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Horrible: Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language


Horrible: Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

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by Matt Agorist

Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf, was gunned down in front of his house.

According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home.

During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home.

“I was here in my driveway and I saw the highway patrol car come through and it was smoking really bad,” said neighbor Mark Barringer. “About 10 seconds later, I heard one gunshot.”

According to WCNC, Barringer says when he went to take a closer look, he saw Harris in the middle of the street. He died just a few feet from his front door. Several neighbors have put flowers near where Harris took his final breaths.

“It was surreal, you just don’t expect to see something like that,” said Barringer. “When the gunshot went off, it was scary.”

According to police, detectives say Saunders and Harris got into “an encounter” before the officer killed him. However, according to neighbors, as soon as Harris got out of his vehicle, Saunders fired.

“While on Seven Oaks Drive, the driver exited his vehicle and an encounter took place between the driver and the trooper causing a shot to be fired,” according to a statement from the State Highway Patrol.

Detectives say Harris was trying to communicate with the trooper using sign language before he was killed.

Harris died on the scene. He was 28-years-old.

“They should’ve deescalated and been trained to realize that this is an entirely different situation, you’re pulling someone over who is deaf, they are handicapped,” said Barringer.  “To me, what happened is totally unacceptable.”

Neighbor Ryan Russell said he’d see the man out in the neighborhood speaking in sign language with his family. “It seemed like a very peaceful family,” Russell told WBTV. “These things are always heartbreaking.”

Audria Bridges, special agent in charge of the SBI office that covers the Charlotte region, said Saunders has been placed on administrative leave and an investigation is underway.

“The SBI is in the process of obtaining all available dash cam or body camera video present on the scene from the State Highway Patrol as well as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, as CMPD responded to the scene immediately after the shooting,” Bridges said.

According to the Charlotte Observer, public records show an interpreter provided sign language for Harris at a court hearing in Florida in 2010. At the hearing, he was found not guilty of misdemeanor larceny and had a charge of misdemeanor resisting property recovery dismissed, records show.

Harris was found guilty of resisting an officer in 2010 when he lived in Connecticut, according to public records. However, this resisting charge was likely due to the fact that Harris could not hear the officer’s commands.

In the land of the free, a deaf man suspected of driving too fast can be killed in cold blood. Unfortunately, as we’ve shown time and again, this type of mistreatment and attacks on the deaf by police are all too common.

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In U.S. Prisons the Most Popular Currency is…Ramen Noodles?


In U.S. Prisons the Most Popular Currency is…Ramen Noodles?

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Long gone are the days when cigarettes were the most popular form of black market currency in prison. Though they are still popular, due to budget cuts within the prison system they’re taking a backseat to ramen noodles. That’s what was discovered by a recent study involving 60 inmates and staff members at an unnamed facility.

The inmates told Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate from the University of Arizona and lead contributor to the study, that over the years their prison has been cutting back on the quality and quantity of the food in the cafeteria. Where once they used to receive three hot meals a day, now there are no lunches on the weekend and all portions have shrunk.

“Prisoners are so unhappy with the quality and quantity of prison food that they receive that they have begun relying on ramen noodles – a cheap, durable food product – as a form of money in the underground economy,” Gibson-Light said, “because it is cheap, tasty and rich in calories, ramen has become so valuable that it is used to exchange for other goods.” Now a single packet of ramen noodles, which often cost less than 50 cents each, can be traded for at least five cigarettes. They’re also traded for other food items, clothes, and hygiene products.

One inmate told Gibson-Light that “it’s ’cause people are hungry. You can tell how good a man’s doing by how many soups he’s got in his locker. ‘Twenty soups? Oh, that guy’s doing good!’”

Although the study only involved one prison, Gibson-Light says that ramen noodles are becoming the main currency in prisons all over the US. That’s because per capita expenditures in the prison system have not kept pace with the number of inmates, so food portions are being cut everywhere. Referring to other studies, he found that ramen noodles have displaced cigarettes as the main currency in prison, regardless of whether or not tobacco was forbidden, the security level of the prison, or the demographics of the prisoners themselves.

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Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them


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Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them

 

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Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device companies continue to pay doctors as promotional speakers and advisers after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct, according to an analysis by ProPublica.

One such company is medical device maker Stryker Corp.

In June 2015, New York’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused orthopedic surgeon Alexios Apazidis of improperly prescribing pain medications to 28 of his patients. The board fined him $50,000 and placed him on three years’ probation, requiring that a monitor keep an eye on his practice…..http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/23/490675125/doctors-get-disciplined-for-misconduct-drug-firms-keep-paying-them

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New Study Explores “Systemic Deficiencies” in High-Use Death Penalty Counties


New Study Explores “Systemic Deficiencies” in High-Use Death Penalty Counties


August 23, 2016

As states and counties across the United States are using the death penalty with decreasing frequency, a new report issued by the Fair Punishment Project on August 23 explores the outlier practices of 16 U.S. counties that are bucking the national trend and disproportionally pursuing capital punishment. These jurisdictions, representing one-half of one percent of all U.S. counties or county equivalents, are the only locales in the United States to have imposed five or more death sentences since 2010. Six of the counties are in Alabama and Florida, the only two states that still permit non-unanimous death verdicts. Five are located in highly-populated Southern California counties that have been the focus of repeated allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. The others include Caddo (LA), Clark (NV), Dallas (TX), Harris (TX) and Maricopa (AZ), all of which have been criticized for systemic inequities in their administration of the death penalty. Part one of the report examines the “systemic deficiencies” that contribute to the high number of death sentences in these counties and provides detailed analysis of the circumstances in 8 of the counties (a second part of the study, examining the remaining 8 counties, will be released in September). The report finds that these counties frequently share at least three types of structural failings: “a history of overzealous prosecutions, inadequate defense lawyering, and a pattern of racial bias and exclusion.” The study found that these in turn “regularly produce two types of unjust outcomes which disproportionately impact people of color: the wrongful conviction of innocent people, and the excessive punishment of persons who are young or suffer from severe mental illnesses, brain damage, trauma, and intellectual disabilities.”

For each of the counties, researchers looked at the percentage of cases in which prosecutorial misconduct was found, noting that about one in seven cases involved a finding of misconduct by an appellate court. One county, Clark County, Nevada, had a finding of misconduct in 47% of cases. In exploring the issue of inadequate defense, researchers found that lawyers spent less than one day, on average, presenting mitigating evidence to persuade penalty-phase jurors to impose a sentence less than death. Though little mitigation was presented, nearly half (44%) of defendants sentenced to death in the outlier counties had an intellectual disability, brain damage, or severe mental illness. The authors write, “This is what capital punishment in America looks like today. While the vast majority of counties have abandoned the practice altogether, what remains is the culmination of one systemic deficiency layered atop another.”…….http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/node/6536

 

(“Too Broken to Fix: Part I,” The Fair Punishment Project, August 23, 2016.) See Studies and Prosecutorial Misconduct. Beginning later this week, DPIC will publish individual stories featuring each of the outlier counties


Modern America: The Empire of Lies :  Information Clearing House – ICH


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By Martin Berger

August 20, 2013 “Information Clearing House” – “NEO” –  The notion that the United States is an empire of lies would be difficult to dispute by anyone who has followed the events of the last decade. It’s a sad fact that today the absolute majority of Washington’s policies along with the foundation of so-called “American democracy” are built upon blatant lies….

Source: Modern America: The Empire of Lies :  Information Clearing House – ICH

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Der Imam aus Florenz postete das Bild ohne Kommentar auf Facebook, das daraufhin tausende Male geteilt worden ist.


wenn man nur auf das äussere sieht, kann man von Ähnlichkeiten sprechen – aber der mensch besteht doch nicht aus Kleidung lassen sie nur unsere nonnen in ruhe, herr Imam!

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Der Imam aus Florenz postete das Bild ohne Kommentar auf Facebook, das daraufhin tausende Male geteilt worden ist.

Izzedin Elzir wollte mit dem Bild nach eigenen Angaben zum Dialog über die “Burkini”-Verbote aufrufen. Erst am Dienstag hatten Italiens Innenminister verkündet, das das Land keine Burkinis aus Terror-Angst verbieten werde. Zuvor hatten jedoch Städte in Südfrankreich wie Cannes und Nizza die muslimischen Badeanzüge verbieten lassen.

…http://www.seniorbook.de/themen/kategorie/politik-und-gesellschaft/artikel/49326/erkennen-sie-warum-dieses-foto-sorgt-gerade-fuer-heftige-proteste-im-internet

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Honduras Is a Giant Graveyard for Human Rights Defenders



MAURITANIA: Report: Jails 13 Anti-Slavery Activists for up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot in June in a decision condemned on Friday by international campaigners as a “devastating blow” to democracy – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services


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#AceNewsReport – Aug.20: Mauritania jails anti-slavery activists for up to 15 years A tribunal in Mauritania has sentenced 13 anti-slavery activists to up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot in June in a decision condemned on Friday by international campaigners as a “devastating blow“. The West African nation is a […]

via MAURITANIA: Report: Jails 13 Anti-Slavery Activists for up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot in June in a decision condemned on Friday by international campaigners as a “devastating blow” to democracy – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services

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Christians Face Suffering ‘From Hell’ in ISIS’ Ongoing Genocide, Says Group Demanding Leaders to Take Action


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By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter August 17, 2016|8:00 am image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Christians pray in the Basilica of our Lady of Fatima in Cairo in Cairo August 18, 2013. The Ame…

Source: Christians Face Suffering ‘From Hell’ in ISIS’ Ongoing Genocide, Says Group Demanding Leaders to Take Action

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