Monthly Archives: December 2012

Originally posted on Prison Reform Movement's Weblog- America: Land of the Free, Home of the Incarcerated:
By Jamie Fellner Special to The Bee California has a hard time letting dying and incapacitated prisoners leave: Over the past two years,…

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Originally posted on justice4juveniles:
All too often when a young person commits a violent crime he or she has some history of being abused. Granted, many people who have experienced different kinds of abuse grow into nonviolent adults. However,…

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Violent night, unholy night … Brevard’s Christmas, past and present

PBS – Freedom Never Dies: The Story of Harry T. Moore – Program Synopsis – Introduction In 1951 after celebrating Christmas Day, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette retired to bed in their white frame house … Continue reading

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Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty | Execute justice, not people

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Elliott Telephone: 727-215-9646 Email: mark@fadp.org ANOTHER FLORIDA DEATH ROW EXONERATION How Many Is Too Many? Tampa, FL. (12-21-12)—A Broward County Jury has acquitted Seth Penalver of all charges related to his 1999 murder conviction and … Continue reading

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Federal Jury Finds City of Chicago Responsible for “Code of Silence” in Chicago Police Department

On February 17, 2007, an intoxicated off-duty Chicago police officer, Anthony “Tony” Abbate walked behind the bar of Jesse’s Shortstop Inn and pummeled, punched and stomped 125-pound bartender Karolina Obrycka. Her “crime” was to refuse serving any more liquor to … Continue reading

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5 Senior Citizens Serving Life Without Parole for Pot | Alternet

Right now, five adults await death in prison for non-violent, marijuana-related crimes. Their names are John Knock, Paul Free, Larry Duke, William Dekle, and Charles “Fred” Cundiff. They are all more than 60 years old; they have all spent at … Continue reading

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Minister Ejected From Florida Supermarket for Support of Farmworker Justice – Rev. Libby Shannon | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners

<p> … earlier this year Reverend Thomas was ejected and then banned from a Sarasota, Fla., Publix. His crime? He supports the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). For years, this grassroots farmworker group and people of faith have urged Publix … Continue reading

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