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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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12 Year Old Dragged From Class After Anti-Terror Police Flag Up His Facebook Protest Against Cameron

12 Year Old Dragged From Class After Anti-Terror Police Flag Up His Facebook Protest Against Cameron | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A 12 year old boy attempting to save a local youth club due to be closed by government cuts has been dragged from his classroom after his Facebook protest was spotted by anti-terror police. What's ...
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Deaths in custody reach record high

Deaths in custody reach record high | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
There were 215 deaths in prison custody in England and Wales last year - the highest number per year on record, new data shows.
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Stepping Out and Moving Forward with California Exoneree Brian Banks | Innocence Project of Florida

Stepping Out and Moving Forward with California Exoneree Brian Banks | Innocence Project of Florida | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The theme for IPF's annual celebration, 3rd Annual Steppin’ Out with the Innocence Project of Florida, is “stepping out an moving forward”. We will celebra
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Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths - April 23

Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths - April 23 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Vox Political may seem a little quiet over the next 30 hours or so. This is because the site's owner, Mike Sivier (that's me), will be travelling to Cardiff to take the Information Commissioner and...
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File cabinet takes center stage in wrongful conviction case

File cabinet takes center stage in wrongful conviction case | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Once relegated to the dingy basement boiler room of a South Side police station, a filing cabinet stuffed with hundreds of aging homicide cases took center stage Tuesday at the trial of a former El Rukn gang member who claims police and prosecutors framed him in an infamous 1984 double-murder that sent him to death row.
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2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle

2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
After a successful challenge of the legality of Oklahoma’s secrecy in obtaining lethal drugs, the State Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution to two men.
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The Ugly Reality Of Solitary Confinement

The Ugly Reality Of Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Dan Edge knew he had to make a documentary about solitary confinement after the head of Colorado's prison system was murdered.

Edge had gotten to know Tom Clements while working on a film about veterans struggling with PTSD, some of whom...
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This man is about to die because an alcoholic lawyer botched his case

This man is about to die because an alcoholic lawyer botched his case | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Counsel: "I could drink a quart of liquor every night and work all day long."
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The Box: Teens in Solitary Confinement in U.S. Jails, Prisons and Juvenile Halls - YouTube


Read the stories at https://medium.com/solitary-lives. Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail. This story is based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and was created using real audio from an interview with Nazario. It features music from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, and is part of a larger investigation on juveniles in solitary confinement.http://www.cironline.org

Produced and directed by Michael I Schiller

Illustrations by Anna Vignet

Animation directed by Zachary Medow

Reporters Daffodil Altan and Trey Bundy

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More Britons on antidepressant pills

More Britons on antidepressant pills | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Number of antidepressant prescriptions in Britain has soared by a quarter in just three years.
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Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

Legal minds eye quality control for convictions | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns. Yet the life-and-death world o...
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Daughter of Italian woman forced into C-section in the UK is adopted

Daughter of Italian woman forced into C-section in the UK is adopted | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A secretive court decision allowed doctors to remove Alessandra Pacchieri's baby daughter in August 2012 after she came to Britain for a training course
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Have the homeless become invisible? Would you notice your family living on the street?

Have the homeless become invisible? Would you notice your family living on the street? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
To find out, we had people walk by their spouses, siblings, and even children on the street – all made to appear homeless. See what we learned.
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Who’s the ‘hobo’ taking charity? Richard Gere

Who’s the ‘hobo’ taking charity? Richard Gere | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Spare a million? Actor Richard Gere plays such a convincing homeless man that a kindhearted woman — who had no clue he was really a famous actor worth nearly $100…
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Bad News for Justina Pelletier - BarbWire.com

Bad News for Justina Pelletier - BarbWire.com | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The good news is that the Pelletier family recently delivered over 700 “Get Well” cards to Justina. They were sent..
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A 9 years old girl run from foster care with blood in her face | family justice exposed

A 9 years old girl run from foster care with blood in her face | family justice exposed | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study released Tuesday.
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Missouri Man Facing Execution Denied Clemency

Missouri Man Facing Execution Denied Clemency | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declined a death row inmate's clemency request Tuesday evening, clearing the way for his execution hours later barring an unforeseen development in the case.
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Our historical obligation: to pursue the total liberation of all oppressed people

Our historical obligation: to pursue the total liberation of all oppressed people | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
We New Afrikans have a historical obligation to protect and serve the people by joining forces with ALL like-minded individuals, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. Our historical obligatio...
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How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’

How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop.
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'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance'

'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Last week, Stephanie George, a single mother of two, changed out of her prison khakis and into a white blouse and white slacks, then stepped outside the gates of the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Fla. After spending 17 years behind...
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Split 6-2, justices on the nation's highest court decide that the state’s voter-backed ban on racial preferences in college admissions is indeed constitutional.
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‘Hurricane’ Carter’s biggest fight | Al Jazeera America

‘Hurricane’ Carter’s biggest fight | Al Jazeera America | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Former boxer, wrongly imprisoned for 19 years, battled for justice till the end
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Despite petition, judge still wants Shanesha Taylor to pay for leaving her kids in the car

Despite petition, judge still wants Shanesha Taylor to pay for leaving her kids in the car | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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