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OP-ED: Chasing Comprehensive Reform, We Seized Opportunities for Change

OP-ED: Chasing Comprehensive Reform, We Seized Opportunities for Change | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In 2010, Judge Michael Corriero, at the time the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters in New York City, decided to start something new. He founded an organization whose mission was to end New York’s practice of trying children as adults, The New York Center for Juvenile Justice.
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New Study Outlines Ways to Better Help Youths in Juvenile Justice System

New Study Outlines Ways to Better Help Youths in Juvenile Justice System | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Cook County Juvenile Justice system needs to get smarter about the way it handles adjudication of young people, a new study by Roosevelt University and the Adler School of Psychology shows.
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Will Congress Gut Law to Eliminate Prison Rape? – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE

Will Congress Gut Law to Eliminate Prison Rape? – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Some senators want to eliminate penalties for states who won't comply.
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Day 3 of the John Catt ‘domestic extremism’ Supreme Court hearing

Day 3 of the John Catt ‘domestic extremism’ Supreme Court hearing | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Today was the third and final day of legal argument at the Supreme Court in the attempt by the Metropolitan Police to overturn a Court of Appeal decision on its 'domestic extremism' database. Judge...
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Undercover police spy accused of encouraging activist to crime

Undercover police spy accused of encouraging activist to crime | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Animal rights campaigner aims to overturn conviction on grounds of undisclosed role of Met officer who ‘encouraged illegal acts’
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'Hell No!': Eric Garner's Widow Rejects Officer's Apology

'Hell No!': Eric Garner's Widow Rejects Officer's Apology | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The family of Eric Garner addressed the nation Wednesday after a grand jury announced its decision not to indict an NYPD officer in Garner's death.

Garner, a Staten Island man who had asthma, died on July 17 after Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed hi...
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You Want A Dialogue On Racism? These Black Teens Are Living It

You Want A Dialogue On Racism? These Black Teens Are Living It | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
“It’s like we’re waiting to get punched in the face because of something we didn’t even do.”

I’m talking with a 15-year-old boy at a virtually all-black, all-free lunch high school in northwest St. Louis, just a few miles south of Ferguson. It’s third period on a Friday, 80 hours before Robert McColloch, the St. Louis county prosecutor, will announce that the grand jury won’t indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.
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Can the UK prison system follow Sweden’s example? | NoOffence! CIC

Can the UK prison system follow Sweden’s example? | NoOffence! CIC | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Can the UK prison system follow Sweden’s example?
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Remembrance Day for DWP/Atos deaths

Remembrance Day for DWP/Atos deaths | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Vox Political's friend Jim Moore is asking for people across the UK to stop and observe two minutes' silence at 11am today (December 3), as a mark of respect for the people who have died as a resul...
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Adolescents suffer in adult NC prisons

Adolescents suffer in adult NC prisons | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
North Carolina is one of two states that tries 16- and 17-year-olds as adult offenders — and some advocates want to change a state law they call harmful to adolescents.
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Judge: Community has to get over reluctance to talk about race

Judge: Community has to get over reluctance to talk about race | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Circuit Court Judge Henry Davis says when he presided over a juvenile court in Jacksonville one day last week, 15 of...
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Juvenile Lifers: Still Waiting for Freedom

Juvenile Lifers: Still Waiting for Freedom | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two full years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Miller v. Alabama, striking down all state statutes that impose mandatory life-without-parole sentences for minors.

And still, 48 Colorado inmates convicted of first-degree felonies as minors in the adult court system a...
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Christopher Coleman seeks declaration of innocence

Christopher Coleman seeks declaration of innocence | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
PEORIA — About a year after his release from prison, where he spent 19 years for a crime he said he didn’t commit, Christopher Coleman was
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Silicon Valley homeless no longer welcome in 'the Jungle'

Silicon Valley homeless no longer welcome in 'the Jungle' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Veiled by the yellow willows and brush along a forgotten creek bed in San Jose, hundreds of people jerry-built a treehouse and constructed underground bunkers and ramshackle lean-tos to form one of the nation's largest homeless encampments.
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"I Can’t Breathe": As Protests Erupt in NYC, Eric Garner’s Nephew Speaks Out on Grand Jury Ruling

"I Can’t Breathe": As Protests Erupt in NYC, Eric Garner’s Nephew Speaks Out on Grand Jury Ruling | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Justice Department has announced it will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner after a grand jury decided not to charge a white New York police officer for causing his death by placing him in a chokehold. Garner, who was an African-American father of six, died in July after being placed in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground. The grand jury’s decision set off protests across New York City that shut down parts of the city including the Brooklyn Bridge, the West Side Highway and the Lincoln Tunnel. Protesters also staged a die-in in Grand Central. At least 83 people were arrested. Garner’s death occurred just weeks before Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, and sparked a national debate about police use of excessive force, and the New York Police Department’s policy of cracking down on low-level offenses. Garner was first confronted on July 17 by police for allegedly selling single, untaxed cigarettes known as "loosies" on the streets of Staten Island. Garner’s family says it plans to sue the city for wrongful death, pre-death pain and suffering, and civil rights violations. We speak to Garner’s nephew, Brandon Davidson.
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NY Daily News Makes Powerful Statement

NY Daily News Makes Powerful Statement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The New York Daily News is making it clear where the paper stands on the decision by a grand jury not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner.

"WE CAN'T BREATHE," the paper declares on...
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Britain Weeks From Breadline - The New Great Depression Too Close

Britain Weeks From Breadline - The New Great Depression Too Close | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Multiple Sources: Britain Nearing Breadline The not so well kept secret is out: Britons in the millions are less than a month away from needing benefits, family
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Poverty, Incarceration and Criminal Justice Debt | BillMoyers.com

Poverty, Incarceration and Criminal Justice Debt | BillMoyers.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The cost of being in prison is not just the loss of your freedom, but also the debt you accumulate behind bars.
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MISSOURI POLICE, GOVT. GO AFTER MICHAEL BROWN’S FAMILY, A REPEAT OF ACTIONS VS. AIYANA JONES' FAMILY

MISSOURI POLICE, GOVT. GO AFTER MICHAEL BROWN’S FAMILY, A REPEAT OF ACTIONS VS. AIYANA JONES' FAMILY | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Mental health charities condemn treatment of vulnerable teenager | NoOffence! CIC

Mental health charities condemn treatment of vulnerable teenager | NoOffence! CIC | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Mental health charities condemn treatment of vulnerable teenager
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Is Inconsistent Testimony Grounds for Further Review in IRP6 Case, Asks Advocacy Group A Just Cause

Is Inconsistent Testimony Grounds for Further Review in IRP6 Case, Asks Advocacy Group A Just Cause | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 -- IRP6 Requested Dismissal of Case Based on Impeachment of Government Witnesses
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