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SocialAction2015 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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Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until They’re Proven Worthy

Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until They’re Proven Worthy | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Your Take: With thousands of black women missing under suspicious circumstances, the recovery of a kidnapped Philadelphia woman is reason for celebration, but does it take a “good” black victim to merit such attention?
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Exonerated inmate seeks compensation from D.C. for his pain, distress in prison

Exonerated inmate seeks compensation from D.C. for his pain, distress in prison | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Kirk Odom, exonerated by DNA evidence, is seeking compensation for the Lorton prison conditions.
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Why Are There Up to 120,000 Innocent People in US Prisons? | VICE News

Why Are There Up to 120,000 Innocent People in US Prisons? | VICE News | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In a criminal justice system many say is broken, false confessions and plea bargains spurred by oppressive sentencing laws have put thousands of innocent people behind bars.
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Mamie Davis's comment, November 10, 2014 6:55 PM
I wholeheartedly believe this a true account of the number of innocents who "confess" or plead guilty to a crime they didn't commit. All because of a percieved power imbalance and lack of guidance as in the case of Santana or because the "offender" has no recollection of his action from the night before due to a blackout state of alcohol consumption such as in the case of the Fairbanks Four. Statistics show that suspects who lack memory of the event, or are young adults are far more likely to confess to something they didn't do. In this case it is in the police's best interest to tread carefully to prevent a false confession. Unless, of course, the article is correct and the criminal justice system isn't looking for truth or justice but just trying to move people through the system quickly and efficiently. However, I felt that the article's statement that "A 1969 Supreme Court ruling made it legal for cops to lie to suspects in pursuit of confessions, and Hartigan took full advantage" painted the police in a bad light and didn't effectively explain the rules of interrogation which police must abide by. They cannot lie make promises to suspects that they themselves cannot keep, for example "you won't go to jail if you tell the truth". They also can't continue to question a suspect once they have requested counsel. So while this article is mainly on point, it fails to look deeper into criminal justice rules and safeguards.
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The unlawful detention of unaccompanied children

The unlawful detention of unaccompanied children | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Despite pledging to end child detention for immigration purposes in 2010, the UK Government is still quietly locking up children. It’s getting away with it by calling them adults.
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Lawsuit Claims "Kids for Cash" Foster Care Abuse

Lawsuit Claims "Kids for Cash" Foster Care Abuse | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
One of California's largest private foster care agencies is under fire over allegations of torture and abuse that are outlined in a 76-page lawsuit.
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#OpDarrienHunt - Engaged -

Anonymous #OpDarrienHunt Twitterstorm 11/9 Sunday @4pm MST Twitterstorm Package: http://pastebin.com/sGrmEvRA -----------------------------------------------...
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Family Time on Prison Buses

Family Time on Prison Buses | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A little-known network of buses and vans takes people from New York City to visit relatives in prisons scattered in small towns across the state.
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Uncle Sam's Databases of Suspicion

Uncle Sam's Databases of Suspicion | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
This piece originally ran at TomDispatch.com.
It began with an unexpected rapping on the front door.
When Wiley Gill opened up, no one was there. Suddenly, two police officers appeared, their guns drawn, yelling,
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Tackling child abuse should be a priority – for everyone

Tackling child abuse should be a priority – for everyone | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
With each month that goes by where those who have committed violence against children aren’t held accountable, we’re silencing their victims and further demeaning their worth, writes Suzanne Moore
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US government sees off legal challenge over Guantánamo force-feeding

US government sees off legal challenge over Guantánamo force-feeding | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Judge denies inmate request to change treatment but also criticises lack of ‘common sense and compassion’ from government
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Our addiction to criminalising human behaviour makes a mockery of private responsibility

Our addiction to criminalising human behaviour makes a mockery of private responsibility | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: From drinking while pregnant to urinating on a war memorial, the law’s ambition has no limits
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Mental health of children and young people ‘at risk in digital age’

Mental health of children and young people ‘at risk in digital age’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Cyberbullying and rise in self-harm highlighted by MPs voicing concern over violent video games and sexting
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Children in mental health crisis face being locked up by police

Children in mental health crisis face being locked up by police | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Norfolk, Hampshire and Devon have no dedicated space for children who are a danger to themselves or others
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Confidence Men and "Prison Reform"

Confidence Men and "Prison Reform" | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Confidence Men are steering the purported conservative-Right push for ''prison reform.''
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The toll of the justice system on the wrongfully convicted

In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated,...
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Central Park Five say 'battle continues' to clear their name

Central Park Five say 'battle continues' to clear their name | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Members of the Central Park Five said Sunday they feel as if the fight to clear their names rages on after the Daily News revealed city lawyers recommended a smaller settlement in their wrongful-conviction suit.
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Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years

Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport. She said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.
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Children in Prison

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Across the United States, thousands of children have been sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons. Nearly 3000 nationwide have been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
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People's Attorney B. Kwaku Duren Faces Suspension From The Practice Of Law

People's Attorney B. Kwaku Duren Faces Suspension From The Practice Of Law | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
(Compton, California) – 11/10/2014 – People's Lawyer Kwaku Duren currently fights for his 13 clients, at least five of them pro bono. Pro bono means that the client paid nothing for his legal representation. Simultaneously, The State Bar of California has not chosen to deal with Attorney B. Kwaku Duren in a fair and reasonable manner. While Duren fights for his thirteen clients he is also working to maintain employment in his profession of 23 plus years.This profession was not chosen for financial rewards but, for personal passion in serving the innocent, financially destitute and mankind in general. People's Attorney Kwaku Duren assists clients from all ethnic backgrounds for little or no payments, in an humble Compton, California office. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Kwaku Duren was a Coordinator of the re-organized Southern California Chapter of the Black Panthers (from 1976- 1982), became a registered member of the Peace and Freedom Party, was a founding member of the National Black Independent Political Party (NBIPP), organizer and Volunteer Executive Director of a non-profit corporation, Community Unlimited (CSU-1977 to present), and helped to organize a number of other social/advocacy organizations including the Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA), the California Community Economic Development Association(CCEDA), and as a licensed attorney has continued to assist, and provide legal assistance to numerous other neighborhood and community-based organizations.http://www.kwakuduren.blogspot.com
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Let's cut our prison population in half

Let's cut our prison population in half | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
For the last four decades, this country has relentlessly expanded our criminal justice system, needlessly throwing away too many lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars.
Our nation’s addiction to incarceration is unsustainable, ineffective, and inhumane.
We need better solutions to the...
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Kids for Cash - Baby LK Report For November 9th 2014 -

Kids For Cash - Baby LK Report For November 9th 2014 for these stories and all the latest dirt on the child protective industry visit http://www.LegallyKidna...
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Domestic violence: your questions answered

Domestic violence: your questions answered | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Guardian and the Women’s Information Service, Wise, tackle your questions on everything from how you can help to the often forgotten male victims of domestic violence
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Journalists standing in solidarity with our brave Egyptian colleagues

Journalists standing in solidarity with our brave Egyptian colleagues | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Letters: Hundreds of Egypt’s journalists have courageously declared their rejection of ‘rule by one opinion’. We stand with them
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An insight into youth mental health services: ‘I was suicidal. I needed help’

An insight into youth mental health services: ‘I was suicidal. I needed help’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The health select committee has found ‘serious and deeply engrained problems’ in mental health services for young people
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Society briefing: Mental health of children and young people ‘at risk in digital age’

Society briefing: Mental health of children and young people ‘at risk in digital age’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Digital communications are harming young people’s mental health, MPs warn
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