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“I can’t breathe!” Police overreach, Eric Garner and the chokehold of racism

“I can’t breathe!” Police overreach, Eric Garner and the chokehold of racism | Good Morning, America. | Scoop.it
Another unarmed man dies after cops take it too far. Inside the chokehold's sordid, deadly history
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Solitary Confinement Equals Torture

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Solitary Confinement Equals Torture: The conditions of isolation are incompatible with human nature, as social interactions are critical.
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Judge rules against ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense in cop shooting

Judge rules against ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense in cop shooting | Good Morning, America. | Scoop.it
A judge has ruled after a two-day hearing that a man charged with shooting a sheriff’s deputy in Escambia County, Florida will not be permitted to use the state’s Stand Your Ground law in an attempt to dismiss those charges.
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ICU / UCB

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Mapping Oakland's Surveillance Cameras
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The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy | Good Morning, America. | Scoop.it
Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.
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Solitary Confinement Is Torture

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Solitary Confinement Is Torture: Through SHU, it is not only the incarcerated inmate that is harmed and humiliated, but society as the whole.
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The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States:  Exploring Causes and Consequences | Good Morning, America. | Scoop.it
After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States more than quadrupled during the last four decades. The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. Just under one-quarter of the world's prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. The U.S. prison population is largely drawn from the most disadvantaged part of ...
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