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Former Pope denies cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

Former Pope denies cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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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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Bad News for Justina Pelletier - BarbWire.com

Bad News for Justina Pelletier - BarbWire.com | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The good news is that the Pelletier family recently delivered over 700 “Get Well” cards to Justina. They were sent..
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A 9 years old girl run from foster care with blood in her face | family justice exposed

A 9 years old girl run from foster care with blood in her face | family justice exposed | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study released Tuesday.
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Missouri Man Facing Execution Denied Clemency

Missouri Man Facing Execution Denied Clemency | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declined a death row inmate's clemency request Tuesday evening, clearing the way for his execution hours later barring an unforeseen development in the case.
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Our historical obligation: to pursue the total liberation of all oppressed people

Our historical obligation: to pursue the total liberation of all oppressed people | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
We New Afrikans have a historical obligation to protect and serve the people by joining forces with ALL like-minded individuals, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. Our historical obligatio...
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How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’

How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’ | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop.
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'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance'

'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Last week, Stephanie George, a single mother of two, changed out of her prison khakis and into a white blouse and white slacks, then stepped outside the gates of the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Fla. After spending 17 years behind...
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Split 6-2, justices on the nation's highest court decide that the state’s voter-backed ban on racial preferences in college admissions is indeed constitutional.
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‘Hurricane’ Carter’s biggest fight | Al Jazeera America

‘Hurricane’ Carter’s biggest fight | Al Jazeera America | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Former boxer, wrongly imprisoned for 19 years, battled for justice till the end
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Despite petition, judge still wants Shanesha Taylor to pay for leaving her kids in the car

Despite petition, judge still wants Shanesha Taylor to pay for leaving her kids in the car | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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Photographer Lee Jeffries uncovers human face of drug addiction

Photographer Lee Jeffries uncovers human face of drug addiction | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Their expressions have been captured by UK-based artist and photographer Lee Jeffries, who strives to reveal the human face of addiction, the reality of homelessness and the real face of poverty through his work.
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ITV News The mum who died in Fear of Social Services - YouTube

Taken from 2007... What is madness is that this is still going on now www.forcedadoptionexposed.com
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Stepping Out and Moving Forward with California Exoneree Brian Banks | Innocence Project of Florida

Stepping Out and Moving Forward with California Exoneree Brian Banks | Innocence Project of Florida | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The theme for IPF's annual celebration, 3rd Annual Steppin’ Out with the Innocence Project of Florida, is “stepping out an moving forward”. We will celebra
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Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths - April 23

Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths - April 23 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Vox Political may seem a little quiet over the next 30 hours or so. This is because the site's owner, Mike Sivier (that's me), will be travelling to Cardiff to take the Information Commissioner and...
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File cabinet takes center stage in wrongful conviction case

File cabinet takes center stage in wrongful conviction case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Once relegated to the dingy basement boiler room of a South Side police station, a filing cabinet stuffed with hundreds of aging homicide cases took center stage Tuesday at the trial of a former El Rukn gang member who claims police and prosecutors framed him in an infamous 1984 double-murder that sent him to death row.
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2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle

2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
After a successful challenge of the legality of Oklahoma’s secrecy in obtaining lethal drugs, the State Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution to two men.
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The Ugly Reality Of Solitary Confinement

The Ugly Reality Of Solitary Confinement | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Dan Edge knew he had to make a documentary about solitary confinement after the head of Colorado's prison system was murdered.

Edge had gotten to know Tom Clements while working on a film about veterans struggling with PTSD, some of whom...
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This man is about to die because an alcoholic lawyer botched his case

This man is about to die because an alcoholic lawyer botched his case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Counsel: "I could drink a quart of liquor every night and work all day long."
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The Box: Teens in Solitary Confinement in U.S. Jails, Prisons and Juvenile Halls - YouTube


Read the stories at https://medium.com/solitary-lives. Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail. This story is based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and was created using real audio from an interview with Nazario. It features music from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, and is part of a larger investigation on juveniles in solitary confinement.http://www.cironline.org

Produced and directed by Michael I Schiller

Illustrations by Anna Vignet

Animation directed by Zachary Medow

Reporters Daffodil Altan and Trey Bundy

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More Britons on antidepressant pills

More Britons on antidepressant pills | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Number of antidepressant prescriptions in Britain has soared by a quarter in just three years.
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Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

Legal minds eye quality control for convictions | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns. Yet the life-and-death world o...
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Daughter of Italian woman forced into C-section in the UK is adopted

Daughter of Italian woman forced into C-section in the UK is adopted | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A secretive court decision allowed doctors to remove Alessandra Pacchieri's baby daughter in August 2012 after she came to Britain for a training course
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Locked Up In America – FRONTLINE

Locked Up In America – FRONTLINE | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

TONIGHT: Don't miss "Solitary Nation."

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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast- Discusses Over-Criminalization & Sentencing Reform

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast- Discusses Over-Criminalization & Sentencing Reform | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, and Ethel Lopez of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff and Ethel will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person. Our Special Guests tonight are Mark Osler, Professor of Law/Former Prosecutor and Wrongly Convicted, Sabrina Butler, who spent five years in prison with two of those years on death row for a crime, she didn't commit. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commitrong. For full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, please visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6
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Baby found alive with dead mother - YouTube

Baby left alone for days with dead mother.
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