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Supreme Court Texas Redistricting Decision Could be Blow for Latinos, Advocates Fear

Supreme Court Texas Redistricting Decision Could be Blow for Latinos, Advocates Fear | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked the use of the maps issued by the federal judges.
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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
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Davontae Sanford-684070
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`1576 w.bluewater highway
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Rodney Reed Reflects on Execution Stay

Rodney Reed Reflects on Execution Stay | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rodney Reed was to be put to death Thursday, March 5 for the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, but last week, the state's top criminal court stayed the execution. Our Alex Stockwell sat down with Reed who is on death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. Reed says he's optimistic that key untested DNA evidence will prove his innocence.
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#‎ShutDownYarlsWood‬‘I just wanted to die’: Horrifying experience at Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre -‪

An investigation centered on the Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre for women, revealed guards there are ignoring self-harm by those being held, and using racist...
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LAPD Involved In Another Skid Row Confrontation After Man Attacks FOX 11 Camera (VIDEO)

LAPD Involved In Another Skid Row Confrontation After Man Attacks FOX 11 Camera (VIDEO) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
(FOX 11) - RELATED | Officials: Homeless Man Killed In Police Shooting Stole French IdentityRELATED | LAPD Chief: Homeless Man Grabbed Officer's Pistol Prior To Fatal ShootingCopyright 2015 FOX 11 ...
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India bans broadcast of BBC film showing gang-rapist

India bans broadcast of BBC film showing gang-rapist | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Home Minister Rajnath Singh told India's parliament the comments of Mukesh Singh (pictured) were 'highly derogatory and an affront to the dignity of women'.
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After 4 decades in solitary, Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox awaits 3rd trial behind bars -- for now

A few hours after a federal judge instructed the handcuffs removed from the wrists of Albert Woodfox during his bail hearing in Baton Rouge, the 68-year-old prisoner smiled and waved when court adjourned to his dozen or so supporters before...
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DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts

DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A damning report released by the Justice Department on Wednesday heavily criticized the operations of the police department and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a ...
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The hidden victims of austerity in Greece

The hidden victims of austerity in Greece | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The dire conditions facing immigrants and asylum seekers in Greece are a critical issue facing the SYRIZA government.
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On the march against LAPD killers

On the march against LAPD killers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The shooting of a Black homeless man by Los Angeles police exposes how city policies scapegoat the poor and unhoused.
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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Mass Incarceration of Black Men in U.S.

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Mass Incarceration of Black Men in U.S. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
ENCORE PRESENTATION.... NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Our Special Guest for tonight's pre-recorded show is Lt. Colonel Allen B. West, former United States' Congressman of Florida's 22nd District. He will be sharing his personal thoughts and opinions surrounding the growing and alarming rate of mass incarceration of young black men in the United States. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6
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Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas

Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas
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Cynthia Howell on Families of VIctims of Police Violence


In early October 2014, Cynthia Howell, niece of Police Brutality victim, Alberta Spruill, called for the families most affected by police violence (those who have lost loved ones to police) of New York to come together and form a collective.

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Michelle Alexander: Roots of Today's Mass Incarceration Crisis Date to Slavery, Jim Crow


http://democracynow.org - As the Justice Department sheds new light on the racist criminal justice system in Ferguson, legal scholar Michelle Alexander looks at the historical roots of what she describes as "the new Jim Crow." From mass incarceration to police killings to the drug war, Alexander explores how the crisis is a nationwide issue facing communities of color. "Today we see millions of poor people and folks of color who are trapped, yet again, in a criminal justice system which are treating them like commodities, like people who are easily disposable," Alexander says. "We are not on the right path. … It's not about making minor reforms and plotting along in the same direction. No, its about mustering the courage to have a major reassessment of where we are as America, reckon with our racial history as well as our present, and build a broad-based movement rooted in the awareness of the dignity and humanity of us all."

This video is an excerpt of the Democracy Now! interview with Michelle Alexander. Watch the full 45-minute discussion here: http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc...

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Child Beaten to Death Over Spelling Homework Deserves Justice

Child Beaten to Death Over Spelling Homework Deserves Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A three-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death with a belt by his aunt for not finishing his homework. Demand justice for this innocent life that was lost at such a tender young age.
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The racial bias in policing found in Ferguson is not unique to Missouri | Nyle Fort

The racial bias in policing found in Ferguson is not unique to Missouri | Nyle Fort | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Local and state police departments around the country are violating the civil and human rights of black people and other oppressed communities daily
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He's got chops: Shooting victim takes senior photo after getting his smile back - Chicago

He's got chops: Shooting victim takes senior photo after getting his smile back - Chicago | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For days, Marcus Norris flashed his smile in the mirror at home to get ready for his senior class photo. He needed the practice. Having a nice, big grin was new for Marcus. Ever since he was 9, he never wanted to show his teeth after a stray bullet struck him in the mouth and …
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How the DOJ Reforms a Police Department Like Ferguson – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE

How the DOJ Reforms a Police Department Like Ferguson – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ferguson is one of of more than 30 departments that have been compelled to make changes to its police force.
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Michael Brown’s family: ‘We are saddened’ by DOJ decision not to charge officer

Michael Brown’s family: ‘We are saddened’ by DOJ decision not to charge officer | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Michael Brown's parents said that if change comes around the country, their son will not have died in vain.
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A Whopping 76% Of Teachers Say Kids Come To School Hungry. Here's What's Being Done

A Whopping 76% Of Teachers Say Kids Come To School Hungry. Here's What's Being Done | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After years of teaching elementary school, there’s one struggling student in particular that Robbie Butler cannot shake from her mind.

“Ms. Butler, I’m hungry,” the boy would tell her every day. “I don’t have an...
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Putting politics ahead of immigrants' lives

Putting politics ahead of immigrants' lives | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The immigrant bashing of Republicans is back in the spotlight in Washington, but we shouldn't forget the Deporter-in-Chief's dismal record.
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Homelessness in Manchester shoots up 150pc under David Cameron

Homelessness in Manchester shoots up 150pc under David Cameron | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A six-fold increase in people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester leaves charities doubting the government's commitment to tackling the issue of homelessness
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No federal charges against officer in Ferguson shooting, Justice Department says

No federal charges against officer in Ferguson shooting, Justice Department says | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown , officials announced Wednesday.
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Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two Australian drug smugglers were taken Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed despite frantic diplomatic efforts to save them, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was "revolted" by their looming deaths.
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Michelle Alexander: Ferguson Shows Why Criminal Justice System of "Racial Control" Should Be Undone


http://democracynow.org - The U.S. Justice Department has concluded that the police and city courts in Ferguson, Missouri, routinely engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against African Americans. Despite comprising about 66 percent of the local population, African Americans accounted for 93 percent of arrests, 88 percent of incidents where force was used, 90 percent of citations and 85 percent of traffic stops. The Justice Department, which launched its report after the police killing of Michael Brown, also uncovered at least three municipal Ferguson emails containing racist language or images. "The report does not give me hope. What gives me hope is that people across America are finally waking up," says Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." "There is a system of racial and social control in communities of color across America. … What we see now that we do have the power to make things change. The question is are we going to transition from protest politics to long-term, strategic movement building?”

This video is an excerpt of the Democracy Now! interview with Michelle Alexander. Watch the full 45-minute discussion here:http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc...

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Georgia Postpones 2 Executions Over ‘Cloudy’ Drugs

Georgia Postpones 2 Executions Over ‘Cloudy’ Drugs | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Georgia's supply of lethal injection drug pentobarbital may have gone bad
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