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Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial

Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be seen hoisting a neighborhood toddler onto a skinny hip.
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Iain Duncan Smith furious over welfare criticism from EU boss Laszio Andor

Iain Duncan Smith furious over welfare criticism from EU boss Laszio Andor | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A WAR of words over Britain’s “nasty” welfare policies deepened yesterday.
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A child’s eye view of adoption

A child’s eye view of adoption | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
‘A roller coaster”, “a tear-jerker”, “heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure” ... the outpouring on Twitter over Channel 4’s 15,000 Kids and Counting is testament to the impact that responsibly made television can have when allowed to explore society’s most sensitive issues.
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Sarah's Story: ‘My son is being bullied because he is poor’

Sarah's Story: ‘My son is being bullied because he is poor’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sarah is a single parent, working and struggling to make ends meet. Read her story.
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'House Of Horrors' mum walks free from jail after she was sneaked out a side door

'House Of Horrors' mum walks free from jail after she was sneaked out a side door | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The 45-year-old, who called herself the “worst mother in the world”, served five years behind bars
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What That Game of Thrones Scene Says About Rape Culture

What That Game of Thrones Scene Says About Rape Culture | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
American society as a whole is deeply confused about consent. It's no wonder the people who create TV shows don't always get it, either.
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President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The White House plans to revamp the process for clemency applications, potentially affecting hundreds of not thousands of inmates behind bars for nonviolent drug offenses.
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Virtually All Homeless People Experience Discrimination

Virtually All Homeless People Experience Discrimination | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
From coffee shops to law enforcement to ambulances, homeless people report widespread discrimination in their daily lives.
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New Family Court comes into being

New Family Court comes into being | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.
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Father falsely accused of abusing his OWN DAUGHTER wins £86k payout

Father falsely accused of abusing his OWN DAUGHTER wins £86k payout | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jonathan Coupland, 53, from Spalding, Lincolnshire, was handcuffed, thrown in a cell and interrogated for ten hours after being accused of sexually assaulting his daughter Jessica, then six.
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Getting Ready to Microchip the Entire Human Race

Getting Ready to Microchip the Entire Human Race | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) director and now Google Executive, Regina E. Duncan, has unveiled a super small, ingestible microchip that we can all be expected to swallow...
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Retired Federal Appellate Judge From The Famed “Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter” Case Chimes In On the IRP6 Case

Retired Federal Appellate Judge From The Famed “Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter” Case Chimes In On the IRP6 Case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

 


Retired Federal Judge H. Lee Sarokin and Attorney Darren Kavinoky join the Just Cause Coast to Coast Radio Show Hosts as they discuss the IRP6 Case

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

A Just Cause (AJC Radio.com) recently interviewed renowned Federal Appellate Judge, The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin and Attorney Darren Kavinoky. Judge Sarokin and Attorney Kavinoky were interviewed by hosts of “A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Ethel Lopez regarding the U.S. judicial appellate process and the IRP6 case. ("A Just Cause Coast to Coast," BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14).

The case of the IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo and David A. Banks) is currently under appeal in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The men represented themselves pro se at trial. They were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. The IRP6 have been incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado since the summer of 2012. The IRP6 continue to maintain their innocence. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA) 
A hearing regarding the 200 pages of transcript has been set for January 2014 (Case 1:13-cv-02260-RBJ).

Court records from the criminal trial of the IRP6 show that Court Reporter Darlene Martinez admits to omitting 200 pages of the transcript, and that Federal Judge Christine Arguello did not release the omitted pages (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA, October 2011, Court transcript pages 2062 -2063).

“I hesitate to comment on a pending case, but let’s just talk hypothetically”, stated The Honorable Judge H. Lee Sarokin (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14). “If there were a case such as this where there’s a claim that the judge said or did something that compelled the defendants, or at least gave them the impression that they had to testify, and there was no transcript to that before the appellate court, I think an appellate court would do one of two things - - They’d either order that the transcript be produced or they’d have to reverse, because …the unavailability of the transcript makes it impossible for the appellate court to determine whether or not a prejudicial error or not has been committed”, Judge Sarokin added (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14).    “You certainly cannot decide it (the case) if the critical discussion is not before the appellate court. How are they going to decide it if they don’t have the information”, Judge Sarokin concluded.    

According to court records Judge Arguello stated, “First of all, the unedited version (of the transcript) cannot be used for any purpose... how many pages is it?” Martinez affirmed, “Over 200 pages.” Judge Arguello further stated, “Over 200 pages...for no purpose that I can see that would be served by having that at this time.” “I am not going to have an expedited, and unedited version (of the transcript) delivered to the defendants (IRP6)”, concludes Arguello. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA, October 2011, Court transcript pages 2062 -2063)

“My take on it is, the role of the judge, and of what I would call the entire operating system of the court, is to ensure that justice is administered fairly”, stated Attorney Darren Kavinoky (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14). “The one objective piece of evidence, which is the transcript, for that to be missing only would feed concerns and conspiracy theorists alike and frankly that’s a very disconcerting notion that it’s this one critical piece above all other pieces that would be missing. I think there is a reasonable inference that can be drawn there that the missing piece would therefore be favorable to the defense. At least that’s what I would be up there arguing”, proclaimed Kavinoky (“A Just Cause Coast to Coast”, BlogtalkRadio, 4/15/14).

“What I find interesting is that the judge is resisting”, pondered Judge Sarokin. “Why would the judge resist the presentation of the transcript?”, asked Judge Sarokin.

“The AJC Radio team does a great job to get credible guests to join in on in-depth conversations about the U.S. judiciary”, says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause. “All of our guests bring great value to the program, and it was interesting to get Judge Sarokin and Attorney Kavinoky to chime in on the IRP6 case”, says Thurman. “The questions that Judge Sarokin posed during the show are the same questions that A Just Cause is seeking answers to”, concludes Thurman. “Additionally, comments from David Banks of the IRP6 have been posted to the “Stand Up” blog and I would encourage everyone to read his analysis of this situation (http://www.freetheirp6.org/#!stand-up-blog/ci23)”, adds Thurman.

The case of IRP Solutions (IRP6) is currently under appeal (US District Court for the District of Colorado, Honorable Christine M. Arguello, D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA; Case Nos: NO. 11-1487, Case Nos. 11-1488, 11-1489, 11-1490, 11-1491 and 11-1492).

Appellate Court panel includes the Honorable Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock, Honorable Judge Harris L. Hartz, and Honorable Judge Jerome A. Holmes.

A link to the archive of the interview with The Honorable Judge H. Lee Sarokin and Attorney Darren Kavinoky is posted at http://www.ajcradio.com. The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin served on the United States District Court (N.J.) appointed by President Carter, and the United States Court of Appeals (3rd Cir.) appointed by President Clinton. He retired in 1996 after 17 years on the federal bench. Judge Sarokin is well-known for his participation in the Rubin “Hurricane” Carter appellate case, reversing Carter’s conviction of a triple murder. Judge Sarokin is a contributor to the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judge-h-lee-sarokin/).

Attorney Darren Kavinoky is a California-based attorney and the creator and host of the television show Deadly Sins, which airs on Investigation Discovery. As the show’s criminal behavior expert, Mr. Kavinoky explains the root causes of the most extreme forms of human misbehavior. See more at: http://www.darrenkavinoky.com/about-darren/#sthash.GyM7race.dpuf

Related press releases: http://www.a-justcause.com/#!press-releases/c21pq

 

A Just Cause is requesting support for a petition regarding the IRP6 case transcript:

http://www.change.org/search?_csrf=ec36ee5b5cc728be235b55d1bce8c58a&authenticity_token=ec36ee5b5cc728be235b55d1bce8c58a&q=irp6

 
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Trafficked: Victims of sex trade have little in common, except their trust was abused

Trafficked: Victims of sex trade have little in common, except their trust was abused | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Twenty-four-year-old Kelly Lacen's new boyfriend took her on dates. He met her parents. Then he beat her, held her captive and sold her to his friends.
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Poverty has been rebranded as personal failure

Poverty has been rebranded as personal failure | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Frances Ryan: The government absolves itself of guilt for the crisis its policies have produced by blaming disabled and poor people for their own difficulties
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50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back

50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “war on poverty,” McDowell County, W.Va., is a sobering reminder of how much remains broken, in drearily familiar ways and utterly unexpected ones.
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Reprieve—Tortured Briton in UAE prison punished for complaining about mistreatment

Reprieve—Tortured Briton in UAE prison punished for complaining about mistreatment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A British student who was arrested and tortured in Sharjah, UAE has been punished by prison authorities after complaining about his mistreatment.
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2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle

2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After a successful challenge of the legality of Oklahoma’s secrecy in obtaining lethal drugs, the State Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution to two men.
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Black Students In Seattle Are Suspended Or Expelled 5 Times More Often Than White Students

Black Students In Seattle Are Suspended Or Expelled 5 Times More Often Than White Students | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
More than one-quarter of African American middle school students in Seattle received short-term suspensions each year since 1996.
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Two Homeless People Freeze To Death Just Miles From The White House

Two Homeless People Freeze To Death Just Miles From The White House | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A reminder of how dangerous it is to be homeless, even in warmer weather.
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Govt: Children in court battles 'failed by the system'

Govt: Children in court battles 'failed by the system' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Family Courts are being brought in because children caught up in the middle of a custody battle or divorce have been "failed by the system", according to a justice minister.
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Florida City About To Make It Illegal For Homeless People To Have Possessions In Public

Florida City About To Make It Illegal For Homeless People To Have Possessions In Public | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If they want to get their stuff back, they'll have to pay.
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Oxfam warns Bedroom Tax, benefits cap, and council tax and housing support cuts hitting Britain's poorest families

Oxfam warns Bedroom Tax, benefits cap, and council tax and housing support cuts hitting Britain's poorest families | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The worst-hit 200,000 families in the country are losing out by £18 per week - or £864 per year
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DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders

DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will announce this week new criteria for recommending that President Barack Obama grant clemency to federal drug offenders, a move that Attorney General Eric Holder anticipates will result in "thousands"...
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