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UK: Police face battle to evict man with mental health problems - YouTube


Video ID: 20140410 045 

M/S Police try to cuff a protester
M/S Police wrestle resisting protester to the ground
M/S Police try to revive unconscious protester
C/U Unconscious protester in police arms
W/S A banner in front of the eviction home (in English) "Homes not jails"
W/S Protesters block the doorway, holding a banner (in English) "Homes for all"
M/S Police Sergeant UPSOUND (in English) "There is a court order here, enforced for him to be evicted today and for the premises to be reclaimed. That is going to happen today."
M/S Riot police wrestle a protester out of the doorway
M/S Riot police drag off handcuffed protesters
M/S Handcuffed protesters are lined up against the wall
C/U A handcuffed protester
M/S Protesters and police

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Police wrestled to the ground and arrested protesters who tried to halt the eviction of a vulnerable man in London on Thursday. The scuffles left one protester requiring medical attention after he had collapsed following contact with officers.

The official reason for the eviction, which had been going on for six months, was because the man's room had been deemed too small and did not meet adequate standards. In that time the private landlord or Camden council had failed to find adequate alternative accommodation for the man, who is suffering from mental health problems. The landlord was also facing an investigation for renting out substandard properties. Protesters feared the tenant would self harm or even commit suicide, as had happened to a previous tenant facing a similar situation. Protesters also said such evictions were an excuse for private landlords to get rid of benefit claiming tenants.

During the scuffles police originally cuffed and detained 11 activists, but they were released after record checks had been carried out on the Police National Database. Two people, including the injured man, were arrested and taken to a local police station.

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Doreen Lawrence named most powerful woman in Britain

Doreen Lawrence named most powerful woman in Britain | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The mother of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence was named as Britain’s most influential woman today for her campaign to bring her son’s killers to justice.
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CeCe McDonald: ‘Prisons Don’t Keep Us Safe’ - COLORLINES

CeCe McDonald: ‘Prisons Don’t Keep Us Safe’ - COLORLINES | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
This video is part of an ongoing series of conversations on policing and safety in trans communities.
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PC Keith Blakelock: Nicky Jacobs found not guilty of Broadwater Farm murder

PC Keith Blakelock: Nicky Jacobs found not guilty of Broadwater Farm murder | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Nicky Jacobs cleared of murder at Old Bailey, after being charged with involvement in mob brutality that inflicted 43 wounds
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Montana State Prison tortures mentally ill inmates, slammed with lawsuit

Montana State Prison tortures mentally ill inmates, slammed with lawsuit | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Montana State Prison system was recently accused of torturing mentally ill prisoners and was slammed with a lawsuit. The state prison was taken to federal court by Disability Rights Montana this
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Have women lost trust in the UK police? - Telegraph

Have women lost trust in the UK police? - Telegraph | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
As a report concludes policing in England and Wales has been damaged but not "broken" by the likes of the Stephen Lawrence investigation and the Hillsborough disaster, Ava Vidal, a former prison officer, explores whether women have more reason to distrust the police
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Custody death 'charges considered'

Custody death 'charges considered' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Crown Prosecution Service is to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against two officers after a man died in police custody in south London.
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The new school detention, where kids make rules and a prison pipeline ends

The new school detention, where kids make rules and a prison pipeline ends | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Dana Goldstein: Forget time-outs and the chalkboard. Student-run courts are all the rage for a reason: they work
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How about a 'citizen's income' instead of benefits?

How about a 'citizen's income' instead of benefits? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Hannah Fearn: We should look again at our welfare system and consider the idea of a citizen's or basic income - a minimum survival payment granted to everyone - in place of means-tested benefits
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Occupy activist facing seven years in jail was 'promoter of non-violence'

Occupy activist facing seven years in jail was 'promoter of non-violence' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Cecily McMillan, charged with assault after elbowing a police officer in 2012, insists she swung her arm after officer grabbed her breast
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Donations pour in for Phoenix mom facing charges

Donations pour in for Phoenix mom facing charges | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
PHOENIX (AP) â€" A Phoenix woman arrested after leaving her two kids in a hot vehicle during a job interview is fighting to clear her name in court, with the support of a New Jersey woman who has raised more than $91,000 to help her effort. Unemployed and on food stamps, Shanesha Taylor went to the job interview last month at a Scottsdale insurance company. A witness found the infant crying hysterically and sweating profusely as temperatures inside the SUV exceeded 100 degrees. According to court documents, Scottsdale firefighters found the vehicle's windows rolled down only an inch and no running air conditioning to keep the children cool. Montgomery said it's too soon to determine if Taylor will receive a prison term or face losing custody of her children.
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TV documentary tells real stories behind the adoption process

TV documentary tells real stories behind the adoption process | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Channel 4 series 15,000 Kids And Counting shows multiple issues social workers have to deal with in adoption cases. Louise Tickle reports
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Why Is Georgia About to Pass a Law That Will Make It Easier to Send Poor People to Prison?

Why Is Georgia About to Pass a Law That Will Make It Easier to Send Poor People to Prison? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.
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PC Blakelock murder trial: the case against Nicky Jacobs was flawed from the start

PC Blakelock murder trial: the case against Nicky Jacobs was flawed from the start | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Stafford Scott: As in the Tottenham Three trial in 1987, the prosecution was driven by desperation. But this time, thankfully, justice was done
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Beating of 11-year-old boy by grandmother and mother posted online

Beating of 11-year-old boy by grandmother and mother posted online | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Michigan grandmother and mother of an 11-year-old boy have been charged with child abuse after a video was posted on Facebook showing the child being slapped in the face and beaten more than 50 times with a belt.
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Amnesty International releases Manual to fight injustice | Amnesty International

Amnesty International releases Manual to fight injustice | Amnesty International | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A new resource to arm lawyers, defendants and the judiciary with the tools to fight against unfair trials and injustice is published by Amnesty International today.
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LSU Gymnast Absolutely Kills Hip-Hop Floor Routine - COLORLINES

LSU Gymnast Absolutely Kills Hip-Hop Floor Routine - COLORLINES | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Lloimincia Hall is a perfect 10.
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2014 Campaign help empower TransFolk thru Clothing. 50% of Proceeds go to Islan Nettles Fund

2014 Campaign help empower TransFolk thru Clothing. 50% of Proceeds go to Islan Nettles Fund | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Buy a t-shirt to support #TGIRLSROCK. Please share!
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Compassionate grounds for early release | FREE ROBERT GREEN

Compassionate grounds for early release | FREE ROBERT GREEN | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

 

 

Compassionate grounds for early releasePosted on April 5, 2014 by BelindaAlthough he’s in good spirits as ever, there are concerns about Robert’s health – he’s been reporting not feeling well and has had to have an ECG and blood & urine tests. His blood pressure is currently 206 over 145.It’s hardly...

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10 Times More Mentally Ill People Behind Bars Than in State Hospitals

10 Times More Mentally Ill People Behind Bars Than in State Hospitals | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Severe mental illnesses, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are brain diseases—biological conditions like heart disease or epilepsy. Yet in the U.S., the institutions most likely to be treating people with these illnesses are not hospitals, but rather jails and prisons, says Mother Jo...
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MEPs must investigate this child-snatching scandal - Telegraph

MEPs must investigate this child-snatching scandal - Telegraph | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Social workers who take away children is one of the most disturbing human rights scandals of our time
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MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition

MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
MPs' appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition's austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger numbers of bottles each year to replenish the House of Commons' stock. House of Commons officials revealed that they have spent £275,221 buying in more than 25,000 bottles of champagne since the coalition took over in May 2010, which MPs and their staff can enjoy in Parliament's bars and restaurants.
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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 8, 2014 7:30 PM

Gee.

 

You'd think the Conservatives would be more principled than that.

 

Now they're sauced and stupid.

 

Think about it.

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Challenge to Duggan decision allowed

Challenge to Duggan decision allowed | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Mark Duggan's mother is granted the right to challenge the lawful killing conclusion of the inquest jury into his death.
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Voices from Solitary: "Mind Blowing Because I'm a Kid" - Solitary Watch

Voices from Solitary: "Mind Blowing Because I'm a Kid" - Solitary Watch | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The following comes from Joe (pseudonym), a minor who has been incarcerated since last summer, held in solitary confinement for over six months. In his letter to Solitary Watch, he describes his life on 23-hour-a-day lockdown in a jail where he has no access to any rehabilitation or other programs, classes or church. He recounts in detail in his letter …
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​Big Brother’s Facebook: UK, US intelligence ‘infiltrating’ social media

​Big Brother’s Facebook: UK, US intelligence ‘infiltrating’ social media | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
American and British intelligence hope to take advantage of social media platforms, like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, in an effort to spread disinformation and propaganda, as well as potentially foment public protests, recent Snowden leaks claim.
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