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Advocates, family of Rodney Reed fueled by federal hearing

Advocates, family of Rodney Reed fueled by federal hearing | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Federal judges heard arguments in the case of death row inmate and Bastrop native Rodney Reed in New Orleans Wednesday.
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The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015

The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it


The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015 
http://thesavoryfiles.org/#/tour/4569563453

The innocence bus tour was a vision of Johnnie Lee Savory as part of his, and many others, commitment and efforts to end the plague of wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions have been experienced by many of our nation’s people without regard to race, age, or gender and is a result of a number of factors including false accusations, false confessions, eyewitness misidentification, ineffective assistance of counsel, and the most common cause, revealed in a recent study by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, alleged government error and misconduct by police, prosecutors, and forensic officials.

Innocent people the world over are being falsely accused, unjustly convicted, and sentenced to nightmarish imprisonment for crimes they did not commit. The cries of the innocent echo in the wind; no longer can we as a people turn a deaf ear we must not deny love, truth, or justice to one another. As the innocence bus tour journeys across America and to Canada let these two blessed and great nations serve as righteous examples to humanity

The innocent bus tour will highlight and profile cases of wrongful convictions while advocating for the innocent in the following ways: Recognizing the vital relationship between social support and reintegration, we will serve as a vehicle to connect the innocent with community resources; insisting that DNA testing is made available to persons who claim innocence, particularly, those facing lengthy sentences; demanding the innocent be set free, fully restored to his or her rightful citizenship, and given Immediate compensation for the wrongs that were committed against him or her. Additionally, we seek to end prosecutorial misconduct immunity and hold accountable our elected appointed officials who have sworn before God and man to protect the administration of justice by adhering to the spiritual word in which he or she places his or her hand, obeying the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.


Truth must go forward unhindered, human rights must be protected, and the captive must be set free.

The vision of the innocence bus tour is reunited communities and a healed nation where justice truly prevails and innocence is coveted.

 

 

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http://www.pjstar.com/news/x853699644/Judge-rules-Johnnie-Lee-Savory-can-use-DNA-tests-on-old-evidence#ixzz2bILBrZaH

 

justice will prevail please Sign ! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dnaforsavory/ ;

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Fighting for social justice. Seeking justice for those who were falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Born on the same day of Emmett Till.
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New Hampshire Supreme Court Holds Miller Is Retroactive | Equal Justice Initiative

New Hampshire Supreme Court Holds Miller Is Retroactive | Equal Justice Initiative | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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Ferguson—Grand Jury Proceedings and Justice Department Investigations -

A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing testimony about the shooting of Michael Brown, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived on the scene...
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Camp X-Ray: A Ghost Prison

Camp X-Ray: A Ghost Prison | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Camp X-Ray — with its kennel-like cages that were used for about four months when Guantánamo opened — is now overrun by vines, iguanas and banana rats.
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Human Rights Demand

Human Rights Demand | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Host: Mary Neal, director of Human Rights Demand. Please call 347.857.3293 to speak on air. Guest: Gina Burns, mother of Jeremy Smith. Jeremy goes on trial Monday in California for "making terrorist threats" to a corrections officer. Jeremy is a mentally ill inmate who was due to be released in December 2014. Therefore, prison investors seek to legally sanction his continued imprisonment. Many mentally ill people who were initially imprisoned for misdemeanors, like vagrancy, actually remain imprisoned for LIFE at great expense to taxpayers and tremendous distress to their families. Mentally ill people find it hard to understand and follow prison rules, making it easy to lengthen their sentences. The USA has 1.25 million mentally ill inmates. Over 60 percent of inmates in solitary confinement are mentally ill. Prison torture is common for mentally ill inmates, and their deaths in custody happen frequently. Sometimes deaths of mentally ill inmates are covered-up by jails, prisons, and government officials. Health discrimination is allowed, despite its tragic results.
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Voices from Solitary: A Day in the Life, Part VI

Voices from Solitary: A Day in the Life, Part VI | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
This post is the next in a series of pieces Solitary Watch is publishing as part of a project calling for people held in solitary confinement to write on various proposed themes. Our first suggeste...
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Exclusive: British company faces investigation for accepting Guantanamo contract

Exclusive: British company faces investigation for accepting Guantanamo contract | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The British security company G4S has been reported to the Government for accepting a multi-million pound contract to service America's Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, which contains the notorious prison for terrorism suspects.
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'I Was Raped At Oxford University. The Police Pressured Me Into Dropping Charges'

'I Was Raped At Oxford University. The Police Pressured Me Into Dropping Charges' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A student who claimed she was raped at Oxford University says she was pressured by local police to drop the charges against her attacker.

The claims appear on an anonymous blog and are made by someone writing under the pseudonym of Maria Marcello....
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Miss. Man Accused Of Raping, Hanging Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Helped Family Search For Her

Miss. Man Accused Of Raping, Hanging Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Helped Family Search For Her | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
After missing five-year-old Ja'Naya Thompson was sexually assaulted, possibly by two men, and hanged with a pair of socks in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport, Miss. on July 16, her alleged abductor...
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Police plan mass raids on sex gangs: 180 suspects in Manchester alone

Police plan mass raids on sex gangs: 180 suspects in Manchester alone | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Police forces across Britain are poised to arrest hundreds of suspected child abusers as part of a massive crackdown on the grooming of vulnerable young girls.
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Appeal judge slams 'cut and paste' decision in family court

Appeal judge slams 'cut and paste' decision in family court | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Judges and social workers have been conspiring to remove children unjustly from their parents, a scathing High Court ruling said today.
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Chance For Change -


The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without the possibility of parole. Xavier, Dolphy, and Vance received a different sentence and as a result had a chance at hope, a chance at change.

Take Action: http://www.TakePart.com/snitch

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: http://www.fairsentencingofyouth.org

About Snitch: Dwayne Johnson stars as John Matthews, a businessman hit hard when his teenage son is wrongfully ensnared in a drug bust and threatened with a terrifying 10-30 years in federal prison (under the US government's draconian minimum drug sentencing laws). The only option to reduce the sentence is to "snitch." A desperate Matthews makes a deal with the politically ambitious federal prosecutor (Sarandon) and infiltrates the operation of a violent drug dealer (Williams). When his amateur undercover work unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Bratt), the rules suddenly change and an already dangerous venture turns decidedly deadly. 

In U.S. theaters 2/22/13

Genre: Action-thriller
Distributor: Summit Entertainment (U.S.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Writers: Ric Roman Waugh, Justin Haythe
Producers: Exclusive Media Group, Dwayne Johnson, David Fanning,
Dany Garcia
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal,
Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper, Melina Kanakaredes,
Michael K. Williams 

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Political correctness and the Rotherham report

Political correctness and the Rotherham report | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Letters: There has been little attempt on the part of the media to enter into any sober analysis of Alexis Jay’s extensive and detailed findings
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Execution of 9-Year-Old Leaves Chicago Community Sad!!!

Execution of 9-Year-Old Leaves Chicago Community Sad!!! | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
*The relatives of Chicago’s youngest victim of a fatal shooting is reaching out to the community for answers on who killed their son.  On Wednesday, 9-year-old Antonio Smith was said to be playing ...
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10-year-old boy accused of criminal sexual conduct -

10-year-old boy accused of criminal sexual conduct
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Lifers should get a chance at parole, protesters say

Lifers should get a chance at parole, protesters say | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A scroll-like list of women's names cascaded down the Capitol steps Thursday afternoon. They're all serving life without parole in Pennsylvania prisons and that likely means they'll die behind bars.
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DNA evidence could exonerate two in North Carolina death row case

DNA evidence could exonerate two in North Carolina death row case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Intellectually disabled half-brothers face execution and life sentence for brutal 1983 murder but new evidence suggests false confessions
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Prison Culture » #FergusonSyllabus: Talking and Teaching About Police Violence

Prison Culture » #FergusonSyllabus: Talking and Teaching About Police Violence | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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the Pavement magazine - Stories and news for London's and Scotland's rough sleepers and homeless people

the Pavement magazine - Stories and news for London's and Scotland's rough sleepers and homeless people | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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LAPD Infiltrators and Agent Provocateurs Targeted Left and Panthers - Johnston on RAI - (2/4) -

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Johnston says from the 60's to 80's the Los Angeles police department made wide use of agents to undermine peaceful and legal ...
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Jamie Snow - New Evidence Explained - Last update 9-1-2014 -

Jamie Snow is innocent - newly discovered evidence that the state continues to ignore is explained here. Why not test the DNA?
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Ariz. mom who left kids in hot car during job interview gets custody of children back 

Ariz. mom who left kids in hot car during job interview gets custody of children back  | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
They’re coming home.
An Arizona mom regained custody of her two children last week, months after the kids were taken by state officials when she was arrested for leaving them in a car as she interviewed for a job.
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Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it's not because of DNA testing

Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it's not because of DNA testing | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Early on the morning of Sept. 11, 2006, Joseph Awe was awakened at his home in central Wisconsin by a phone call from a man who told Awe his pub
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This Is How It Feels to Walk Out of Prison After 21 Years - Substance.com

This Is How It Feels to Walk Out of Prison After 21 Years - Substance.com | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
In 1993 I went to prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Two weeks ago I walked out through the prison gate. Here's what happens next.
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Voices from Solitary: What Have You Done to My Brother?

Voices from Solitary: What Have You Done to My Brother? | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The author of the following piece, K. Kabasha Griffin-El, is currently part of the general population at Pennsylvania’s SCI Greene. In this reflection, Griffin-El describes visiting his brother, Je...
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Low-paid Britain: 'People have had enough. It's soul destroying'

Low-paid Britain: 'People have had enough. It's soul destroying' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Yes, they have jobs … but the five people featured here are typical of millions who have no security, no holiday or sick pay, limited hours, and no dignity at work, writes Yvonne Roberts
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