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A Life Sentence For Stealing Socks?

http://www.democracynow.org

Under California’s three strikes, a person convicted of a felony who has two or more prior convictions for certain offenses must be sentenced to at least 25 years to life in state prison, even if the third offense is nonviolent. Critics have argued it is the harshest sentencing law in the United States. Life sentences have been handed down for stealing a pair of pants, shoplifting, forging a check and breaking into a soup kitchen.

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California Measure 34 - End The Death Penalty?

http://www.democracynow.org

Home to nearly a quarter of the nation’s death row population and in a state coping with budget crisis, independent analysts estimate that getting rid of the death penalty could save California taxpayers $130 million annually. The latest polls show a narrow margin of Californians oppose Prop 34, and that significant percentages are still undecided.

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Freed Hiker Shane Bauer on Solitary Confinement in Iran

http://www.democracynow.org

Shane Bauer was one of three Americans detained in 2009 while hiking in Iraq’s Kurdish region near the Iranian border. He and Josh Fattal were held for 26 months, and Sarah Shourd — now Bauer’s wife — was held for 13 months, much of it in solitary confinement. Seven months after being freed from prison in Iran, Bauer began investigating solitary confinement in the United States. Now, in his first major article since his release for Mother Jones magazine, Bauer finds California prisoners are being held for years in isolation based on allegations they are connected to prison gangs.

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School Security Breaks 16 yo Girls Arm for Dropping Piece of Cake

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The girl, Pleajhai Mervin, told Fox News LA that she was bumped while queuing for lunch and dropped the cake. After being ordered to clean it up and then re-clean the spot three times, she attempted to leave the area out of embarrassment but was jumped on by security who forced her onto a table, breaking her wrist in the process.

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8 Things You Need to Know About America's Private Prison Industry

http://www.alternet.org

Crime is going down in America, but more Americans than ever are in prison—and more and more money is being spent and made, turning this country into a giant armed camp. Here are some key points about the private prison industry:

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National Day of Action Held Against Police Brutality

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Rallies were held across the United States on Monday in a national day of action against police brutality and the targeting of people of color. In New York City, hundreds joined the October 22nd Coalition for a rally and march leaving from Union Square. A recent study from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that at least 110 African Americans were killed by police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes during the first six months of the year, a rate of roughly one every 40 hours.

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FBI releases documents that confirm they spy on anarchists — RT

http://rt.com

"Although many anarchists are law abiding, there is a history in the Pacific Northwest of some anarchists participating in property destruction and other criminal activity in support of their philosophy," the affidavit reads, according to the newspaper.

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ACLU fights to stop government surveillance of US citizens

http://www.opednews.com

Warrantless wiretaps intimidate several organizations and cast a chill over lawyers, journalists and human rights researchers - Are you, a US citizen, calling cousin Ivor in Budapest, or reaching out to your old pen pal Yasmeen in Sydney? The National Security Agency (NSA) can listen in on your personal cellphone or read what you might be emailing him or her from your personal computer without telling you. The Feds can listen in to you now, "whenever government deems it necessary for foreign intelligence reasons" Jaffer explained to me.

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News: Most Under Reported by Mainstream Media « DarkGovernment

http://www.darkgovernment.com

The growing police state, war crimes by NATO, slavery in U.S. prisons, just a few of the top ten under-reported stories in the MSM. The scary thing they all have in common is that a very few people actually control the world economy and they have ties to the growing police state in America and the world.

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Don't celebrate yet: TSA moves X-ray body scanners

http://arstechnica.com

The TSA is in the process of moving its "old" radiation-emitting backscatter x-ray machines to smaller airports and replacing them with new millimeter wave machines in big airports.

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US Fish and Wildlife "Service" Terrorize Alaskan Artist

http://www.sacbee.com

If you heard that Archie Cavanaugh was facing over $110,000 in fines and a decade in jail, you'd probably assume that he was a hardened criminal, trafficking children across the Alaskan tundra, or that maybe he'd smoked a joint. Nope, he was being sought by the US Fish & Wildlife "Service" for his artwork: traditional headdresses of his people bearing the feathers of birds that spend their summers in Alaska. The sale of these feathers is a federal crime, even if they're taken from a bird that had died of natural causes.

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Police State Shuts Down Concert

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Insane Clown Posse and its fans might feel as if they’re in the cross-hairs once again.
At the urging of Royal Oak police, the Detroit rap group’s scheduled Oct. 31 concert has been canceled by the Royal Oak Music Theater. “The cancellation of the show by the Royal Oak Music Theatre is further evidence that the Juggalos are being harmed by the FBI’s designation of Juggalos as a gang,” said attorney Howard Hertz

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Boston police spying on antiwar protesters

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Boston police spying on antiwar protesters - ACLU gets documents

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Drug War Victim Left to Die in Jail

http://www.katu.com

More proof that medical marijuana isn't the answer: Michael Saffioti found himself in jail for missing a court date on charges of possessing marijuana without a medical exemption. He then found himself collapsed on the floor from an allergic reaction to the food he was served in jail. His jailers left him to die. The saddest part? His mother encouraged him to turn himself in.

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Police: Woman Arrested For Spreading Facebook Photos Of Undercover Cop

http://houston.cbslocal.com

A North Texas woman has been arrested after being accused of posting Facebook photos of an undercover policeman who testified against her friend in court.
Mesquite police arrested Melissa Walthall, 30, for allegedly posting the photo of the officer, who authorities say recently testified in a drug case against her friend. Her Facebook post identified the person as an undercover officer, according to a federal affidavit. *She found the pics on the cops Facebook page. Wouldn't the photos be public already?*

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At Least They Didn't Kill the Dog This Time....

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“Why are you dragging me out of my home?” asked the terrified woman. “Why would you be pulling me out of my home?”
“Open the door,” insisted the assailant, using his weight advantage and leverage to extract the woman, who had braced herself against one side of the door while clinging desperately to the other with her right hand. As she lost her grip, the left side of Marcella’s body scraped painfully against the door frame before she was thrown to the ground.

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SWAT raid house, badly burn sleeping girl in mistaken drug raid.

http://missoulian.com

SWAT Police mistakenly injure 12 year old girl during a botched drug raid. Police claim intel of a suspected meth lab. No arrests and no charges filed despite destruction to the house and severe burns to a young girl; The result of flashbangs used during the raid.

Who in their right mind would use a flashbang in a residence suspected of housing a meth lab?

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Dove Dinner Lands Texas Man In Hot Water With Law

http://dfw.cbslocal.com

A Texas man is in hot water with the law after cooking and eating a dove that had flown against the side of his home, broke its neck and died.

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Stopped and Frisked for Being a F***ing Mutt

http://www.thenation.com

Article on The Nation.com about a NY man's standing up to the NYPDs Stop & Frisk policy.

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TSA Humiliates Dying Cancer Patient

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Security officials lifted bandages from recent surgeries, lifted her shirt to check feeding tubes and broke open an IV bag of saline solution, all in full view of other passengers

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