SocialAction2014
75.1K views | +56 today
Follow
SocialAction2014
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.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

A historic time to transform policing nationwide

A historic time to transform policing nationwide | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
National leaders are paying more attention to racial profiling and police brutality than they have in years, due to the hard work of Black youth and community leaders in Ferguson and across the country. We have a key opportunity to transform discriminatory and violent policing nationwide. Will you join us in calling on the federal government to implement critical reforms to end abusive, militarized, and biased policing targeting Black and brown communities?
more...
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Nell Bernstein's "Burning Down The House"

This is "Nell Bernstein's "Burning Down The House"" by Calamari Productions on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

A Look at How Liberals Led America Into Having the Highest Prison Rate in The World

A Look at How Liberals Led America Into Having the Highest Prison Rate in The World | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A review of the new book,"The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

I Was Virginia's Executioner—Here's What I Learned

I Was Virginia's Executioner—Here's What I Learned | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
I was responsible for putting 62 inmates to death in Virginia and it taught me a lot about our legal system.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Critics Point to Problems in Louisiana’s Reformed Juvenile Justice System

Critics Point to Problems in Louisiana’s Reformed Juvenile Justice System | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS — Reports of gladiator-style fighting, guards molesting children and a lack of basic education for kids as young as 14 once gave Louisiana’s juvenile justice system the reputation of one of the worst in the country.

In 2003, the Louisiana Legislature passed sweeping reforms. Over time, those efforts helped whittle down the number of kids locked in sprawling, prison-like facilities from more than 2,000 to just about 350 today.

Rather than locking up juveniles, the state relies more on community-based services such as family therapy to deal with behavioral disorders and therapeutic foster care treatment. New rules in youth facilities forbid Mace, restraining chairs and excessive time in solitary confinement.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Girls 'sedated and raped' at home

Girls 'sedated and raped' at home | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A former resident of a Jersey girls home describes girls being taken from their beds, sedated and raped in the middle of the night.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

International Wrongful Conviction Day – 10 Lessons from Guy Paul Morin’s Case

International Wrongful Conviction Day – 10 Lessons from Guy Paul Morin’s Case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
by Lise LaSalle Thursday was International Wrongful Conviction Day around the world The name of Guy Paul Morin is always brought up by activists and lawyers when talking about wrongful convictions because of the text book mistakes made in his case. Information from Torstar News Service: Some experts have established 10 things they have learned from…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

'Super prison' concerns raised

'Super prison' concerns raised | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An academic says questions remain unanswered about the impact Wrexham's new "super prison" will have on the area.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

The Heroin Chronicles - Gorilla Convict

The Heroin Chronicles - Gorilla Convict | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
When I first entered the netherworld of corruption and violence in October, 1993 I had a 304 month sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. With the War on Drugs in high gear, I was just another number to be crunched in the revved up machinery of the criminal justice system. It didn’t matter who …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Ten things you should know about the USA’s brutal isolation chambers | Amnesty International

Ten things you should know about the USA’s brutal isolation chambers | Amnesty International | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The USA stands virtually alone in the world when it comes to incarcerating thousands of prisoners in long term or indefinite solitary confinement. Here are some things you should know about one of the USA’s most widespread and cruel practices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

College Releases Mumia's Commencement Speech

College Releases Mumia's Commencement Speech | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Vermont College released the commencement speech of a one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

FREEWAY CRACK IN THE SYSTEM TRAILER OCT 17TH -

FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the true story behind the crack scourge, featuring exclusive interviews with characters who lived it. Their stories reveal a crack in the system that implicates the centers of power in our government, their mass incarceration policies and militarization of police, the spread of gangs and guns, and the loss of entire generations to the war on drugs.

At the center of the story stands the reformed King of Crack, Freeway Rick Ross, once just a clever kid from South Central with dreams of becoming the next tennis great and his eyes fixed on the good life. Freeway Rick—not to be confused with the rapper, Rick Ross, who took his name and identity—built a drug empire that spread crack cocaine across the country, ruining millions of lives but profoundly influencing street culture in its wake. The stories of Rick and his “Freeway Boys” inspired the lyrics of N.W.A., Above The Law, and Mix Master Spade, as well as the worlds portrayed in films and video games that dramatize the drug trade.

Throughout the film are interviews with Freeway Rick and his crew, including his mother Anne Ross, former girlfriend and drug dealer Marilyn Stubblefield, and former dealers Cornell Ward, Ollie Newell, and Norman Tillman. For the first time, we hear from a key Nicaraguan trafficker, Julio Zavala, who worked with the CIA-backed Contras and Oscar Danilo Blandón who supplied Ross with tons of cocaine.

Former LA Sheriffs Deputy in the Narcotics Unit, Roberto Juarez, and top undercover DEA agent, Mike Levine, tell of the devastating spread of crack and the hunt for Freeway Rick and his crew. More so, they reveal the government complicity and police corruption behind the scenes during the crack era. Hearings on Capitol Hill led by Senator Kerry investigated the shocking connection between the CIA and the influx of cocaine during the Reagan/Bush administration. At the same time, harsh new laws sent thousands of young men to prison for years with little chance for rehabilitation.

Not until the fateful meeting between an unlikely source, Coral Baca, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News, did the full story, “Dark Alliance,” come to light. The resulting controversy was explosive, especially in the African American community. At first celebrated as a hero, Webb soon found himself discredited by major media, which led his paper to back away from the story, ultimately destroying his career and leading to his untimely death. His story is featured in the upcoming Focus Features film, “Kill the Messenger,” starring Jeremy Renner. Quincy Jones, III conducted the last major interview with Gary Webb just days before his death, which is featured for the first time in FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM.

Remaining at the center of it all, Freeway Rick describes learning to read in prison, one phonic at a time while serving his life sentence, until he could read the law books that would set him free. Now, he goes to schools and juvenile detention facilities to talk with students and inmates about the importance of literacy. As he works to take back his life, he is also attempting to take back his name from Rick Ross the rapper, who has made millions glamorizing street life and the drug trade.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

50 rape cases to be reopened after being incorrectly dropped

50 rape cases to be reopened after being incorrectly dropped | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Forty-eight Northumbria Police officers could face disciplinary sanctions over the scandal which dates back to three years ago this month
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DISMISSAL OF KILLER COP CHARGE IN AIYANA JONES CASE, DESPITE 'WILFUL DISREGARD OF ORDINARY CARE'

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DISMISSAL OF KILLER COP CHARGE IN AIYANA JONES CASE, DESPITE 'WILFUL DISREGARD OF ORDINARY CARE' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Court: Weekley's manslaughter charge remains dismissed

Court: Weekley's manslaughter charge remains dismissed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A decision in the case could come at any time from the appeals court
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Supreme Court Rejects 4 Death Row Appeals

Supreme Court Rejects 4 Death Row Appeals | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court rejects the appeals of four Texas inmates facing execution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Man exonerated after 10 years in prison will get $500,000

Man exonerated after 10 years in prison will get $500,000 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Brandon Redtailhawk Olebar was awarded $496,712 Friday as compensation for spending 10 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of robbery and burglary.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Sharing Your Personal Story: A Guide for Youth and Families on How to Share their Experience With the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems

Sharing Your Personal Story:  A Guide for Youth and Families on How to Share their Experience With the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This publication is produced by the Campaign for Youth Justice, and is a resource for people who have had experience as minors in the adult criminal justice system, and want to share from their own personal experience. This publication is also intended for educators, trainers, and facilitators to use as a study guide for groups of people who desire to educate and influence through sharing personal experiences.

If interested in additional information on sharing personal stories, spokesperson training, or how to become active in CFYJ’s Spokesperson Bureau, please contact, CFYJ’s Communication Director, Aprill Turner, at aturner@cfyj.org.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Could Britain's prisons soon be as bad as America's? - Telegraph

Could Britain's prisons soon be as bad as America's? - Telegraph | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Britain's prison system is a mess, but why are politicians reluctant to admit what's wrong and fix it, asks Alex Proud
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

UK families flee social services

UK families flee social services | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Some families who feel they are at risk of forced adoptions are fleeing the UK to escape social services.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

$28.2 Billion Dollars Worth Of Kids - Baby LK Report For October 6th 2014

 

$28.2 Billion Dollars Worth Of Kids - Baby LK Report For October 6th 2014 For these stories and all the latest dirt on the child protective industry visit http://www.LegallyKidnapped.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Calls for abuse allegations inquiry

Calls for abuse allegations inquiry | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Campaigners have called for an independent police inquiry into allegations of child abuse they claim took place in Islington care homes more than 20 years ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Darcy Delaproser
Scoop.it!

Ontario Appeal Court allows Romeo Phillion’s wrongful conviction lawsuit | Toronto Star

Ontario Appeal Court allows Romeo Phillion’s wrongful conviction lawsuit | Toronto Star | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Ontario Court of Appeal said it would be wrong to deny Romeo Phillion, who spent 31 years behind bars protesting his innocence, a chance at a civil lawsuit.
more...
No comment yet.