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What price for a life?

You may remember that I blogged back in November last year about a jogger who was run over locally and killed by a van driver. Well that the driver appeared in court on Friday (22nd May) and this is the… 160 more words

General

"Emotional Distress And Mental Anguish": Cleveland Cops Involved In 137-Shot Barrage Claim They're Victims Of Discrimination

Nine of the 13 Cleveland police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that left an unarmed black man and woman dead after a high-speed chase in 2012 filed a lawsuit last November claiming that they were treated too harshly and discriminated against by the police department in the aftermath of the shooting. 487 more words

African Americans

Officials: $1 Million Spent on Medical Care for Jailed Chicago Teen

(CHICAGO) — A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million in medical care on him. 354 more words

When even the Supreme Court's voice drowns behind prison walls

Infringements of the rights of detenus are the norm rather than the exception in the country’s jails.

ARUN FERREIRA AND VERNON GONSALVES

VVIP convicts and prisoners like Jayalalithaa, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt often receive special treatment leading to an outcry that prisoners are being treated with kid gloves by the criminal justice system. 892 more words

Human Rights

The Least of These

Michael Brown would have been 19 years old Wednesday.

Though he was not the first (and unfortunately not yet the last) unarmed black person to be extrajudicially killed by police, his death in Ferguson set fire to a long-simmering powder key. 783 more words

Race

hatred and shoes

One of the hardest things in the world to do is to see the things we hate about others in ourselves. It’s tough to admit that hating someone is more about you than it will ever be about them. 989 more words

Life