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Cops Tie Up 75-Year-Old Grandmother in Botched Raid

A 75-year-old Virginia woman says she was tied up and interrogated this week after police raided her home.

According to Ruth Hunter, Virginia State Police bound her hands with zip-ties after wrongfully targeting her apartment in a drug raid. 98 more words

Government

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Told in screenplay format, Myers depicts the trial of Steve Harmon, a sixteen-year-old accused of second-degree murder. According to prosecutors, Steve acted as lookout during a drug store hold-up, during which the owner of the drugstore was killed. 235 more words

Teen Books

A fairer legal system for sexual assault victims

Brisbane Times Annelise Roberts April 23, 2014

Sexual assault is an important issue – one that personally affects millions of Australians, and impacts every community in the country.   76 more words

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Attorney-General to appeal Gold Coast rapist's sentence

Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros April 23, 2014

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will appeal an eight-year jail sentence handed to a violent Gold Coast rapist.
Richard Quincy Williams, 35, was sentenced to eight years’ jail this month after pleading guilty to the vicious rape of a 20-year-old female triathlete on the Gold Coast four years ago.

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Clinical Forensic Medicine

SKEWED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM...YES WE CAN CHANGE IT!

By: M.K. Williams – CIVILRIGHTSAGENDA.COM

YES WE CAN!

Here’s an example where one state (AZ) penalizes 2 women for related crimes. One received jail time and had her children taken away. 99 more words

News

Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens

 

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Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. 224 more words

Government

US to consider clemency requests from thousands of prisoners | The Age

The Obama administration is beginning an aggressive new effort to foster equity in criminal sentencing by considering clemency requests from as many as thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug offences, officials said. 61 more words

International/Comparative