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Penn St. fallout lingers year after Sandusky child abuse trial

Penn St. fallout lingers year after Sandusky child abuse trial | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
In the year since eight young men took the stand to testify they were sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the scandal has played out in the courts, in the halls of the university and in continuing debate about...
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Indiana woman on death row since she was 16 to be released

Indiana woman on death row since she was 16 to be released | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
An Indiana woman put on death row at age 16 for killing an elderly Bible school teacher is scheduled to be released Monday after serving a prison term that was shortened after the state Supreme Court intervened.  Paula Cooper's death sentence at such...
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Las Vegas Urban League offers grant to help ex-offenders with job ...

Las Vegas Urban League offers grant to help ex-offenders with job ... | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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The whistleblowers are the new generation of American patriots

The whistleblowers are the new generation of American patriots | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Gary Younge: The violation of civil liberties in the name of security has had a profound impact on those who came of age after 9/11
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Are the Young People That Shrinks Label as Disruptive Really Anarchists with a Healthy Resistance to Oppressive Authority?

Are the Young People That Shrinks Label as Disruptive Really Anarchists with a Healthy Resistance to Oppressive Authority? | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Many young people diagnosed with mental disorders have acted on their beliefs in ways that threaten authorities.
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$2.6M Judgment in Brian Banks False Rape Case

$2.6M Judgment in Brian Banks False Rape Case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A woman whose false claim of rape sent former prep football star Brian Banks to prison was ordered to pay a $2.6 million judgment in connection with the case.
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Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation - Father's Day Greeting

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation - Father's Day Greeting | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation - Father's Day Greeting - Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation honors Mamie Till Mobley's legacy and preserves the memory of her only son, Emmett Louis "BoBo" Till.
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Jordan Davis' Parents Speak on September Trial & Trayvon Martin-JETmag.com

Jordan Davis' Parents Speak on September Trial & Trayvon Martin-JETmag.com | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Ron Davis and Lucia McBath open up about justice for their murdered son Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed by Michael Dunn in Florida & using Stand Your Ground as a defense
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Delaware Eliminates Death in Prison Sentences for Children | Equal Justice Initiative

Delaware Eliminates Death in Prison Sentences for Children | Equal Justice Initiative | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

On June 4, 2013, Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell signed Senate Bill 9, which eliminates juvenile life imprisonment without possibility of release by providing for sentence review for all children who were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

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Kansas City man freed from prison after DNA clears him in 1983 rape case - KansasCity.com

Kansas City man freed from prison after DNA clears him in 1983 rape case - KansasCity.com | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Serving a 70-year prison sentence for a rape he didn’t commit, Robert E. Nelson asked for DNA testing to prove his innocence. Twice since 2009, he got turned down.
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As Ireland Considers Loosening Its Abortion Ban, Prime Minister Receives Letters Written In Blood

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kelly (Credit: The Guardian)Ireland’s prime minister says he has received letters from anti-abortion activists calling him a “murderer” as his administration considers including an extremely narrow exception to the...
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Man Beaten to Coma by Border Patrol, Wife Stops Deportation

Man Beaten to Coma by Border Patrol, Wife Stops Deportation | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
And Congress wants $6.5 billion for border "security."
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Here's a new Cheerios commercial, made just for the haters

Here's a new Cheerios commercial, made just for the haters | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
This parody spot spoofs the backlash against an interracial family in a Cheerios commericlal.
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Court says pre-Miranda silence can be used

Court says pre-Miranda silence can be used | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
During police questioning, and before he was arrested or read his Miranda rights, Salinas answered some questions but did not answer when asked if a shotgun he had access to would match up with the murder weapon.
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Throwing children in prison turns out to be a really bad idea

Throwing children in prison turns out to be a really bad idea | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The U.S. puts more youths in detention than any other developed country — about 130,000 in 2010. A new study finds this is doing more harm than good.
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Over 24 Men Released from Prison due to DNA Testing

Over 24 Men Released from Prison due to DNA Testing | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Over 24 men have been exonerated after bite evidence was re-examined with DNA testing.   The men were either proven not guilty or had the charges dropped.  Either way, they were able to leave prison.
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"I remember them coming in and taking Dad"

"I remember them coming in and taking Dad" | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
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Throwing children in prison turns out to be a really bad idea

Throwing children in prison turns out to be a really bad idea | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The U.S. puts more youths in detention than any other developed country — about 130,000 in 2010. A new study finds this is doing more harm than good.
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Trapped in the Hole: America’s Solitary Problem – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE

Trapped in the Hole: America’s Solitary Problem – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
New scrutiny of the use of solitary confinement in state and federal prisons found abusive practices and no evidence that it even works.
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Indiana Town ‘Slut Shames’ Rape Victim and Speculates About Her Alleged Promiscuous Behavior

Indiana Town ‘Slut Shames’ Rape Victim and Speculates About Her Alleged Promiscuous Behavior | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
According to a report from Think Progress, a 14-year-old pregnant girl in Elwood Indiana faces ongoing harassment -- simply because her neighborhood sees her as
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Beyond Scared Straight: Teens in Virginia See Real Inmates for the First Time

In this scene from the episode Western Tidewater Regional Jail, VA, teenagers see real inmates for the first time and get of a taste of what jail is really l...
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Aesha, three years later: 'I'm a very lucky girl'

Aesha, three years later: 'I'm a very lucky girl' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
By Ann Curry, Shoshana Guy, and Becky BratuRock Center Three years after her photograph appeared on the cover of TIME magazine and became a symbol for oppressed women in Afghanistan, Aesha Mohammadzai has made incredible strides recovering from the...
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Eric Snowden Had a Breaking Point, Where He Decided to Risk It All to Fix This Country -- What's Yours?

Eric Snowden Had a Breaking Point, Where He Decided to Risk It All to Fix This Country -- What's Yours? | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Change starts with action, and each of us has a way to contribute.
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Six Months After Massacre, Newtown Youth Meeting With DC Lawmakers To Urge Stronger Gun Laws

Six Months After Massacre, Newtown Youth Meeting With DC Lawmakers To Urge Stronger Gun Laws | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC — Most of the country will mark the six-month anniversary of Newtown by reading an article or two about the tragedy and, perhaps, taking a moment of reflection on how we as a society allowed it to happen.
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MaryLovesJustice: Aiyana Jones Murder Anniversary

MaryLovesJustice: Aiyana Jones Murder Anniversary | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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