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“Child Taken from Womb by Social Services” – What is going on?

“Child Taken from Womb by Social Services” – What is going on? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Last weekend, the Telegraph led with the story ‘Operate on this mother so we can take her baby’ – the case of a mother given a forced caesarean section whilst sedated and her child put into care.  ...
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Dana Hoffman's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:39 AM

This is not only happening in the UK I am told it also has happened right here in the USA in NYC, and when the doctor tried to bring it to the attention of the right people she lost her job and license to practice as well.

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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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The poor must pay down the debt - sanctioned man loses his leg.

The poor must pay down the debt - sanctioned man loses his leg. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,536 Sunday 28 August 2016. The poor must pay down the debt - sanctioned man loses his leg. Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to use it and alter it for your own needs for your own letter. Website updated daily, 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/ The letters with links are also available at 'Fear and loathing in Great Britain' https://creatorsnotconsumers.wordpress.com/ Dear Mrs May, Salford’s Unemployed & Community Resource Centre reports that David (no surname given) was repeatedly sanctioned, "This resulted in him being unable to control his diabetes because he had no money for food. This caused diabetic ulcers which became infected and he had to have a leg amputated. All his sanctions were eventually overturned, but it was too late." Depriving people of the means of survival has serious and deadly consequences. I and others have repeatedly warned that people's lives are being put at risk, many are already dead, through a draconian punitive policy that no court in the land would consider for a moment. The DWP's secret penal system is a travesty. The Guardian reported that the DWP has had to issue a 'new policy for all DWP businesses to help them manage suicide and self-harm declarations from customers'. This descent into barbarism has no place in a supposedly civilised nation. Although we were given no choice in the matter, we, the people, bailed out the banks and since then we've been told again and again that we are also responsible for paying down the debt left by the bank bail out. That's a nice double whammy for the vast majority of people who had no part in the failure and greed of the banks which led to the banking crisis. When George Osborne proposed cuts to working Tax Credits he said in his Summer Budget 2015 speech, "So those who oppose any savings to Tax Credits will have to explain how on earth they propose to eliminate the deficit, let alone run a surplus and pay down debt." Attacking low paid workers to pay down the debt is the most obscene travesty of justice, as are the tens of £billions in cuts imposed on the poorest and most vulnerable people in Britain. David has lost his leg as the price for a tissue of lies that we were in any way responsible for the criminal activities of the banks. What part did ordinary people play in the fall of Lehman Brothers which triggered the banking crisis? The clue is in the description and the answer is - None! The banks aggressively sold junk mortgage securities which were given AAA ratings and which, unsurprisingly, blew up in their faces. Yet the banks have been allowed to carry on with business as usual. Osborne even tried, post crash, to protect bankers bonuses in Europe using public money. You couldn't make it up! http://salfordonline.com/31135-outrage-disabled-man-salford-benefits-sanction-camapign.html https://welfaretales.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/benefit-sanctions-are-britains-secret-penal-system/ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/27/death-britains-benefits-system-fit-for-work-safety-net https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/may/08/jobcentre-staff-guidelines-suicide-threats https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/chancellor-george-osbornes-summer-budget-2015-speech http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1cdpnz_the-fall-of-lehman-brothers-finance-money-economy-documentary_tv https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-22/lending-to-poor-people-didn-t-cause-the-financial-crisis http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/06/osborne-20k-banker-bonuscap_n_4735825.html
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Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises

Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A new book brings attention to the deadly 1971 prison uprising. Reporters for The New York Times and The Marshall Project describe what has changed since then, and what hasn’t.
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How a self-represented inmate fought and won release from solitary

How a self-represented inmate fought and won release from solitary | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Matthew Hamm has been in jail for over half his life and has battled mental-health issues, but argued in an Alberta Court that the Edmonton Institution unlawfully placed him and three other inmates in the ‘hole’
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CIA whistleblower denied medical care in prison

The family of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is demanding he receive immediate medical treatment in prison for a serious heart condition. Those calls have largely gone unanswered. His wife, Holly Sterling, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that prison officials will now consider having a cardiac specialist see her husband, but it may take up to a month for that to happen.
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Press Release Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. founder of the National Network In Action

Press Release Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. founder of the National Network In Action | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Empty descPress Release Town Hall Meeting International National Network In Action “Black Lives Matter: Is Fresno becoming Ferguson?" Date: Tuesday 23, 2016 Time: 6 pm Contact: Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr (559) 790-4277 Location: New Light For New Life Church Of God 1106 W. Woodward Fresno, Ca 93706 Web Site: http://xyfloyd.wixsite.com/nnia Video: Black student being choked by Fresno Police Motorcycle Traffic Officers: https://www.youtube.com/watch? Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. founder of the National Network In Action has united pastors, concerned citizens, community leaders and statewide activists to continue to push the Black Lives Matter movement in Fresno, Ca. Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr international civil rights leader and Justice Rene-Anthony Medina a local activist both have been arrested by Fresno Police Department for Black Lives Matter activity. Justice Medina will be present to speak at the town hall meeting. This is an extremely important town hall meeting to include the recent police brutality against an African American male who was jaywalking on the first day of High School going to campus. He was slammed to the ground and choked by a Fresno Police Motorcycle Traffic Officers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xKu8SVb-DE. Speakers will testify about how they are being targeted, harassed, profiled and abused by local police. There will be local victims and concerned citizens who will give testimony on how local law enforcement have fatally murdered their love one's unjustly. Rev. Harris will continue to organize the people in Fresno to stand for justice and equality for all people.ription
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Tale of deceit plays out at freedom hub

Tale of deceit plays out at freedom hub | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Three deaths and a suicide bid have thrown the town's historical Gajapati Palace and head of the royal family Gopinath Gajapati in the midst of a raging controversy.
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The end to abusive solitary confinement of juveniles in California is finally in sight

The end to abusive solitary confinement of juveniles in California is finally in sight | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It has taken years of advocacy, frustration, soul-searching and compromise, but the end of abusive solitary confinement of juveniles in California is finally at
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Solitary for Suicide Attempts: The Brutal Punishment of Chelsea Manning

Solitary for Suicide Attempts: The Brutal Punishment of Chelsea Manning | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Possible solitary punishment for a suicide attempt is likely to exacerbate mental health issues for Chelsea Manning.
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DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?

Truthout's Maya Schenwar says the announcement won’t affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons. Visit http://therealnews.com for mor
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'We Tortured Some Kids': Parody Advert Unveils the Horrors at Australia's Child Detention Facilities (Video)

'We Tortured Some Kids': Parody Advert Unveils the Horrors at Australia's Child Detention Facilities (Video) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"Kids as young as ten are choked; stripped; left in solitary confinement for weeks."
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Blessings Over Bullets In Chicago

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Blessings Over Bullets in Chicago

The victims get younger and the numbness becomes more and more familiar as we find a way to remove ourselves from the bitter truth of our environment.

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Prosecutor Says Might Be OK With Release of 'White Boy Rick'

Prosecutor Says Might Be OK With Release of 'White Boy Rick'

The Wayne County prosecutor might reverse her opposition to the release of a Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen. Kym Worthy says her office is reviewing the case of Richard Wershe (WER'-she), who is serving a life sentence with occasional opportunities for parole. The state parole board so far has declined to release him, but his chances could improve if the prosecutor has no objection.

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Wayne Co. Prosecutor says she'll review position on "White Boy Rick's" parole

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she will review her office's position on parole for Richard Wershe, also known as "White Boy Rick." ◂ WXYZ 7 Actio
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The Battle of Brooklyn: A Loss That Helped Win the Revolution

The Battle of Brooklyn: A Loss That Helped Win the Revolution | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An exhibition at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn celebrates the clash, also known as the Battle of Long Island, which spared General Washington from capture.
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Shades of grey: those who confessed to a crime they don’t remember - FT.com

Shades of grey: those who confessed to a crime they don’t remember - FT.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Could you imagine confessing to a murder when you had no recollection of the killing at all? It sounds like a surreal question. But it is the hook behind a probing and disturbing new book from photographer Jack Latham that looks at one of the most
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Sarnia-Lambton man needs mental health assessment

Sarnia-Lambton man needs mental health assessment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A federal judge denied requests by Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee to dismiss a lawsuit involving a teenager and his mother who claim he was wrongfully held in solitary confinement at the Juvenile Detention Center.
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Arkansas City Accused Of Running Racist 'Debtors Prison'

Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday accusing a small Arkansas city of running what they said amounted to a modern day debtors prison. A local court imposed inordinate fees on the poor and jailed them if they did not pay. The groups include the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Civil Liberties Union. They say the city of Sherwood, with a population of about 30,000 people, generated some $12 million over the past five years through the system. The lawsuit claims it's illegal and targets African-American residents. A lawyer for the city and a municipal court judge, named as a defendant, did not respond to requests for comment. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/d... http://www.wochit.com
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Angola 3 book-signing honors political prisoners

Angola 3 book-signing honors political prisoners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
New York - For the many veterans of the human rights struggles, past and present, who were in the room, it was more than a book signing acknowledging the paperback publication of Robert Hillary King’s autobiography, “From the Bottom of the Heap.” It was a tribute to the Angola 3.
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How many times will solitary confinement be misused before someone does something?

How many times will solitary confinement be misused before someone does something? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prisons continue to ignore even the most basic rules surrounding the controversial practice
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Activists Call on Obama to Pardon U.S. Political Prisoners

On the eve of the DNC, activists from across the country gathered in Philadelphia urging president Obama to pardon U.S. political prisoners incarcerated in federal jails
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UK should continue collecting bulk data: Government review

British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed an independent review of a draft law that calls for more powers to the country’s police and spy agencies
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Outside the box: Inmates work to renounce gangs, escape solitary confinement

Outside the box: Inmates work to renounce gangs, escape solitary confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The heavily tattooed state prison inmate had been held in the locked, one-man cell not as a serial killer or homicidal maniac but as a soldier in a race-based predatory prison gang. Joshua, who is serving three years for assault and asked that his full name not be used for fear of retribution, crossed a line of no return when he told authorities he wanted out of the prison gang. [...] it was the first step in entering a voluntary Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison program that officials say has slashed the number of gang members in segregated custody by 61 percent over the past decade. Texas began locking away gang members in administrative segregation in 1985 as a way to take back control of a prison system that was among the most violent in the nation. Letting gang members roam the prisons was seen as too dangerous for other inmates and guards because the gangs were predatory, organized and violent. Today, inmates are still automatically transferred to administrative segregation – also known as ad-seg, the hole or solitary confinement – if they are identified as a member of one of seven known gangs operating in the prisons. Amy Fettig, senior staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project, said indefinite solitary confinement does infinite harm. The Texas prison system's Gang Renouncement and Disassociation program developed as a way to get inmates out of the gangs and onto a better path. The Texas system also recently introduced a Segregation Diversion Program, which allows gang members returning to prison a chance to renounce their membership and be re-educated from the start. More than 30 states across the U.S. now have programs to give inmates a way to work their way out of segregated custody, said David Pyrooz, a University of Colorado Boulder criminologist who has studied gangs and the Texas prison system. Sitting in a classroom for the gang renouncement program at a maximum security prison recently, Joshua said that he hopes to be free of the gang life by the time he finishes serving his sentence.
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Racism on the rise in UK after Brexit vote: Watchdog

Racial inequality is worsening in the United Kingdom with young black people and ethnic minorities suffering "institutional racism" and "unfairness" in the fields of education, employment and the criminal justice system. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) also said in its latest report that race was the motive in 82 percent of hate crimes recorded in England and Wales with the two nations witnessing an "unprecedented spike" since Britain voted to leave the European Union on 23 June. Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.
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