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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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He's a veteran, a college student and homeless: A day in the life of Rick Bush

This is how Frederick "Rick" Bush spent his day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, a typical day for the homeless man that included a visit to the Veterans Administration, homework at a public library and trips to and from the Rescue Mission for meals.
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It Would Actually Be Very Simple To End Homelessness Forever

It Would Actually Be Very Simple To End Homelessness Forever | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Mass homelessness is a relatively new phenomenon. We could get rid of it now if we wanted to.
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Fruitvale Station: quiet and unassuming but a significant story

Fruitvale Station: quiet and unassuming but a significant story | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This brilliant film sticks closely to the known facts about one unlawful killing in 2009, but is part of a wider, ever relevant story about the treatment of young black men in America
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New York Men Exonerated After 30 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

New York Men Exonerated After 30 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
David McCallum is finally exonerated but it’s too late for Willie Stuckey who died in prison
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Watch: Exclusive Trailer for 'Coming Home,' the Story of a Man Wrongfully Convicted

Watch: Exclusive Trailer for 'Coming Home,' the Story of a Man Wrongfully Convicted | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Head to DOC NYC for this story of redemption and return.
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A Pell Grant injustice for young offenders

A Pell Grant injustice for young offenders | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A misreading of a 20-year-old law keeps young offenders from a bright future.
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Parents Claim No Choice, No Voice, in Children’s Education

Parents Claim No Choice, No Voice, in Children’s Education | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating claims in three school districts—New Orleans, Newark and Chicago—that black children are facing discrimination and segregation in school-enrollment programs.
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Why We Need To Talk About The Death Of Lennon Lacy

Why We Need To Talk About The Death Of Lennon Lacy | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Lennon Lacy? He's a 17-year-old recently found hanged on a wooden swing set in Blandenboro, North Carolina. The family is seeking justice.
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The Attorney General's Weekly Video Message: Sentencing Reform


Attorney General Holder today called on Congress to pass common-sense reforms like the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, which would give judges more discretion in determining appropriate sentences for people convicted of certain federal drug crimes. These reforms would advance the goals of the Smart on Crime initiative - and other efforts that are currently underway - by fundamentally improving policies that exacerbate, rather than alleviate, key criminal justice challenges.

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How America Punishes People for Being Poor | BillMoyers.com

How America Punishes People for Being Poor | BillMoyers.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If we are truly interested in building an America that is defined by opportunity, we must commit to policies that support rather than impede upward mobility.
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Tell the Senate to Pass Five Anti-Trafficking Bills

Tell the Senate to Pass Five Anti-Trafficking Bills | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sign our petition urging the Senate to pass five important anti-trafficking bills. Your signature could save thousands of kids from exploitation.
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2 Brooklyn Murder Convictions From ’86 Are Vacated

2 Brooklyn Murder Convictions From ’86 Are Vacated | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The borough’s district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, said the confessions of two men, who were convicted nearly 30 years ago as teenagers, contained contradictions and “false fed evidence.”
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After 29 years, man walks free for murder he didn't commit but says justice still not served

After 29 years, man walks free for murder he didn't commit but says justice still not served | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- After spending nearly three decades behind bars for a murder he didn't commit, David McCallum is now a free man. Despite his longstanding prison term finally coming to ...
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Arizona Law Locking Undocumented Immigrants In Jail Without Bail

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Arizona Law Locking Undocumented Immigrants In Jail Without Bail | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A 2006 ballot initiative billed as a "border security" measure indiscriminately denied bail to all undocumented immigrants charged with particular crimes.
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San Diego Considers Giving The Homeless One-Way Bus Tickets Out Of Town

San Diego Considers Giving The Homeless One-Way Bus Tickets Out Of Town | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rather than funding increased services for homeless people, the Port of San Diego is considering using money to buy them one-way tickets out of town.
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#Oct22: Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

#Oct22: Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
To provide a means for you to engage in positive action for progressive change.
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No One Turned Away - Crisis

No One Turned Away - Crisis | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The law is leaving homeless people out in the cold. Join me and Crisis by signing the No One Turned Away petition to demand change.
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California Wants to Reduce Prison Overcrowding, Yet Keeps Women Locked Up | VICE United States

California Wants to Reduce Prison Overcrowding, Yet Keeps Women Locked Up | VICE United States | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In 2011, California introduced a program that gives low-level female prisoners a way to go home and care for their families, with the added benefit of reduced overcrowding in penitentiaries. The probl…
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Getting organized to change the world | SocialistWorker.org

Getting organized to change the world | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Socialists try to strengthen every struggle they're involved in--while building organization that gathers others around the cause of socialism.
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Looking Ahead: What Should OJJDP, Policymakers Do for Juvenile Justice?

Looking Ahead: What Should OJJDP, Policymakers Do for Juvenile Justice? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Juvenile justice policy at the federal level is in a state of uncertainty right now.
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Parents may be held liable for children’s Facebook posts – court

Parents may be held liable for children’s Facebook posts – court | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The parents of two children who posted defamatory comments about a fellow student in a fake Facebook account are heading to court, which will determine whether parents should be liable for their children’s internet activity.
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The Interview: New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman on Rikers

The Interview: New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman on Rikers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (https://jjie.org/the-jjie-interview-journalist-highlights-gross-miscarriage-of-justice-through-teens-eyes/)

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Help The Homeless Kids | Covenant House

Help The Homeless Kids | Covenant House | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Covenant House is a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the Americas.
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Why Solitary Confinement Hurts Juveniles More Than Adults

Why Solitary Confinement Hurts Juveniles More Than Adults | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
New York City is ending its use of solitary confinement for juvenile offenders. Here's the science behind the decision.
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