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Illegal Globally, Bail for Profit Remains in U.S. - New York Times

Illegal Globally, Bail for Profit Remains in U.S. - New York Times | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Bail bondsmen, who post bail for people accused of crimes in exchange for a fee, are all but unknown outside the U.S.
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4 of America’s Most Abusive Prosecutors

4 of America’s Most Abusive Prosecutors | up2-21 | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of bad prosecutors in America, but these four go above and beyond.
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Should You Be Able to Buy Food Directly From Farmers? Regulators Don't Think So

Should You Be Able to Buy Food Directly From Farmers? Regulators Don't Think So | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Farmers are distributing food via private contracts like herd shares and leasing arrangements, which fall outside the regulatory system of state and local retail licenses and inspections that govern public food sales.
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Techniques for Teens: How to Cope with Your Emotions

Techniques for Teens: How to Cope with Your Emotions | up2-21 | Scoop.it
As anyone who’s ever been a teen knows, adolescence is rough. You’re trying to figure out who you are. You’re going through normal, yet weird-to-you, physical changes.
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The message is clear - stop psychiatry drugging children | Citizens ...

The message is clear - stop psychiatry drugging children | Citizens ... | up2-21 | Scoop.it
There's nothing scientific about chemically restraining children with psychiatric drugs - If you think there is, then you've bought the psychiatric propaganda.
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Federal Forensics Investigation Calls Into Question Hundreds Of Convictions

Federal Forensics Investigation Calls Into Question Hundreds Of Convictions | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice and FBI agreed Thursday to review thousands of cases in which hair sample analysis methods that modern scientific assessments have deemed deeply flawed may have led to countless wrongful convictions.
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Pre-DNA hair evidence in criminal cases will be reviewed

Pre-DNA hair evidence in criminal cases will be reviewed | up2-21 | Scoop.it
More than 2,000 criminal cases across the United States involving FBI “hair examiners” will be reviewed under an agreement reached by federal law enforcement officials, defense lawyers and innocence advocates.
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Elderly men held for years in 'dungeon' at Houston home

Elderly men held for years in 'dungeon' at Houston home | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Police answering a 911 call at a home in North Houston discovered four elderly men being held in a 'dungeon' for years while residents allegedly stole their Social Security.
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Vera Institute of Justice: Community Corrections Can Answer Mass Incarceration Problems

Vera Institute of Justice: Community Corrections Can Answer Mass Incarceration Problems | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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From The Chicago Bureau
Community supervision aimed at high-risk offenders, as well as mandatory evidence-based programs, have the potential to curtail the U.S.
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Op-Ed: American 'police state' not just hyperbole

Op-Ed: American 'police state' not just hyperbole | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Is America really a police state? The term is saturated in articles critical of US government policies on any number of issues and commonly prefixed with 'heading towards'. But based on prison population alone, we've got one.
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License plate data not just for cops: Private companies are tracking your car

License plate data not just for cops: Private companies are tracking your car | up2-21 | Scoop.it
License plate recognition technology developed for law enforcement and embraced by the auto repossession industry is being opened to wider use through a Florida company that lets its clients track the travels of millions of private vehicles – adding...
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EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a 'no-brainer' - Fall River Herald News

EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a 'no-brainer' - Fall River Herald News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a 'no-brainer' Fall River Herald News A bill that's languishing before the Massachusetts Senate would move 17-year-old offenders into juvenile jurisdiction and abolish the practice of charging them as adults in...
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Report Reveals School-to-Prison Pipeline Enacted In Los Angeles County

Report Reveals School-to-Prison Pipeline Enacted In Los Angeles County | up2-21 | Scoop.it
. According to a new study conducted by The Education Trust-West, an Oakland based nonprofit advocacy group, African-American students in Los Angeles County are significantly less likely to take rigorous college preparatory classes that are...

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“Dizzy and Sick”: McDonald’s Workers Strike After Enduring 110-Degree Heat

“Dizzy and Sick”: McDonald’s Workers Strike After Enduring 110-Degree Heat | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Workers in NYC and Chicago protest unsafe conditions in latest fast food walkout.
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Cop cuffs woman having diabetic attack because he thought she was drunk

Cop cuffs woman having diabetic attack because he thought she was drunk | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Dashcam video footage caught New Mexico policy pulling a woman out of a car and cuffing her over suspected drunk driving, but the woman was later revealed to be having a diabetic attack, according to KOAT.
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Florida Nurse Terrorized by US Marshals in Warrantless Raid

Florida Nurse Terrorized by US Marshals in Warrantless Raid | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Julie Wilson | U.S. federal marshals raid nurse's home without warrant.
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11 Year Old Arrested For Standing Up To Bullies

From: http://www.cnn.com/video/ March 9, 2011 A dad says his 11-year-old was bullied for over a year before he finally stood up for himself. Vinnie Politan r... (I hope this kid rots in prison, he threatened those innocent kids.
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Israel Admits Harvesting Organs From Dead Bodies Without Permission

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(AP) JERUSALEM - Israel has admitted that in the 1990s, its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without permission of their families.

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17 Year Old Charged As Adult In The Death Of Dan Roberson | Hot ...

17 Year Old Charged As Adult In The Death Of Dan Roberson | Hot ... | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Its sad to hear an adult wish upon a child to be raped. Robby still can be saved if he's giving a chance. He was actually trying to get his stuff together & trying to make better choices before he got caught up with Chelsey Gaston ...
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Children who are wrongly labelled mentally ill are making billions for drug firms

Children who are wrongly labelled mentally ill are making billions for drug firms | up2-21 | Scoop.it
When Susan Bevis's 13-year-old daughter Amy suffered a breakdown after a vicious campaign of school bullying, NHS psychiatrists said psychiatric drugs were the only option. (Parents & teachers must read.
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When Prisoners Protest

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Why we should all be concerned about the inhumane conditions of prolonged solitary confinement.

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'Living tombs': Thousands of California inmates protest solitary confinement with hunger strike

'Living tombs': Thousands of California inmates protest solitary confinement with hunger strike | up2-21 | Scoop.it
For some California inmates believed to be involved with prison gangs, home is a 7½-by-12-foot box — with no windows, no roommates and no idea how many years they’ll be in isolation.
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Competency exam possible for 13-year-old boy accused in double homicide - Mlive- flint

Competency exam possible for 13-year-old boy accused in double homicide - Mlive- flint | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Competency exam possible for 13-year-old boy accused in double homicide
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Leyton declined to comment on if the boy has any specific mental health issues that is leading to the evaluation.
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