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#FreeCyntoiaBrown: Social Media Rallies Around Tennessee Teen Sentenced To Life In Prison After Fatally Shooting Her Abuser

The intricate layers of the juvenile court system have failed yet another Black woman.

Cyntoia Brown was tried as an adult and sentenced to 51 years in prison for the murder of a 43-year-old man who purchased her for sex. 644 more words

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Leeann Tweeden and Blaming The Victim

When Leeann Tweeden launched her publicity campaign against Al Franken, appearing on a number of TV shows which have viewership in the millions, I began looking into her background. 2,031 more words

Politics

Shaun King: Three Painful Stories Of Injustice

This morning I want to tell you three painful stories of injustice. In each of them, police and prosecutors not only failed these young Black men, they conspired against them to destroy their lives – evidence of their innocence be damned. 616 more words

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Guerrero: False Accusations of Kidnapping against Community Police

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The Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center denounced another false accusation of kidnapping against community officers of the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities – Community Police (CRAC – PC in its Spanish acronym). 370 more words

Human Rights

To whose Benefit is Plea Bargaining 

A PROTEST in Madrid about the cost of the pope’s visit in 2011, when Spain’s economy was moribund, was not the first Flavia Totoro had attended. 1,863 more words

Security

Warder work stoppage at Kutama Sinthumule results in prisoners escape

Six prisoners from Kutama Sinthumule, a privately-run prison in Limpopo, have escaped following a work-stoppage by warders resulting in a spate of violence by prisoners which started last night. 341 more words

Justice System

The Hawks are investigating three men involved in Ahmed Timol’s death – what does this mean for the suspects?

The Hawks have opened a docket in order to charge former Security Branch members Joao Rodrigues, Neville Els and Seth Sons, all implicated in Ahmed Timol’s 1971 death, with murder, death accessory to murder and perjury. 626 more words

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