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California revises execution guidelines

Officials address concerns that the three-drug procedure may have constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Challenges may block executions for months or years.

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times

April 30, 2010

California moved a step closer to resuming executions Thursday when corrections officials announced new lethal injection procedures, beating a May 1 deadline by one day.

Chip Fitzgerald on hunger strike


URGENT UPDATE ON CHIP FITZGERALD!
CHIP ON
HUNGER STRIKE!

Chip is demanding a transfer out of the hole
at Corcoran State Prison where he has been for over a year.

In
response to his unfair housing in Administrative Segregation (“the
hole”) Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald is currently refusing food. In support
of Chip we ask that you call Warden Raul Lopez to DEMAND that Chip be
transferred out of Ad Seg and into general population immediately.

PASS
THIS CALL FOR SUPPORT WIDELY!

WATCH ERYIKA BADU 'WINDOW SEAT' VIDEO

ERYKA  BADU WAS FINED $500  for her video shoot that has created  much thought and many conversations...check it out for yourself .... thinking and conversating are good things!!!!!!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVp47f5YZg

S F 8 REPORT


--- On Mon, 4/19/10, SF-8 case


A spirited demonstration Monday
morning included many members of the community, five of the San
Francisco 8, leading members of the Black clergy, SF supervisors Eric
Mar and John Avalos, and the rhythms of the Brass Liberation Orchestra.
The crowd demanded that the charges be dropped against Francisco Torres,
the last remaining defendant in the case. 

The actual court
hearing was packed with supporters but was extremely brief. It merely

COLORADO JUSTICE REPORT

http://www.ccjrc.org/index.shtml

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit
organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state
prison population. CCJRC believes that we are currently overusing
incarceration and that a comprehensive reevaluation of current criminal
justice policy is necessary. We advocate for the expansion of funding
for treatment, alternatives to incarceration, and reintegration services

PORTLAND,ORE...POLICE KILL AGAIN !!!!


  • Portland visit">Jesse Jackson criticizes police during Portland
    visit

PORTLAND, Ore.3/30/10 -- Eight people were arrested and three officers
were
injured when protesters clashed with police in downtown Portland in a
rally against two recent officer-involved shootings Monday night .

LOCK DOWN AT SANTA RITA JAIL....Dublin,Ca


Lockdown at Santa Rita JailDUBLIN,
Calif. -- Violence erupted at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin
Monday, and authorities to confine thousands of inmates to their cells.

HOLLY NEEEDS VIDEOS & PHOTOS OF OSCAR GRANT ARREST

 A young woman named Holly is being
prosecuted in Alameda County for an arrest that took place during the
January 14, 2009 Oscar Grant protests. She is asking anybody who
attended those protests to review their video or photos to see if they
have photos of the scene. She is also asking if anyone, who took
video/photos of both the January 7th and January 14th protests, would be
willing to share their footage, and possibly testify at trial about the
general atmosphere of the Oscar Grant protests.

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