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Californians praise court order to immediately reduce prison population

Californians praise court order to immediately reduce prison population | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Earlier today, Gov. Brown was ordered by the federal three-judge panel to immediately reduce the prison population to 137.5 percent of design capacity – to a total population of no more than 110,00...
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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
You Can Write Him At
Davontae Sanford-684070
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`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

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Chicago Protesters Arrested After Causing Shut Down On Michigan Avenue

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A group of about 50 protesters chained themselves together and caused northbound Michigan Avenue to be shut down during the height of rush hour Thursday night.
Members of the trauma care coalition gathered outside of the Water Tower in Chicago's Gold Coast and banded together before 6 p.m. Thursday, causing police officials to block rush hour traffic outside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, where the University of Chicago is holding a fundraiser.

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NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Memo

NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Memo | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Police reform advocates expressed cautious optimism this week over a new set of guidelines for when New York City police officers can stop and frisk people on the street, a reform aimed at reining in the department's controversial use of the tactic. ...
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Judge declares Christopher Coleman 'innocent' of 1994 sex assault

Judge declares Christopher Coleman 'innocent' of 1994 sex assault | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
PEORIA – For the first time in Peoria County history, a man, convicted more than 20 years ago and sentenced to prison, was officially declared
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Solidarity is not co-optation

Solidarity is not co-optation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
#MuslimLivesMatter isn't an appropriation that diminishes the Black struggle, but an embrace of a wider fight against racism.
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Framing a child for his own murder | SocialistWorker.org

Framing a child for his own murder | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Cleveland police reached a new low of victim-blaming when they claimed that 12-year-old Tamir Rice bore responsibility for his own death.
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Child Beaten to Death Over Spelling Homework Deserves Justice

Child Beaten to Death Over Spelling Homework Deserves Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A three-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death with a belt by his aunt for not finishing his homework. Demand justice for this innocent life that was lost at such a tender young age.
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The racial bias in policing found in Ferguson is not unique to Missouri | Nyle Fort

The racial bias in policing found in Ferguson is not unique to Missouri | Nyle Fort | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Local and state police departments around the country are violating the civil and human rights of black people and other oppressed communities daily
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He's got chops: Shooting victim takes senior photo after getting his smile back - Chicago

He's got chops: Shooting victim takes senior photo after getting his smile back - Chicago | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For days, Marcus Norris flashed his smile in the mirror at home to get ready for his senior class photo. He needed the practice. Having a nice, big grin was new for Marcus. Ever since he was 9, he never wanted to show his teeth after a stray bullet struck him in the mouth and …
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How the DOJ Reforms a Police Department Like Ferguson – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE

How the DOJ Reforms a Police Department Like Ferguson – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ferguson is one of of more than 30 departments that have been compelled to make changes to its police force.
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Michael Brown’s family: ‘We are saddened’ by DOJ decision not to charge officer

Michael Brown’s family: ‘We are saddened’ by DOJ decision not to charge officer | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Michael Brown's parents said that if change comes around the country, their son will not have died in vain.
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A Whopping 76% Of Teachers Say Kids Come To School Hungry. Here's What's Being Done

A Whopping 76% Of Teachers Say Kids Come To School Hungry. Here's What's Being Done | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After years of teaching elementary school, there’s one struggling student in particular that Robbie Butler cannot shake from her mind.

“Ms. Butler, I’m hungry,” the boy would tell her every day. “I don’t have an...
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A death delayed: Rodney Reed now eyes exoneration, end to ‘racist’ justice | Al Jazeera America

A death delayed: Rodney Reed now eyes exoneration, end to ‘racist’ justice | Al Jazeera America | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On eve of his scheduled execution — now stayed — condemned Rodney Reed speaks to Al Jazeera
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National Catholic Journals Unite: ‘Capital Punishment Must End’

National Catholic Journals Unite: ‘Capital Punishment Must End’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Next month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Glossip v. Gross, a case out of Oklahoma that challenges the most widely used lethal injection protocol as being cruel and unusual punishment. The court took up the case in January after a year of three high-profile, problematic executions in three states. The court will likely issue a ruling by June. Our hope is that it will hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States.
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Family of Young Black Man Killed by Chicago Police Sue City of Chicago, Challenge ‘Code of Silence’ | The Dissenter

Family of Young Black Man Killed by Chicago Police Sue City of Chicago, Challenge ‘Code of Silence’ | The Dissenter | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit was filed in federal court against Chicago police officers and the city of Chicago for the killing of Roshad
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Michigan Juvenile Lifers Subject Of New Documentary

Michigan Juvenile Lifers Subject Of New Documentary | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life without parole for minors falls under “cruel and unusual punishment.” But the states are still
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Jodi Arias Hung Jury: No Death Penalty

Jodi Arias was convicted of murder in 2013, but a jury was unable to agree on whether to sentence her to death. A previous jury was also divided. Follow Matt...
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San Diego man with no criminal record faces life in prison for flashing gang signs on Facebook

San Diego man with no criminal record faces life in prison for flashing gang signs on Facebook | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Rodney Reed Reflects on Execution Stay

Rodney Reed Reflects on Execution Stay | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rodney Reed was to be put to death Thursday, March 5 for the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, but last week, the state's top criminal court stayed the execution. Our Alex Stockwell sat down with Reed who is on death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. Reed says he's optimistic that key untested DNA evidence will prove his innocence.
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#‎ShutDownYarlsWood‬‘I just wanted to die’: Horrifying experience at Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre -‪

An investigation centered on the Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre for women, revealed guards there are ignoring self-harm by those being held, and using racist...
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LAPD Involved In Another Skid Row Confrontation After Man Attacks FOX 11 Camera (VIDEO)

LAPD Involved In Another Skid Row Confrontation After Man Attacks FOX 11 Camera (VIDEO) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
(FOX 11) - RELATED | Officials: Homeless Man Killed In Police Shooting Stole French IdentityRELATED | LAPD Chief: Homeless Man Grabbed Officer's Pistol Prior To Fatal ShootingCopyright 2015 FOX 11 ...
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India bans broadcast of BBC film showing gang-rapist

India bans broadcast of BBC film showing gang-rapist | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Home Minister Rajnath Singh told India's parliament the comments of Mukesh Singh (pictured) were 'highly derogatory and an affront to the dignity of women'.
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After 4 decades in solitary, Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox awaits 3rd trial behind bars -- for now

A few hours after a federal judge instructed the handcuffs removed from the wrists of Albert Woodfox during his bail hearing in Baton Rouge, the 68-year-old prisoner smiled and waved when court adjourned to his dozen or so supporters before...
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DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts

DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A damning report released by the Justice Department on Wednesday heavily criticized the operations of the police department and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a ...
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The hidden victims of austerity in Greece

The hidden victims of austerity in Greece | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The dire conditions facing immigrants and asylum seekers in Greece are a critical issue facing the SYRIZA government.
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