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Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry

Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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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
ionia maxmium correctional fac.
`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

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We #ShutDownA14—Now Fund the Movement to Stop Murder by Police


We #ShutDownA14—A Great Beginning!
Now Fund and Spread the Movement to Stop Murder by Police:
http://igg.me/at/shutdowna14

A shout out to all those who took to the streets in 30 cities across the country on Tuesday, April 14, refusing to accept police getting away with murdering Black and Latino people!

Our actions let people who are tired of living their lives under the guns and billy clubs of police who swagger thru their communities like an occupying army that there is a force out there they can connect with and fight to stop these horrors. It also challenged people who don't get targeted by this official brutality to open their eyes to it and, if they have a shred of humanity, to join the fight to stop it.

We have to build off of what we accomplished on April 14. This requires organization. This requires funds. This requires YOU!

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Man’s death in police custody sparks Baltimore protests


The death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who is believed to have died from a severed spine while in police custody, has sparked protests in Baltimore. Anya Parampil spoke to residents of the city who relayed their fears and concerns about the Baltimore Police Department. 

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Watch: Art Exhibit Recreates Tiny Cell Where the Late Herman Wallace Spent 42 Years in Solitary

Watch: Art Exhibit Recreates Tiny Cell Where the Late Herman Wallace Spent 42 Years in Solitary | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We speak with New Orleans-based artist Jackie Sumell about her collaboration with former prisoner and Black Panther, Herman Wallace. As Democracy Now! reported in October of 2013, Wallace died just days after his conviction was overturned and he was released from nearly 42 years in solitary confinement. He was a member of the Angola 3, who was convicted for the 1972 murder of a prison guard, but long maintained his innocence and said they were framed for their political activism. The project Wallace worked on with Sumell began when she asked him, "What sort of house does a man who has lived in a 6-foot-by-9-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?" You can see his response in the exhibit called "#76759: Featuring the House That Herman Built." The exhibit opened this week at the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch and includes a life-sized replica of Wallace’s prison cell, selections from his correspondence with Sumell, books from his reading list, and, in the library’s main lobby, a model of the dream house that he designed.
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Troops referred to Ferguson protesters as 'enemy forces', emails show

Troops referred to Ferguson protesters as 'enemy forces', emails show | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Documents detailing military mission during unrest over the police killing of Michael Brown designated ‘enemy forces’ to include ‘general protesters’
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Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd Not Guilty Of All Charges

Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd Not Guilty Of All Charges | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The police officer who fatally shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in 2012 when he fired into a crowd was found not guilty Monday afternoon, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Cook County judge Dennis Porter p...
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President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives: Eliminate Immunity for all prosecutors who are guilty of any type of official misconduct whether malicious or negligent.

President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives: Eliminate Immunity for all prosecutors who are guilty of any type of official misconduct whether malicious or negligent. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If prosecutors follow the law then the blanket immunity which they enjoy would not be necessary. Unfortunately, the reality is that because of immunity, many prosecutors routinely violate ethical norms and legal standards by prosecuting people who they know, or should know, to be innocent. They routinely disregard exculpatory evidence, and often fail to divulge this information to defense attorneys. Prosecutors need to be held accountable for their misdeeds, whether malicious or negligent, when they result in the destruction or severe disruption of innocent individuals lives.
Please enact a federal statute that strips away immunity from prosecutors, regardless of their jurisdictional venue, who pursue actions against individuals where the evidence clearly demonstrates that the allegations against the individual who they are charging are clearly false, and retroactively provide for compensation to victims of this type of egregious prosecutorial misconduct .
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Kansas Republicans Have Made It Harder for Poor People to Survive #ABLC

Kansas Republicans Have Made It Harder for Poor People to Survive #ABLC | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Gov. Brownback signed a law on Thursday that prohibits people who rely on government assistance to make ends meet from using the money in the way it was intended. It treats poor people like they're stupid or wasteful, and siphons government funds from them and diverts it into banks' coffers.
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Historic Review of Microscopic Hair Analysis Cases Uncovers 96% Error Rate — The Innocence Project

Historic Review of Microscopic Hair Analysis Cases Uncovers 96% Error Rate — The Innocence Project | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Innocence Project and the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers reported that the FBI has concluded that the analysts’ testimony in 257 of 268 (96%) trial transcripts the Bureau reviewed as part of its audit of cases involving microscopic hair analysis was scientifically flawed.
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Breaking the spell of race | SocialistWorker.org

Breaking the spell of race | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The paperback publication of Karen Fields and Barbara Fields' book Racecraft provides an essential resource for a new generation of activists.
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Skip Child Support. Go to Jail. Lose Job. Repeat.

Skip Child Support. Go to Jail. Lose Job. Repeat. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Though jail is considered an effective incentive for parents who are able to pay, critics say punitive policies do not work for those who are poor.
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DAVONTAE SANFORD MOVES GIANT STEP CLOSER TO FREEDOM AS INNOCENCE CLINICS COME TO HIS AID

DAVONTAE SANFORD MOVES GIANT STEP CLOSER TO FREEDOM AS INNOCENCE CLINICS COME TO HIS AID | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually.

In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points out that helping the homeless isn't simply a charitable handout -- it bolsters entire com...
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Investigative journalist: Militarization of police is about shutting down dissent


Activists and demonstrators are becoming more concerned with the militarization of police departments across the US, an issue which came to the fore following the protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last year. Ben Swann spoke with journalist and author Frank Morales about what the militarization of America’s police means to the average person. 

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Cop Takes Down Murder Suspect Without Deadly Force [Video]


Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses the capture of a murder suspect by Officer Jesse Kidder who refused to shoot the suspect.

"In a world rife with 'suicide-by-cop' a story about an officer who refused to kill a suspect almost seems like an oddity. But that is exactly what happened as rookie officer Jesse Kidder of Ohio apprehended suspect Michael Wilcox. Wilcox, wanted in connection with two murders, repeatedly charged Kidder, asking several times to be shot. The officer, with his gun drawn, continuously jumps out of the way and refuses to execute Wilcox. Eventually he surrendered and was taken into custody where he is being held on a two million dollar bail."

Was this the best way this situation could have been handled? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04...

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Fox News On Pot, Cop Harmlessly Subdues Suspect, Woman Arrested For Flag, Racist Police Resign, Obama On Pot - The Young Turks Hour 1, 4/20/2015
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OPINION: Purvi Patel’s conviction is a travesty against women | Al Jazeera America

OPINION: Purvi Patel’s conviction is a travesty against women | Al Jazeera America | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The traumatic miscarriage of an unwanted child is not murder
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Almost 48K sign online petition for investigation of Cumberland County after in-custody deaths

Because of these three in-custody deaths, a former Vineland resident has gone online in the hope of getting a federal audit of Cumberland County authorities and their practices.
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Mother Dies In Jail After Officers Ignore Her Cries for Help, No One told the Family She Died

Mother Dies In Jail After Officers Ignore Her Cries for Help, No One told the Family She Died | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A 23-year old mother was left to die in her cell despite her cries for help. Her family had to find out from a fellow inmate the morning of the young woman's hearing.
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‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream

‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Unlike consumer debit cards, prison-issued cards are unregulated and subject to exorbitant fees
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GBI Probing Teen’s Death in Georgia Detention Facility

GBI Probing Teen’s Death in Georgia Detention Facility | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
ATLANTA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the apparent Easter Sunday suicide of a 14-year-old boy who was being held at an Atlanta-area youth detention facility.
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THE HOUSE OF HORROR" Episode featuring: THE LAURA COWAN STORY

THE HOUSE OF HORROR" Episode featuring: THE LAURA COWAN STORY | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

"House of Horrors" is a co-production between Investigation Discovery and Britain's Channel 5 network seen in the United Kingdom and all around the world. "Investigation Discovery is the definitive home for in-depth documentaries on cases making headlines today, and 'House of Horrors' gives viewers a comprehensive look at a tragic – and eventually, heroic – story even as it continues to develop." On April 28th, 2015 at 10:00pm don't miss "THE HOUSE OF HORROR" Episode featuring: THE LAURA COWAN STORY
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Seven Days in Solitary [4/19/2015]

Seven Days in Solitary [4/19/2015] | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports, and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. • A California judge order...
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Los Angeles pays $8 million to settle wrongful-imprisonment lawsuit

Los Angeles pays $8 million to settle wrongful-imprisonment lawsuit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A man whose murder conviction was thrown out by a judge after he spent 17 years in prison said Monday that an $8.3-million legal settlement from the city of Los Angeles could not make up for the years he lost behind bars.
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Private, For-Profit Prisons: Where Human Beings Are Inventory

Private, For-Profit Prisons: Where Human Beings Are Inventory | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
New Video Reveals How Corporations Are Getting Rich Off of Prisoners
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