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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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Dr. Boyce: Things that Made the Death of Hadiya Pendleton Different for Black America

Dr. Boyce: Things that Made the Death of Hadiya Pendleton Different for Black America | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
by Dr.Boyce Watkins This week, I took a visit to Newark, New Jersey to speak to students and parents at Malcolm X Shabazz High School.  Newark mayor Cory Booker wasn’t there, which didn’t surprise me, since I am sure he had more important things to...
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"An exercise of vengeance..."

"An exercise of vengeance..." | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In July of 2012, I wrote about Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad's decision to commute the life without parole sentences of 38 people sentenced as juveniles. The governor made this decision on the hee...
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Documentary: Cuban Five P3

This documentary deals with the story of five Cuban intelligence officers convicted in Miami of conspiracy to commit spying, and shows the U.S. double polici...
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Human Rights Watch decries U.S. prison system

Human Rights Watch decries U.S. prison system | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The NGO's World Report criticizes mass incarceration and U.S. record of torture and extrajudicial killing

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#NDAA - #HumanRights Watch criticizes mass incarceration & US record of #torture & extrajudicial killing http://www.salon.com/2013/01/31/human_rights_watch_decries_u_s_prison_system/ ;… cc @NDAA2012

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Delhi gangrape: Damini's family to meet Sonia Gandhi today

Delhi gangrape victim's family is likely to meet Sonia Gandhi at 12 noon today. The girl was brutally gangraped by six men in a moving bus in Dec 2012 and to...
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Dr. Boyce: Mass Incarceration Leading to a Mental Health Crisis Among Black Men and Families

Dr. Boyce: Mass Incarceration Leading to a Mental Health Crisis Among Black Men and Families | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
by Dr Boyce Watkins A report released by the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine discusses the devastating impact that mass incarceration has had on our society.  The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, is one of the most thorough ...
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Rev. Jesse Jackson to Hold March and Rally in Honor of Slain Teen Girl in Chicago

Rev. Jesse Jackson to Hold March and Rally in Honor of Slain Teen Girl in Chicago | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr and the Rainbow Push Coalition are seeking to dedicate their Saturday morning broadcast to the memory of Hadiyah Pendleton, the 15-year old girl who was killed shortly after performing at the inauguration of President Barack...
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40 Years Later And Women Are Still Battling For This Personal Right

40 Years Later And Women Are Still Battling For This Personal Right | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Her body, her choice.
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Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to allow parole for teenage murderers wins some support from Western Massachusetts lawyers

Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to allow parole for teenage murderers wins some support from Western Massachusetts lawyers | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The bill would allow judges to impose a life sentence but it would not be mandatory.
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Bill to allow parole for juvenile killers | CapeCodOnline.com

BOSTON — Mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole would be eliminated for teens younger than 18 who are convicted of first-degree murder under legislation filed Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick.
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Little 10 Year Old Girl Scolded, Searched & Pulled From School For Bringing Paper Gun To School


The School District of Philadelphia is defending its decision to scold and search an elementary school student who pulled out a paper gun in class.

A district spokesman said the school acted swiftly and appropriately when 5th grade student Melody Valentin allegedly told classmates she had a handgun on her, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.

Melody and her mother, Dianna Kelly, deny she ever used the word "handgun."

According to Kelly, Melody realized she had the paper gun with her and put it on her desk while preparing to throw it away. Melody's grandfather, a marine specializing in firearms reportedly gave it to her the day before.

A classmate spotted the piece of paper and contacted administrators.

"He yelled at me and said I shouldn't have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but he wouldn't listen," Melody told MyFoxPhilly.com.

Fernando Gallard, a school district spokesman told MyFoxPhilly.com the district acted within its guidelines in responding to the situation, and cited another case where a handgun was recently found in a backpack in another school.

Kelly has kept Melody out of school to avoid harassment and said she will now have her home schooled.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/26/philadelphia-school-district-defends-dec...

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Sami R., whose father was murdered with a gun - I Demand A Plan

Sami Rahamim's father Reuven was shot and killed at his office on September 27, 2012 by a former employee. The shooter had been diagnosed with schizophrenia ...
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Ethan R., survivor of the Aurora shooting - I Demand A Plan

Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent survived the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012. 12 people were murdered and 57 others were wounded. Although ...
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Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Board of Parole: Make Christine Lockheart immediately eligible for parole!

Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Board of Parole: Make Christine Lockheart immediately eligible for parole! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Christine Lockheart has been incarcerated since she was 17, she has now been in prison well over half of her life (the past 27 years). Christine has a...
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https://www.change.org/petitions/governor-terry-branstad-and-the-iowa-board-of-parole-make-christine-lockheart-immediately-eligible-for-parole

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'Bedroom tax' targets complain they had no choice of property - ITV News

'Bedroom tax' targets complain they had no choice of property - ITV News | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Read 'Bedroom tax' targets complain they had no choice of property latest on ITV News. All the UK news
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Delhi gangrape: Charges framed against the accused

The fast track court hearing the Damini rape case framed charges against the accused today. All the 5 accused have been charged under 12 sections, omitting j...
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Delhi rape case: Five men accused plead not guilty - Telegraph

Delhi rape case: Five men accused plead not guilty - Telegraph | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Five men pleaded not guilty in India on Saturday to charges they raped and murdered a female student in a Delhi bus.
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Gun violence in US claims more lives

Another teen killed by gunfire highlights senseless gun violence in the United States. Pendleton was known to her friends as a girl who was always smiling an...
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A pledge to make a personal commitment, support Krista's cause and take action online and off line

A pledge to make a personal commitment, support Krista's cause and take action online and off line | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Krista McDaniel has been sentenced to thirty years without
parole, and imprisoned without a trial for a crime that the court
admits she did not commit.
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Kilpatrick trial: Defense tries to show cash came from gifts

Kilpatrick trial: Defense tries to show cash came from gifts
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These Young Kids Are Facing A Death Sentence And It's Totally Legal

These Young Kids Are Facing A Death Sentence And It's Totally Legal | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
You don't need a PhD to understand this.
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Judge: Juveniles sentenced to life must get 'fair, meaningful' chance at parole

Judge: Juveniles sentenced to life must get 'fair, meaningful' chance at parole | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Inmates sentenced to life in prison as juveniles are eligible for parole and must receive a "fair and meaningful" chance at leaving prison, a federal judge said today.
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I believe trying children as adults is unconstitutional

I believe trying children as adults is unconstitutional | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
It is unconstitutional for a state to have a law that treats a class of people differently from others. Juveniles, or minors, are a class of people; and since they are under the age of 18 and not a...
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Theresa O., whose best friend was murdered with a gun - I Demand A Plan

Theresa O'Rourke's best friend Jitka Vesel was murdered in Chicago on April 13, 2011, by a man who stalked her after she rebuffed his advances. Prohibited fr...
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Lynette A., mother of a Virginia Tech victim - I Demand A Plan

Lynette Alameddine's son Ross was killed in the mass shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, along with 31 of his classmates and professors. The shooter...
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