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PC Blakelock murder trial: Decision to charge Jacobs ‘deplorable’

PC Blakelock murder trial: Decision to charge Jacobs ‘deplorable’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The 28-year delay in trying a man for the murder of PC Keith Blakelock is a “bleak and dismal” story, jurors were told today.
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SocialAction2014 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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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
Davontae Sanford-684070
ionia maxmium correctional fac.
`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

detroitforgottonc... about.me/JUSTICEDAVONTAE

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Activist Groups To Rally Against Chicago’s Reported Interrogation Headquarters #‎Gitmo2Chicago‬

Activist Groups To Rally Against Chicago’s Reported Interrogation Headquarters #‎Gitmo2Chicago‬ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL- As news has spread exposing an alleged interrogation facility in Chicago known as "Homan Square" where suspects are reportedly detained, abused an
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Anonymous Launches #Gitmo2Chicago to Shut Down NDAA Style Secret Detention Center By Chicago Police

Anonymous Launches #Gitmo2Chicago to Shut Down NDAA Style Secret Detention Center By Chicago Police | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Anonymous & activists will go to social media using #‎Gitmo2Chicago‬ to bring attention to Chicago Police's secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” Is the NDAA here?
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Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police

Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As activists across the country question police tactics and the number of black men and boys killed by cops, a group in Detroit is hoping conversations with officers can begin to heal the mistrust some youth have toward authorities.

More than 50 t...
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ACLU Speaking Out for Juveniles

ACLU Speaking Out for Juveniles | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for changes in a law to try and keep kids from going to court.The ACLU held a press conference Wednesday in Ch...
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Santa Clara County increases oversight of cases of youths being charged as adults

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office charges juveniles as adults about 40 times a year, and now prosecutors are reviewing the 2014 cases with youth advocates who favor rehabilitation over prison to make sure the process is fair.
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‘Trust Nobody, and Proceed with Caution’

‘Trust Nobody, and Proceed with Caution’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two new safety videos aim to protect New York inmates from prison rape.
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Federal Panel Takes Up JJDPA Reauthorization

Federal Panel Takes Up JJDPA Reauthorization | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Long-overdue reauthorization of the landmark Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act will be the focus today for a federal committee that advises the Obama administration and congressional lawmakers on juvenile justice matters.
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How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail

How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After joining a book club while behind bars, three D.C. men are now relying on it as an unlikely lifeline.
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Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Before the controversial police killings of young African Americans last year, Black Lives Matter had its roots in the slaying of the Florida 17-year-old
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My First Night Homeless.

My First Night Homeless. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There are first times for everything. The first time I drove a car, first time I broke my leg, first time I ate sushi, f…
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Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Protecting the Innocent, Law in Action - BBC Radio 4

Protecting the Innocent, Law in Action - BBC Radio 4 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Is the system for dealing with miscarriages of justice good enough? With Joshua Rozenberg.
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Police Officer Turn Whistleblower

NCLEO is an acronym for the National Coalition of Law Enforcement Officers. This organization is a group of ex-law enforcement officers turn whistleblowers. They reported abuses they observed in their police departments and have since gone public with the information. Recently the members of NCLEO went to Washington to speak to congress about police brutality. Tonight Alex Salazar one of NCLEO's members will be our guest, he will tell us about his experience as a police officer and why he decided to become a whistleblower.
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Held for hours at secret Chicago 'black site': 'You're a hostage. It's kidnapping'#‎Gitmo2Chicago‬

Held for hours at secret Chicago 'black site': 'You're a hostage. It's kidnapping'#‎Gitmo2Chicago‬ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Protester Vic Suter says she was shackled to a bench and denied access to a lawyer during detention at Homan Square facility in 2012
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4 More Victims Come Forward From Chicago Secret Prison, Man Tortured Over Weed #‎Gitmo2Chicago‬

4 More Victims Come Forward From Chicago Secret Prison, Man Tortured Over Weed #‎Gitmo2Chicago‬ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
More victims from the Chicago secret prison have some forward. One man was literally tortured for being caught with weed.
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All night vigil for Rodney Reed

All night vigil for Rodney Reed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Supporters of Rodney Reed held an all-night, candlelit vigil in front of the UT tower Thursday.
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Lawmakers To Consider Limiting Solitary Confinement

Lawmakers To Consider Limiting Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The use of solitary confinement on mentally ill inmates sparked expensive lawsuits in New Mexico in the last couple of years. Doña Ana County paid Stephen
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Juvenile Justice Committee Examines Alternatives to Detention

Juvenile Justice Committee Examines Alternatives to Detention | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Council Member Fernando Cabrera at Monday's hearing (photo: William Alatriste)

NEW YORK - The City Council Committee on Juvenile Justice met Monday morning to hear testimony from community agencies offering alternatives to detention for youth who commit minor crimes.
The discussion, organized into three panels, covered a less talked about area of the justice system: the one involving individuals under 16 years of age who commit low-to-moderate-level offenses, such as shoplifting, fighting in school, or smoking marijuana. Council members, led by committee chair Fernando Cabrera, called the oversight hearing to assess both programming and the process by which the City is contracting with service providers.
In a three-hour session, representatives of several organizations based throughout New York City shared their visions for a progressive juvenile justice system in which young offenders, in particular those who are not charged with violent felonies, would not be confined in detention centers but rehabilitated through a series of community programs.
The statements of service providers who contract with the City echoed and expanded on those made by emissaries of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), who testified to start the hearing.
Cabrera and other committee members liked what they heard, but also pressed for more information, especially around the City's system for evaluating and contracting with providers.
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The time is now to protect our youth

Lawmakers must not overlook the importance of reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).  
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Judicial hypocrisy on juvenile justice? - CNN.com

Judicial hypocrisy on juvenile justice? - CNN.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Danny Cevallos says the entire juvenile justice system is premised upon one bedrock principle: Juveniles are different.
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OP-ED: Time to Take Closer Look at Race in Juvenile Justice System

OP-ED: Time to Take Closer Look at Race in Juvenile Justice System | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
African-American youth overwhelmingly receive harsher treatment than white youth in the system at most stages of case processing. African-American youth make up an astounding 30 percent of those arrested while they only represent 17 percent of the overall youth population.
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Too many girls are locked up to keep them ‘safe’ | Juvenile In Justice

Too many girls are locked up to keep them ‘safe’ | Juvenile In Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Virginia Once Involuntarily Sterilized 7,000 People. Now The Victims Are Finally Getting Compensated.

Virginia Once Involuntarily Sterilized 7,000 People. Now The Victims Are Finally Getting Compensated. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13.

Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg man discovered he couldn't father children. The reason: He had been sterilized by the state....
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Debtors prisons are illegal in America. Missouri locked me up in one anyway | Nicole Bolden

Debtors prisons are illegal in America. Missouri locked me up in one anyway | Nicole Bolden | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
I didn’t have the money to fix my car, let alone pay fines from unpaid traffic tickets. The state held me in prison until it got the money out of my mother
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