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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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The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015

The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it


The Innocence Tour begins 1st May 2015 
http://thesavoryfiles.org/#/tour/4569563453

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.

 

 

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http://www.pjstar.com/news/x853699644/Judge-rules-Johnnie-Lee-Savory-can-use-DNA-tests-on-old-evidence#ixzz2bILBrZaH

 

justice will prevail please Sign ! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dnaforsavory/ ;

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Fighting for social justice. Seeking justice for those who were falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Born on the same day of Emmett Till.
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A cancer that produces racism

A cancer that produces racism | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The ever-growing number of police officers and prison guards is a potent source of prejudice and reaction.
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Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon

Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Mentally Ill Man "Aggressively" Holding Spoon
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Dr. Harris & Dr. Kennedy Why Is Rev. Pinkney Going To Prison For 10 Years

Dr. Harris & Dr. Kennedy Why Is Rev. Pinkney Going To Prison For 10 Years | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"Here, Whirlpool controls not only Benton Harbor and the residents, but also the court system itself. They will do anything to crush you if you stand up to them. That's why it's so important to fight this. I'm going to fight them until the end. This is not just an attack on Rev. Pinkney. It's an attack on every single person that lives in Benton Harbor, in the state and around the country." - Rev. Edward Pinkney On December 15, Rev. Edward Pinkney, a leader in the struggle for social and economic justice for the residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison, on the basis of thin circumstantial evidence that a few dates had been altered on a recall petition against the city's mayor, James Hightower. The recall was prompted by the mayor's continued support for tax evasion by the Whirlpool Corporation, the Fortune 500 company and $19 billion global appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Benton Harbor. As we wrote last week in depth, the politically motivated prosecution against Pinkney killed the petition to recall Hightower, who many believe would have been ousted due to his ongoing protection of Whirlpool's interests at the expense of impoverished Benton Harbor, which is over 90 percent African-American.
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Honoring Chelsea Manning on Her 27th Birthday

Honoring Chelsea Manning on Her 27th Birthday | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
From the United States Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is serving a 35-year prison sentence for convictions related to leaking classified information to Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning continues to speak out against the injustices she experiences and observes.
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With Each Killing I Ask: Are You My Emmett Till?

With Each Killing I Ask: Are You My Emmett Till? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Our country needs all of us to chip in. Every day in your life you can push for change. I don't have enough room to list all the examples here, but educate yourself on what subtle, modern day racism looks like because its damage is real....
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Under Fire for Negligence, North Carolina Prisons Chief Seeks New Funding for Mental Health Treatment

Under Fire for Negligence, North Carolina Prisons Chief Seeks New Funding for Mental Health Treatment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
North Carolina corrections chief David Guice wants more than $20 million to improve the treatment of people with mental illness in the state’s prisons. His request comes on the heels of two recent ...
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Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

Councils 'turn homeless teens away' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.
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Men convicted in '94 murder of 11-year-old speak out for first time

Men convicted in '94 murder of 11-year-old speak out for first time | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As reporters, there are some stories that just stick with us thru the years.  For WGN’s Tonya Francisco, it was the story of Yummy Sandifer, a young man who at 11-years-old had a rap sheet longer t...
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Dozens tortured by Chicago police. Demand justice now.

Dozens tortured by Chicago police. Demand justice now. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Survivors of police torture have been waiting far too long! Sign the petition to tell the Chicago City Council to pass the Reparations Ordinance for the Chicago Police Torture Survivors.
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A new movement demands to be heard

A new movement demands to be heard | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The demonstrations on December 13 showed that the movement against police violence and lawlessness is only growing larger and stronger.
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No bail for teen charged in fatal shooting of boy, 15, in robbery

No bail for teen charged in fatal shooting of boy, 15, in robbery | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old boy was charged Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old during a robbery attempt on the South Side.
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U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring

U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Three members of the Cuban Five — part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s — were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.
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Voices from Ayotzinapa tell their story

Voices from Ayotzinapa tell their story | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The father of one of the missing 43 students in Mexico joins two fellow students for a discussion about Ayotzinapa and the struggle for justice.
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Arrest Made in #IAmJada Rape Case of Texas Teen Whose Photos Went Viral

Arrest Made in #IAmJada Rape Case of Texas Teen Whose Photos Went Viral | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
“I would like to see justice. Justice in full effect and that’s it,” Jada told MSNBC.
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Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial

Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Pensioners starve in Donetsk region, rely on food donations to survive -

Some 1,500 pensioners in the Ukrainian village of Kommunar, about 45 minutes east of Donetsk, are now relying on food donations to survive. Pensions have not...
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Rev. Edward Pinkney Imprisoned for Fighting the Whirlpool Corporation

Rev. Edward Pinkney Imprisoned for Fighting the Whirlpool Corporation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rev. Pinkney, a social justice activist in Benton Harbor, Michigan, was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison.
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A Brazen Vigilante Poster Campaign Is Targeting 'Racist' London Police

A Brazen Vigilante Poster Campaign Is Targeting 'Racist' London Police | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A series of "counter-propaganda" posters popping up in London bus stops have accused the Met Police of racism and corruption.

Strike! Magazine has taken responsibility for the design of the placards but not their distribution, which has ...
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Hidden Homeless

'Hidden Homeless' tells the real stories of the young people who have experienced homelessness first-hand. This short film was made for Doorway, a Nuneaton-b...
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Father Who Chained Son To Bed Sentenced

Father Who Chained Son To Bed Sentenced | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah father will serve 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest for chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while the man was at work.

State Judge Brandon Maynard insisted on jail time Monday despite a recommendation from ...
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Pinkney to Pinkney Juror Gail Freehling lied to get on jury to convict Rev P.

Pinkney to Pinkney Juror Gail Freehling lied to get on jury to convict Rev P. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Part 2: Rev Pinkney became aware, after the jury verdict that juror Gail Freehling did not truthfully respond to inquiries as to whether she knew or was connected with one of the prosecution's witnesses in this case, Sharon Tyler. Gail freehling was called to the petit jury box around or before 1:39 PM on October 23, 2014. Attorney Tat Parish specifically asked the juror during voir dire, while juror Gail Freehling was in the jury box, whether they knew or had connections with Sharon Tyler. Gail Freehling lied to be on jury to help convict Rev Pinkney:
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Manteca's Homeless Hate Laws • Part 1 • BRAVE NEW FILMS

The city of Manteca has outlawed all makeshift housing and homeless encampments. With no plans to build a permanent homeless shelter, these laws put peoples ...
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The State Where Giving Birth Can Be Criminal

The State Where Giving Birth Can Be Criminal | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Tennessee is arresting women for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can't get the treatment they need.
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The low levels that Ashton Jobcentre will go to to sanction people.

The low levels that Ashton Jobcentre will go to to sanction people. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
23 week pregnant woman sanctioned. The above woman (wearing costume so the Jobcentre staff don't recognise her) was sanctioned when 23 weeks pregnant. The reason you may ask.... for attending a wor...
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