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CNN: Texans wonder if they executed an innocent man

Texans wonder if they executed an innocent man
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 23, 2010 8:12 a.m. EDT

(CNN) -- A Texas state board is set Friday to revisit questions surrounding a controversial 2004 execution, with supporters of the man's family warning the panel is trying to bury its own critical review of the case.

Colorado state troopers: home invasion and murder

"...Olson said he was upstairs at the three-level duplex when he heard a pounding or kicking on the door.

“They said they were police officers, open the door, with a few expletives in there,” Olson said.

Kemp went to the doorway, engaged the officers in a verbal back-and-forth, yelling out, “Get a search warrant,” among other demands, Olson said.

Police shoving woman on video raises questions

Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010 | 8:38 AM PT
CBC News

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is demanding an explanation from the Vancouver Police Department after a surveillance video showed an officer pushing a disabled woman to the ground.

The video was taken at the beginning of the month on the sidewalk on Hastings Street, near the crowded United We Can recycling centre.

The woman, who has cerebral palsy, appears to brush an officer who is walking with two others.

Economist: America locks up too many people, some for acts that should not even be criminal

"... lawmakers who wish to sound tough must propose laws tougher than the ones that the last chap who wanted to sound tough proposed. When the crime rate falls, tough sentences are hailed as the cause, even when demography or other factors may matter more; when the rate rises tough sentences are demanded to solve the problem. As a result, America’s incarceration rate has quadrupled since 1970... "

G20: No charges over Ian Tomlinson demo death

A police officer who was filmed pushing a man to the ground during the G20 protests will not face charges over his death. Ian Tomlinson, 47, died after being caught up in the clashes on 1 April 2009 in the City of London.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer said there was no prospect of conviction because experts could not agree on how Mr Tomlinson died.

Full story here

ILWU Action for Justice for Oscar Grant!


JUSTICE FOR OSCAR GRANT RALLY
Sponsored by ILWU Local 10 & other labor/community organizations

October 23, 2010
12noon
Frank Ogawa Plaza
(Oakland City Hall near 14th/Broadway)

Join family and friends of Oscar Grant, Labor and Community!
For more information, please contact Farless Dailey, Secretary Treasurer of the ILWU, at 415-776-8100.

UPDATE ON OSCAR GRANT ARRESTEES STILL BEING HELD

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/07/22/18654508.php

East Bay | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
Update on Oscar Grant arrestees still being held
by GabbySF
Thursday Jul 22nd, 2010 10:54 AM

MARILYN BUCK IS FREE!

Activist, Poet, Writer, Translator, Teacher –
Former Political Prisoner Marilyn Buck Freed!

On July 15, 2010, Marilyn Buck was released from the federal prison medical center in Carswell, Texas. She is paroled to New York.

More news will be posted as it becomes available.

WELCOME HOME MARILYN! WE LOVE YOU!

http://www.marilynbuck.com/

PRISON EMPLOYEE BLAMES RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR ILLNESS

 
By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press Writer

MARIANNA, Fla. -- When former prison worker Freda Cobb developed sores on her arms, legs and back in 1997, she didn't connect them to an inmate work program that recycles computers and other electronic goods at the penal institution in the Florida Panhandle.

Nor when her hair fell out, when she had abdominal pains, when her weight shot up or when she developed other symptoms.

POLICE ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL TACTICS @ OSCAR GRANT PROTEST

Walter Riley, Esq. speaking at NLG Press Conference at Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland, CA, on June 14, 2010
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Police Accused of Using Illegal Tactics at Oakland Protest

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