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Justice For Deandra Green!!'

Justice For Deandra Green!!' | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
.Domestic violence in the state of WA. has been overlook and not taken seriously as it should, as it relates with mother's protecting themselves and their children... Deandra Green along with thousands of other women, particularly African American women, are far more victims of domestic violence which has gone unjustly unoticed .. Why are woman such as Deandra Green subjected toward arrested and massincarceration,  for Standing their ground and protecting their families in this so-called Stand Your Ground Law State? ... According to Attorney General Rob Mckenna's website, it reads the following on the subject of Domestic violence.. The website claims to protect women, children and communities from domestic abusers... This bold statement of protection contradicts what is really the truth... The website goes on to explain... Under State Law and Washington State constitution, the Attorney General's office has little orginal criminal authority, meaning, the office generally cannot investigate or prosecute crimes without a written request from a county Prosecuter or governor... The Judicial Justice Movement direct a serious question to Attorney General Rob Mckenna." ... If the Laws of the State of Washington prohibits your office from truly protecting Women & Children, what is exactly your job??? ... Is this a bridge to nowhere? ... Here We Go Again!" ... It's Marissa Alexander All Over Again." ... In the case of Deandra Green, this incident happened in Stand Your Ground State of Washington.. 27 yr old Deandra Green has everything going for her... Deandra was a successful Surgicial Instrument Specialist by trade... Nevertheless, Deandra is also a victim of domestic violence... Recently as August 2012, a call was placed to 911 Police Dept. in Kent, Washington regarding a domestic attack. Deandra reported her boyfriend as the abuser... Instead of Police arresting boyfriend, they arrested Deandra for clearly protecting herself with a dinner plate.. Deandra is facing imprisonment for protecting herself and her career in the medical profession has been ruined as a result ... Why isn't the Stand Your Ground Law working for African Americans? ... We demand the State of Washington to dimiss all charges iimmediately!!! ... Justice For Deandra Green!!!" ... Judicial Justice Movement."
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Police Brutality from the Black Panthers to 2012 - Larry Pinkney

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Abused Teen Found at Calif. Bus Depot

An emaciated Georgia boy told police he was forced to kneel for hours at a time by his stepfather and mother, who now face charges of child cruelty after all...
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Treatment of juveniles in Florida's jails under scrutiny

Treatment of juveniles in Florida's jails under scrutiny | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
TALLAHASSEE - Representatives of the Southern Poverty Law Center, youth advocacy groups and the parents of juveniles in adult county jails will attend Thursday when a panel of the Florida Sheriffs Association meets in Ocala.
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The Mystery Ingredient in Juvenile Justice Reform: Advocates

The Mystery Ingredient in Juvenile Justice Reform: Advocates | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

Anyone involved in reforming the juvenile justice system understands the respective roles that philanthropy, policymakers, and system stakeholders play in the process. But advocates are often misunderstood — and their contributions, I believe, are greatly underrated.

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Op-ed: Fighting Back After My Bullied Son Was Expelled From School

Op-ed: Fighting Back After My Bullied Son Was Expelled From School | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A mother takes matters into her own hands after the school district that was supposed to protect her gay son not only failed them, but turned against them.
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Challenge your views: Drug war

I get to the point about 2 minutes into the video. Also there a minute of dead space at the end so I could get a decent thumbnail image.
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Guantanamo inmate becomes 9th detainee to die at camp

Guantanamo inmate becomes 9th detainee to die at camp | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The prisoner, whose name and nationality were not released, was found by guards on Saturday and taken to a base hospital, where he was declared dead "after extensive lifesaving measures had been performed," the US military's southernPosted via 4WardEver...
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Mothers & prison: Babies behind bars

Sandra McConnell was not expecting to go to prison. She knew the charge against her – conspiracy to supply drugs – was serious, but it dated from some years earlier. Since then she had got her life together.
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'Bath Salts' Have Dangerous, Bizarre Effects

It's a trendy street drug which is cheap, readily available and lethal. And it has dangerous and bizarre side effects including paranoia, agitation, violence...
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Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Brian Banks was a high school football star, when false rape allegations destroyed his entire life.  He was sent to prison for five years, and only released from a California prison after his accuser confessed that she made the whole thing up.
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andreafields's comment, September 25, 2012 6:10 PM
It’s unfortunate that Mr. Banks was wrongly accused for a crime that he didn’t commit – complete injustice for Banks and his family, to say the least. I’m left to wonder if the accuser will serve any time in jail for her false accusations. I think she should. Mr. Banks wasted invaluable time in prison for something he didn’t do as have many other falsely accused men. I hope Mr. Banks is able to pick up where he left off and succeed in his future athletic endeavors. He deserves a break.
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Reprieve—One For Ten: A series of films about innocence and Death Row

Reprieve—One For Ten: A series of films about innocence and Death Row | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
'One For Ten' is an online series of anti-Death Penalty campaign films that will be produced and broadcast over five weeks in 2012.
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Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored In The Presidential Campaign

Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored In The Presidential Campaign | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The media focus on political minutiae in the presidential campaign can often crowd out the substantive issues that the winner will have to deal with once taking office.
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Former Black Panther Larry Pinkney says the sisters were backbone of the Panthers

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Nightline Draws Attention to Being "Locked Up Alone"

Nightline Draws Attention to Being "Locked Up Alone" | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Solitary confinement can cost three times as much as regular inmate housing and results in a significantly higher likelihood that inmates will reoffend upon reentry into the community.
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Opinion: N.J., think twice before trying young offenders as adults

Opinion: N.J., think twice before trying young offenders as adults | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Teens treated as adults re-offend at higher rates, and more seriously, than their counterparts tried as juveniles.
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Boy Charged With Murder, 13, Had Harrowing History Of Abuse

Boy Charged With Murder, 13, Had Harrowing History Of Abuse | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street.
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Op-ed: Bowes - Mistake shouldn't define life

As a 17-year-old boy, Luther was charged with a nonviolent felony.
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Former Bronx priest sues Catholic Church to clear his name after sexual abuse allegation droppped

Former Bronx priest sues Catholic Church to clear his name after sexual abuse allegation droppped | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Former Bronx priest sues Catholic Church to clear his name after sexual abuse allegation droppped...
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Terrance Williams due to be executed on 3 October

Terrance Williams due to be executed on 3 October | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
On 15 June 1984, the body of Amos Norwood was found. He had been beaten to death.
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The Other Side of New York’s Crime Decline

The Other Side of New York’s Crime Decline | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
New York City’s decline in violent crime has made headlines around the country, but there’s one disturbing flaw in the picture.

In city parks and playgrounds, this summer has been one of the most violent periods in recent memory.
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I'll stop our jails being like holiday camps, says new minister for justice

I'll stop our jails being like holiday camps, says new minister for justice | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Life will be made harder for criminals in and out of prison to rebuild shattered public confidence in the justice system, Chris Grayling (pictured) pledges today.
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Several Inmates Shot and Stabbed at California Prison Riot

Several Inmates Shot and Stabbed at California Prison Riot | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
One inmate was shot and another 10 others were seriously wounded during a prison riot that took place in the Sacramento State prison in Folsom, California.   The riot started this morning, about 11 am.  An incident took place, which led to the guards...
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Lindsey Giacomelli's comment, September 23, 2012 6:33 PM
I think prison can be some of the most deadly places for COs and inmates. There are sometimes narrow hallways, stairwells, have to wait for doors and gates to be unlocked, etc. It is unfortunate but when you have a prison that is overcrowded full of criminallys that don't like the situation they are in and probably really don't like the people they are in with something bad is bound to happen. I remember talking to one warden and he told me about the last riot in prison and how they lost control for about 2 hours. He made it seem like not that big of a deal and that they happen somewhat frequently. With that I think the the prison system needs work, but for the time being and with the money the money or lack of money they are receiving are trying to do the best.
Justice_321's comment, September 24, 2012 2:23 AM
I am curious as to which inmates were supporters of the riot and how long they had already been incarcerated. I also would like to know what charges they have and what instigated them to engage in this activity. The article noted that it is a maximum security prison; it may be possible that the inmates thought since they are not going to leave the joint for awhile, they have nothing to lose if they begin a riot. I really feel like prisoners are treated like caged animals and society has not respect for these individuals. Granted, it is extremely hard to have respect for someone who has caused pain and who has become a burden to society; however, combating violence with violence is clearly not the solution. It was at least a relief to read that no Correctional Officers were injured during this outrage.
Sarah's comment, September 28, 2012 6:07 PM
With media coverage it is always hard to tell what REALLY happened. The article doesn't really provide us with much information. Prison riots are scary, and I can't imagine what it would be like for inmates and CO's alike if one were to break out. I am sure it is a scary time for everyone. It is always mind blowing for me to think that riots can still break out in maximum security prisons. How does this happen? Is it because there aren't enough CO's? Too many inmates? Overcrowding? Deteriorating prison conditions? I think that we need to look at this instances and not point a finger, but try and figure out WHAT causes these riots? How can we minimize the risk of rioting? What can we do to be proactive and prevent these sorts of things from happening? The inmates that were injured in the riots were the states responsibility. I highly doubt prisoners were stabbed by prison personnel, which means they were stabbed by other inmates. It is the states responsibility to keep inmates safe during their time in prison, whether they are serving 3 days or 30 years. We need to look at these situations and try and LEARN how to be better.
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Convicts Released After 60,000 Drug Lab Samples Compromised

Convicts Released After 60,000 Drug Lab Samples Compromised | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
BOSTON -- A drug defendant serving time in jail was allowed Wednesday to withdraw his guilty plea in the wake of a scandal at a drug-testing lab.
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