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Parliament Protestor's High Court battle for Human Rights - YouTube

Interview of a male supporter taken outside the High Court following a hearing for Maria Gallastegui. Ms. Gallastegui was one of around 10 peace protesters w...
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Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

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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
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`1576 w.bluewater highway
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Woman Jailed In 'Warning Shot' Case Released

Woman Jailed In 'Warning Shot' Case Released | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
(Updates with reaction outside court house, quotes from defendant) By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan 27 (Reuters) - A Florida woman who says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband was released f...
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New Campaign Seeks to Sharply Reduce Youth Incarceration

New Campaign Seeks to Sharply Reduce Youth Incarceration | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — A national juvenile justice campaign launched today with the ambitious goals of halving youth incarceration in 15 states over the next five years while expanding community-based alternatives for offenders.

The Youth First! Initiative — founded by longtime juvenile justice advocate Liz Ryan — will also seek to reduce rampant racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile incarceration.

“The vast majority of these kids are in for things like misdemeanors, status offenses [such as cutting school or alcohol possession], property offenses, drug offenses, even probation and parole violations,” Ryan said. “To me, it just underscores that at a minimum, we could experience another 50 percent drop in youth incarceration.”
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Former Supreme Court Justice Confirms Texas Once Executed An Innocent Man

Former Supreme Court Justice Confirms Texas Once Executed An Innocent Man | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens acknowledged evidence that Texas put an innocent man to death for a murder in the 1980s.
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In 2014, a record-busting number of people were freed after being locked up for years

In 2014, a record-busting number of people were freed after being locked up for years | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Local prosecutors end up being responsible for most of the exonerations.
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Dean - homeless and disabled living on the streets of London


We are trying to raise the funds to keep Dean off the streets and help facilitate his move into the correct supported home for him. A lot of charities and authorities have let him down, so we are trying to do this the old fashioned way! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ho...

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Princeton professor and others offer to take 1,000 lashes for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

Princeton professor and others offer to take 1,000 lashes for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Princeton University professor and a prominent Muslim American figure, as well as four other religious freedom advocates, are offering to take 100 lashes each for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced by Saudi Arabia to 1,000 lashes for insulting his country's clerics.
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$7M verdict against cops upheld in Caravella's DNA exoneration

$7M verdict against cops upheld in Caravella's DNA exoneration | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two former Miramar police officers who framed a mentally challenged 15-year-old boy for the rape and murder of a woman must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
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Kendrick Johnson's parents could face jail time for protest - CNN.com

Kendrick Johnson's parents could face jail time for protest - CNN.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Kendrick Johnson's parents on Monday will face misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, attorney says.
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Carole Duggan demands answers as Ministry of Justice 'loses' file on Mark Duggan's death

Carole Duggan demands answers as Ministry of Justice 'loses' file on Mark Duggan's death | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The aunt of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police on the streets of Tottenham in August 2011, is demanding answers from the Ministry of Justice over a missing file concerning Mark’s death. Today...
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In Ferguson

In Ferguson | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ferguson was the country stepping back in time or exposing the fact that change hasn't happened where most needed.
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Man freed after 35 years in prison for crime he did not commit

Man freed after 35 years in prison for crime he did not commit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
BELLFONTE, PA (WPMT) In July 1979, James Hugney Sr. was convicted after a jury trial in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County of a notorious arson-murder then called by the media “the Burning Bed Ca...
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Texas Inmate Wins Reprieve 1 Day Before Execution

Texas Inmate Wins Reprieve 1 Day Before Execution | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

The Texas Court of...
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Historic Winter Storm Is A Real Emergency For City's Homeless

Historic Winter Storm Is A Real Emergency For City's Homeless | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Peter Carling stood outside a Lower East Side chapel Monday morning, smoking a cigarette and watching the first snow of a massive winter storm begin to fall. The 45-year-old said he expects to sleep tonight in the chapel, as a blizzard sw...
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In a Meerut home, 4 children found with throats slit -

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The bodies of four children, aged between four and 15 years, were found in a house on the outskirts of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The police say the children's throats had been slit. The children, believed to be siblings, reportedly shifted to this house in the city's Samar Garden with their family just three days ago. The police say that their father is in jail.

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Blind man tased by police files a lawsuit

Blind man tased by police files a lawsuit ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investiga...
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Rob Duke's curator insight, January 26, 10:43 PM

Well, he's blind in one eye....

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Syriza’s victory: this is what the politics of hope looks like

Syriza’s victory: this is what the politics of hope looks like | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Owen Jones: The Greek election result is a historic watershed – and it’s middle-aged working-class women who have organised it
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Julian Cole family hit out at IPCC over police brutality allegations

Julian Cole family hit out at IPCC over police brutality allegations | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
21-year-old in vegetative state after arrest by six officers in 2013, with Coles taking inspiration from Ferguson families to speak out
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Peoples Parliament Mon 26 Jan, 7-9pm: We Can't Breathe - Deaths in Custody and the Denial of Justice

Peoples Parliament Mon 26 Jan, 7-9pm: We Can't Breathe - Deaths in Custody and the Denial of Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Monday 26 January, 7-9pm Houses of Parliament, Boothroyd Room  (Portcullis House). BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE. Reverend Osagyefo Sekou civil rights organiser involved in Ferguson protests Adrienne Makend...
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International Network In Action

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International Network In Action is a civil and human rights organization base in Fresno, Ca under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr.
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S.F. takes new direction on homeless camps with 1-stop aid center

S.F. takes new direction on homeless camps with 1-stop aid center | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The plan being spearheaded by the San Francisco mayor’s point man on homelessness is to create a one-stop homeless aid center in the heart of the Mission District that’s unlike any seen in America. Usually, when an encampment is broken up, aid workers offer shelter beds and other assistance as the angry campers start heading for the hills. Some take the offers, but many wind up doing what happened in December when San Jose officials busted up the huge Jungle encampment — about half spread out like melted Jell-O into new camps. Cleanup efforts are also thwarted when campers who do land in housing feel alienated or guilty because they abandoned their street community — and they go back to it. [...] are neighborhoods aching to get rid of homeless camps that have been burgeoning as tech-driven housing costs and gentrification shove them into new urban nooks and crannies. “I don’t know how it would ever be possible to help me, and I don’t really trust the system much, but hey — if they can get me and my friends into some kind of center like they’re talking about, we might give it a try,” Gember, 33, said as he tied off the entrance to his tent on San Bruno Avenue to go forage for food. Once in the center, the goal is to move people within three to 10 days to permanent rooms, rehabilitation centers, bus rides home or anything else that can lead to stable lives — and will stick. From creating thousands of counseling-enriched supportive housing units to the periodic Project Homeless Connect daylong, one-stop help fairs, the city has long gone the extra yard to help its street people. The always nettling challenge has been to deal with acutely troubled people who resent the constraints of shelters, distrust government and are afraid to leave their survival routines in the street — and legally can’t be forced to take help. Bending over backward to convince an indigent to take offered assistance seems counterintuitive, but studies show that moving a chronically homeless person out of the gutter actually saves cities money. According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and the United Way, someone living hard-core on the street costs more than $60,000 a year in police busts, emergency ambulance rides and the like, compared with about $20,000 in a government-funded supportive housing unit with counselors on-site to provide help. Several city agencies, including the Police Department and the Human Services Agency, will participate, along with nonprofits such as the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center and the Homeless Youth Alliance. The units will not just be lumped into huge complexes, but spread throughout other developments and smaller residence hotels away from traditionally troubled areas such as the Tenderloin — and they will come with added counseling, a crucial element for helping people stay inside. The new units are also to be partly funded by private donations, and the nonprofit HomeBase is conducting an exhaustive study to locate available spots for the city to lease. Street counselors have long said that if you can deal with whole communities instead of individuals, the whole process of getting to a stable life moves more quickly — and Dufty found this out firsthand in 2013 when the then-biggest encampment in the city, a sprawling mound of tents and trash at the Interstate 280 on-ramp alongside the Caltrain station, was broken up. All 30 campers were put up in a church auditorium for almost a week instead of just being offered housing vouchers or shelter beds, and within days all but five had been moved into permanent spots. A similar effort involving Pathways to Housing in Philadelphia has moved 450 severely mentally ill homeless people inside over six years, and the one-stop Connections Housing center in San Diego reduced homelessness downtown by more than half after it opened in 2013. “It’s actually a brilliant idea to bring in a displaced community of people,” Chris Simiriglia, Pathways’ executive director, said of San Francisco’s plan. Ray Bramson, homeless services manager for San Jose, likes the concept of one-stop help complexes such as the Navigation Center, although he warns it can be hard maintaining funding and that getting all the agencies to coordinate can be “like herding cats.”
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Megan Earle's comment, January 26, 1:19 AM
This idea is fascinating to me. Before coming to college I would see homeless people on the street and criticize them for not going to a shelter and getting their lives together. I've since come to understand the unique subculture that is homelessness. This article helps to illustrate that these people do want help but without having to abandon loved ones, pets, and belongings.
Megan Earle's comment, January 26, 1:21 AM
I think the approach this new shelter is taking is a big step in decreasing the homeless population by allowing them to go and bring everything they have and help get them on the path they want to be on.
Heather Wiinikka's comment, January 26, 2:31 AM
I think this approach will decrease the homeless population and the fact it will help these people change there lives and help them be more of a successful life.
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Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty | PBS NewsHour

Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty | PBS NewsHour | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Applicants with criminal backgrounds, including those with nonviolent criminal convictions or even arrests, are increasingly being driven into poverty. Even if it has been years since they've served time for past criminal infractions, those applying for jobs are often unable to find work -- especially in a climate of extreme job competition. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading →
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Heather Wiinikka's comment, January 26, 2:28 AM
It seems for people that have past records to gain employment, which i think if it isn't a horrible crime they should be allowed a chance to proof themselves. Crimes do drive job seekers into poverty because they can not get a job because of their record they can not get hired so there for they have no pay check and no means to provide and support themdelves
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Fears for riot gun PC who killed Mark Duggan as secret file on shooting that sparked London riots is 'lost in the post' 

Fears for riot gun PC who killed Mark Duggan as secret file on shooting that sparked London riots is 'lost in the post'  | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A computer disk containing details of the case which triggered Britain’s worst riots in a generation is thought to have been lost in the post by the Ministry of Justice.
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The School To Prison Pipeline Is Very Real For Young Black Kids, So Here’s An Articulate Answer On What To Do About It

The School To Prison Pipeline Is Very Real For Young Black Kids, So Here’s An Articulate Answer On What To Do About It | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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