Post Tagged with: "jail"

Echo: Native American Activist’s Body Found In Jail One Day After Sandra Bland

Echo: Native American Activist’s Body Found In Jail One Day After Sandra Bland

Bang the drum!

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Police Murder Yet Another Young Black Man, This Time By Suicide (VIDEO)

Photo:  Video screen grab/ Democracy Now/HuffPo Live.

In 2010, police locked a 16-year-old boy up in prison without a trial for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Now he’s dead by his own hand.

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Cops Investigated For ‘Black Monopoly’ — Where Every Space Sends You ‘Directly To Jail’ (VIDEO)

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Stories like this leave a sour washcloth on the face of society.

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Conservative Sexist A-Hole Todd Kincannon Gets Arrested For Domestic Violence (IMAGES)

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Another sexist conservative a**hole is now where he belongs. In a jail cell wearing an orange jumpsuit, just as we always knew he would be.

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US Prison System Bordering On Systemic Failure

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With prison riots, overcrowding, officer pay, and criminal operations run behind bars, our nation’s prison system is bordering on complete failure.

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A Female Prison Guard Was About To Be Raped. How These Inmates Reacted Will Shock You (VIDEO)

Photo Credit: NYS Department of Correctional Service

A child rapist strikes again – and this time, things would end a bit differently.

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Eric Holder: DOJ May Finally Jail Banksters Responsible For 2008 Financial Collapse (VIDEO)

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Finally, let’s jail the banksters!

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Man Loses Half His Skull After Jailers Refuse Medical Treatment For Sinus Infection (VIDEO)

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It doesn’t matter why Robby Valentine was doing time in an Oklahoma county jail. No judge sentenced him to death. No jury sentenced him to undergo a lobotomy. This is the definition of ‘cruel and unusual punishment.’

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Prison Visitor Forced To Prove She’s Menstruating By Having Her Vagina Searched By Guard

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What started with an innocent sanitary napkin ended with an invasive inspection.

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Seattle Cops Drag 68-Year-Old Woman Off Plane, Jail Her For Three Days For Trying To Change Seats (VIDEO)

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A 68-year-old woman spent three days in jail after Seattle cops dragged her off a United Airlines flight. Her crime? Moving to an empty seat.

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Muslim Inmate Sues Jail For Making Her Attend Christian Church Service

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“The government can’t tell you what god to pray to or to pray at all.”

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Police Beat, Shoot, Tase, Stun, And Deafen Naked, Innocent Man In Botched SWAT Raid (VIDEO)

Photo of Chad Chadwick with his hands up: Video screen grab/Fox 26.

Chad Chadwick was home drunk and depressed, so a concerned friend called the police.

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Jailer Charged With ‘Official Misconduct’ For Death Of Homeless Vet Who “Baked To Death” In Cell

Jailer Charged With ‘Official Misconduct’ For Death Of Homeless Vet Who “Baked To Death” In Cell

Jerome Murdough was not an animal. He deserved better, both then and now.

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16-Year-Old Held In Jail Without Trial For 3 Years For Allegedly Stealing A Backpack (VIDEO)

16-Year-Old Held In Jail Without Trial For 3 Years For Allegedly Stealing A Backpack (VIDEO)

The prosecution kept moving Browder’s trial date further and further away. After he had spent two and a half years in jail he was granted the opportunity by a new judge to plead guilty — Browder refused to do so, maintaining his claim that he is innocent.

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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.” 
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  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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