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Councils making millions in incentives after snatching record numbers of babies for adoption

Councils are being offered bonuses of millions of pounds if they meet controversial State adoption targets. Confidential figures obtained by the Daily Mail show that £36million in 'reward grants' has been promised to English councils in an attempt by Labour to increase adoptions of children by 50 per cent
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Heavily pregnant immigrant carrying dead child wouldn't seek help as she was afraid she'd have to pay NHS under 'health tourism' rules

Heavily pregnant immigrant carrying dead child wouldn't seek help as she was afraid she'd have to pay NHS under 'health tourism' rules | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A heavily pregnant immigrant thought to be carrying a dead, unborn child was too afraid to seek medical help in the UK after being told she would have to pay the NHS thousands of pounds to remove the foetus, the High Court has heard.
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Group raises awareness for the wrongfully convicted

Group raises awareness for the wrongfully convicted | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
MaryAnn Lubas is convinced her son did not commit the crime of which he has was convicted. For the last six years, Lubas has fought to raise awareness about wrongful convictions and to bring about change in the American legal system.
On Friday, Lubas and several others gathered outside the Washington County Courthouse, hoping to reach at least one person through the sixth annual Freedom March.
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Hunger strikes spread to Texas detention center

Hunger strikes spread to Texas detention center | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After a massive hunger strike inside the Tacoma Detention Center reached its 11th day, detainees found their effort spreading to other facilities inspired by their demands. Immigrants held at the J...
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Test 'backlog' hits disabled benefit

Test 'backlog' hits disabled benefit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions tells MPs there is an "unacceptable backlog" of people waiting to be assessed for a new disability benefit.
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The potential injustices likely to arise from the Children and Families Act

The potential injustices likely to arise from the Children and Families Act | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ministers failed to listen to concerns from reputable organisations, creating an Act that is not child-centred, writes Cathy Ashley
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Former Undercover Drug Narc on Why Police Don't Bust White People and How He Turned Against Drug War

Former Undercover Drug Narc on Why Police Don't Bust White People and How He Turned Against Drug War | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
He helped wage the drug war. Now he's fighting to end it.
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Texas set to execute inmate whose ‘slavery’ letter from prison went viral | The Raw Story

Texas set to execute inmate whose ‘slavery’ letter from prison went viral | The Raw Story | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Texas is set to execute on Wednesday an aspiring rap musician who was convicted of slitting the throat and stabbing to death a music studio owner in San Antonio so that he could rob him of equipment.

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Starved & evicted: Britain’s poor now treated worse than animals

Starved & evicted: Britain’s poor now treated worse than animals | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If someone had told me a decade ago that the British government would deliberately starve my fellow countrymen in an attempt to bully them into slave labor jobs that wouldn’t even pay the bills, I would have laughed in their face.
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Prison staff did not notice inmate failed to collect anti-depressants, inquest hears

Prison staff did not notice inmate failed to collect anti-depressants, inquest hears | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prison health workers failed to notice a Nigerian student did not collect a prescription for anti-depressants months before he was found hanged in his cell, an inquest has heard. Boniface Umale was...
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G4S custody officers charged over detainee's death

G4S custody officers charged over detainee's death | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Three G4S detainee custody officers are to be charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Jimmy Mubenga, who died on a plane as he was deported from Britain, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.
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Suicide and murder rate in British prisons at highest level for years

Suicide and murder rate in British prisons at highest level for years | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice figures show deaths up in men's jails but down in women's facilities thanks to improved safety measures
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The Central Park 5 Update: Demanding Compensation - YouTube


Supporters of the five young men known as the CENTRAL PARK FIVE, at a New York's City Hall, called for monetary payment following 25 years of an unjust conviction in a case that rocked New York in 1989. The five, wrongly convicted in the brutal rape and attack on a white female jogger, were later found innocent after serving years for a crime neither man committed. New York's newly elected Mayor, Bill de Blasio, had promised during the 2013 campaign that such cases would be settled during his administration. Former and current elected officials who took part in the news conference called on the Mayor to stick to his promise.

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TODAY: Wrongly accused - YouTube

January 15, 2014: Mack Lindon shares his story of being wrongly accused of rape and chats about how he is turning his experience into a movie. January 15, 20...
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Atos accused of misleading government over how quickly it could process claims

Atos accused of misleading government over how quickly it could process claims | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Outsourcing firm jointly tasked with rolling out new benefit for sick and disabled people faces public accounts committee
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British children caught up in one of world's worst ever porn rings: More than 250 youngsters worldwide aged as young as three exploited through social networking sites

British children caught up in one of world's worst ever porn rings: More than 250 youngsters worldwide aged as young as three exploited through social networking sites | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
British police are preparing to make arrests across the UK after more than 250 children worldwide - the youngest aged three - have unwittingly been the victim of one of the world's worst ever child pornography rings.
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Plan advanced to improve conditions in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities « American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

Plan advanced to improve conditions in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities « American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it


CHICAGO — Conditions and services for young persons detained at six state-run juvenile justice facilities across Illinois will dramatically improve under a plan filed in court late last week. The agreed plan was jointly filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) and the Illinois…

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Court rejects challenge to Calif. DNA collection, but leaves door cracked

Court rejects challenge to Calif. DNA collection, but leaves door cracked | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a challenge to California's law requiring the collection of DNA of anyone arrested for a felony, but it left room for future court challenges to the practice. In a short, unsigned opinion (posted here) from an en banc panel of 11 judges, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request to immediately...
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Ruling allows new hearings for 100 convicted killers

Ruling allows new hearings for 100 convicted killers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Illinois Supreme Court today ruled that state prison inmates serving life without parole for murders they committed years ago as juveniles will receive new sentencing hearings, giving about 100 convicted killers a shot at freedom.
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​UK continues mass experiment in human despair

​UK continues mass experiment in human despair | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed that the Tory-led government's policies to cut public spending are set to continue, but the food banks don't lie.
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Still waiting on justice for juvenile lifers | SocialistWorker.org

In Illinois, 37-year-old Adolfo Davis has a chance at living life outside of prison for the first time since he was 14 years old.
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Independent Police Complaints Commission plans overhaul after review

Independent Police Complaints Commission plans overhaul after review | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to overhaul the way it investigates deaths at the hands of police in England and Wales. The IPCC's review into its own practices follows criti...
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So the young feel defeated and trapped. Guess what? So do their parents

So the young feel defeated and trapped. Guess what? So do their parents | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: When the young have no jobs, no houses and no hope it is not just a problem for them. We are all in this together
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