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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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SocialAction2014 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 ! | SocialAction2014 | 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
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Skid Row: The stories of real people

Skid Row: The stories of real people - the reported.ly team - Medium
As told by photographers on Instagram
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Woman's Adderall Prescription Could Earn Her Years In Prison

Woman's Adderall Prescription Could Earn Her Years In Prison | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A young woman is in serious legal trouble after she was allegedly found with Adderall she had a prescription for.

Jill Russell mailed her daughter Carrie's prescribed drugs to South Korea on Jan. 6, according to the Oregonian.

Carrie Russell, 2...
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Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging t...
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Charlie Bothuell's stepmother appears in court

Little Charlie Bothuell's stepmother appeared in court for a hearing today. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather...
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Angola 3 News: A3 Newsletter: Bail Hearing for Albert Woodfox on Monday, March 2 --Come to Baton Rouge to Support Albert

Angola 3 News: A3 Newsletter: Bail Hearing for Albert Woodfox on Monday, March 2 --Come to Baton Rouge to Support Albert | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Confronting the concessions to austerity

Confronting the concessions to austerity | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Greek socialist answers questions about the political situation following the agreement with the Eurogroup--and the struggles that now lie ahead.
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Decarcerate The Garden State: St. Clair Correctional Facility Hit by Strike - 3rd Facility Hit in Wave of Incarcerated Protests

Decarcerate The Garden State: St. Clair Correctional Facility Hit by Strike - 3rd Facility Hit in Wave of Incarcerated Protests | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Shocking Prison Officer undercover footage: “Let them slash their wrists”

Shocking Prison Officer undercover footage: “Let them slash their wrists” | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An undercover investigation has revealed a shocking culture of racism, sexism and threats of violence in Britain’s most notorious detention centre. Footage recorded in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre reveals that desperate prisoners threw themselves down a staircase in apparent attempts to commit suicide. In one of the most shocking incidents uncovered by the investigation…
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Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths

Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Her entrance caused a stir. A 15-year-old girl with appraising eyes and a gruff, resonant voice, she radiated bridled ambition in a room filled with children who were mostly slumped and lost.
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Heartbreaking letter from the woman with nowhere left to turn

Heartbreaking letter from the woman with nowhere left to turn | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Heartbreaking letter from the woman with nowhere left to turn
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Students hold vigil for death row inmate Rodney Reed - The Daily Texan

Students hold vigil for death row inmate Rodney Reed - The Daily Texan | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
One week before Rodney Reed’s scheduled execution, students and community members gathered on the steps of the Tower to hold a vigil for Reed and to protest Texas’ judicial system.  
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CIA Whistleblower Is Literally Facing 100 Years In Prison

CIA Whistleblower Is Literally Facing 100 Years In Prison | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Sterling didn't hurt anyone, yet he is facing up to 100 years behind bars for nothing more than being a whistleblower. President Barack Obama has
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In long-simmering skid row, fatal shooting turns tension up a notch

In long-simmering skid row, fatal shooting turns tension up a notch | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After surviving a decade on the fetid, garbage-strewn streets of skid row, Otis Williams can barely contain his anger when he eyes a passing LAPD cruiser and its italicized motto: " To protect and to serve ."
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Prosecutors Should Support Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

Prosecutors Should Support Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For a prosecutor with a heavy caseload who already works long hours, it is asking a lot to expect her to keep a critical eye on the workings of the criminal justice system, to never accept the status quo, and to seek to improve the system whenever an...
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Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty in 2011 Inmate Beating Case

Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty in 2011 Inmate Beating Case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The plea arrangement, in which the men agreed to quit their jobs to avoid jail time, came just as they were to have gone on trial.
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OverCriminalized • Alternatives to Incarceration • FULL DOCUMENTARY • BRAVE NEW FILMS


OverCriminalized profiles three promising and less expensive alternatives to incarceration that may actually change the course of people’s lives. It’s time to roll back mass criminalization and focus on what works. SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/endhomel... HOST A FREE SCREENING: http://bravenewfilms.org/screenings

It seems that for almost every social problem that pops up, we turn to the criminal justice system. Suffering from mental illness? Here’s a cell. Struggling with drug dependency? Let’s throw you in handcuffs. Sleeping on the street? Here’s an arrest record. 

And if you are a person of color, the criminal justice crackdown can be even worse.

How could it possibly make sense to saddle police officers and prison wardens with sole responsibility for helping people get a roof over their head? Or to task lawyers and judges with treating mental illness or helping people get sober? Simply making problems into “crimes” is just making things worse.

It’s 2015. We know better. Not only is all of this inhumane, it’s expensive. When our tax dollars are picking up the tab, it makes sense to put funds where they will make the biggest impact. Housing programs help solve homelessness. Treatment helps stabilize mental illness and end drug dependency. Arrests and jail cells just waste time and money.

It’s simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration – for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a viable option to help end serious social problems. These services alter the course of people’s lives in a positive way and save taxpayers huge amounts of money. We cannot continue to isolate and imprison people who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, or homelessness. We must treat them with compassion and care to better serve our communities and our pocketbooks.

It's time we got serious about pulling our money out of incarceration and putting it into systems that foster healthy communities. Hundreds of thousands of people are locked up not because of any dangerous behavior, but because of problems like mental illness, substance use disorders, and homelessness, which should be dealt with outside the criminal justice system. Services like drug treatment and affordable housing cost less and can have a better record of success.

This summer, news stories from around the nation provided the American people with a litany of issues about how police officers respond to community members. By highlighting programs like Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), and Housing First, OverCriminalized explores the possibility of ending incarceration for millions of Americans who, through successful intervention programs, can put their lives back on track. 

OverCriminalized focuses on the people who find themselves being trafficked through this nation’s criminal justice system with little regard for their humanity and zero prospects for actual justice. They are victims of unwillingness to invest in solving major social problems, and the consequent handling off of that responsibility to the police, the courts, and the prisons. They are the mentally ill, the homeless, and the drug addicted. Sometimes they are all three.

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Quick facts on over criminalization:

• Approximately 20 % of state prisoners and 21 % of local jail detainees have a “recent history” of a mental health condition.

• Approximately 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

• In 2012, it was estimated that 23.1 million Americans needed treatment for problems that related to drugs or alcohol. 

• Pew Research finds that 67% of Americans say that the government should focus more on providing treatment for those who use illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Just 26% think the government’s focus should be on prosecuting users of such hard drugs. 

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Protest at Dublin City Council to free jailed Irish Water protesters, 2nd March 2015

Protest at Dublin City Council to free jailed Irish Water protesters, 2nd March 2015 Shortly after the protest in the video above City Council members voted ...
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Kopz kill every 8 hourz in 2015

Kopz kill every 8 hourz in 2015 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
by Richard Becker One could easily get the impression from watching the corporate mass media or listening to public officials like President Obama and FBI director James Comey that the police death...
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Why solitary confinement is a form of torture

Why solitary confinement is a form of torture | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the trauma suffered by prisoners in solitary confinement. (There are 80,000 in the U.S.)
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Video captures moment US officers shoot homeless man dead on LA streets

Video captures moment US officers shoot homeless man dead on LA streets | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A shocking video has emerged of the moment five US police officers shot dead a homeless man on the streets of Los Angeles.
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Autopsy of 17-Year-Old Jessica Hernandez Proves Police Could Not Have Shot Her In Self Defense

Autopsy of 17-Year-Old Jessica Hernandez Proves Police Could Not Have Shot Her In Self Defense | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Since Jessica Hernandez’s death just over a month ago, witnesses of the fatal police shooting have said that the "official version" of events in the police
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Abolish the death penalty!: Here are 8 good reasons why

Abolish the death penalty!: Here are 8 good reasons why | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In Texas--of course--a man faces execution for a crime he probably didn't commit. We can do better, America
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The scandal of councils turning away the homeless is finally being exposed

The scandal of councils turning away the homeless is finally being exposed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A London council’s admission that it has been dodging its responsibility to homeless people is a chance to come clean on the size of our housing crisis
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Police Shoot Unarmed African American Mother and Infant

Police Shoot Unarmed African American Mother and Infant | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
What is going on with the police in Ohio? From the looks of things with the shooting deaths of John Crawford and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, you would think
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