Tagged With "THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK LIFE"

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Webinar: Where do we go from here? - Ending the Criminalization of Black Youth

sunnubian ·
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2014   BYP100 is joining the long-term fight to end the criminalization of Black youth, and they're hosting a free webinar to continue with a solutions-based conversation. The group of young activists...
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This Country Is All Too Ready To See Black Children As Criminals

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This Country Is All Too Ready To See Black Children As Criminals January 21, 2015 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Catherine Jones and her brother, Curtis AFRICANGLOBE – There was clear evidence that a family member had been sexually abusing 13-year-old Catherine Jones and her 12-year-old brother, Curtis, for years. But no one helped them , and the two children were left to figure it out themselves. In 1999, Catherine and Curtis plotted to kill the abuser, as...
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School-To-Prison Pipeline Targeted By Judges, Education Officials

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School-To-Prison Pipeline Targeted By Judges, Education Officials First Posted: 03/12/2012 8:25 pm Updated: 03/13/2012 12:49 pm Jakayla Ivory, a St. Louis high-school student convicted of second-degree assault, likely would have gotten two years in jail. Instead, she went to school at Jimmie Edwards' Innovative Concept Academy. Edwards, a St. Louis Juvenile Court judge, started the public school in 2009 with the purpose of serving students who might otherwise be lost to the juvenile justice...
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Criminalizing Mental Illness

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US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums <cite class="byline vcard top-line">By ADAM GELLER 8 hours ago </cite> Associated Press Videos Jails Struggle With Role As Makeshift Asylums  Bill Hader's Accidental Acting Life 200 views <button class="Btn Primary" data-rapid_p="12">Load More</button> CHICAGO (AP) — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli...
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Ex-Black Panther Head, Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people"

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Ex-Black Panther Head on Gun Control, Obama Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people." By: Leila McDowell | Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM Text Size via saccityexpress.com ( The Root ) -- Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid jail in 1974. The Party shocked the nation with its advocacy of self-defense and images of defiant young black men...
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Wisconsin Arrests Blacks Children at Four Times the Rate of Whites

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Wisconsin Arrests Blacks Children at Four Times the Rate of Whites October 1, 2015 | Posted by Manny Otiko Wisconsin is facing a little-known crisis in policing. An investigative report by Fusion reveals the state arrests Black children at four times the rate of white children. In Madison, the numbers were even worse. An article by Fusion revealed that Madison arrests Black children at eight times the rate of white children, according to FBI and Census data. Wisconsin has the second highest...
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Re: Colorado 1st Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment

Yemaya ·
Some more bullshit...what are black people going to do about this????
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Re: ‘Make The Victim Look Like He’s the Criminal’: Why Is America Still Debating the ‘Ferguson Effect’?

Norland ·
Black people have driven white people OFF THE FUCKIN' CHARTS WITH HATRED. They've lost their minds forever on that shit.
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BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police

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BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Photo: Javier Soriano BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Youth organization says this is first step in campaign to end criminalization of Black youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2014 Chicago, IL — BYP100 has announced a national call for Black Americans between the ages of 13-35 to submit 1-to-3 minute videos sharing a...
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Activists push for juvenile justice system reforms

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Activists push for juvenile justice system reforms by Molly Knefel January 6, 2014 5:00AM ET Critics argue detention centers wrongly focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation for young people <dl class="standard-topics topics visible-desktop"><dt>Topics:</dt><dt> </dt><dd> Crime </dd><dt> </dt><dd> U.S. </dd><dt> </dt><dd> Prison </dd></dl> Inmates at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center in...
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Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee is a racist asshole with a record of repeated criminal offenses

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Belmoun Ibolele Ayibobo shared Playthell Benjamin 's photo . May 25 ATTENTION!!!!! Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee, the richest man in the Congress, is a racist asshole with a record of repeated criminal offenses. He is the worst person to head this committee or hold ... the hearings into Benghazi tragedy and the IRS affair. You need to be aware of who and what this guy is. Read "A California Thug In The People's House: Why Darrell Issa is a Menace to...
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Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

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Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System Racially disparate sentencing patterns and felon disenfranchisement are major problems in U.S. Kemba Smith is a convicted felon who served nearly seven years on a first-time drug...
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Re: This Country Is All Too Ready To See Black Children As Criminals

Kocolicious ·
Wow! Our kids don't have a chance in hell. That's why it is sooooooo important to give them vision and the story of black achievement. Cuz the stereotype of what black children will become is still out there. Been out. And these images are passed down. But to continue to compare black children to APES? That's so wrong. Why even ask that kind of question, if you are not trying to keep it going. Sometimes, these tests are designed to subliminally encourage racism to white survey takers guised...
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Re: Criminalizing Mental Illness

RadioRaheem ·
they will continue this because they need the numbers for the Prison Industrial Complex. They just found a way to make Black people valuable again. Poor people can't claim 'Affluenzia' as an excuse. After Jim Crow has been modernized to "Juan Crow", Black people became an outdated labor force, unless we are jailed and can provide cheap prison labor, which is being marketed to companies considering outsourcing to other countries.
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Black New York Politician Completely Rips Apart Lawmakers’ Hypocritical Approach to White Drug Addicts

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Black New York Politician Completely Rips Apart Lawmakers’ Hypocritical Approach to White Drug Addicts June 23, 2016 | Posted by Ricky Riley Tagged With: $25 million drug bill , Diana C. Richardson , Diana C. Richardson War on Drugs , New York State Assembly , opioid drugs , White Drug Problem A New York politician posted video on Facebook from an assembly session Tuesday, where she calls out assembly members for their hypocrisy regarding the softer treatment of white drug addiction versus...
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‘Make The Victim Look Like He’s the Criminal’: Why Is America Still Debating the ‘Ferguson Effect’?

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‘Make The Victim Look Like He’s the Criminal’: Why Is America Still Debating the ‘Ferguson Effect’? November 21, 2015 | Posted by David Love Why is America still discussing the “Ferguson Effect?” The term refers to the misguided and fallacious notion that, in light of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the Black protest against police violence that followed, police are not doing their job due to increased scrutiny, and crime is increasing as a result. We need to unpack this concept...
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Re: Wisconsin Arrests Blacks Children at Four Times the Rate of Whites

Norland ·
If black cops were doing this to white people there'd be no black cops in existence. They'd manage to blow every black cop straight to Hell in a nonosecond. LAPD would be emailing Lean Cuisine instructions and probably including donations for a house(s). House Baking of Negroes. Whatever, there'd be no black cops if the tables were turned. Probably would be the very end of Black anything in America. The End, Amen.
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George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

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⇒ Crime and Justice , Politics , Race and Ethnicity , Top Stories George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman's unofficial media emissary, is a convicted criminal who recently appeared on The White Voice, a virulently racist podcast. —By Mariah Blake | Thu Aug. 8, 2013 3:00 AM PDT 1049 Frank Taaffe. HLN More on the Trayvon Martin Killing: The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained Trayvon Martin's Death Extends Sanford's Sordid Legacy Here's the...
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Sonia Sotomayor condemns federal prosecutor's racist statement

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 MARCH 15, 2013 / BY LYLA BUGARA Sonia Sotomayor condemns federal prosecutor's racist statement  Last week, Sonia Sotomayor stood in strong defense of racial equality. In a supplemental statement to a Supreme Court decision not to...
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Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

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Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex What is the Prison Industrial Complex? Why does it matter? Angela Y. Davis tells us. (From Special Section: Prison Industrial Complex) Angela Davis SEP 10, 1998 12:00PM EDT SHARE What is the Prison Industrial Complex? Why does it matter? Angela Y. Davis tells us. Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled...
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Re: Ex-Black Panther Head, Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people"

EbonyRose ·
TR : You have lived through the age of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now of President Obama, who are sometimes compared to one another. Yet you see them as diametrically opposed to one another. How? Why would anyone compare Martin Luther King, Jr. to President Obama??? The ONLY similarity I can think of is that they're both Black. And the President only half so. I don't understand why one Black person always feels compelled to ask another Black person that question?
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Petition: Desmond Tutu - via Avaaz.org - Crimes Against Humanity

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Desmond Tutu - via Avaaz.org Dear Avaaz friends, In 2 days, African leaders could vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, crippling one of the world's best hopes for confronting genocide and crimes against humanity. To Me Today at 10:25 PM Avaaz.org - The World in Action Dear Avaaz friends, In 2 days, African leaders could vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, crippling one of the world's best hopes for confronting genocide and crimes against humanity. I...
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Re: Jesse Lava on mass incarceration: 'Fear drives an awful lot of our criminal justice

Kocolicious ·
I agree my sista. And it starts when blackfolks are LITTLE. And then it moves onward when they are in school and TAUGHT about their history. Where in the hell are our so-called black leaders? They should be implementing an all black-school that specifically teaches black history in pre-school and elementary levels. Cuz I'ma gonna tell ya. It's like eating BAD food when you're in a history class and a white teacher is teaching white history and willingly omit black folks in terms of that...
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Moving Speech by Black Educator Lays Blame on Teachers for Implicit Bias, Perpetuating the ‘School to Prison’ Pipeline

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Moving Speech by Black Educator Lays Blame on Teachers for Implicit Bias, Perpetuating the ‘School to Prison’ Pipeline March 9, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: black students disproportionately disciplined , Black Teachers , implicit bias , school to prison pipeline , zero tolerance ACLU Nancy Hanks is an example of how the school-to-prison pipeline will change when teachers and educators understand their role in perpetuating the criminalization of Black children , and the power...
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Re: Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

Norland ·
The Prison Industrial Complex is a Human Zoo to cage people of African descent. In zoos for animals, they are not chained, in zoos for Africans, they are. I don't think animals are locked up in solitary confinement either. They're not locked up with only same sex. The Human Zoo will drive you to your utmost INSANITY. It certainly isn't a place for rehabilitation, that's for sure. Black sons and daughters it's not the place you want to go; it's not the place you want to be. If you're doing...
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Re: Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases

Yemaya ·
Didn't the FBI close down their Civil Rights Crimes unit? Ah huh? I really hope that Eric Holder would have enough sense to re-open this unit and arrest these criminals.
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Dr. Cornel West: President Obama Is A ‘War Criminal’ [VIDEO]

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Dr. Cornel West: President Obama Is A ‘War Criminal’ [VIDEO] Feb 16, 2013 36 By Kirsten West Savali Share Proving that conviction and consistency go hand and hand, Dr. Cornel West has once again called President Barack Obama a “war criminal” for his proliferation of a drone war that has killed an estimated 216 innocent children, reports Raw Story . Appearing on the radio with his comrade-in-arms, Tavis Smiley , West criticized the Commander-in-Chief for a strategic decision which seeks to...
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Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases

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Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases <script type="mce-mce-mce-mce-text/javascript"></script> <script type="mce-mce-mce-mce-text/javascript"></script> <script type="mce-mce-mce-mce-text/javascript"></script> Kirk Odom: "Will my name be cleared?" Santae Tribble: "I'm grateful for DNA" How much science is in forensic science? By Spencer S. Hsu , Published: July 10 The Washington Post The Justice Department and the FBI...
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Re: St. Louis police worker allegedly impersonated officer and took control of young man's life

NSpirit ·
Lord have mercy! Is this dude BLACK?
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Free Nipsey’s Friend Kerry Lathan

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To: Governor Gavin Newsom and the Division of Adult Parole Operations Free Nipsey’s Friend Kerry Lathan WM Campaign created by Wintana Melekin Kerry Lathan was a close friend of Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom and along with Nipsey, was shot multiple times in front of his store. Yesterday, LA authorities arrested him, claiming that by associating with Nipsey, a “known gang member” Kerry was in violation of his parole. We are making the call for Governor Newsom and the Division of Adult...
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Excessive force case in KC is a perfect example of why we need more cameras on police officers

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Scout Finch Follow RSS Daily Kos staff Profile Diaries (list) Stream TUE OCT 13, 2015 AT 07:25 AM PDT Excessive force case in KC is a perfect example of why we need more cameras on police officers by Jen Hayden Follow 20 Comments / 20 New All of this over a parking ticket? A Kansas City, Missouri police officer's dash cam captured an encounter with Damian Words, in what appeared to be a case of a simple parking ticket. The video footage completely contradicts nearly everything in the...
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Mom Arrested For Disciplining Her Kids After Catching Them Breaking Into A House

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Headlines Mom Arrested For Disciplining Her Kids After Catching Them Breaking Into A House By Editorial_Staff - Jun 23, 2016 At 30, Schaquana Evita Spears is a single mother of SIX. AFRICANGLOBE – A furious debate has sparked after a Baton Rouge mother was arrested for spanking her children — ages 10, 12, and 13 — after she caught them breaking into a nearby residence. The local district attorney has even questioned the arrest, and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s department has received...
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Re: 5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

sunnubian ·
A recent study by the Yale University Child Study Center shows that Black children — especially boys — no matter their family income, receive less attention, harsher punishment and lower marks in school than their White counterparts from kindergarten all the way through college. ========================================================================= And this has been happening since they integrated the schools, and all the "experts" or our "leaders" do is conduct "studies", "study" after...
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Residues of Slavery, Racial Stereotypes of the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Often Put Black Women and Girls in Harm’s Way

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Residues of Slavery, Racial Stereotypes of the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Often Put Black Women and Girls in Harm’s Way May 4, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: #BlackLivesMatter , attacks on Black women , Black girls in school , Sandra Bland , Spring Valley Assault criminalization black students Sandra Bland The pervasive racial stereotypes of Black women — as being angry, of having an attitude, and other unflattering characteristics — are deeply rooted in slavery. And these stereotypes...
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Re: 5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

Yemaya ·
http://newsone.com/nation/wash...er-grades-in-school/ African-American Boys Receive Less Attention, Lower Grades And Harsher Punishment In School Written by Roland S. Martin on January 12, 2012 9:27 am Click for More Next Post A recent study by the Yale University Child Study Center shows that Black children — especially boys — no matter their family income, receive less attention, harsher punishment and lower marks in school than their White counterparts from kindergarten all the way...
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Re: Black New York Politician Completely Rips Apart Lawmakers’ Hypocritical Approach to White Drug Addicts

RadioRaheem ·
I'm glad she called this BS out in a political/Public forum. This is a Nation-wide problem...If Reagan sought to lock up Black ADDICTS...let's keep the policy in place for White ADDICTS....because it was all about the drug, right? There are THOUSANDS OF BLACKS IN JAIL RIGHT NOW FOR NON-VIOLET DRUG OFFENSES!!! If this passes in NY, they need to release those victims of White Supremacy and get them the SAME rehab that the white folks are getting....FAIR IS FAIR!!
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Black Is Back Coalition to Hold National Conference on Black Community Control of Police

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Black Is Back Coalition to Hold National Conference on Black Community Control of Police ubmitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:25 Black Is Back Coalition to Hold National Conference on Black Community Control of Police A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford “ The Mass Black Incarceration regime gains legitimacy through diversity in hiring and the collaboration of the servile Black political class.” If the Black Lives Matter mobilization is to sustain itself –...
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Re: The Treatment Industrial Complex

Norland ·
Prison is nothing but a continuation of non-stop slavery. No more; no less. The same things that transpired on the Plantations transpires in every prison in the U.S. and elsewhere the Caucasoids are in charge; which is damn near EVERYWHERE. They're like those little blind cave fishes. Saw two white brothers taking white folks on Safaris in Africa, no less. They looked stupid as hell, and I won't be seeing that show again. They can't keep their Snow Balled behinds OUT OF AFRICA or anywhere...
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Re: Black New York Politician Completely Rips Apart Lawmakers’ Hypocritical Approach to White Drug Addicts

Momentum ·
She said something like that too and did you notice when she got on that issue it was time for her to stop speaking, she should have started out on that point and end with the funding point. ....
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African American Wrongful Convictions Throughout History

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Innocence Blog African American Wrongful Convictions Throughout History Posted: February 28, 2013 4:35 pm By Edwin Grimsley , Case Analyst * Editor’s Note: In honor of Black History Month, we present a two-part series examining historical wrongful conviction cases of African-Americans and highlighting stories of racial injustice, both then and now. Racially disparate treatment has permeated the United States criminal justice system throughout history. During the Jim Crow era, blacks were...
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Mississippi Judge Slams Schools For Fueling School-To-Prison Pipleline

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Mississippi Judge Slams Schools For Fueling School-To-Prison Pipleline Jackson County Youth Court Judge Sharon Sigalas urged districts not to send students with minor behavioral offenses to her courtroom. Written By Nigel Roberts 1 day ago 401 READS 64 20 W ith W ith a new school year underway, a Mississippi judge is sending letters to school districts under her jurisdiction, urging them not to send students with minor behavioral offenses to her courtroom . Jackson County Youth Court Judge...
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Re: Mississippi Judge Slams Schools For Fueling School-To-Prison Pipleline

sunnubian ·
That's all any school has to do, but doing that would cut into the SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE , and since they are only CRIMINALIZING ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR in Black children and teenagers , no one gives a damn.
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Re: The Treatment Industrial Complex

sunnubian ·
The Prison Industrial Complex Industry , and now the Treatment Industrial Complex , along with the already exixting Illness and Disease Complex Industry , are all nothing but our politicians colluding with corporations and 'money-changers' to have a way to make money off the masses at the expense of the masses, to replace all the American jobs and American production that they soldout to foreign countries and foreign interest. So, what they are doing is re-creating a Slave Plantation System...
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Re: George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

sunnubian ·
But, do you see what's behind the racist veil? Money! Racism sells in America. He get paid every time he appears on some show or radio program or is interviewed about his racist psychopathic, sociopathic derangement that he is able to pass off as "opinion" or "view point" or "freedom of speech" in a country, a society, that is so tolerant and/or In agreement with such racist psychopathy. And, if Latinos in America are going to let themselves be used by these sadistic psychopaths by their...
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The Equal Justice Initiative: [Bryan Stevenson] Criminal Justice Reform

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Equal Justice Initiative       Read About Bryan Stevenson EJI Staff Profiles   Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race     EJI Wins Release of Anthony Ray Hinton.  He spent 30 years on death row...
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School-to-Prison Pipeline Complete — New Law Makes Schoolyard Fights a Felony

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Complete — New Law Makes Schoolyard Fights a Felony e 149 Tweet 187 11 Reddit 16 121 Email image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/school-to-prison-pipeline.jpg On January 1, 2017, the state of Missouri will implement a public school policy sure to accelerate the descent into police state dystopia. The Hazelwood School District put out a memo to parents and guardians stating that, according to Missouri statute, fights at school or on buses...
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5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

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  Christopher EmdinUrban Education Expert GET UPDATES FROM  5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools  Like 205  5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in SchoolsPosted: 12/7/11 10:02 AM...
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12 Extremely Disturbing Statistics About Police Violence and Black People That Should Alarm You

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12 Extremely Disturbing Statistics About Police Violence and Black People That Should Alarm You October 13, 2014 | Posted by A Moore More Dangerous Than a Terrorist Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist. Of course, if we consider only African-Americans, the risk of a Black person being killed by law enforcement is even higher. State-Sponsored Lynching According to the most recent FBI reports, from 2005 to 2012, a white police officer...
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Kocolicious ·
To me prison has always been a new form of slavery. It restricts human growth and limits the ability to evolve....plus massa continues to get paid for human chattel. In other countries, there is no profit prisons in the way that it is here. I remember seeing an article about prison life in Sweden I think. It looked like a camp resort where prisoners couldn't leave but where allowed to work outside the prisons and return daily. I don't remember if they kept the money earned but it wasn't...
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United Nations: The Perversion of a Good Intention

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United Nations: The Perversion of a Good Intention By Dady Chery NEWS JUNKIE POST Sep 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm - See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2013...sthash.Y0B43vHW.dpuf Once upon a time, the United Nations was held up as a beacon of moral authority and hope for world peace. That was long before the UN formally became a criminal organization. The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on September 6, 2013, in the Hasan Nuhanovic case, that UN personnel called “Dutchbat”, under the authority of the...
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