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Scooped by Benjamine Spencer
 
Free Benjamine Spencer! (A Judge ruled he is innocent 3 years ago but he is still in prison.) | Free Benjamine Spencer! (A Judge ruled he is innocent 3 years ago but he is still in prison.) | Scoop.it

After reviewing his case by reading the court documents, visiting the crime scene, interviewing his alibi and conferring with Mr. Spencer’s…

Mr. Spencer has spent just over half his life locked up for a crime he swears he did not commit. Spencer was arrested in March 1987 for the robbery and killing of Dallas business owner Jeffrey Young. Unlike the many wrongful-conviction cases that have resulted in exonerations, there is no DNA evidence to settle Spencer’s guilt or innocence. In fact, there was no physical evidence against him at all. The only material evidence against Spencer is the testimony of three West Dallas residents who said they saw Spencer dump the victim’s car in their neighborhood the night of the…

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Cleve Foster Becomes 30th Person Executed in US This Year | Common Dreams.

Cleve Foster Becomes 30th Person Executed in US This Year

Man had recieved three stays of execution over questions pertaining to legitimacy of trial

– Common Dreams staff

Texas executed death row inmate Cleve Foster on Tuesday after the Supreme Court rejected a request for stay, making Foster the 30th person to be executed in the US this year and the 9th in Texas.

Cleve Foster (Photo: Michael Graczyk/AP) Foster, 48, was convicted of murder and rape in 2002; however, Foster had previously received three stays of execution from the US Supreme Court over questions regarding how forcefully his lawyers defended him. Foster’s latest attorneys argued that he had deficient legal help during the early stages of his trial and appeals, stating his case needed a…

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A Shiny Object: Houston Police Kill Double Amputee In His Wheelchair | Common Dreams.

Yesterday I reported that affair: but read, the poor man, now a victim, died!

A Shiny Object: Houston Police Kill Double Amputee In His Wheelchair

by Abby Zimet

The FBI is investigating, and activists are protesting, after a Houston police officer fatally shot a mentally ill, double amputee in a wheelchair after he waved what turned out to be a silver ballpoint pen toward officers. Matthew Marin shot and killed Brian Claunch at a personal care home after Claunch got agitated. Marin also killed a suspect in 2009, and Houston police have been involved in 14 shootings, seven fatal, in the first seven months of this year. The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice had previously called for the US Attorney General to investigate alleged civil-rights violations by the police.

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Spain Anti-Austerity Protests Continue into Second Night Following Clashes, Arrests | Common Dreams.

Spain Anti-Austerity Protests Continue into Second Night Following Clashes, Arrests

– Common Dreams staff

(Photo: Reuters/Paul Hanna)Screen shot from El Pais live coverage

Anti-austerity protests continued for a second consecutive night in Madrid on Wednesday. Thousands of protesters filled the streets throughout the day on Wednesday, some facing off with police who had beaten protesters with batons and fired rubber bullets into the crowds the night before.

Prime Minister Rajoy still plans on announcing a new round of drastic austerity measures on Thursday, despite national outrage, including public sector pay cuts, privatization of public assets, tax increases, and a raise in retirement age by two years.

The Bank of Spain said Wednesday that the country is entering an extreme depression, but protesters argue that more…

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Posted: 09/26/2012 12:35 pm EDT
Updated: 09/26/2012 1:14 pm EDT

Cherokee Nation Scott Brown

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) speaks during a news conference on Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The chief of the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday demanded an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) for what he called an “uneducated, unenlightened and racist portrayal of native peoples” by senior staff on his campaign and in his Senate office.

At a recent campaign rally, senior Brown staffers led a crowd of Brown supporters in a series of “war whoop chants” and “tomahawk chops,” an attempt to mock Elizabeth Warren for citing her Native American ancestry in a Harvard guidebook.

“The Cherokee Nation is disappointed in and denounces the disrespectful actions of staffers and supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. The conduct of these individuals goes far beyond what is appropriate and proper in political discourse. The use of stereotypical ‘war whoop chants’ and…

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