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SocialAction2015 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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Food Behind Bars Isn’t Fit for Your Dog

Food Behind Bars Isn’t Fit for Your Dog | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Shares in the Philadelphia-based Aramark Holdings Corp., which contracts through Aramark Correctional Services to provide the food to 600 correctional institutions across the United States, went publi...
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Extended unemployment benefits expire for more than 25,000 Marylanders

Extended unemployment benefits expire for more than 25,000 Marylanders | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out in the first half of next year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension.
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Emigration numbers continue to soar in Ireland

Emigration numbers continue to soar in Ireland | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Emigration numbers continue to soar in Ireland
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Greenwald: US, British media are servants of security apparatus

Greenwald: US, British media are servants of security apparatus | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemned the mainstream media during an address at a German computer conference on Friday and accused his colleagues of failing to challenge erroneous remarks routinely made by government officials around the globe.
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March/Rally Against Bill Bratton - YouTube

 

Bratton's tough policing tactics have come under fire by civil rights groups and community members in Oakland and other cities where he's worked, like his support of the "broken windows" strategy, in which minor crimes like public urination are dealt with strongly to discourage more serious crimes, and his encouragement of "stop-and-frisk," a tactic that allows an officer to stop someone suspected of a crime and then frisk the individual even if the individual has not been identified in committing a crime.

During Bill Bratton's tenure as NYC police commissioner from 1994-1996, 75 people were killed (shot in back, shot in head, pinned face down and shot, choked, hog-tied and crushed, beaten to death, etc.) by New York City police officers. Victims included Nicholas Heyward Jr.,13 years young; Anthony Baez, 29 years young; Shu'aib Abdul Latif, 17 years young; Antony Rosario, 18 years young; Hilton Vega, 22 years young; Anibal Carasquillo, 21 years young; Yong Xin Huang, 16 years young, Frankie Arzuaga, 15 years young. The list of Stolen Lives under Bratton goes on and on.

Oakland Police Department is notorious for its excessive use of force against the black and brown community. At the January 22, 2013 Oakland City Council meeting, when the council voted in the $250,000 contract for Bratton's consulting group, residents packed the chambers, to express both concerns and support for the hiring of Bratton. Opponents of the stop-and-frisk policy have put up a bus shelter poster outside the Grand Lake Theater depicting a group of young people with their hands against a wall as a police officer pats them down. The poster reads: "Bratton go home! This is not what a community looks like."

Bill Bratton was Chief of LAPD (2002-2009). During his tenure in LA from 2002 to 2008 there was a 49% spike in stops of pedestrians and motorists. According to a Harvard Kennedy School report, recorded stop and frisks went from 587,200 in 2002 to 875,204 in 2008, equally or surpassing the stop-and-frisk numbers in New York, where the policy was ruled unconstitutional and was a central issue in mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's campaign. Well over 70% of 2008 LAPD stops in inner-city precincts were of African-Americans and Latinos, a similar statistic to New York's. Blacks comprised 9% of the city's population, but accounted for 23% of all those stopped.

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Empowerment Monday-with Fiona James and Caul Grant

Empowerment Monday-with Fiona James and Caul Grant | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Social Awareness Radio Interviews Human Rights Activist's Fiona James and Caul Grant about "Empowerment Monday", Civil Disobediance and why it is important to become active for the cause of social justice and equality.
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'Our State Does Not Need Such Criminals'

'Our State Does Not Need Such Criminals' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leaving a judge to decide whether to throw out the conviction of a 14-year-old boy executed in South Carolina in 1944 reminds supporters of George Stinney of how the teen's fate was also in one man's hands nearly 70 years ago.
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Rev. Jesse Jackson demands changes for inmates at Cook County Jail

Rev. Jesse Jackson demands changes for inmates at Cook County Jail | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says a lawsuit will be filed against Cook County demanding changes in the way jail prisoners are handled.
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NHS “covered up” scandal at flagship centre for rape victims | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

NHS “covered up” scandal at flagship centre for rape victims | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
@J_amesp TBIJ latest: NHS “covered up” scandal at flagship centre for rape victims | http://t.co/KcgyuFHBxP via @tbij

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Man Sentenced To Die Behind Bars For Non-Violent Crime Describes The Day His Luck Changed

Man Sentenced To Die Behind Bars For Non-Violent Crime Describes The Day His Luck Changed | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Right after lunch, the warden called inmate number 07031-078 into his office. Jason Hernandez was worried.
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NO DETROIT POLICE STATE IN THE NEW YEAR! DUGGAN FIRED MEDICAL EXAMINER IN MALICE GREEN CASE

NO DETROIT POLICE STATE IN THE NEW YEAR! DUGGAN FIRED MEDICAL EXAMINER IN MALICE GREEN CASE | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Local, national and world news from a people's perspective
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Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live

Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A state and county breakdown of how the expiration of emergency aid on Saturday affects the unemployed.
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Homeless shelters are filling up with people who used to get rent subsidies.

Homeless shelters are filling up with people who used to get rent subsidies. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
New York City homeless shelters are filling up with people who once received rent subsidies, a new report shows. (Homeless shelters are filling up with people who used to get rent subsidies.

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There's an alarming number of deaths in US jails

There's an alarming number of deaths in US jails | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Cara Tabachnick: Whether guilty or innocent, people in the criminal justice system are still people. Their cries for help should not go ignored
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Newborn Baby Thrown From Window After Mother Gave Birth in Secret

Newborn Baby Thrown From Window After Mother Gave Birth in Secret | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The mother was arrested on suspicion of trying to kill her newborn.
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Where will it kick off next?

Where will it kick off next? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: In the networked age, country-specific predictions of political unrest like poverty or inequality are pointless
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Why You Should Care: NSA Talking Points (E42) - YouTube

Apathybot now has an answer to all of Tim's questions, thanks to the NSA. Find out why right now! Tim Kirby's channel: http://www.youtube.com/tkirby3679 Why ...
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Going Underground: "Atos not fit for purpose" - Dennis Skinner on benefits testing (Exclusive) (E26) - YouTube

 

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on how Atos treat the disabled, speaking exclusively to veteran Labour MP, Dennis Skinner. It seems the company is trying to fill a quota, as it pushes the most vulnerable in society back into work. And has the government covered up the truth about the miners' strike at Orgreave? Ian Lavery MP says it's time we heard the truth about the violent crackdown. Plus, love Branston pickle, Cadbury chocolate and everything else British? You're in for a let-down.

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Debtors’ Prisons Make A Comeback In America

Debtors’ Prisons Make A Comeback In America | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped municipalities throughout the Nation are wrongheadedly throwing residents into jail for failing to pay court-ordered fines, even when the taxpayer cost of jailing the debtors is highe...
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WATCH: How We as a Society Are Failing Our Boys

WATCH: How We as a Society Are Failing Our Boys | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The three most destructive words that every man receives when he’s a boy is when he’s told to ‘be a man.’
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Irish American mother use social media to scatter son’s ashes around the world

Irish American mother use social media to scatter son’s ashes around the world | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Irish American mother use social media to scatter son’s ashes around the world
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Hungary has fallen.

Hungary has fallen. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Hungary is no longer a democracy -- and it's fast becoming worse. Don't let totalitarianism and antisemetism rise in Europe again -- write the EU member states today!
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Guantánamo Dispatch: Why Military Commissions?

Guantánamo Dispatch: Why Military Commissions? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
I’m writing from Guantánamo Bay, where I’ve been observing pre-trial proceedings in the military commissions prosecution of the 9/11 defendants.
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1.3 Million Americans Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Tomorrow

1.3 Million Americans Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Tomorrow | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Which state populations will be most affected by the GOP’s decision to cut off their economic lifeline? You’d be surprised.
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