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FLAVA FAVE AND PUBLIC ENEMY AT SKID ROW STREET FESTIVAL!! FIGHT THE POWER!! OCCUPY THE HOOD!!

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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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Illinois Judge Orders DNA Testing in Murder Case

Illinois Judge Orders DNA Testing in Murder Case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

 

Nearly four decades after an Illinois man was initially convicted of the murders of a brother and sister in their home, a judge ruled that several pieces of evidence could undergo DNA testing, reported the Journal Star.

 

Johnnie Lee Savory spent 30 years behind bars before being released in 2006. Five years later, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn commuted his sentence and ended his parole.

 

In Tuesday’s ruling, Peoria County Circuit Judge Steve Kouri said that the order doesn’t allow for a new trial and that DNA testing could be conducted at Savory’s own expense.

 

 

“This means hope for Johnnie,” said Joshua Tepfer, an attorney with the Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. “He has wanted this and fought for this and a team of advocates and friends have fought for this for more than 20 years, or since this technology became available.”

 

Savory, who has maintained his innocence, was tried twice. He was found guilty in the stabbing deaths of Connie Cooper, 19, and her brother, James Robinson, 14, in June 1977. His first conviction was overturned when the Third District Illinois Appellate Court ruled Savory’s alleged confession involuntary. He was retried in 1981 and found guilty again. Two years later, two of the witnesses recanted their testimony.

 

Among the pieces of evidence being tested are items the investigators deemed relevant to the case back in 1977. They include the purported murder weapon, a knife taken from Savory’s pants, the pants Savory was wearing, fingernail clippings from Copper and Robinson as well as a bloody light switch plate.

 

Kouri noted in his order that the blood evidence used against Savory was only able to identify the group type, which is far less probative than DNA.

 

“Type O blood type is found in approximately one in two people and Type A is in approximately one in three people,” Kouri wrote. “Can it be imagined that such rudimentary ‘scientific’ evidence would be presented and argued to a jury in a courtroom today, particularly in a double-homicide trial?”

 

The Center on Wrongful Convictions already has a Texas-based DNA testing firm lined up, and Tepfer is optimistic about the results.

 

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

 

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Amazon.com: Michelle's Story: One Woman's Escape from a Lifetime of Abuse eBook: Shelley Chase:

Michelle's Story: One Woman's Escape from a Lifetime of Abuse - Kindle edition by Shelley Chase. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Michelle's Story: One Woman's Escape from a Lifetime of Abuse.
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Prisoners and advocates commemorate the one-year anniversary of the hunger strike by California prisoners and file lawsuit against CDCR

Prisoners and advocates commemorate the one-year anniversary of the hunger strike by California prisoners and file lawsuit against CDCR | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A year ago on July 8, over 30,000 people inside California prisons began a hunger strike to bring an end to the state’s use of indefinite solitary confinement. On the one-year anniversary of the la...
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Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression - Telegraph

Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression - Telegraph | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Senior ministers now believe the rules should be reviewed in order to reduce the “huge” numbers of people who are declared unfit for work due to mental health problems.
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UK: Anti-TTIP protesters take over Whitehall -

VideoID: 20140712-018 M/S Protesters with "#NoTTIP' banner M/S Protesters chanting W/S Protesters walking down Whitehall, London M/S Protesters marching on C/U European Union flag M/S Police outside Europe House M/S '#noTTIP' banner and woman and man dressed as puppet and puppeteer C/U Woman acting like puppet SOT. Mark Thomas, Journalist, Comedian, Activist (In English): "The great thing that democracy does, we civilise corporations, that's what we do. We teach them good manners and how to behave." W/S Crowd clap M/S Protesters playing football M/S Protesters playing football M/S Protesters holding banners W/S Protesters SCRIPT Activists and British trade union members took to the streets of London Saturday to protest against the planned ratification of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a "free-trade" pact that opponents say amounts to a corporate power-grab. Protesters marched through Whitehall and to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, waving banners and chanting slogans designed to raise awareness of TTIP. Later the group set up camp outside the EU's London office, with protesters giving speeches and playing a five-a-side football match between the National Health Service (NHS) and the government. Major groups involved in the event included Green Party of England and Wales, Occupy London, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), and University and College Union (UCU). TTIP is currently being negotiated by the European Union and the United States. Protesters say that if pushed through, the pact will give corporations the power to sue governments for billions of dollars in corporate courts with impunity and minimal public knowledge. Protest organisers said these cases would occur if states attempted to reduce company profits through regulation intended to protect the environment, workers' rights, public services and consumer standards. They cited US oil company Occidental Petroleum's billion-dollar law-suit against the Ecuadorian government as an example of what corporations would be able to do in Europe if the pact is ratified. TTIP discussions between the US and EU started in July 2013 with the sixth round of negotiations due to start on July 14, 2014 in Brussels.
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Social Movement Technologies

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Lens on Detroit: Tragic toll of bankruptcy in 35 images

Lens on Detroit: Tragic toll of bankruptcy in 35 images | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Often lost in the discussion about Detroit's bankruptcy is the scope of the city's troubles following six spiraling decades of job losses and residential flight.
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The TPP Censorship Circus Could Change The Way We Use The Internet Forever

The TPP Censorship Circus Could Change The Way We Use The Internet Forever | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
In today's world where digital innovation is driven by the ability to access and leverage the open Internet, the TPP proposes regressive Internet regulations that would be imposed on 12 countries party to the agreement (including Canada) by unaccountable U.S. conglomerates, with little to no meaningful consultation with the public.
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Population selfie campaign -


July 12 - It's World Population Day and a global selfie campaign to raise awareness about issues facing the youth has been launched.It's a joint project between our Social Development Department and the United Nations Population Fund.

 

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Extending pension age 'only way to clear UK debt' - Telegraph

Extending pension age 'only way to clear UK debt' - Telegraph | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
People will have to work until they are 70 to help reduce the impact of Britain's ageing population on the economy, OBR warns
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Jeremy Corbyn MP-Fair Pay Now! Public Sector Strike Action Central London Rally July 10th 2014 -

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Outrage: Tennessee Arrests Its First Woman Under its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law

Outrage: Tennessee Arrests Its First Woman Under its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
They're locking women up for drug use instead of getting them the health care they need.
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#homelesstohoward

#homelesstohoward | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW WEBSITE: WWW.HOMELESSTOHIGHERED.ORG JULY, 2013: About three weeks before he was scheduled to...
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Amazon.com: Locked In: One Girl's EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY of Child Abuse (Child Abuse True Stories) eBook: Emily Essence:

Locked In: One Girl's EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY of Child Abuse (Child Abuse True Stories) - Kindle edition by Emily Essence. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Locked In: One Girl's EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY of Child Abuse (Child Abuse True Stories).
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Outlaw to walk free July 14

Outlaw to walk free July 14 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
We are excited about the impending release from prison of our beloved friend and comrade, Frank “Outlaw” Reid, on July 14. Outlaw will finally walk free! Allies in D.C. and Virginia have been raisi...
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'Rape For Rape': Village Leader Orders Girl Raped As Punishment For Her Brother's Actions

'Rape For Rape': Village Leader Orders Girl Raped As Punishment For Her Brother's Actions | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A village headman in India is accused of ordering the rape of a 10-year old girl, to punish her border who reportedly sexually assaulted another girl. The details are shocking.
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When A Parent Goes To Prison, A Child Also Pays A Price

When A Parent Goes To Prison, A Child Also Pays A Price | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.
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Grandmother Sentenced to One Year in Prison After Protest at US Drone Base

Grandmother Sentenced to One Year in Prison After Protest at US Drone Base | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
In New York, a peace activist and grandmother has been sentenced to a year in prison for her role in peaceful protests at a base where U.S. drones are piloted remotely. Mary Anne Grady Flores had been
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Sleep No More

Sleep No More | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
On average, one out of every 25 Death Row inmates are innocent. In developing The Divide, premiering July 16 on WEtv, our attempt to portray their stories as well as those dedicated to the Innocence Project has been a humbling experience....
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Mother Of Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson Released From Prison

Mother Of Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson Released From Prison | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Johnson, an Arizona woman convicted in the Christmastime 2009 disappearance of her son, Gabriel Johnson, has been freed from prison.

Johnson, who has served roughly 5 years behind bars, was released from Perryville state prison just afte...
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The World We've Constructed Is Far Beyond George Orwell's Worst Nightmare

The World We've Constructed Is Far Beyond George Orwell's Worst Nightmare | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Orwell's chilling vision of the future in '1984' is happening today in the form of media manipulation and unnecessary wars.
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The Insanity of the Death Penalty

The Insanity of the Death Penalty | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
We have a legal, justice and prison system that takes care of protecting society from those who demonstrate themselves as a threat. We just don't have to go the last step of stepping into vengeance and hatred....
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Clare Solomon-People's Assembly-Fair Pay Now! Public Sector Strike Action London Rally July 10 2014 -

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Drug War Horror: Innocent Man Left for Dead in Jail Cell, No Charges Against Officers Who Left Him

Drug War Horror: Innocent Man Left for Dead in Jail Cell, No Charges Against Officers Who Left Him | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Chong, who resorted to drinking his urine and, believing he would not survive, attempted to scrawl a farewell message in blood on his cell wall. DEA assigned agents who left student for dead in cell to investigate themselves RT.comJuly 11, 2014 An internal Department of Justice watchdog has criticized the US Drug Enforcement Administration for…
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Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada

Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada -- a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media -- has shown up everywhere. Now, it Jada's mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada's far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged and raped her. And one other girl may soon be coming forward.
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#SupportMum next Thursday RCJ Stop #ForcedAdoption

#SupportMum next Thursday RCJ Stop #ForcedAdoption | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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