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Confusion Reigns Over Oakland Urban Gardens |

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Confusion Reigns Over Oakland Urban Gardens |<br/>   <br/>East Bay Express | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Diane Williams and a few of her neighbors in her Fruitvale neighborhood decided they had to do something about at an empty lot that had...
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36 U.S. States Have One Shameful Thing in Common Compared to the Rest of the World

36 U.S. States Have One Shameful Thing in Common Compared to the Rest of the World | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
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Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013 | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children, according to reports to Congress obtained Wednesday by The Huffington Post.

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More Mass Immigrant Graves Found in Southern Texas

More Mass Immigrant Graves Found in Southern Texas | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Over the last couple weeks, researchers have uncovered mass graves with the bodies of unidentified migrants who died attempting to enter the US in the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Brooks County, Texas. The shocking discovery was part of a volunteer effort to identify migrants who have died of exposure while trying to evade border authorities in the particularly hot and dry region. Just last year remains of 110 migrants were exhumed from mass graves in the same area.
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Why is FIFA tolerating fans in blackface at the World Cup? | Al Jazeera America

Why is FIFA tolerating fans in blackface at the World Cup? | Al Jazeera America | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
For an organization that strictly polices behavior in and around stadiums, FIFA seems untroubled by racial mockery
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Mentally ill prisoner died hooded, strapped to chair while guards chatted nearby, suit claims

Mentally ill prisoner died hooded, strapped to chair while guards chatted nearby, suit claims | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
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U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark

U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" on Wednesday on the grounds that the football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus i...
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This Law Was Based on a Racist Stereotype. Now It Punishes Thousands of Families for Being Poor. 

This Law Was Based on a Racist Stereotype. Now It Punishes Thousands of Families for Being Poor.  | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Last April, Melissa Ortiz, a low-income mother of four, gave testimony to a committee of the California Assembly detailing her life on the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, or CALWorks, the state’s welfare program. “When we first had the twins, the only person in my family getting...
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Bank Account Screening Tool Is Scrutinized as Excessive

Bank Account Screening Tool Is Scrutinized as Excessive | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
New York’s attorney general is taking aim at databases that have been criticized for limiting access to banking services.
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Stalking apps must be banned, U.S. lawmaker argues

Stalking apps must be banned, U.S. lawmaker argues | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Spying on someone's emails, text messages, photos or instant chat messages on a smartphone? There are apps for all that and more and they should be shut down, according to U.S. Senator Al Franken.
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Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting - COLORLINES

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting - COLORLINES | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Temporary order is scheduled to be revisited on June 16
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Exclusive: Immigrant Minors Alleged Mistreatment By U.S. Border Officials

Exclusive: Immigrant Minors Alleged Mistreatment By U.S. Border Officials | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by BuzzFeed contain allegations that immigration officials physically mistreated or threatened some unaccompanied minors caught crossing the border. The reports do not say if the...
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Seattle cop who stomped on handcuffed man’s head cleared of wrongdoing

Seattle cop who stomped on handcuffed man’s head cleared of wrongdoing | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Despite the existence of video evidence clearly showing Seattle, Washington cop Garth Haynes stomping on the head of a handcuffed man during a 2010 ordeal, the officer was formally cleared of all misconduct this week.
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The U.S. military’s ongoing slur of Native Americans

The U.S. military’s ongoing slur of Native Americans | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Calling our helicopters Apache and our missiles Tomahawk is just as offensive.
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36 U.S. States Have One Shameful Thing in Common Compared to the Rest of the World

36 U.S. States Have One Shameful Thing in Common Compared to the Rest of the World | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
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Shooting incidents on the rise after China arms police

Shooting incidents on the rise after China arms police | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Experts worry that training does not focus enough on psychological and legal responsibilities of weapons use
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Human Rights Groups Blast Obama’s Plan to Open New Immigrant Family Detention Centers

Human Rights Groups Blast Obama’s Plan to Open New Immigrant Family Detention Centers | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
“We’re really concerned that these detention centers…will not be under compliance with international law.”
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This Video of a Cop Executing a Handcuffed Man Is Police Brutality at Its Worst

This Video of a Cop Executing a Handcuffed Man Is Police Brutality at Its Worst | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The way the incident is being handled sets a dangerous precedent.
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Dumpster diver files brutality suit against Maplewood police sergeant : News

Dumpster diver files brutality suit against Maplewood police sergeant : News | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Timothy Peterka alleges officer used excessive force that violated his rights and caused injuries.
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State Prisons Institute New Censorship Rules |

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State Prisons Institute New Censorship Rules |<br/>   <br/>East Bay Express | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Last year, about 30,000 inmates staged a hunger strike in California prisons to protest subpar living conditions and the use of long-term solitary confinement. In...
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Terrifying: Man Calls 911, Gets Transferred to Voicemail

Terrifying: Man Calls 911, Gets Transferred to Voicemail | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
A Florida man had to shoot an intruder when his call to 911 was transferred to voicemail. Because that's a thing that can happen. Prepare to never sleep again!
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Guantánamo Bay tribunal to hear arguments over suspected FBI probe

Guantánamo Bay tribunal to hear arguments over suspected FBI probe | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Defence for 9/11 accused says FBI tried to turn expert into informant in trial of five inmates who could face death penalty if convicted
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Cyberbullying bill makes too much online info available: privacy czar

Cyberbullying bill makes too much online info available: privacy czar | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Why Canada's new privacy czar is concerned about the power of the Conservatives' proposed cyberbullying bill, and is again urging it be split in two.
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Your Neighborhood Is About to Look a Little More Like Afghanistan

Your Neighborhood Is About to Look a Little More Like Afghanistan | Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Who at the Pentagon thought this was a good idea?
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