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Bedroom tax ruling: Victims urged to prepare mass appeal after tenant’s legal victory over Government

Bedroom tax ruling: Victims urged to prepare mass appeal after tenant’s legal victory over Government | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A man was spared by a tribunal judge who ruled his flat was wrongly deemed to have two bedrooms - it was judged the extra room was a dining room
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How Many More Days Justice 4 Davontae Sanford 2016 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

How Many More Days Justice 4 Davontae Sanford 2016 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough ! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Who is Davontae Sanford?

Who is Davontae Sanford? He is Detroit's Forgotten Child. Innocence raped in the grips of overzealous cops and a prosecutor who doesn't give a damn about justice or innocence. She wants Detroit to forget Davontae!! To ignore her great evil misdeeds and sweep the case under the carpet. And your silence has made it all possible Detroit. Until it happens to your child - of course. BUT she suffered a MAJOR defeat at the Michigan Court of Appeals when that court granted Davontae relief on every issue he raised but one; namely whether Private Investigator Linda Boris can testify as to the details of the murders that Vincent Smothers confided in her --as he has to CNN; the Associated Press; his attorney and last but not least to Detroit Homicide investigators. Davontae cross-appealed that issue at the Supreme court. Smothers wants to confess on the record to clear Davontae for the four murders he did not commit. What does Smothers have to gain by confessing to a crime that he knows will get him a mandatory life sentence? Nothing! But Kym Worthy has a lot to lose if he does. Millions of dollars in civil liability and her integrity (which isn't much) for WRONGFULLY convicting that young boy! And Detroit? You are okay with this? Well we can't wait for sleepers to wake up from a dream. Fortunately one appeals court made up of all conservative judges by the way ruled in Davontaes favor. The prosecutor appealed that decision to the Michigan Supreme Court where we are now in a,wait and see hold for the high court. I am cautiously optimistic however that given the fact the three judge panel who ruled in Davontaes favor were all conservatives the state high court which is majority conservative will deny Worthy's appeal. And then the ugly court battle will begin. She will NOT be able to stop Smothers from confessing on the record and convince the trial judge to sustain Davontaes convictions. There are many lawyers on both sides. Smothers will flip her case upside down and she knows it. Hence her reason for fighting to stop him. Treacherous and devious she is.Roberto Guzman

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http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/12/23/mother-of-davontae-sanford-supporters-decry-pros-worthys-continued-persecution-of-her-son/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/10/22/families-demand-no-police-state-under-detroit-chief-craig-top-cops/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/09/27/victory-for-davontae-sanford-in-appeal-of-conviction-at-age-14-for-four-murders/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/08/10/davontae-sanfords-family-hopeful-after-appeals-court-hearing/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/08/04/free-davontae-sanford-appeals-court-hearing-tues-aug-6-2013-10-a-m/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/04/28/free-davontae-and-charles-justice-for-aiyana-and-trayvon/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/04/24/sanfordjones-rally-receives-broad-coverage-hit-man-signs-affidavit-to-free-davontae/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/04/24/stop-the-war-on-our-youth-davontae-aiyana-and-dad-trayvon-kenny-snodgrass-production/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/03/25/davontae-innocent-being-tortured-in-prison-judge-refuses-to-allow-real-killers-confession/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/02/07/ap-newsbreak-detroit-hit-man-says-davontae-sanford-is-innocent-will-testify/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/08/02/witness-detroit-hit-man-vincent-smothers-said-convicted-teen-davontae-sanford-had-no-role-in-slayings/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/07/19/davontae-sanford%e2%80%99s-innocence-v-detroit-police-and-prosecutors%e2%80%99-reputations/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/05/02/free-davontae-sanford-frank-murphy-court-tues-may-10-9-a-m-to-12-noon/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/01/15/free-davontae-sanford/

 

 

 

 

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What Can the U.S. Do to End Mass Incarceration?

What Can the U.S. Do to End Mass Incarceration? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Conservatives and liberals agree that too many Americans are locked up, but that doesn’t mean solutions will be easy to achieve.
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POLICE 'ASSASSINATION' OF TERRANCE KELLOM, 19: DETROIT CHIEF CRAIG, FEDS, HAVE BLOOD ON HANDS

POLICE 'ASSASSINATION' OF TERRANCE KELLOM, 19: DETROIT CHIEF CRAIG, FEDS, HAVE BLOOD ON HANDS | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Leyla and Arif Yunus Free!

Leyla and Arif Yunus Free! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus arrived safely in the Netherlands after fleeing from Azerbaijan. The two activists were met at Schiphol Airport by their daughter Dinara, who they greeted with embraces. “This is a great dream. Until yesterday we did not believe it 100 percent that we would come.” an emotional Leyla said to Amnesty International. “So it is a great dream. I am here. Our daughter is here. Her father is ill and in shock (from relief, ed). It’s great, thank you very much.”
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Virginia Man, Who Narrowly Escaped the Death Penalty, Exonerated by DNA Evidence To Be Released After Serving 33 Years

Virginia Man, Who Narrowly Escaped the Death Penalty, Exonerated by DNA Evidence To Be Released After Serving 33 Years | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
“Mr. Harward is at least the 25th person to have been wrongly convicted based on discredited bite mark evidence.” -Chris Fabricant of the Innocence Project
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Homeless charity blocks money donated by the public to homeless hero

Homeless charity blocks money donated by the public to homeless hero | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Remember the story a couple of months ago about a homeless man - Mark Collins - who helped a desperate young woman when she was stranded in Euston over­night after missing the last train home: Homeless man steps in to help girl left stranded after missing her train home It was a such a touching story, thousands of…
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Was This Woman Murdered Becuase She Was Closing in on Her Friend's Killer? Pt. 2 - Crime Watch Daily

A young woman goes missing in the wilds of Pennsylvania. Her friend is determined to find out what happened to her - but then she vanishes too. And many suspect it was because she knew too much and was closing in on the killer. Check your local listings at CrimeWatchDaily.com.
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Woman Who Cut 7-Month Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Sentenced, No Charge for Killing Baby

Woman Who Cut 7-Month Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Sentenced, No Charge for Killing Baby | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Woman Who Cut 7-Month Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Sentenced, No Charge for Killing Baby
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Over one million Britons living in poverty

A new research has found that the number of people living in destitution in the UK is increasing. The study says debt repayment, benefit delays, and high living costs are pushing more people into poverty.
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How I Break Prison Rules to Keep in Touch with My Family

How I Break Prison Rules to Keep in Touch with My Family | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
“Sometimes I won’t hear from my family in years.”
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Obama Administration Calls on States for Prison Reforms to Reduce Solitary Confinement

Obama Administration Calls on States for Prison Reforms to Reduce Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
There's a wall between federal and state laws when it comes to reforming prisons.
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Washington inmate shares the dangers of being in solitary confinement since he was 13 years old

Washington inmate shares the dangers of being in solitary confinement since he was 13 years old | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A Washington inmate has spent most of his life behind bars, and much of that time in solitary confinement. But experts say solitary confinement only makes a troublesome inmate even worse.
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Lengel: Documentary on Richard Wershe Makes Prosecutor Worthy Look Foolish

Lengel: Documentary on Richard Wershe Makes Prosecutor Worthy Look Foolish | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Worthy looks foolish for her ridiculous crusade to save the public from Wershe. "Rick was nowhere near me on a scale of one to ten," says ex-convict Johnnie Curry.
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Robert Seth Hayes June 7 Parole Hearing–Sign Hiz Petition!

Robert Seth Hayes June 7 Parole Hearing–Sign Hiz Petition! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Robert Seth Hayes 2016 Parole Campaign Once again, we are preparing for Seth's upcoming parole hearing on June 7, 2016. Since the PBA, the FOP, and the Correctional Officers union are able to collect thousands of signatures against parole, we must work to gain as many signatures and letters of support for Seth as possible. In…
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Texas police discover children chained, leashed in backyard

Police said Friday they found a two-year-old boy chained in the backyard of a San Antonio home and a three-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash. A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at the home. Two of the children, including one with a broken arm, were hospitalized more than 12 hours.The mother of six children found inside was charged with two felony counts. Prosecutors said officials were searching for the parents of the toddlers restrained outside. One of the toddlers found outside had a metal chain strapped to his ankle with the other end of the chain fixed to the ground. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20... http://www.wochit.com
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Campaign launched against UK media censorship

Britain's Labour party has announced an independent review into racism amid mounting pressure over alleged anti-Semitism in the party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the party is no place for racism and pledged to make sure the party is a welcoming home to members of all minority communities. Corbyn’s decision follows the suspension of his close ally and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone. He had denounced the suspension of another Labour MP Naz Shah over her alleged anti-Semitic comments. Corbyn is now under immense pressure ahead of sensitive local elections seen as litmus tests for his leadership. Pro-Palestinian Corbyn was elected party leader by grassroots supporters in September despite strong opposition from many MPs. The timing of the anti-Semitism row has raised suspicions of an internal power struggle against the opposition leader.
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43 yearz in solitary: ‘There are moments I wish I was back there’

43 yearz in solitary: ‘There are moments I wish I was back there’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Albert Woodfox, who was America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner up until his release in February, describes what it feels like to be free Ed Pilkington Before walking out of jail a free man in February, Albert Woodfox spent 43 years almost without pause in an isolation cell, becoming the longest standing solitary confinement prisoner in…
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A Tale of Two Police Shootings

Jaisal Noor: Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago
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Decarcerate The Garden State: NJ Decarcerator Must Get Into Hands of Families and Incarcerated Men, Women & Youth

Decarcerate The Garden State: NJ Decarcerator Must Get Into Hands of Families and Incarcerated Men, Women & Youth | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
I implore everyone in NJ that stands behind the demand to end mass incarceration to work cooperatively on the effort to distribute the 2nd Issue of The NJ Decarcerator to distribute the 2nd Issue of The NJ Decarcerator to families of incarcerated men and women and to the incarcerated themselves.
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Was This Woman Murdered Becuase She Was Closing in on Her Friend's Killer? Pt. 1 - Crime Watch Daily

A young woman goes missing in the wilds of Pennsylvania. Her friend is determined to find out what happened to her - but then she vanishes too. And many suspect it was because she knew too much and was closing in on the killer. Check your local listings at CrimeWatchDaily.com.
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Fri. May 13, 2016 from 6-9 pm

Fri. May 13, 2016 from 6-9 pm | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
    Stand together with the MOVE family on the 31st anniversary of the Philadelphia government bombing of the MOVE home on May 13, 1985. Remember the 11 murdered MOVE members, including John Africa and five children. Remember the framed-up MOVE 9 and demand their immediate parole. Cultural performances. Location: Abiding Truth Ministries Church 57th…
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POLICE BRUTALITY - Florida Cop Beats Up Handcuffed Female Strip Club Worker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 31-year-old woman shown on video being struck multiple times by a rookie Jacksonville police officer while awaiting booking into jail spoke to News4Jax from the hospital, saying she was "extremely mortified by the whole thing." On Thursday, Akinyemi Borisade, 26, was arrested on a charge of battery and fired by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police also released the video showing Borisade hitting Mayra Martinez Wednesday afternoon while she was handcuffed just outside the jail. Sheriff Mike Williams said the jail surveillance video was key to making a quick determination of the facts, and the additional video that surfaced is also being reviewed. "We made our decision based on what we saw on the jail video and, obviously, that first video gives me a lot of concerns, as well," Williams said. "There is an investigation going on now surrounding the first video." What Williams called the first video, with a Wednesday time stamp, appears to be shot by a dashboard camera in a parking lot in front of Scores, an adult club on University Boulevard at Philips Highway. That's the same day and location where Martinez was arrested.and charged with trespassing and resisting police. Martinez texted photos to the I-TEAM -- including one that was taken just outside Scores, where she was starting a new job. According to the police report, they were called to the bar to escort her from the property because she was drunk and belligerent after quitting work on her first day. "I am a yoga teacher. I utilize the bar industry to help me make ends meet, and I want and need that known," Martinez texted. "I am extremely mortified by the whole thing, and especially the type of person I'm being made to look." News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith, a former JSO officer, reviewed the dashcam video. "As the camera comes closer to the two police officers, they already have her on the ground," Smith said. "They said that she's biting them, but I really can't tell that from the video because the video's not great quality. And that's one thing about video, you're not always going to get the full picture. He mentions that she's fighting, that's she's biting, and he says, 'We have to strike her in the back several times,' and that's consistent with the report." According to the arrest report, Martinez continued to kick and fight in the patrol car and was placed in more restraints, the report said. She resisted their efforts to handcuff her and tried to kick and bite the officers, the report said. While waiting to be booked into the jail, Martinez can be seen on the video kicking Borisade in the leg, and Borisade retaliates by hitting her several times. Corrections officers who witnessed the incident reported it to their supervisors, and the JSO Integrity Unit investigated it. In the jail video released by the JSO, the corrections officers stand and watch before one steps forward and puts his hand on Borisade. Undersheriff Pat Ivey said that because Borisade is a probationary officer, he can't appeal his firing, but he can ask for a name-clearing hearing with JSO. If he passes that he would regain the ability to be an officer with another agency. This is not Borisade's first brush with the law. In 2008, when he was 19 years old, reports show he took items into a dressing room from a store at the Regency Square Mall and came out without them and tried to leave the store without paying. The report shows he admitted to doing it. He later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor property crime. According to JSO's website, officers can't have been convicted of any felony, or misdemeanors involving false statement, perjury or domestic violence. http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/ja...
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Benefit sanctions handed out to thousands of people ‘unlawful’

Benefit sanctions handed out to thousands of people ‘unlawful’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Sanctions imposed on thousands of benefit claimants for not taking part in the DWP’s so-called “back-to-work” schemes are unlawful, a court has ruled. 

Three Court of Appeal judges upheld an earlier decision by the High Court, potentially paving the way for millions in refunds to people who had their incomes cut while they were unemployed.

After a previous Supreme Court judgment ruled some sanctions unlawful the Government passed a new law to make them legal. 
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Bill to Limit Juvenile Solitary Confinement Advances in Colorado House

Bill to Limit Juvenile Solitary Confinement Advances in Colorado House | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
DENVER - The state Legislature is considering a bill to limit the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for Colorado's youths. Despite a 1999 law banning seclusion, independent investigations have shown the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections has repeatedly put juveniles in isolation for days and weeks at a time. Elise Logemann, executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, said two separate investigations found the state's Department of Youth Corrections had repeatedly held kids in small rooms with only a metal bed frame, toilet and sink.
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Tennessee ACLU joins lawsuit over teen solitary confinement

Tennessee ACLU joins lawsuit over teen solitary confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is seeking to end the use of solitary confinement for children in juvenile detention.
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Parole Letters Needed for Robert Seth Hayes and Jalil Muntaqim

Parole Letters Needed for Robert Seth Hayes and Jalil Muntaqim | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY!! Robert Seth Hayes 2016 Parole Campaign Once again, we are preparing for Seth's upcoming parole hearing on June 7, 2016. Since the PBA, the FOP, and the Correctional Officers union are able to collect thousands of signatures against parole, we must work to gain as many signatures and letters of support for Seth as possible. In addition to the online petition, there is a hard copy that can be downloaded here. Since many members of our community do not have regular access to the internet, it is important to use the hard copy and return it to us. You can also download and print out the parole campaign brochure explaining Seth's case as a way of educating people about the political nature of the case and the parole board's constant denials despite national and international support for Seth's release on parole. Sign the online petition to Tina M. Stanford, Chairwoman of the NYS Board of Parole, for Seth's Release on Parole in 2016! Seth has also prepared a fact sheet for those who would like to write letters to the Parole Board on his behalf. Write to Seth: Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280 Sullivan Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 116, Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116 To contribute to ongoing efforts supporting Robert Seth Hayes, please donate online at: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/810a58 Jalil Muntaqim 2016 Parole Hearing Once again, we are preparing for Jalil's upcoming parole hearing on June 14, 2016. Since the PBA, the FOP, and the Correctional Officers union are able to collect thousands of signatures against parole, we must work to gain as many signatures and letters of support for Jalil as possible. In addition to the online petition, there is a hard copy that can be downloaded here. Since many members of our community do not have regular access to the internet, it is important to use the hard copy and return it to us. You can also download and print out the parole campaign brochure explaining Jalil's case as a way of educating people about the political nature of the case and the parole board's constant denials despite national and international support for Jalil's release on parole. Jalil has also prepared a fact sheet for those who would like to write letters to the Parole Board on his behalf. Sign the online petition to Tina M. Stanford, Chairwoman of the NYS Board of Parole, for Jalil's Release on Parole in 2016! Write to Jalil: Anthony J. Bottom #77A4283 Attica Correctional Facility P.O. Box 149 Attica, NY 14011-0149 Deadlines are fast approaching for letters and petitions to the board. The lawyers would like to have these a month ahead of time. This means May 7th for Seth and May 14th for Jalil. Please go to www.jerichony.org and www.freejalil.com for more information. Click on the fact sheet links above to make sure you have the correct addresses for Eve Rosahn (for Seth) and the Parole Preparation Project (for Jalil) NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS HOME!
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