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Sonia Poulton and Katie Hopkins on childhood obesity

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Journalist Sonia Poulton and media commentator Katie Hopkins debate the thorny issue of childhood obesity and whether parents should tell their overweight child that they are 'fat'.

 

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One Month After Historic Hunger Strike Ends, Legislators Hold Hearings About Solitary Confinement

One Month After Historic Hunger Strike Ends, Legislators Hold Hearings About Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Families and former prisoners held for years in solitary confinement expressed optimism October 9 after the first of several California Public Safety Committee hearings about the punishment, promised in exchange for an end to prisoners' 60-day...
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Shot to death and beat up... Suffering in silence is what too many are doing. Yet, when offered help, sometimes our pride is bigger than common sense

Shot to death and beat up... Suffering in silence is what too many are doing. Yet, when offered help, sometimes our pride is bigger than common sense | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Yes, That's How They Found Her

Suffering in silence is what too many are doing. Yet, when offered help, sometimes our pride is bigger than common sense. Hours…
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Deleted Scenes: Life After Prison - Our America with Lisa Ling - Oprah Winfrey Network

Former death row inmate Daniel Bright was exonerated after 10 years in jail. 8 years later, Daniel still struggles to understand why he spent years in prison...

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Calif. Toddler Beaten To Death, Mother's Boyfriend Charged With Murder

Calif. Toddler Beaten To Death, Mother's Boyfriend Charged With Murder | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Matthew Albert Worthen, 23, of Palmdale, California, was charged Monday, September 30, with one count each of murder and assault on a child after fatally beating his girlfriend's daughter, 2-year-o...
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Edward Snowden awarded the Sam Adams prize for integrity in intelligence

Edward Snowden awarded the Sam Adams prize for integrity in intelligence Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Former NSA contractor Edward...
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Mich. Bill Seeks To Combat Cyberbullying In School - CBS Detroit

Mich. Bill Seeks To Combat Cyberbullying In School - CBS Detroit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Lawmakers take an initial step forward with a bill that would make districts and charter schools define
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Letters detail punitive tactics used on Guantánamo hunger strikers

Letters detail punitive tactics used on Guantánamo hunger strikers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Newly declassified papers say hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay was 'broken' by a deliberate campaign to crush detainees' spirits
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The Scottsboro pardon: Historic defendants face a wait in overburdened system - MONTGOMERY — First the activists declared them innocent. Then the historians. And eventually even the governor and th...

The Scottsboro pardon: Historic defendants face a wait in overburdened system - MONTGOMERY — First the activists declared them innocent. Then the historians. And eventually even the governor and th... | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For months, Eddie Cook, assistant director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, and other board officials have been expecting a petition to pardon the Scottsboro Boys — the teens whose 82-year-old court case branded Alabama in the public...
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Amazon.com: No Secrets Between Us eBook: Rose Morrisroe, Matthew Fox: Kindle Store

No Secrets Between Us - Kindle edition by Rose Morrisroe, Matthew Fox. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading No Secrets Between Us.
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Her film about an 'honour' killing won an Emmy. Now it's being used to train police

Her film about an 'honour' killing won an Emmy. Now it's being used to train police | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Deeyah Khan hopes her documentary about the murder of Banaz Mahmod can help to highlight the social pressures behind such crimes and help bring change
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High Price To Pay For Being Disabled

High Price To Pay For Being Disabled | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A system which instills fear and anxiety into the hearts of sick and disabled people and treats them with contempt has no place in our society.
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Inmates Being Paid During Shutdown But Federal Prison Guards Are Not Being Paid

 

10/14/13 - Prisoners paid, but not the guards? Guards at federal prisons are not being paid during the government shutdown, but still have to show up to work, while inmates continue to receive checks for the work they do at the facility. "There's different funding for inmate pay, and that has been funded," explained Michele Kunkel, President of the Government Employees Union Local 4040. Both Kunkel and her husband are employed at the prison in Yankton, S.D. Kunkel says she "certainly hopes" they will receive back pay for the time that they did not receive checks during the shutdown.

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14-Year-Old Girl Claims She Was Raped and Left to Die by Football Player from Politically Connected Family, Charges Dropped

14-Year-Old Girl Claims She Was Raped and Left to Die by Football Player from Politically Connected Family, Charges Dropped | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After allegations of rape were aired, online verbal abuse was routinely directed at the 14-year-old who allegedly suffered sexual assault.
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Wrongful convictions: Former inmate cleared by DNA wins early round in his suit against Lake County authorities

Wrongful convictions: Former inmate cleared by DNA wins early round in his suit against Lake County authorities | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A man who spent 20 years in prison before being cleared of rape and murder charges by DNA evidence has won an initial battle in his bid to hold Lake County police and prosecutors financially...
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Stand your ground law | Tampa Bay Times

Stand your ground law | Tampa Bay Times | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

 

"... the self defense law has been invoked more than 200 times since 2005.

 

What follows is the most comprehensive list of "stand your ground" cases ever created. Browse by victim or defendant, by fatal or nonfatal cases. Hover over a photo to explore the basics of each case or click it for a more detailed case file. Use the buttons at right to filter by race, sex and location."



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Community Village Sites's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:39 AM


Read the story of "Ludeman" (photo above) - a fight over love


There is a button to see "Victims" and "The accused"


When in the view of Victims, hover over each photo to see the accused. 


You will also notice that there is a lot of white-on-white murders.


@getgln


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Former inmates break out into acting

 

A group of ex-offenders in Britain is taking their life experiences to the stage, and into schools. The rehabilitation programme appears to be a success, with the reoffending rate for those taking part dropping by almost half.Al Jazeera's Kim Vinnell reports from King's Cross.

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NAACP asks federal judges to release three-strikes prisoners

NAACP asks federal judges to release three-strikes prisoners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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'Just flooding us': Tenn. spike in drug-dependent newborns is warning to nation - NBC News.com

'Just flooding us': Tenn. spike in drug-dependent newborns is warning to nation - NBC News.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On an average day, neonatal nurse practitioner Carla Saunders faces two dozen babies born hooked on drugs, infants so sick with the pain...
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Why Kilpatrick's Sentence Wasn't Extreme

Why Kilpatrick's Sentence Wasn't Extreme | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DETROIT -- By the time 43-year-old Kwame Kilpatrick is released from prison, he'll likely be eligible for Social Security. The former Detroit mayor was sentenced Thursday by U.S.
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The Elkhart Four And More: Felony Murder Statute Leads To Conviction Of Innocent Teens

The Elkhart Four And More: Felony Murder Statute Leads To Conviction Of Innocent Teens | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Indiana’s felony murder statute allows participants in some felonies to be convicted of murder if anyone is murdered as the felony is being carried out.
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Herman Wallace: Revolutionary (4:27) Message for his Memorial by Mumia Abu-Jamal | Prison Radio

Herman Wallace: Revolutionary (4:27) Message for his Memorial by Mumia Abu-Jamal | Prison Radio | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

While our country has 5% of the world’s population, it has 25% of the world’s prisoners -- and the number of U.S. prisoners held in isolation is growing.  

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The playing field is uneven

The playing field is uneven | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As written before, one of the greatest lies sold to the American public was Brady v. Maryland: that the prosecution has an affirmative burden to turn over exculpatory material. The problem, of cour...
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New Film Revisits the Tragic 1985 Bombing of MOVE - COLORLINES

New Film Revisits the Tragic 1985 Bombing of MOVE  - COLORLINES | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The documentary “Let the Fire Burn” explores the lead-up, execution and aftermath of the brutal bombing that killed 11 people and left 250 people homeless.
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