SEATTLE — The Metropolitan King County Council has unanimously adopted legislation to provide publicly funded legal representation during inquest proceedings to families of those killed as the result of police use of deadly force. The Seattle Times reports the council’s action Monday comes as a special committee appointed by King County Executive Dow Constantine has been asked…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2018 CONTACT: Alexandra Ringe, American Civil Liberties Union, 212-549-2582, email@example.com Andrew Hoover, ACLU of Pennsylvania, 717-236-6827 ext. 213, firstname.lastname@example.org Bret Grote, Abolitionist Law Center, 412-654-9070, email@example.com HARRISBURG, Pa. — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Abolitionist Law Center, Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feiberg & Lin LLP, and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP filed a […]
First they were burned and whipped, then their families were sent the videos
By Nima Elbagir, Raja Razek, Sarah Sirgany and Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
Updated 1157 GMT (1957 HKT) January 26, 2018
Shocking video shows migrants tortured in Libya 00:51
(CNN)Disturbing video clips shared on social media by their desperate families have revealed the ordeal of Sudanese migrants kidnapped and tortured for ransom in Libya.
As one clip plays, viewers can hear the slap of the whip, the whimpering as each man is forced to turn his head to the camera and beg his family to send money.
The men’s relatives say they disseminated these videos on social media in a bid to raise awareness — and within a matter of days Libyan special forces had traced where the men were held, according to Libya’s UN-backed unity government.
On Wednesday, they raided a location in the city of…
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Crime-Predicting Algorithms May Not Beat Untrained Humans
By Issie Lapowsky
“There was essentially no difference between people responding to an online survey for a buck and this commercial software being used in the courts. I think the courts should consider that when trying to decide how much weight to put on them in making decisions.”
Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum: http://www.sott.net The Guardian Johann Hari 07 Jan 2018 In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach © Alamy ‘Drugs are having a positive effect for some people – but they clearly can’t be the main…
B.Brecht said: “And Ones are in the Shadow, and Ones are in the Light” – let come all Humans to Light!
When a jail sentence becomes a death sentence Joan McKiernan reports from upstate New York on a protest against conditions of abuse and neglect at the Broome County jail.
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When a jail sentence becomes a death sentence
Joan McKiernan reports from upstate New York on a protest against conditions of abuse and neglect at the Broome County jail.
September 25, 2017
Activists rally against mass incarceration in Broome County, New York (Joan McKiernan | SW)
“CLOSE IT down!”
Calls to end mass incarceration and close the county jail greeted visitors to the Broome County Sheriff’s “Open Day” in Binghamton, New York, on September 20. Supporters of Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier (JUST) were on hand to protest against the…
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