentary ‘scientific’ evidence would be presented and argued to a jury in a courtroom today, particularly in a double-homicide trial?”

 

The Center on Wrongful Convictions already has a Texas-based DNA testing firm lined up, and Tepfer is optimistic about the results.

 

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

 

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After 17 years in prison, a man walks free when a federal judge rules that officers manufactured evidence

After 17 years in prison, a man walks free when a federal judge rules that officers manufactured evidence | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A man who has spent 17 years in federal prison was freed Friday after a judge found that law officers — including some later convicted in a corruption probe — manufactured evidence in order to obtain his drug conviction.
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Social Action Radio" and Social Action Magazine

Social Action Radio" and Social Action Magazine | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
What are the causes of inadequate child protection services? For local areas where child protection is inadequate, the problems are likely to have had a number of causes
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Baby in Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarean case adopted

Baby in Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarean case adopted | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Judge announces adoption in UK of child born to Italian woman who was forced to undergo a C-section in 2012
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CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation'

CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Psychologist James Mitchell 'highly skeptical' of Senate report on CIA torture and defends program as a success
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Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues

Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Carolyne Willow: The method of restraint that ended up killing Gareth in Rainsbrook may have been phased out, but questions surround its replacement
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Supermarket shifts 'cause anxiety and insecurity'

Supermarket shifts 'cause anxiety and insecurity' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Flexible work patterns for staff can damage mental health, study finds
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How Some Cope With Being Abused as Children

How Some Cope With Being Abused as Children | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Keeping Black Men Healthy: Most of these celebrities were riddled with fear and shame, while some responded to the reality of their abuse with resistance or humor.
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Man Allegedly Raped Baby, Filmed It On Cell Phone: Police

Man Allegedly Raped Baby, Filmed It On Cell Phone: Police | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
An Arkansas man faces multiple felony charges after police said he raped a 2-year-old and filmed the deplorable act using a cell phone camera.

Scott Sholds, 31, was arrested on suspicion of distributing, possession and viewing child pornography, ...
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Twitter Reacts To Mail On Sunday Food Banks Story

Twitter Reacts To Mail On Sunday Food Banks Story | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
People have taken to Twitter to implore people to donate to food banks, in response to a Mail On Sunday article that claimed they don't ask their users to prove they need free food and "scroungers" take advantage of them. Earlier this week, it was revealed that more one million British people have been using food banks for free food parcels, in what charity The Trussell Trust called a "shocking" increase in the last 12 months as rising living costs and low pay took their toll.
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Lina Nealon to Moderate Panel at the 2014 Human Trafficking Conference, July 16-18 in WPB, FL | PRLog

Lina Nealon to Moderate Panel at the 2014 Human Trafficking Conference, July 16-18 in WPB, FL | PRLog | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Lina Nealon to Moderate Panel at the 2014 Human Trafficking Conference, July 16-18 in WPB, FL. Lina Sydris Nealon, Director of Policy and Outreach for Demand Abolition, is one of the nation’s leading advocates and will moderate the law enforcement / legislation panel at the fourth national event in West Palm Beach, FL - PR12311476
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Nationwide UK Road Blockade For Justice London M25 For the love of our children | Fathers 4 Justice USA - Fathers, Mothers, Grandparents and Children UNITED and WINNING at Family Law

Nationwide UK Road Blockade For Justice London M25 For the love of our children | Fathers 4 Justice USA - Fathers, Mothers, Grandparents and Children UNITED and WINNING at Family Law | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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5 Men Who Were Pressured To Confess To New York's Most Notorious Rape Could Get Millions

5 Men Who Were Pressured To Confess To New York's Most Notorious Rape Could Get Millions | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Many still wonder why the Central Park Five made false confessions if they were innocent.
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Daily Kos :: The State of Texas Has Held a Man in Prison for 33 Years Without a Valid Conviction and Sentence - Linkis.com

Daily Kos :: The State of Texas Has Held a Man in Prison for 33 Years Without a Valid Conviction and Sentence - Linkis.com | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Meet Jerry Hartfield. He's 55 years old, and for 33 of those years, he's been housed in a Texas prison without a vali...
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Disabled people are trapped in assessment 'nightmare' by PIP benefits regime, says Dr Stephen Duckworth

Disabled people are trapped in assessment 'nightmare' by PIP benefits regime, says Dr Stephen Duckworth | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Disabled people are being trapped in an “assessment nightmare” by routinely undergoing a barrage of evaluations under the current benefits regime, with dangerous impacts on their health and personal lives, the chief of a major welfare testing scheme has warned.
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The consequences of being abused as a young child run on and on

The consequences of being abused as a young child run on and on | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Jane Green: A mother of two adopted daughters who were abused as children, I struggle to deal with the daily fallout, as my elder daughter invites strangers into our home
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That Mail On Sunday Article Attacking Food Banks Just Made The Charity's Donations Rise Over 1000%

That Mail On Sunday Article Attacking Food Banks Just Made The Charity's Donations Rise Over 1000% | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The Trussell Trust has received a surge in public donations following the publication of a widely-criticised article attacking the charity. Updated: the donation total has now more than doubled sin...
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Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor

Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Record numbers of families have pleas for help rejected even though councils in England are failing to spend allocated cash
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Growing up behind bars: 1,500 children being raised by parents in Bolivian jails

Growing up behind bars: 1,500 children being raised by parents in Bolivian jails | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Inmates keep children inside with them fearing they will fall victim to abuse in homes on the outside
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Abolition of crisis funds creates postcode lottery for most vulnerable

Abolition of crisis funds creates postcode lottery for most vulnerable | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Slashing emergency support for families in trouble is likely to force those who need urgent help into a vicious cycle of poverty, says Lucy Capron
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The 'Murder Capital Of The Internet'

The 'Murder Capital Of The Internet' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A white supremacist site has blood on its hands, according to a new report.

Stormfront.org is linked to close to 100 killings in the last five years, the Southern Poverty Law Center found.

From the Guardian:

The White Nationalist web forum S...
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Interview with the Creator of Foster Care Film ReMoved | National CASA Blog

Interview with the Creator of Foster Care Film ReMoved | National CASA Blog | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
News and Events from National CASA, supporting and promoting court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
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Children stolen by the state needlessly, causing utter misery in one of Britain's most disturbing scandals

Children stolen by the state needlessly, causing utter misery in one of Britain's most disturbing scandals | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
CHRISTOPHER BOOKER: 90,000 youngsters are now in care, many of them torn from loving families on the evidence of dubious experts.
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Elm Guest House: Undercover cop probing VIP child abuse allegations at gay sex parlour 'raped teenage boy'

Elm Guest House: Undercover cop probing VIP child abuse allegations at gay sex parlour 'raped teenage boy' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The victim, who was 16 at the time, has told how he was forced into sex work as a masseur at the Elm Guest House near Barnes in South West London in 1982
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London councils look to move poor families up north due to housing benefit cap

London councils look to move poor families up north due to housing benefit cap | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
London families face uprooting to cities in the Midlands and the North as the Government’s housing benefit cap forces councils to kick out the poor
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