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Cedric L Dean For the Love of the Streets | The Hype Magazine Blog

To reach an at risk youth you have to send in someone who lusted for the life, lived the life and left the life, author and activist Cedric Dean is doing just that, and doing it behind the walls of a Federal prison.
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INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF PAUL MURPHY IN HMP LINCOLN

INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF PAUL MURPHY IN HMP LINCOLN

The inquest into the death of Paul Murphy is due to commence on Monday 14th May 2012, at Lincoln Crown Court, The Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3GA, before HM Coroner for Lincoln, Stuart Fisher.

Paul was 39 years old when he died on 13 June 2008 after being found hanging in his cell at HMP Lincoln. He had been moved to the Vulnerable Prisoners Wing as he had got into debt with other prisoners and feared reprisals. On 12 June he was made subject to his third ACCT document (Assessment, Care in Custody, and Teamwork – the system used for prisoners who are at risk of self harm) after expressing further fears of harm from others, displaying paranoid behaviour and threatening to cut his wrists. Overnight he was subject to minimal checks and not placed in a safer cell.

Paul's family hope that the inquest will explore the quality of the care he received on 12/13 June, and any possible links with a prison officer suspended the following month, and ultimately dismissed, for trafficking drugs and mobile phones within the prison.

The inquest is scheduled to last for two weeks.

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Notes to editors:

INQUEST provides a general telephone advice, support and information service to any bereaved person facing an inquest and a free, in-depth complex casework service on deaths in custody/state detention or involving state agents and works on other cases that also engage article 2 of the ECHR and/or raise wider issues of state and corporate accountability. INQUEST's policy and parliamentary work is informed by its casework and we work to ensure that the collective experiences of bereaved people underpin that work. Its overall aim is to secure an investigative process that treats bereaved families with dignity and respect; ensures accountability and disseminates the lessons learned from the investigation process in order to prevent further deaths occurring.

Please refer to INQUEST the organisation in all capital letters in order to distinguish it from the legal hearing.

For further information please contact:

Hannah Ward, Communications Manager at INQUEST on 020 7263 1111 / hannahward@inquest.org.uk
Ruth Bundey, Harrison Bundey Solicitors on 07712 139 236 / ruth.bundey@harrisonbundey.co.uk

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The 1300 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons: Where is the media attention?

The 1300 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons: Where is the media attention? | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story? It would be featured day after day, and reported on from all angles, including the severe medical risks associated with such a…

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Live Interview with Marissa Alexander May 11 2012 2 pm EDT

Live Interview with Marissa Alexander May 11 2012 2 pm EDT | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham OCG Special with LIVE interviw with Marissa Alexander from the Duval County Jail 2 pm ET Friday May 11 2012 Marissa Alexander faces 20 years in prison for Standing Her Ground.
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We have three guys in serious danger of execution !

We have three guys in serious danger of execution ! | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

We have three guys in serious danger of execution dates to be handed down soon at Parchman, Mississippi. Michael Jan Brawner # R3430, Henry Curtis Jackson #25585, Garl Carl Simmons #R1943. Once a date has been set it will be carried out within thirty days. Please consider sending a letter or card.
Name/ number
Unit 29 J- Bldg.
Parchman, Ms. 38738 U.S.

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How to Deal with the FIT!

How to Deal with the FIT! | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The police snoop on protests and protesters in many ways. They call it ‘intelligence gathering’. Some of this is done by murky methods, with undercover police and informants, but a lot of it is open, obvious and in-your-face.
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Families torn apart

7 Action News Investigator Heather Catallo digs deeper into a system that appeared to be illegally taking children away from parents.
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Palestinian hunger strikers 'in immiment danger'

At least six of the 2,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are in imminent danger of dying, according to their lawyers. Al Jazeera's Cal Perry reports ...
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Portraits of intolerable cruelty | SocialistWorker.org

Portraits of intolerable cruelty | SocialistWorker.org | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The documentary Bully speaks to the difficulties faced by LGBT teens--but also the possibility for achieving change.
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MARCH AGAINST ILEGAL ARRESTS AND RACIST POLICING, SAT MAY 12

MARCH AGAINST ILEGAL ARRESTS AND RACIST POLICING, SAT MAY 12 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

A Tale of Two Cities
March and Rally to End Illegal Arrests and Biased Police Practices

Saturday, May 12th

12pm Noon

Foley Square between Lafayette Street & Center Street

Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge

On Saturday 5/12, New Yorkers will march to oppose the racially biased, illegal and costly marijuana arrest crusade and stop-and-frisk practices of Mayor Bloomberg's NYPD! Join us to call for fairness, equity and justice! Join us to reunite our City!

Endorsed by:Vocal-NY, Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives, Drug Policy Alliance, Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, Mothers Against Racist Policing, Bronx Defenders, BK Nation, LEAP, Riverside Church, Make the Road-NY, Citiwide Harm Reduction (list in formation)

Scheduled to attend: State Senator Eric Adams; Assembly Members Hakeem Jeffries and Karim Camara; NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer; City Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Oliver Koppell, Jumaane Williams, Letitia James, Ydanis Rodriguez, Annabel Palma, Brad Lander, Steven Levin; Rev. Dr. Divine Pryor of Greater Works Deliverance Church; Kevin Powell - Activist, Writer, and Weekly Blogger for The Guardian; Robin Steinberg, executive director, Bronx Defenders; Sandy Bernabei, Anti-Racist Alliance;

For more info, contact Alfredo Carrasquillo at alfredo@vocal-ny.org or (718) 415-9254

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Marissa Alexander faces sentencing on Friday May 11th 2012

Marissa Alexander faces sentencing on Friday May 11th 2012 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

Marissa Alexander faces sentencing on Friday May 11th 2012
Please call and/or e-mail the following individuals on Tuesday May 8, 2012 through Friday May 11, 2012 and ask that Marissa Alexander's penalty is lessened. You may obtain additional information regarding her case at: www.justiceformarissa.blogspot.com

Judge J. Daniel – 904-630-7154

 

@Bj Janice Peak-Graham

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America's next generation -- tale of 2 childhoods

As 1 in 4 children in America struggle with hunger every day, there are also those who have extremely lavish lifestyles even at a young age. RT's Anastasia C...
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Legendary prisoner ‘Mousy Brown’ perishes | San Francisco Bay View

Legendary prisoner ‘Mousy Brown’ perishes | San Francisco Bay View | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
On March 24, 2012, Leonard “Mousy Brown” Fulgham passed away while in the custody and care of the California Department of Corrections.
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Remembering Kelly Thomas

Remembering Kelly Thomas | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
We will be discussing Kelly Thomas his life and untimely death at the hands of Fullerton Police upcoming trial the defendants and ways you can support.
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SUPPORT MICHAEL TARIF WARREN & EVELYN WARREN IN COURT "AGAINST NYPD TERROR"

SUPPORT MICHAEL TARIF WARREN & EVELYN WARREN IN COURT "AGAINST NYPD TERROR" | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

Save The Dates!
SUPPORT MICHAEL TARIF WARREN & EVELYN WARREN IN COURT "AGAINST NYPD TERROR"

 

Who are the Warrens?

Michael Tarif Warren is a high profile attorney who has been practicing law for over 32 years. His wife Evelyn, is also an attorney. Mr. Warren is a noted human rights attorney known for handling cases of police brutality; Including those of Michael Stewart, Yvonne Smallwood, Veteran Black Panther Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, and the five young Black teenagers falsely convicted of raping the white bank executive "the Central Park Jogger." He is currently representing Harlem & Bronx Community leader and activist Bro. Shaka Shakur in yet another case of police terror by the NYPD.

Spread The Word & Save The Date!
Come to court to support the Warrens. Monday, May 14, 2012, 9:30 A.M. and thereafter. Brooklyn Federal Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY. The Judge is Allyne Ross, Courtroom 8C on the 8th floor. Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Borough Hall or the A or F train to Jay St./Borough Hall.
What Happened........
On Thursday, June 21, 2007 Mr. and Mrs. Warren became victims of police abuse in Brooklyn when they both were stopped in their car at a red light at the intersection of Atlantic & Vanderbilt Avenues in Brooklyn, only a few blocks from where they live and practice law. They observed many NYPD officers chasing a young man across the parking lot of a McDonald's. The police caught the young man and proceeded to start beating him, in full view of hundreds of people, including children. Tarif stepped out of his car and yelled at the police to stop beating the young man. The same police, led by a sergeant, came over to the Warrens' vehicle, reached in and started beating Tarif, then dragged him out of the car and arrested him. When Evelyn objected, she too was arrested—and hit in the face.
Tarif and Evelyn were then taken to the 77th Pct. but their arrests had been witnessed by people who knew them. Within hours, hundreds of people had gathered at the precinct demanding that the Warrens be released. They were, but then spent the next many, many months fighting the criminal charges, which were ultimately dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.
The Warrens have filed a federal (civil rights) action against the police who beat and arrested them, the NYPD and the City of New York. In
that suit, they are represented by civil rights attorney Jonathan Moore. That lawsuit is scheduled to start trial on Monday, May 14th in Brooklyn federal court at 9:30 A.M. Jury selection should take a few hours and the trial itself is scheduled to take 1+ weeks.

 

--Mumia is Innocent! Stop the Frame Up! Free Mumia!--

FreeMumia.com, 

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SCHEDULE FOR ALBANY PRISONER & JUSTICE DAY: LET MY PEOPLE GO! GET ON THE BUS!

SCHEDULE FOR ALBANY PRISONER & JUSTICE DAY: LET MY PEOPLE GO! GET ON THE BUS! | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

NEW YORK STATE PRISONER JUSTICE NETWORK
PRISON AND PAROLE JUSTICE DAY: LET MY PEOPLE GO!

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 10:00 AM TO 5:30 PM
275 STATE STREET, ALBANY NY

Way more than a lobby day!! Action, strategy, briefings, networking, movement building!

Demand an end to prison abuse, mass incarceration, and solitary confinement. Network and strategize with prisoner justice activists from all over New York State. Talk with a select group of reform-minded legislators about effective change. March and rally for fair parole policies.

Free bus from NYC: Downtown pickup 6:00 a.m. sharp, Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street, in front of Modell's Sports Store. Uptown pickup 6:45 sharp, Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street.

Transportation from other areas, information, questions: nysprisonerjustice@gmail.com or 518-434-4037
To register on line: www.nysprisonerjustice.org

SCHEDULE FOR JUSTICE DAY

10:00 - 10:30 Arrive, sign in, breakfast, networking
10:30 - 11:30 Issues briefings from active justice campaigns
11:45 - 1:00 Meeting with invited reform-minded legislators
1:15 - 2:15 Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 March and rally to parole board: LET MY PEOPLE GO!
4:30 - 5:30 Pizza and networking

 

--Mumia is Innocent! Stop the Frame Up! Free Mumia!--

 www.FreeMumia.com

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Reprieve

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http://www.reprieve.org.uk/cases/lindaca...

Date of Birth: 5 October 1958 Nationality: BritishArrested: May 2001, Texas, USASentenced to death: February 2002Legal status: Appeal refused by the Supreme Court, Washington DC. Seeking clemency from the Governor of Texas.Currently held: Mountain View Unit, Texas

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New NYCLU Report Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective,

New NYCLU Report Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective, | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

New NYCLU Report Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective, Reveals Depth of Racial Disparities

May 9, 2012 — The New York Civil Liberties Union today released an analysis of new NYPD data that provides a detailed picture of the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, including new insights on the program’s stark racial disparities and its ineffectiveness in recovering illegal firearms.

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Family of Trayvon meet Stephen Lawrence’s mother

Family of Trayvon meet Stephen Lawrence’s mother | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The family of Trayvon Martin, the young black teenager killed by a neighbourhood watch guard in Florida in February, have come to London to thank the British public for their support.
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Taking kids illegally?

7 Action News goes to work for you to try and determine if kids were taken illegally under a process called rubber stamping.
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Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row

Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
THE CASE:
In Philadelphia on October 22, 1991, a young woman named Chedell Williams went to the Fern Rock subway station to buy a transit pass. At...
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Petition JUSTICE FOR ALFIE MEADOWS: STOP CRIMINALISING PROTEST!

This is petition for JUSTICE FOR ALFIE MEADOWS: STOP CRIMINALISING PROTEST!. Join the movement! Sign now!
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Happy Mother's Day from BULLY

IN THEATERS NOW: http://www.thebullyproject.com The bully prevention movement is powered by caring, loving moms like Alex's, and YOU! For every kid that has ...
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In With The Knews Police Brutality with Prince Millz

In With The Knews Police Brutality with Prince Millz | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Weds May 9th 11pm est...8pm pac...Police Brutality with Prince Millz....Prince Millz has a story to tell and we will make sure his story gets out....He was nearly killed by police as were many others....tune in to hear his story and help spread the...
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1,600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike since April 17 | San Francisco Bay View

1,600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike since April 17 | San Francisco Bay View | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Over 1,600 Palestinian prisoners are currently engaged in a steadfast and open-ended hunger strike that launched on April 17, 2012, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.
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