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Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang

Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Nineteen-year-old Atlanta youth Orentheal Childs (pictured below right) who was left for dead after being shot 15 times for attempting to cut his ties with a gang is miraculously, still alive, repo...
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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

 

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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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Rev. Harris 200 People On Ground Getting An Exclusive Video Of Police Brutality Mississippi Fresno 4 -

Rev. Harris 200 People On The Ground Getting Exclusive On Police Brutality In Mississippi Fresno. Today we shut down Chestnut & Kings canyon there was about ...
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Judge in Maryland Locks Up Youths and Rules Their Lives

Judge in Maryland Locks Up Youths and Rules Their Lives | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Juvenile court judges are given wide discretion to decide what is in a young offender’s best interest. Many, like Judge Herman C. Dawson, turn to incarceration.
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The lack of any official condemnation for CIA torture ensures it will happen again

The lack of any official condemnation for CIA torture ensures it will happen again | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Instead of trials for those accused of endorsing torture, or a process of accountability for political leaders, we get trials by essay. It’s not enough for a healthy democracy
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We have the legislation to convict British citizens who abuse children abroad – why don’t we use it more?

We have the legislation to convict British citizens who abuse children abroad – why don’t we use it more? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Simon Harris case is the exception rather than the norm
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Changing Minds is way to help young people overcome mental health problems

Changing Minds is way to help young people overcome mental health problems | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Project managed by Mind works with people aged 14 to 25 and is one of the charities supported by the 2014 Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal
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Jimmy Mubenga case shames us all

Jimmy Mubenga case shames us all | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Letters: The UK remains the only EU country to detain people indefinitely for immigration purposes and allow the use of pain-based removal techniques
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The Jimmy Mubenga case exposed a system in denial over racism

The Jimmy Mubenga case exposed a system in denial over racism | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Frances Webber: The judge could have shown the jury racist texts unearthed by prosecutors. I believe he should have
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These Teens And 20-Somethings Are Organizing The Civil Rights Movement That Will Change Our Country

These Teens And 20-Somethings Are Organizing The Civil Rights Movement That Will Change Our Country | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
'In this movement, we are all leaders,' one young activist tells MTV News.
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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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Mississippi’s Top Prison Reformer Is Facing 368 Years Behind Bars

Mississippi’s Top Prison Reformer Is Facing 368 Years Behind Bars | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Chris Epps wanted to reform the state's harsh, decrepit prison system. Now he’s facing three centuries in the slammer.
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Women for Schapelle: Schapelle Corby - Exposing the corruption and hypocrisy of the NSW Government

Women for Schapelle: Schapelle Corby - Exposing the corruption and hypocrisy of the NSW Government | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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$3mn awarded in lawsuit to family of prisoner who died as guards watched laughing

$3mn awarded in lawsuit to family of prisoner who died as guards watched laughing | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Colorado Department of Corrections will pay $3 million to the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards and nurses at the facility for several hours watched his fatal seizures without helping him.
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Bride trafficking fuelled by India's gender imbalance | Anu Anand

Bride trafficking fuelled by India's gender imbalance | Anu Anand | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Business in brides is booming in north-west India as a result of female foeticide, but the women bought and sold are often trapped in lives of slavery and abuse, writes Anu Anand
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Some youth offending teams failing to protect at-risk girls, say inspectors

Some youth offending teams failing to protect at-risk girls, say inspectors | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Investigation finds that many girls in criminal justice system are at risk of sexual exploitation
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James Holmes's parents make plea for son to avoid death sentence

James Holmes's parents make plea for son to avoid death sentence | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
‘We believe that the death penalty is morally wrong, especially when the condemned is mentally ill,’ say parents of James Holmes
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Die-ins demand that we bear witness to black people's fears that they'll be next

Die-ins demand that we bear witness to black people's fears that they'll be next | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Paul M Farber: After Ferguson, after Eric Garner, calls for racial justice are made by reenacting the men’s deaths. It’s a storied – and successful – protest tactic
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TWO DEAD, ONE WOUNDED, ONE YOUTH FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR DEFENSE AGAINST ARMED EVICTION ATTEMPT

TWO DEAD, ONE WOUNDED, ONE YOUTH FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR DEFENSE AGAINST ARMED EVICTION ATTEMPT | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Assata Shakur: What Does New U.S.-Cuba Pact Mean for Exiled Black Panther Wanted in New Jersey?

Assata Shakur: What Does New U.S.-Cuba Pact Mean for Exiled Black Panther Wanted in New Jersey? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Authorities in New Jersey have said they hope a historic warming of ties between the United States and Cuba will help them capture and imprison Black Panther Assata Shakur. "We view any changes in relations with Cuba as an opportunity to bring her back to the United States to finish her sentence for the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973," said State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes. The encounter left both the officer and a fellow Black Panther, Zayd Malik Shakur, dead. Shakur has said she was shot by police with both arms in the air, and then again from the back. She was sentenced to life in prison but managed to escape and flee to Cuba, where she has lived since 1984. What will happen to Shakur now? We put the question to two attorneys: Michael Ratner and Martin Garbus.
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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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