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Barneys Points Finger At NYPD For Racial Profiling

Barneys Points Finger At NYPD For Racial Profiling | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a review commissioned by Barneys New York, an attorney found the luxury store does not have a written or unwritten policy to profile customers based on race and didn't initiate any police action against two black customers who...
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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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Davontae Sanford - National Registry of Exonerations #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted

Davontae Sanford - National Registry of Exonerations #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We welcome new information from any source about the exonerations that are already on our list and about new cases that might be exonerations. And we will be… LAW.UMICH.EDU
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Senior BOP Officials Bully Families at Florence Federal Prison Camp, Says Advocacy Group, a Just Cause - Press Release - Digital Journal

On July 14, 2016, AJC reported in a press release that Associate Warden Johns allegedly threatened to throw inmates into solitary confinement if they simply greeted a loved one or a friend that was not on the inmates visiting list. "When AJC contacted Director Kane's office as well as the Regional office, we were told that putting an inmate into solitary confinement for greeting someone is a violation of BOP policy and stated they would look into it," says Banks. "AJC was told that Johns denied making the threat even though numerous sources confirm he did so in the presence of over 200 people," adds Banks.
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Say Violent Assault On Correction Captain Has Become Rikers Norm

Say Violent Assault On Correction Captain Has Become Rikers Norm | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Correction Capt. Utina Anthony-Barnes had just finished updating the log at a medical-observation area of the George Motchan Detention Center July 15 when inmate Brandon Jobson walked up and, without
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The Abuse of Juvenile Prisoners in the Northern Territory Has Sparked a Royal Commission | VICE | Australia / NZ

As Four Corners revealed, underage detainees at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre were beaten, stripped, and tear gassed by guards. The Federal Government wants answers.
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Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom

Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Detroit teen’s supporters fought 8 years before getting him freed; but case not yet closed, crime not yet solved
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Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation

Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Doctor’s decision to block transfer of prisoner to psychiatric hospital is now under investigation by B.C.’s College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted

Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Detroit teen’s supporters fought 8 years before getting him freed; but case not yet closed, crime not yet solved
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Do Black Lives Matter in the UK?

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the death of 18 year old Mzee Mohammed in Mersyside police custody. Co-Chair of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts, National BME Officer for the Respect Partyand former Director of Policing & Equalities for Mayor of London Lee Jasper criticises the IPCC, Theresa May’s speech & dismissed allegations that the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn and his old boss Ken Livingstone are anti-Semitic.
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Former D.A.: Why misidentification leads to wrongful convictions

A Harvard Law grad and former L.A. prosecutor explains why mistaken eyewitness identification leads to so many wrongful convictions of innocent people. More info at http://www.shouselaw.com/mistaken-id....
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Court Vacates Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction, Lands a Blow Against “Personhood” Laws

Court Vacates Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction, Lands a Blow Against “Personhood” Laws | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the February 2015 conviction of Purvi Patel, an Indiana woman sentenced to 30 years in prison with 10 years
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Wayne County Seeks to Resentence 81 Juvenile Lifers

Wayne County Seeks to Resentence 81 Juvenile Lifers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The prosecutor's office, reating to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, moves to reconsider punishments for some killers sentenced to life terms as teens.
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NYC Finally Accepts It's Unconstitutional To House Teens at Rikers Island Prison

At long last, the practice of housing teenagers with adult offenders at New York City's notorious Rikers Island prison appears to be coming to an end. On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced that 16 and 17 year old offenders in the reputedly violent prison will be relocated to a youth facility in the Bronx. The move comes after a 2014 federal investigation, which concluded that “there is a pattern and practice of conduct at Rikers that violates the constitutional rights of adolescent inmates” from both prison staff and other inmates. According to Fusion, 95% of the teenagers housed at Rikers are there simply awaiting trial dates. The Associated Press reports that there are nearly two-hundred 16 and 17-year olds currently behind bars in the prison. That's a significant decrease from the 337 there in 2013. http://fusion.net/story/328470/new-yo... http://www.wochit.com
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The police are breaking records in Rio

TAKE ACTION: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involv... The Olympic organisers are getting ready for this year’s Games in Rio. But the Games’ security plans risk plunging thousands of Rio’s most vulnerable into a summer of violence and fear. It’s been 7 years since Rio was awarded the Games, promising a safe city for all. And yet, in those same 7 years, police have killed over 2,651 people in the city. The majority: young black men. Amidst the Olympic glitter and fanfare, will anyone remember them?
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Gitmo refuses to release 'mistaken identity' prisoner after 9 years without lawyer

A little-known Afghan prisoner has been refused clearance to leave Guantánamo Bay, despite an apparent case of mistaken identity by the U.S. government. Guantánamo's Periodic Review Board (PRB) ruled this week that Haroon Gul, 33, must continue to be detained indefinitely without charge or trial because his plan for what he would do post-release was insufficient. The Board also seemed unimpressed by Mr. Gul's insistence that the government's allegations against him are false.
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Gillian Triggs Calls For Federal Inquiry After 'Torture' Exposed In NT Youth Jails

Gillian Triggs Calls For Federal Inquiry After 'Torture' Exposed In NT Youth Jails | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Children are stripped, gassed and shackled.
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AUSTRALIA'S SHAME - Four Corners

AUSTRALIA'S SHAME - Four Corners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Monday 25 July 2016 - Australia's Shame It almost defies belief but right here in Australia there is a prison system that locks up 10 year olds and places children as young as thirteen in solitary confinement.
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This exhaustive study covers the entire saga of Davontae Sanford

This exhaustive study covers the entire saga of Davontae Sanford | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sanford's case was vacated last month, following a motion by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to have charges dropped.
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Davontae Sanford’s road to freedom: An interactive study

Davontae Sanford’s road to freedom: An interactive study | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two confessions, one crime. Prosecutors said a 14-year-old was responsible for the murders on Runyon in Detroit. The hit man insists he did it.
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Week in solidarity with 'Land Detainees' launches with event for rights lawyer Adly - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Week in solidarity with 'Land Detainees' launches with event for rights lawyer Adly - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Campaign in solidarity with activists arrested in protests against the 8 April Red Sea islands deal starts with an event held by The Egyptian Social Democratic Party in solidarity with rights lawyer Malek Adly
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Do police treat Black Lives Matter and 'White Lives Matter' differently?

Do police treat Black Lives Matter and 'White Lives Matter' differently? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The police killing of white teenager Dylan Noble in Fresno, California, led to protests that Black Lives Matter activists say authorities treated very differently
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On Contact: Scale of known exonerations in the US

RT Correspondent Anya Parampil measures the scale of known exonerations in the US in this week’s episode of On Contact w/ Chris Hedges. Find RT America i
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Death of inmate possibly connected to heatwave

A 70-year-old inmate has died of an apparent stroke in a District of Columbia jail. The facility’s poor ventilation resulted in extreme heat, and now, advocacy groups are saying the sweltering building may have contributed to the prisoner’s death. Scott Michelman, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union is skeptical of the measures the DC Department of Corrections is taking to keep inmates cool. RT America’s Anya Parampil has the report.
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Get Juveniles Out of Rikers Island

Get Juveniles Out of Rikers Island | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A plan to move young prisoners out of a notorious New York City jail could help end the inhumane treatment they have received.
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Judge tosses Davontae Sanford murder charges, but urges probe for truth

A judge dismissed murder charges against Davontae Sanford, but says "significant confusion" about original probe requires a new, unbiased examination.
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Hanging in Skid Row with Skid Robot and Pauly's Project.

I first became aware of Skid Robot from a story in the LA Times [http://lat.ms/1RWHEfx]. Having lived and worked in Echo Park for many years, I was always intrigued by "Birdman", a homeless man who befriended all the pigeons in the area. It blew me away to learn that after many years of homelessness, Birdman asked for help to get off the streets simply because Skid Robot's living art provided much-needed dignity. My last visit Skid Robot and I tried to connect, but it just didn't happen. This trip, not only did we connect, Skid introduced me to his friend Paul, who goes around giving people the gift of music. Learn more about Pauly's Project here http://www.paulysproject.org and you can kind find out more about Skid Robot here http://skid-robot.com.
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