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Male Guard Videotaping Female Strip Search Can’t Look, Federal Judge Rules 4th Amendment Violation

“It is plainly unconstitutional to require a female inmate to expose herself, particularly to the extreme degree required during a strip search, in the presence of a male officer. [Assuming] the male officer doing the videotaping was able somehow to avert his eyes while using the camera.”
Photo Credit: Wn.com

  The woman stands nude before an anonymous man who is holding a video camera. Why? She has committed the “horrible” crime of being suicidal or needing protective custody or merely breaking a rule. Every one of the women at this all-female prison, in Western Massachusetts, Regional Women’s Correctional Center, who […]

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Ferguson Police Threaten, Restrain and Arrest Journalists, Is This A New Police State?

A police officer runs up to a video journalist and shouts,
"Get the fuck out of here ... or you're getting shot with this."

No. This cannot be happening. Journalists are like the Red Cross. We are the untouchables during violence. We walk right up to the volcano of war and peer inside. The word “PRESS” gives us a free pass in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Beirut, Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and […]

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Black Man Still Locked Up 34 Years After Sentence Commuted In Texas

“There is no evidence that Hartfield has suffered any anxiety relating to his pretrial detention."

Is it alright for a man to languish in jail for 34 years without being convicted? Clearly the answer is “no.” We all have the right to a speedy trial. Correct? Unfortunately that is wrong – at least for Jerry Hartfield. Only in Texas. And only to a black man. […]

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Man Arrested For Shoplifting Plays Harmless Prank On Cops, Gets Hit With Two Felonies

Michael Harp

Think twice before using a jailhouse phone call to play a prank on the cops.

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Two Kids Abandoned In Jail Cell 3 Nights – No Food, No Water, No Lights!

Then guards left the two trapped alone in a huge echoing building without even the most basic of necessities for the entire weekend.

What would happen if you left your kids locked in a dark room for three long days and three long nights with nothing to eat or drink? And what if you were so cruel that you left them without any toilet paper? To top it off, what if no one […]

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It’s Official: Tennessee Becomes First State to Jail Women for Pregnancy Outcomes (VIDEO)

It’s Official: Tennessee Becomes First State to Jail Women for Pregnancy Outcomes (VIDEO)

This appears to merely feed the prison industry while penalizing pregnant women and endangering babies.

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WATCH: Judge Upholds Initial Ruling In ‘Affluenza’ Case

WATCH: Judge Upholds Initial Ruling In ‘Affluenza’ Case

Affluenza not quarantined. Great job, Ethan Couch, for in the book of @sshole-friends, you top the list, little buddy. Affluenza causes nationwide outrage.

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U.S Federal Judge Is Stunned No Financial Executives Have Been Prosecuted

U.S Federal Judge Is Stunned No Financial Executives Have Been Prosecuted

   Anyone who has followed the economic breakdown since 2008 has pondered a simple question. Why haven’t any bank executives been prosecuted? U.S District Judge Jed Rakoff asks the same question in a recent piece published in the New York Review of Books. It has been five years since the […]

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Brave Activists In Ireland Risking Up To 14 Years For Giving Women Information About Abortion

Brave Activists In Ireland Risking Up To 14 Years For Giving Women Information About Abortion

Those brave activists fighting to obtain women’s rights, and risking time in jail to do so, should be applauded by progressives and liberals around the world.

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Incarceration Of African-Americans Has Dropped

A positive shift in incarceration rates; @Ebony.com

It may be the beginning of a trend that shows that acceptance is making progress, and that we’re actually moving toward equality.

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NRA President’s Son Convicted For Road Rage Shooting, Nears End Of 10-Year Jail Sentence

Photo from The Blaze.

Is this an example of what pro-gun supporters consider to be ‘responsible’ gun usage? When you look at Keene’s history, crime seems to run in the family.

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Late On Rent? Off To Jail You Go

Late On Rent? Off To Jail You Go

Debtor’s prisons were abolished in the United States over a century and a half ago, yet the justice system keeps finding creative ways to ensure that the poor will spend more than their share of time behind bars.

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Wyoming Claims Right To Arrest Federal Workers For Doing Their Jobs

Wyoming Claims Right To Arrest Federal Workers For Doing Their Jobs

It seems that a lot more states are writing legislation that challenges the authority and supremacy of federal laws.

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VA Attorney General To Employers: Choose Jail Over Reproductive Health Coverage

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Cuccinelli

Should an attorney general be encouraging companies to break the law to defy Obamacare mandates and deny birth control to employees?

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For-Profit Prison Employees Participate In High School Drug Search

For-Profit Prison Employees Participate In High School Drug Search

Is it ethical for us to allow corporations to profit from a societal sickness?

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Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything

Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything

As long as someone is financially incentivized to take away our freedom, you can be assured they will do everything in their great power to do just that.

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Wisconsin Wire: Citizens Still Detained For Filming Open Meeting, Jail Issues Harsh Policies

Wisconsin Wire: Citizens Still Detained For Filming Open Meeting, Jail Issues Harsh Policies

It all happened on Tuesday, October 25th. But it really started a couple of weeks ago. As some may recall I had to cut my trip to Washington, DC short due to having a signature bond waiting here in Wisconsin.

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