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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.
The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without the possibility of parole. Xavier, Dolphy, and Vance received a different sentence and as a result had a chance at hope, a chance at change.
About Snitch: Dwayne Johnson stars as John Matthews, a businessman hit hard when his teenage son is wrongfully ensnared in a drug bust and threatened with a terrifying 10-30 years in federal prison (under the US government's draconian minimum drug sentencing laws). The only option to reduce the sentence is to "snitch." A desperate Matthews makes a deal with the politically ambitious federal prosecutor (Sarandon) and infiltrates the operation of a violent drug dealer (Williams). When his amateur undercover work unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Bratt), the rules suddenly change and an already dangerous venture turns decidedly deadly.
In U.S. theaters 2/22/13
Genre: Action-thriller Distributor: Summit Entertainment (U.S.) Director: Ric Roman Waugh Writers: Ric Roman Waugh, Justin Haythe Producers: Exclusive Media Group, Dwayne Johnson, David Fanning, Dany Garcia Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper, Melina Kanakaredes, Michael K. Williams
Some demonstrators who marched in Ferguson on saturday are calling for another protest today.. Stopping traffic on area interstates at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Ferguson demonstrations have certainly stopped the traffic in Ferguson and now protesters are hoping to stop traffic on the highways around St. Louis on Labor Day in a demonstration that was first proposed by SNCC activist in the grassroots planning stages of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that was eventually subverted by white liberals and the Kennedy administration. Using well know preachers of the day who we funded and supported by wealthy white liberals, turned the planned demonstration into a peaceful gather on the National Mall where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his often cited "I have a Dream" speech.
EDITORIAL: It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the Illinois State Police crime lab has a backlog. What does surprise us is that no priority label was attached to testing in the case of Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who is charged with shoving his gun deep into the throat of a man he thought had been carrying a gun, while also holding a Taser to the man’s groin and threatening to kill him if he didn’t say where the gun was.
Like Housing First, the topic of Tiny Homes has become sexy, but neither will work without support services and positive tangible social interactions. Community and social networks often play the biggest role in any of our lives, and that's especially true when people are going through a drastic life change like street to home.
In the last several weeks, the state of Missouri has captured news headlines around the globe: first, with reports coming out of Ferguson of yet another unarmed African-American young man shot and killed by police, and then with accounts of a violent and militarized crackdown on proteste...
They’re coming home. An Arizona mom regained custody of her two children last week, months after the kids were taken by state officials when she was arrested for leaving them in a car as she interviewed for a job.
Malala has travelled the world campaigning for education rights for girls – but she’s also studying for her GCSEs in Birmingham. Inez Sarkodee-Adoo, student, political activist and star of the Observer’s Social Mobility Programme, met her to discuss what it is to be young and politically active in Britain today