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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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Violence and murder spike at St. Clair prison due to poor leadership, unsafe conditions, lawsuit claims

A new federal lawsuit alleges that poor leadership, inadequate security and unsafe conditions have caused inmate violence to spike at St. Clair Correctional Facility.
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Tweet for Freedom! During the Week of Action for Palestinian Prisoners

Tweet for Freedom! During the Week of Action for Palestinian Prisoners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
During the October 17-25 Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa'adat, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah and all Palestinian Prisoners, help raise awareness and support the struggle of Palestinian political prisone...
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City Leaders Say Police Unions Have Obstructed Stop-And-Frisk Reform

City Leaders Say Police Unions Have Obstructed Stop-And-Frisk Reform | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- It’s a story Nicholas Peart has told many times. On his 18th birthday, he walked to a Brooklyn McDonald’s with his cousin and a friend. The McDonald’s was closed, so the trio sat down on a nearby bench and shot the breez...
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Attorney General Holder: No Company or Individual is "Too Big to Jail" -


In the years after the financial collapse of 2008, some individuals used the phrase "too big to jail" to describe the theory that certain financial institutions-even if they engage in criminal conduct-are immune from criminal prosecution. As the Justice Department continues to pursue several important investigations, the Attorney General asserted that no individual or company, no matter how large or how profitable, is above the law. He intends to reaffirm that principle in the weeks ahead.

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Documentary / Im Mario Romero -

HK Films & Photography presents a documentary film directed by Kareem Gedra. 
This film is a inside look at how one family has been struggling to cope with the murder of their loved one, while they are still trying to bring the killer to justice, and bring national attention to a very nasty cover-up.
Mario Romero was brutally killed by the Vallejo Police Department. The Vallejo Police Officers admit they Never identified themselves , Never asked for Driver's License, Insurance or registration instead they were told to raise their hands at the same time they were fired upon with brutal force that mirrored the actions of the Nazi's .Round after round was reloaded into the clip as witness screamed for the officers to spare the lives of these two innocent men who police continued to spray their car with bullets living out a scene from a video game , Jumping upon the hood of the car of the men who they were supposedly threatened by.

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BREAKING: Pennsylvania legislatures introduce Political Repression bill following Mumia's Commencement Address | Prison Radio

BREAKING: Pennsylvania legislatures introduce Political Repression bill following Mumia's Commencement Address | Prison Radio | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Last week, PA Representative Mike Vereb introduced a bill (HB2533) called the “Revictimization Relief Act,” which would allow victims, District Attorneys, and the...WWW.PRISONRADIO.ORG|BY JAYME PECK::COLAB COOPERATIVE
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Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home - Police State USA

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home - Police State USA | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DETROIT, MI -- A SWAT team shattered a family's window, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.
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Warehousing children in massive prisons is wrong - Telegraph

Warehousing children in massive prisons is wrong - Telegraph | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Children in trouble with the law are vulnerable and must be housed in a small, family-like environment
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Share Ban the Box – help us to continue changing recruitment practices

Share Ban the Box – help us to continue changing recruitment practices | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ban the Box launched a year ago calling on employer to remove the criminal record tick box from application forms and ask about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process.

Thank you for your support for our campaign. Your signatures and comments of support on our petition have helped us to persuade employers that their recruitment processes need to change.

So far, 25 employers with a combined workforce of over 200,000 have joined the campaign, enabling people with convictions to compete for their roles based on an assessment of their skills first.

But when 1 in 5 unemployed jobseekers have a criminal conviction, much more must be done to ensure that a tick box approach is not blocking them from work.

That’s why we’d like to ask you to share the campaign today – marking the 1st anniversary by encouraging others to sign the petition and urging many more employers to Ban the Box.

Tweet about it with #BantheBoxUK or share the petition link by email.

Let us know @BITC_Inclusion or banthebox@bitc.org.uk why you think more employers should Ban the Box.

Now is the time to make fair consideration of criminal convictions the norm!
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Ferguson Protester on MSNBC: Police Part Of ‘Evil System’ [VIDEO]

Ferguson Protester on MSNBC: Police Part Of ‘Evil System’ [VIDEO] | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily” featured an interview with two Ferguson protesters-- including famed radical Cornel West-- during which one protester opined that the Ferguson police were part of an
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For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, 'There's Always Hope'

For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, 'There's Always Hope' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Los Angeles police officer Deon Joseph has a reputation on Skid Row as someone who cares. He has pushed for changes in policing and sounded the alarm about the neighborhood's mental health crisis.
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Story of Kirk Bloodsworth, First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence, Bolstered by Crowd Funding - Press Release - Digital Journal

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Arizona Agrees to Major Improvements in Prison Health Care, Crucial Limits on Solitary Confinement in Landmark Settlement

Arizona Agrees to Major Improvements in Prison Health Care, Crucial Limits on Solitary Confinement in Landmark Settlement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org
PHOENIX – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona, the Prison Law Office, and co-counsel today filed a settlement agreement in their class-action suit on behalf of more than 33,000 prisoners in Arizona’s sta...
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Arizona prison guards can't pepper spray just any schizophrenic prisoners anymore

Arizona prisons just got a little better.
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'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Automatically charged as adults in New York, the 16- and 17-year-old boys are at risk for assault by both corrections officers and other inmates. But advocates say reform efforts are moving slowly.
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Attorney General Holder Announces $2.6 Million in Grants for Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention -


Domestic violence is a devastating crime that claims far too many lives, and the Justice Department is working hard to bring an end to this tragic status quo. Today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that four sites have been selected to receive a total of $2.6 million to implement promising models aimed at reducing domestic violence homicides. Over the next two years, these sites-- Pitt County, North Carolina; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Contra Costa County, California; and the Borough of Brooklyn, New York—will institute screening models and evidence-based strategies that will allow them to anticipate potentially lethal behavior, take steps to stop the escalation of violence, and – ultimately – save lives.

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FDLE looking into multiple deaths at 2 state prisons

OCALA | The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating several deaths at two north Florida prisons.
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We're going to execute a man who subpoenaed Jesus while representing himself in a purple cowboy suit

We're going to execute a man who subpoenaed Jesus while representing himself in a purple cowboy suit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Texas claims he's sane enough to be put down, and the Supreme Court isn't arguing.
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JUSTICE: COURT FINALLY OVERTURNS MARISSA ALEXANDER'S 20 YEAR SENTENCE

JUSTICE: COURT FINALLY OVERTURNS MARISSA ALEXANDER'S 20 YEAR SENTENCE | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
(BlackMediaScoop) A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warning shot during an argument with her husband was granted a new...
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Imprison fewer women. | Village

Imprison fewer women. | Village | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
By Ivana Bacik. Women are a tiny minority in prisons and a particularly marginalised and vulnerable group. On average, only about 3-4% of those in prison are
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Why I support the ‘Final Words’ book project • SJS

Why I support the ‘Final Words’ book project • SJS | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Final Words: 517 executed prisoners of Texas Death Row share their last words. It’s time to listen! This is not a typical SCSJ blog post. I am speaking to you as one person to another, not in my professional capacity as an attorney. I hope you will bear with me. -...
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In Interrogations, Teenagers Are Too Young to Know Better

In Interrogations, Teenagers Are Too Young to Know Better | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A study of 57 videotaped interrogations of teenagers by the police found that none of them remained silent, suggesting they are particularly vulnerable at such times.
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African American Group Warned African Leaders Of Ebola Threat In 2013

African American Group Warned African Leaders Of Ebola Threat In 2013 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The African American diaspora group thepowerof1trillion.com warned...
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South Carolina Prosecutors Say Stand Your Ground Doesn’t Apply To Victims Of Domestic Violence

South Carolina Prosecutors Say Stand Your Ground Doesn’t Apply To Victims Of Domestic Violence | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
“We believe that applying the statute so that its reach into our homes and personal relationships is inconsistent with (its) wording and intent.”
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