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The Science or Art of Jury Selection Crimes of the Century Radio

 

11/21/2013 - The "Crimes of the Century" radio panel will speak with veteran jury consultant Zachary Klein and try to make sense of puzzling jury verdicts like those involving past criminal cases they have covered on recent programs. Don't miss this important broadcast as Crimes of the Century Radio is redefining what America considers "criminal" every Thursday at 7 pm Central, 8PM Eastern right here on the Black Talk Radio Network. http://crimesofthecenturyradio.blogsp...

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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
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`1576 w.bluewater highway
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Chicago’s police torture can’t be atoned for so easily – lawyer


Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations program for the people subject to harsh torture by the city’s police from the 1970s until the early 1990s. Flint Taylor, a lawyer for many victims demanding reparations, says that while the move by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the city is a good start, injustices remain. He speaks with Manila Chan about the planned reparations and what his clients truly need.

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AIMI vs. USA: Steven Albers 04/17/2015

AIMI vs. USA: Steven Albers 04/17/2015 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"AIMI vs. USA" claimant Steven Albers gives testimony at 9pmEST (818)572-2947. He was court-ordered into a mental hospital at age 22 and has been hospitalized and incarcerated several times since then. Albers was brutalized by police during an arrest and by a corrections officer while in custody, who broke his hip. He was in solitary confinement for over two years. He has paranoid schizophrenia. Call to listen, ask questions or comment, or please listen via comptuter to the live show. The tape will be available any time after the live show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2015/04/17/aimi-vs-usa-steven-albers-04172015
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Detroit Hitman (Again) Confesses to 4 Murders in Attempt to Free Innocent Man

Detroit Hitman (Again) Confesses to 4 Murders in Attempt to Free Innocent Man | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Davontae Sanford was 14 at the time of the murders. His lawyers say he falsely confessed to accept a plea deal. Now they are accusing Detroit’s criminal-justice system of hiding from the truth.
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Manchester Shelter To Close Rather Than Admit People Who Are Drunk Or On Drugs

Manchester Shelter To Close Rather Than Admit People Who Are Drunk Or On Drugs | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
MANCHESTER — Rather than comply with a state directive to admit homeless people who are active alcohol- and drug-abusers, the organization that runs the local emergency shelter will close the 40-bed facility by July 1.
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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Abuse of Disabled Inmates in U.S. Prisons

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Abuse of Disabled Inmates in U.S. Prisons | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Lamont Banks, Lisa Stewart and Wayne Wright 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. Our Special Guests for tonight's show is Maurice Chammah, Staff Writer for The Marshall Project and Steven Wetstein, Advocate for the Stop Prison Abuse Now (SPAN) advocay group. Both of our guests will be addressing the abuse of disable inmates in our U.S. prisons. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, 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 Thank you for your support!
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Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths

Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DETROIT (AP) — An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house in a renewed effort to free a young
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Cubans to open talks about US fugitives including Assata Shakur as ties warm

State Department says Cuba has agreed to open talks about two of the most-wanted US fugitives following re-establishment of diplomatic ties
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Visitor decries racism at Pelican Bay in open letter to warden

Visitor decries racism at Pelican Bay in open letter to warden | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
What decade is this? It is unthinkable that your staff would be allowed to threaten Mr. Crawford for having a friendship with two white women. Does this threaten the officers, make them insecure? ...
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America’s over-criminalization epidemic: How the prosecution of Atlanta teachers exposes a broken system

America’s over-criminalization epidemic: How the prosecution of Atlanta teachers exposes a broken system | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The threat of over-criminalization is a nationwide problem with no easy fix, law professor Angela Davis tells Salon
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Tory manifesto - blames the poor for poverty.

Tory manifesto - blames the poor for poverty. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,061

Friday 17 April 2015. Tory manifesto - blames the poor for poverty.

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste, and alter for your own needs, the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona.

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

On the day after you launched your election manifesto you were reported as saying, you care about the "poorest and most vulnerable" and "This makes me more angry than almost anything else. We've taken three million of the lowest paid people out of tax. Actually it's the people at the bottom end that I care about. That's what this government has been about." 

In your manifesto it baldly states: "the root causes of poverty: entrenched worklessness, family breakdown, problem debt, and drug and alcohol dependency." (Conservative party manifesto 2015. p:28)

A man in your position with all the vast resources at your disposal cannot possibly have any excuse for such an appalling statement to exist in your party manifesto. 

More than half of those in poverty are in work. Family breakdown is a symptom of poverty and inequality rather than a cause. Materialism and consumerism have their part to play in poverty in the UK, and the problem of debt, but you could just as easily, and probably more correctly, point the finger at the aggressive promotion of materialism and consumerism themselves. Fewer than 4% of benefit claimants report any form of addiction and NHS choices estimates that 2 million people in the UK are fighting an addiction, that is far short of the 13 million people in poverty, nor yet exclusive to those in poverty. 

"Data from the Department for Work and Pensions showed that two successive years in which real incomes dropped by 3% per annum wiped out modest gains made in the previous eight years and pushed an extra 1 million people below the absolute poverty line." I notice that you failed to mention government or banks as a root cause of poverty.

You can get as angry as you like in an attempt to impress the electorate, but your claim to care about the poorest and most vulnerable whilst promoting deliberate falsehoods and blaming poverty on the poor makes you nothing but a liar. No one in your position can claim ignorance or accident in such false claims, you have all the data and information available, that you choose not to use it and to make false claims cannot be anything other than purposeful and deliberate.

Your government has pursued unprecedented attacks on the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK. You are without excuse, spin it how you like, you are no champion of the poor, quite the opposite, and it is we who are rightfully angry about that.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/04/15/david-cameron-cares-about-the-most-vulnerable-despite-pledging-to-cut-12-billion-more-from-welfare_n_7072892.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/manifesto2015/ConservativeManifesto2015.pdf

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/features/poverty-myths-economy/

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Addictions/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/poverty-in-the-uk

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jun/14/poverty-increase-under-conservative-coalition

http://www.michaelmeacher.info/weblog/2015/01/tories-revert-age-old-policy-stopping-poor-breeding/ ;
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Madison students take to the streets for justice

Madison students take to the streets for justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
High school students in the Wisconsin capital staged walkouts and occupied an intersection in protest against police murder.
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"They Couldn’t Take My Soul": Anthony Ray Hinton on His Exoneration After 30 Years on Death Row

"They Couldn’t Take My Soul": Anthony Ray Hinton on His Exoneration After 30 Years on Death Row | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Days after being exonerated and freed from an Alabama prison, Anthony Ray Hinton recounts how he got through nearly 30 years on death row as an innocent man. Hinton was convicted of murdering two fast-food managers in separate robberies in 1985, based on scant evidence that later turned out to be false. Hinton is said to be among the longest-serving death row prisoners ever to be freed after presenting evidence of innocence. Hinton joins us along with his attorney, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative, who says race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice. "This is a very powerful demonstration of the critique of the American criminal justice system, which we contend treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent," Stevenson says.
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Why it's so hard to get off welfare


Since 1996, in order to get welfare in the U.S., you have to work. The Clinton Welfare-to-Work program successfully got millions of families off the social safety net program. But today's recipients face stagnant low wages and limited resources for job training, making it nearly impossible for many to gain economic mobility. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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Pleas for freedom: A14 protesters demand release of 42 arrested demonstrators

More than 40 people were arrested during the historic A14 protests in New York, while accusations of police violence and brutality had been reported followin...
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Hit Man Says He, Not An Imprisoned Teen, Is Responsible For 4 Murders

Hit Man Says He, Not An Imprisoned Teen, Is Responsible For 4 Murders | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DETROIT (AP) — An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house in a renewed effort to free a young man who pleaded guilty to the same killings at age 15, attorneys said Wednes...
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Attorney General Eric Holder: Investigate the 2012 death of Mr. Darren Rainey, a mentally ill Florida prisoner who died after prison guards locked him into a 180-degree shower.

Attorney General Eric Holder: Investigate the 2012 death of Mr. Darren Rainey, a mentally ill Florida prisoner who died after prison guards locked him into a 180-degree shower. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On June 23, 2012 Darren Rainey , a 50-year-old mentally ill state prison inmate in Miami-Dade County, died after guards responded to his defecating in his cell by locking him into a 180-degree shower for two hours—at which point his skin was separating from his body. Local police, and the state, failed to properly investigate. The case was only brought to light in recent months by The Miami Herald. After two years, no one has been held criminally accountable, or even charged.
Darren was serving a two-year sentence for drug possession and housed in a psychiatric unit. After his death, guards forced another prisoner, Mark Joiner, to clean up the shower where Darren died, including chunks of skin.
"He was crying, please stop, please stop, Joiner said. And they just said "Enjoy your shower, and left."
Only the U.S. Department of Justice can properly investigate this terrible crime, and a broader culture of abuse in Florida’s prisons that has led to other unnecessary deaths, and which falls especially hard on the mentally ill.
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#WaPoGate: There is no duel; the kid's still unarmed. #FreeDavontaeSanford

#WaPoGate: There is no duel; the kid's still unarmed. #FreeDavontaeSanford | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A hit man, a teenager and a case of dueling confessions in a brutal murder - The Washington Post Sanford had pleaded guilty to the crime just a month earlier. The high-schooler, who had an emotiona...
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Detroit hitman’s chilling affidavit leaves officials with a conundrum: Competing confessions to four deaths

Detroit hitman’s chilling affidavit leaves officials with a conundrum: Competing confessions to four deaths | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The imprisonment of 14-year-old Davontae Sanford, who twiced confessed in the hours after the 2007 shootings, has been weighing on killer-for-hire Vincent Smothers
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Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for drug house slayings

Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for drug house slayings | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house in a renewed effort to free a young man who pleaded guilty to the same killings at age 15, attorneys said Wednesday.
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Struggle without sacrifice is useless

Struggle without sacrifice is useless | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Our 45-year protracted “civil war” between Damus (Bloods) and Kiwes (Crips) has probably claimed thousands of lives, if not millions, and it probably will claim a lot more lives if we don’t begin t...
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Wadiya Jamal: Help my husband get free! Mumia is dying in there!

Wadiya Jamal: Help my husband get free! Mumia is dying in there! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, I visited my husband, Mumia Abu-Jamal, at SCI Mahanoy. I saw the photos taken of Mumia during the visit on Monday, April 6, but I still wasn’t prepared for how Mumia loo...
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Prisoner Human Rightz Movement fightz on many frontz to reclaim our livez and freedom

by Mutope Duguma Although our initial focus was and is ending long term solitary confinement for thousands of prisoners who been subjected to unspeakable torture by the state of California’s prison...
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A treaty to outlaw democracy

A treaty to outlaw democracy | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would greatly expand the power of corporations over democracy and basic human needs.
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Confronting the epidemic of police murders

Confronting the epidemic of police murders | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.
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Anti-homelessness protesters march in London

'No more deaths on our streets': Anti-homelessness protesters march for justice in London. RT's Laura Burdon-Manley reports. READ MORE http://rt.com/uk/ WATC...
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