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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 | SocialAction2014 | 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’ | SocialAction2014 | 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' | SocialAction2014 | 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 | SocialAction2014 | 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 | SocialAction2014 | 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 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Photographer Lee Jeffries uncovers human face of drug addiction

Photographer Lee Jeffries uncovers human face of drug addiction | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Their expressions have been captured by UK-based artist and photographer Lee Jeffries, who strives to reveal the human face of addiction, the reality of homelessness and the real face of poverty through his work.
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ITV News The mum who died in Fear of Social Services - YouTube

Taken from 2007... What is madness is that this is still going on now www.forcedadoptionexposed.com
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Retired Federal Appellate Judge From The Famed “Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter” Case Chimes In On the IRP6 Case

Retired Federal Appellate Judge From The Famed “Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter” Case Chimes In On the IRP6 Case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

 


Retired Federal Judge H. Lee Sarokin and Attorney Darren Kavinoky join the Just Cause Coast to Coast Radio Show Hosts as they discuss the IRP6 Case

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

A Just Cause (AJC Radio.com) recently interviewed renowned Federal Appellate Judge, The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin and Attorney Darren Kavinoky. Judge Sarokin and Attorney Kavinoky were interviewed by hosts of “A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Ethel Lopez regarding the U.S. judicial appellate process and the IRP6 case. ("A Just Cause Coast to Coast," BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14).

The case of the IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo and David A. Banks) is currently under appeal in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The men represented themselves pro se at trial. They were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. The IRP6 have been incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado since the summer of 2012. The IRP6 continue to maintain their innocence. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA) 
A hearing regarding the 200 pages of transcript has been set for January 2014 (Case 1:13-cv-02260-RBJ).

Court records from the criminal trial of the IRP6 show that Court Reporter Darlene Martinez admits to omitting 200 pages of the transcript, and that Federal Judge Christine Arguello did not release the omitted pages (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA, October 2011, Court transcript pages 2062 -2063).

“I hesitate to comment on a pending case, but let’s just talk hypothetically”, stated The Honorable Judge H. Lee Sarokin (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14). “If there were a case such as this where there’s a claim that the judge said or did something that compelled the defendants, or at least gave them the impression that they had to testify, and there was no transcript to that before the appellate court, I think an appellate court would do one of two things - - They’d either order that the transcript be produced or they’d have to reverse, because …the unavailability of the transcript makes it impossible for the appellate court to determine whether or not a prejudicial error or not has been committed”, Judge Sarokin added (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14).    “You certainly cannot decide it (the case) if the critical discussion is not before the appellate court. How are they going to decide it if they don’t have the information”, Judge Sarokin concluded.    

According to court records Judge Arguello stated, “First of all, the unedited version (of the transcript) cannot be used for any purpose... how many pages is it?” Martinez affirmed, “Over 200 pages.” Judge Arguello further stated, “Over 200 pages...for no purpose that I can see that would be served by having that at this time.” “I am not going to have an expedited, and unedited version (of the transcript) delivered to the defendants (IRP6)”, concludes Arguello. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA, October 2011, Court transcript pages 2062 -2063)

“My take on it is, the role of the judge, and of what I would call the entire operating system of the court, is to ensure that justice is administered fairly”, stated Attorney Darren Kavinoky (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14). “The one objective piece of evidence, which is the transcript, for that to be missing only would feed concerns and conspiracy theorists alike and frankly that’s a very disconcerting notion that it’s this one critical piece above all other pieces that would be missing. I think there is a reasonable inference that can be drawn there that the missing piece would therefore be favorable to the defense. At least that’s what I would be up there arguing”, proclaimed Kavinoky (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14).

“What I find interesting is that the judge is resisting”, pondered Judge Sarokin. “Why would the judge resist the presentation of the transcript?”, asked Judge Sarokin.

“The AJC Radio team does a great job to get credible guests to join in on in-depth conversations about the U.S. judiciary”, says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause. “All of our guests bring great value to the program, and it was interesting to get Judge Sarokin and Attorney Kavinoky to chime in on the IRP6 case”, says Thurman. “The questions that Judge Sarokin posed during the show are the same questions that A Just Cause is seeking answers to”, concludes Thurman. “Additionally, comments from David Banks of the IRP6 have been posted to the “Stand Up” blog and I would encourage everyone to read his analysis of this situation (http://www.freetheirp6.org/#!stand-up-blog/ci23)”, adds Thurman.

The case of IRP Solutions (IRP6) is currently under appeal (US District Court for the District of Colorado, Honorable Christine M. Arguello, D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA; Case Nos: NO. 11-1487, Case Nos. 11-1488, 11-1489, 11-1490, 11-1491 and 11-1492).

Appellate Court panel includes the Honorable Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock, Honorable Judge Harris L. Hartz, and Honorable Judge Jerome A. Holmes.

A link to the archive of the interview with The Honorable Judge H. Lee Sarokin and Attorney Darren Kavinoky is posted at http://www.ajcradio.com. The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin served on the United States District Court (N.J.) appointed by President Carter, and the United States Court of Appeals (3rd Cir.) appointed by President Clinton. He retired in 1996 after 17 years on the federal bench. Judge Sarokin is well-known for his participation in the Rubin “Hurricane” Carter appellate case, reversing Carter’s conviction of a triple murder. Judge Sarokin is a contributor to the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judge-h-lee-sarokin/).

Attorney Darren Kavinoky is a California-based attorney and the creator and host of the television show Deadly Sins, which airs on Investigation Discovery. As the show’s criminal behavior expert, Mr. Kavinoky explains the root causes of the most extreme forms of human misbehavior. See more at: http://www.darrenkavinoky.com/about-darren/#sthash.GyM7race.dpuf

Related press releases: http://www.a-justcause.com/#!press-releases/c21pq

 

A Just Cause is requesting support for a petition regarding the IRP6 case transcript:

http://www.change.org/search?_csrf=ec36ee5b5cc728be235b55d1bce8c58a&authenticity_token=ec36ee5b5cc728be235b55d1bce8c58a&q=irp6

 
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Trafficked: Victims of sex trade have little in common, except their trust was abused

Trafficked: Victims of sex trade have little in common, except their trust was abused | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Twenty-four-year-old Kelly Lacen's new boyfriend took her on dates. He met her parents. Then he beat her, held her captive and sold her to his friends.
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Poverty has been rebranded as personal failure

Poverty has been rebranded as personal failure | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Frances Ryan: The government absolves itself of guilt for the crisis its policies have produced by blaming disabled and poor people for their own difficulties
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50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back

50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “war on poverty,” McDowell County, W.Va., is a sobering reminder of how much remains broken, in drearily familiar ways and utterly unexpected ones.
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Reprieve—Tortured Briton in UAE prison punished for complaining about mistreatment

Reprieve—Tortured Briton in UAE prison punished for complaining about mistreatment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A British student who was arrested and tortured in Sharjah, UAE has been punished by prison authorities after complaining about his mistreatment.
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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 | SocialAction2014 | 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 | SocialAction2014 | 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 | SocialAction2014 | 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 | SocialAction2014 | 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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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast- Discusses Over-Criminalization & Sentencing Reform

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast- Discusses Over-Criminalization & Sentencing Reform | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, and Ethel Lopez of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff and Ethel will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person. Our Special Guests tonight are Mark Osler, Professor of Law/Former Prosecutor and Wrongly Convicted, Sabrina Butler, who spent five years in prison with two of those years on death row for a crime, she didn't commit. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commitrong. For full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, please visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6
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Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial

Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be seen hoisting a neighborhood toddler onto a skinny hip.
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Iain Duncan Smith furious over welfare criticism from EU boss Laszio Andor

Iain Duncan Smith furious over welfare criticism from EU boss Laszio Andor | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A WAR of words over Britain’s “nasty” welfare policies deepened yesterday.
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A child’s eye view of adoption

A child’s eye view of adoption | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
‘A roller coaster”, “a tear-jerker”, “heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure” ... the outpouring on Twitter over Channel 4’s 15,000 Kids and Counting is testament to the impact that responsibly made television can have when allowed to explore society’s most sensitive issues.
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Sarah's Story: ‘My son is being bullied because he is poor’

Sarah's Story: ‘My son is being bullied because he is poor’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sarah is a single parent, working and struggling to make ends meet. Read her story.
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