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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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Supreme Court DNA Collection Ruling: Worse Than Stop and Frisk?

Supreme Court DNA Collection Ruling: Worse Than Stop and Frisk? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Civil liberties supporters are concerned about a new Supreme Court ruling.
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High School Cheerleader Accused Of Pimping Out Teammate

High School Cheerleader Accused Of Pimping Out Teammate | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A Minnesota high school cheerleader has been arrested after police say she prostituted a teammate who has a developmental cognitive delay.
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Three Out Of Four Kids In Chicago’s School-To-Prison Pipeline Are Black

Three Out Of Four Kids In Chicago’s School-To-Prison Pipeline Are Black | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Last year, 75 percent of the students arrested in Chicago’s public schools were black, according to new research conducted by Loyola University and Project NIA.
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Florida Judge Rejected Stand Your Ground Defense For Black Woman Who Fired Warning Shot During Domestic Violence

Florida Judge Rejected Stand Your Ground Defense For Black Woman Who Fired Warning Shot During Domestic Violence | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In the months leading up to the trial of the Florida man who sparked national controversy over state Stand Your Ground laws when he shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, several defendants have escaped criminal liability for deadly shootings under...
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Campaign for Youth Justice: Jonathan's Law Unanimously Clears ...

Campaign for Youth Justice: Jonathan's Law Unanimously Clears ... | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Jonathan's Law was named after Missouri youth, 17 year- old Jonathan McClard, who after being accepted into Missouri's highly touted Dual Jurisdiction Program by the Missouri Department of Youth Services (DYS), was denied entry by ...
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Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year - research » Bill Payments » 24dash.com

Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year - research » Bill Payments » 24dash.com | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
High levels of child poverty in the UK are costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research published today.
The estimated figure includes the costs of policy interventions...
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AIYANA STANLEY-JONES: POLICE HORROR IN DETROIT

AIYANA STANLEY-JONES: POLICE HORROR IN DETROIT | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Local, national and world news from a people's perspective
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'No more mom in the middle'

'No more mom in the middle' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Joly house was mostly silent as two aging parents and an adult son faced each other, Barbara's crimes and their own broken relationship. Then they did something they hadn't done in years. They told each other the truth.
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City Plans to Fine Parents for Having Babies Out-of-Wedlock | Black Like Moi

City Plans to Fine Parents for Having Babies Out-of-Wedlock | Black Like Moi | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
. For decades, the Black community has been trying to figure out how to decrease the surging percentage of out-of-wedlock childbirths in the community.
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Money for Nothing: how racial bias destroyed six lives, stymied a Black owned business and outraged a congregation

Money for Nothing: how racial bias destroyed six lives, stymied a Black owned business and outraged a congregation | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Friends of Justice: By Alan Bean Six devout and dedicated executives are serving hard time in a Colorado prison and their loved ones don’t understand why.
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Trayvon Martin Family Attorney to be Interviewed About State's Key Witness by Zimmerman's Attorneys

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney to be Interviewed About State's Key Witness by Zimmerman's Attorneys | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, Benjamin Crump, must sit down with George Zimmerman's defense attorneys and answer questions, ruled Fifth District Court of Appeal yesterday.
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Inmate 'perk': Should prisons have nurseries?

Inmate 'perk': Should prisons have nurseries? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Are there perks to prison life? According to the US Department of Justice, 4 percent of state inmates and 3 percent of federal inmates entered prison pregnant.
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Inmate Says He Was Tortured in Prison for Learning Too Much about the Law

Inmate Says He Was Tortured in Prison for Learning Too Much about the Law | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
By Darrell Padgett Committed to the darkened world of prison life, I was confronted with the reality of serving what could possibly be the remainder of my life in prison.
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4-Year-Old Girl Killed By Unlicensed Driver Fleeing Cops

4-Year-Old Girl Killed By Unlicensed Driver Fleeing Cops | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
By Trevor Kapp, Murray Weiss and James Fanelli MANHATTAN -- A beautiful 4-year-old girl was killed Tuesday morning while walking with her grandmother to her daycare center on the Upper West Side when an unlicensed teen driver fleeing cops in an SUV...
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A Question of Justice » Just one way being poor could land you in jail…

A Question of Justice » Just one way being poor could land you in jail… | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

There is no doubt that a income-level disparity exists among people who are “customers” of the criminal justice system. To not acknowledge the fact that poor people are more likely to be arrested, to be found guilty, and to be sentenced for longer periods, would be a dramatic oversight. But one way…

[Guest post by Grace Bauer, Co-Director of Justice 4 Families]

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Solitary Confinement: A Mother’s Perspective | Juvenile In Justice

Solitary Confinement: A Mother’s Perspective | Juvenile In Justice | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

It was summer and we decided to take the kids and my mom fishing.  My son wanted to bring his new bike with the training wheels.  As soon as his dad took it out of the truck, he was off.  Happy to have a big place to ride, he had a smile from ear to ear. 

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Musical freedom for juvenile delinquents - Rappler.com

Musical freedom for juvenile delinquents - Rappler.com | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A group of college students organize a benefit concert for young inmates of the National Bilibid Prison. ... Boller added that the youth detainees have side projects in the prison. Aside from studying, the detainees also sing, ...
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Judge Hearing Palestinian Rape Case Stuns Court: ‘Some Girls Enjoy Being Raped’

A judge in Tel Aviv was hearing testimony on Monday regarding a case in which a 13-year-old Israeli girl was gang raped by Palestinians when, according to one of the lawyers present, he said in open court,...
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Two Teen Girls Arrested for Forcing 14-Yr Old Runaway to Sleep with 15 Men at One Time

Two Teen Girls Arrested for Forcing 14-Yr Old Runaway to Sleep with 15 Men at One Time | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Two teen girls in Georgia are being accused of exploiting and pimping a 14-year old girl.  The women forced the girl to sleep with men at a Motel 6 and America’s Best Value Inn in exchange for money.
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How a Convicted Killer Became My Friend

How a Convicted Killer Became My Friend | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Tony Davis was 18 when he took another boy's life in a drive-by shooting. Now he's a middle-aged man worthy of redemption.
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Time-Lapse Video of Photographer's 24 Hours in Isolation

Time-Lapse Video of Photographer's 24 Hours in Isolation | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Richard Ross, a longtime chronicler of youth prisons, puts himself in his subjects' shoes for a day.
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Bad Food, a Bible, and a Blanket: 24 Hours in Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Bad Food, a Bible, and a Blanket: 24 Hours in Juvenile Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
How far would you go to get in the heads of your subjects? For Richard Ross it meant 24 hours in solitary confinement at a juvenile detention center.
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150 minutes of terror: Richmond gang rape case

150 minutes of terror: Richmond gang rape case | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Four years ago, a northern California community was torn apart after reports of a barbaric gang rape of a 16-year-old girl. Monday, the trial began for two of the men accused in the case.
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Northern Ireland inquiry issues U.S. appeal for evidence of child abuse

Northern Ireland inquiry issues U.S. appeal for evidence of child abuse | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland inquiry issues U.S. appeal for evidence of child abuse
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