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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.
It took 18 years for DNA evidence to surface that cleared Derrick Williams of a rape and attempted kidnapping in Florida. Prosecutors had relied on the testimony of the victim, who identified Williams as her attacker in 1992. But he walked free at ag...
commentary by Patrick H. Moore A 78-year-old South Seattle grandfather named Honorario Yano has committed the ultimate sin and if there is eternal justice he will surely pay a heavy, heavy price (and though I’m not usually an eternal justice guy, at times like this I lean in that direction). Let’s begin with Yano’s 11-year-old…
Young black men have been arrested for misdemeanor offenses at a far greater rate in New York City over three decades as more-serious felony arrests have dropped to record lows, says a new study by John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported by the Wall Street Journal. The study found that the ...
Millions of men and women in the country are paid slave labor wages and then charged for food and substandard medical care. They eat, sleep and bathe in dirty, overcrowded conditions--nowhere worse than in the South....
http://democracynow.org - A jury in Austin, Texas, is set to issue its decision today in a case that centers on a person's right to film police officers. Antonio Buehler says he was at a gas station in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 2012 when he used his phone to take pictures of a woman being arrested and crying out for help. Ultimately, Buehler's attempt to document what he felt was apparent police abuse ended with his own arrest when the officer said he felt Buehler spit on him. He faced a felony charge of "harassment of a public servant," and two to 10 years in prison. Last year, a grand jury cleared Buehler of the felony, but in an usual twist, it came back with a charge of "failure to obey a lawful order," a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine. The order was for Buehler to put his hands behind his back as he tried to take pictures. Since then Buehler has co-founded the group Peaceful Streets Project, whose members record police and post the videos online, and train others to do the same. He has been arrested several more times while videotaping officers and has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Austin Police Department. Buehler is an an Iraq War veteran and graduate of West Point and Stanford University with no prior arrests. Just moments before a jury is set to issue a verdict, he joins us from Austin.
A leaked chapter of a report due to be released tomorrow on the sexual exploitation of children in Greater Manchester has revealed more than 3000 children have gone missing in the last year. Half of those children are in care. Between January and September there were 9,789 missing reports, of those 3,242 children were accounted for - many of them were repeat runaways. It's believed 1 in 5 of those young people are at risk of harm.
The report by Stockport MP Ann Coffey came in the wake of the Rochdale grooming scandal and raises fresh concerns about how children's homes protect those who live there. The report also highlights concerns that children’s homes accepting young people from other areas are not notifying the local authority as part of a number of 'flagrant breaches' of new government guidance to protect vulnerable children.
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Greetings we are Anonymous. We come to you once again to ask for your help in making the lives of those less fortunate more bearable. In times like these when it seems humanity, tolerance and peace is hard to find, it falls to us the ordinary citizens of this planet to show there is still love, compassion and respect left in the world.
Operation Safewinter was and still is about caring first and helping second. A kind word, the willingness to listen and even a smile can change a persons day, but a blanket, some warm clothes or even a sandwich can change a persons life.
We ask you to help us help those who are suffering the most in our societies, we do not ask for donations of money, just donations of time.
The Operation Safewinter mission is in three phases. Phase 1. To build an interactive map showing the locations of shelter, soup kitchens, advice centres etc worldwide. This phase has already begun, but we need your help. List the resources in your town or city and send it to us. Use the map to know where these places are locally and pass on this knowledge.
Phase 2. Encourage volunteer units to help gather blankets and clothing to be distributed out to those that need them most. Using the map, work with already established groups in your areas to help even if its just an hour per week. Make sandwiches, cakes and hand out food parcels. Bottles of water are most important. Phase 3. To save just one life this winter, to make the day better for just one person. To work together and show that even though it seems the world is out of control with respect, love and compassion that we as citizens of this planet still have our humanity. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Operation Safewinter re-engaged. Expect us.