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Black Men Receive Close to 20 Percent Longer Sentences than White Men

Black Men Receive Close to 20 Percent Longer Sentences than White Men | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
. We all know the judicial system has a tendency to railroad African-American offenders. A recent report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission has added validity to the assumption.
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A Window Into the Daily Struggles of Long-Term Care

.Like two-thirds of Americans, those who develop Alzheimer's disease have usually done very little to plan for their long-term care. More than five million Americans now suffer from the disease and related dementias. Barring a breakthrough, the figure could triple by 2050. This week, the PBS NewsHour begins a series on long-term care in America.

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Black 14-year-old Carrying a Puppy Tackled and Choked by Police for Giving Them a Funny Look

Black 14-year-old Carrying a Puppy Tackled and Choked by Police for Giving Them a Funny Look | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Grown police officers allege that the unarmed teen's "body language" posed a threat.
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A tribute to my brotha, Young Malcolm!

In the spirit of young freedom fighters like Lil’ Bobby Hutton, Young Malcolm will live forever in the hearts and minds of oppressed people who want to be free, especially those incarcerated in jai...
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Nobody should go hungry in the UK - call for action

Nobody should go hungry in the UK - call for action | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Over half a million people are now dependent on emergency food aid in the UK. Even worse, the single biggest cause of food poverty is the benefits system. Unjust benefit sanctions leave families with nothing to eat for weeks or months.
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Marian Price released from custody

Marian Price released from custody | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The high-profile republican Marian McGlinchey, formerly Price, is released after more than two years imprisonment in Northern Ireland.
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Officer On Trial 3 Years After Child Killed During Cop Show Filming

Officer On Trial 3 Years After Child Killed During Cop Show Filming | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
DETROIT -- Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect.
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One Nation, Under Fear

One Nation, Under Fear | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Introduction to the [defective] Criminal Justice System: The American public is entrenched in a high level of fear towards criminals, and and this fear is what paralyzes any progress towards implementing prison reform addressing the...
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Barrister Stands By Call For Age Of Consent To Be 13

Barrister Stands By Call For Age Of Consent To Be 13 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A barrister who called for the age of consent to be lowered and criticised the Jimmy Savile investigation says she does not regret the outrage she sparked.
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New hope to treat schizophrenia with therapist-controlled avatars

New hope to treat schizophrenia with therapist-controlled avatars | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Pilot project for programme in which patients design 3D images of faces they associate with auditory hallucinations
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Reclaiming Futures: Helping Families and Systems

A parent and social service partner talks about how Reclaiming Futures supports her work. Reclaiming Futures helps communities break the cycle of drugs, alco...
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Detroit Cop Who Shot/Killed Seven-Year-Old in Flash-Bang Raid Blames His Superiors

Detroit Cop Who Shot/Killed Seven-Year-Old in Flash-Bang Raid Blames His Superiors | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
He has a point.
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Measure to Limit Solitary Confinement Advances in Senate Immigration Bill

Measure to Limit Solitary Confinement Advances in Senate Immigration Bill | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The immigration reform bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week includes an amendment that would curtail the use of solitary confinement on immigrant detainees. While the measure's...
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Why Is It So Hard to Try A Rape Case in Pakistan? – Outlawed in Pakistan - FRONTLINE

Why Is It So Hard to Try A Rape Case in Pakistan? – Outlawed in Pakistan - FRONTLINE | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
In Pakistan, just talking about rape and sexual violence is a cultural taboo.
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NEW LAWSUIT: Massive Human Rights Violations at Mississippi Prison

NEW LAWSUIT: Massive Human Rights Violations at Mississippi Prison | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous. Patients with severe psychiatric disabilities go without basic mental health care. Many prisoners attempt suicide.
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Killer cop vengeance: Was the OPD killing of Alan Blueford a retaliatory hit?

Killer cop vengeance: Was the OPD killing of Alan Blueford a retaliatory hit? | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The Blueford family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition (JAB) held a vigil for Alan on the one-year anniversary of his murder by Oakland police officer Miguel Masso. JAB has based itself deep...
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Interview #8 Mo Ansar

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Money for Nothing: how racial bias destroyed six lives, stymied a Black owned business and outraged a congregation

Money for Nothing: how racial bias destroyed six lives, stymied a Black owned business and outraged a congregation | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Six devout and dedicated executives are serving hard time in a Colorado prison and their loved ones don’t understand why. From the perspective of those who worked and worshiped with these men, the...
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New Report Takes Aim at New York City’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

New Report Takes Aim at New York City’s School-to-Prison Pipeline | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A new report calls for reform of New York City public school disciplinary policies that lead to young people being arrested for minor infractions.
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Alice Walker Schools Alicia Keys on Civil Rights and Why She Shouldn’t Perform in Israel | breakingbrown.com

Alice Walker Schools Alicia Keys on Civil Rights and Why She Shouldn’t Perform in Israel | breakingbrown.com | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

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Alice Walker Schools Alicia Keys on Civil Rights and Why She Shouldn’t Perform in IsraelMay 29, 2013 News, ybw0Alicia Keys was met with adoration by Israeli fans when she recently announced her upcoming  concert in Tel Aviv, but detractors are calling out Keys for performing in a country which they…

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My Wish...for Zach. Love Dad

May 29, 2013 My son Zachary. So proud! Love ya son... by Garry J. Palcisco - created at http://animoto.com
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Victim group demands apology, as church backs pastor arrested for child sex abuse

Victim group demands apology, as church backs pastor arrested for child sex abuse | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The leader of a group of child sexual abuse victims on Tuesday demanded an apology from supporters of a Richmond pastor charged with sexually assaulting two young girls in Texas.
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Why can't Rohingyans have more than two children?

Malaysia is home to at least 30 thousand Rohingya refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar. Some have been here for decades. Others have arrived recently in the wake of the attacks against Muslims by the Buddhists majority in the Rakhine state over the past year.

And now the latest source of concern for the Rohingya is the Myanmar government's move to ban them from having more than two children per family. The refugees say that it's not just the government that has stood idly by while they are persecuted.

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticized for failing to condemn the human rights violations against the Rohingya and other Muslim communities in Myanmar. But she has just come out to condemn the enforcement of the two child policy which discriminates against the Rohingya.

The two-child policy dates back to 1994, but it's only now that the Myanmar government has said it's going to enforce it

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Detroit cop goes on trial for killing 7-year-old girl — RT USA

Detroit cop goes on trial for killing 7-year-old girl — RT USA | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A Detroit police officer charged with fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl while she was asleep on her couch will stand trial in June.
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Social Media Campaign Finally Forces Facebook to be Less Pro-Rape

Social Media Campaign Finally Forces Facebook to be Less Pro-Rape | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
It took some convincing, but they did it.
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