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Pennsylvania has seen an alarming increase in the amount of deaths related to domestic violence this summer. ...
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Supremely Screwed Up - The Supreme Court
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- 21 minutes ago - news.yahoo.com
The Supreme Court ended its term this year by making a mistake in one of its most controversial cases--the case in which it held unconstitutional a Louisiana law authorizing capital punishment for the rape of a child under 12 years of age.
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Federal Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Has Its Coming Out Party
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- 51 minutes ago - stopthedrugwar.org
For the first time in decades, a marijuana decriminalization bill is before the Congress. Actually introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in April, the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults....

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Aug 19, 2007


Miners Are Family, and Family Comes First visit site
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- 2 hours ago - huntingtonnews.net
Miners are bound together in ways perhaps not unlike the bonds that develop between soldiers or others whose occupations are inherently dangerous. They share a vocabulary foreign to outsiders. Miners place great trust in the person next to them for safety
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Skyscraper Burns Near Ground Zero visit site
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- 1 hour ago - latimes.com
Two New York firefighters died Saturday battling a major blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building just south of ground zero, in a haunting scene in Lower Manhattan reminiscent of Sept. 11, officials said....




Mandatory Sentencing: Stalled Reform ~Lockdown USA~ visit site
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- 1 hour ago - time.com
Over the last decade, activists, ex-convicts, families, politicians and even celebrities have become increasingly vocal about the laws. Reforms to the sentencing structure were enacted with the 2004 Drug Law Reform Act, which allows for reduced..........
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Is It a Coup? Is It a Plot? ~Canada's Sovereignty in Jeopardy: The Militarization of North America~ visit site
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- 1 hour ago - canada.com
To some, it is a "corporate coup d'état," a conspiracy by big business to turn Canada into the 51st state by stealth. Others see it as a plot to destroy the United States by forcing it into a North American union with "socialist Canada" and "corrupt Mex..




Security Could Override Social Issues as Religious Right Considers Giuliani visit site
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- 30 minutes ago - dallasnews.com
?...when it comes to terrorism, an issue that's fast rising among Christian conservatives' concerns, she has no doubt Mr. Giuliani has the credentials to be commander in chief....
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Aug 15, 2007
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Local Outreach Center Builds More Housing for Beach Homeless Veterans visit site
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- 1 hour ago - content.hamptonroads.com
The nonprofit group broke ground on a 22-bed apartment building, a $1.3 million project that will serve homeless adults with disabilities and homeless veterans. The complex, which will include studio and two-bedroom apartments, is being built on one......
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Returning Veterans Ending Up on Streets visit site
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- 1 hour ago - azstarnet.com
Many Iraq, Afghanistan GIs already homeless, suffering ... Often, when Ryan Svolto manages to sleep, he finds himself back in Iraq, preparing for triage, awash in blood and bodies. But he can't find his medical kit, and, helpless, he thrashes awake, damp.
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Activists Tip a Bucket on Big Companies visit site
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- 2 hours ago - theage.com.au
HIGH-PROFILE activist Erin Brockovich took community grassroots activism to a new level last week when she flew into Western Australia to investigate the possibility of a class action against Alcoa for alleged pollution at its Wagerup alumina refinery....
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SAfrica AIDS Activists to Take Government to Court visit site
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- 2 hours ago - reuters.com
South African AIDS activists said on Wednesday they planned to take the government to court again over its HIV strategy and said the sacking of a respected deputy health minister had caused "panic and fear". ...
Stop Playing Politics With Girls' Health visit site
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- 19 hours ago - rhrealitycheck.org
(HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that has infected women for decades. Most frightening about the condition is the rarity of signs or symptoms; both women and men may be carriers of the illness for years without any evidence......
Federal Abortion Ban: Implications for Women’s Health visit site
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- 19 hours ago - rhrealitycheck.org
Recently, on the opinion pages of the New York Times, we are seeing a debate about the implications of the ban may have for doctors and their patients. The debate pivots on a question about whether the ban actually prohibits doctors from performing ......
Romney Supports Bush's Troop Increase — for Now visit site
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- 19 hours ago - usatoday.com
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the consequences of pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq too soon could be catastrophic, but he also said his support for increased troop levels may not be open-ended....


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Apr 14, 2007
Teen Dating Violence Widespread visit site
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- 1 hour ago - newstrib.com
Dating violence takes many forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, as well as emotional abuse. Abusive behavior is behavior in which the abuser ... With all of the excitement and fun associated with teenage dating, many people are unaware of..
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Students Alert Their Peers to Dating Violence visit site
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- 2 hours ago - nydailynews.com
Teen leaders taking on violence at their Bronx high school know they have a long road ahead of them - they've walked it.

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Teacher's Aide Faces 9 Counts of Sexual Misconduct visit site
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Rebecca Kelley, 24, appeared in justice court with her attorney Stephen Weiss Friday. She pleaded not guilty to 4 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
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Child Abuse Survey Report Reveals Shocking Figures visit site
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- 1 hour ago - merinews.com
survey revealed shocking facts pertaining to child abuse in India. More than 53 per cent suffered sexual abuse, while 54 per cent suffered physical and 48 per cent emotional abuse at the hands of parents and family members....
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Angelina Jolie Blasted By Halle Berry: What About American Kids? visit site
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Halle Berry says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were wrong to adopt children from abroad when so many children in America need homes, ....
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Apr 13, 2007
UPDATE: On Yet Another Vicim Arrested for Protecting Her Life.... Admitted Killer Says Husband Abused Her visit site
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The bruises that covered Dr. Ann Marie Gryboski's face when she appeared in court Monday, charged with the murder of her husband, Patrick Lancaster, painted a brutal portrait of the man who allegedly beat her for years...
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'This Really Couldn't Happen to Me' visit site
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Until she showed up in court, in handcuffs, with bruises distorting her face, Dr. Ann Marie Gryboski didn't fit many people's image of a victim of domestic battery....
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Jan 18, 2006
 Al Gore on Crime (Following are older quotations. Click here for main quotations.)



Third Way: Tough on crime prevention & tough on crime itself

“When inmates are sent back to the streets unrehabilitated, unrepentant, and unskilled, then they are just going to commit more crime and go right back into prison,” Gore said. He cited the Bible several times, illustrating the problem of violence among young men by retelling the story of Cain & Abel. He argued that no amount of anti-crime legislation would work unless people took greater responsibility for their actions.
He cast himself as the purveyor of a third way who could rise above “old orthodoxies“ on crime fighting plans. ”We can’t go back to the finger-pointing and failed strategies that led to that steep increase in crime in the Bush-Quayle administration,“ he said. ”And we can’t go back to the old Democratic approach, which was tough on the causes of crime but not tough enough on crime itself.“ Several of these ideas were first discussed by Gore last July, when he called for longer sentences for all crimes committed with guns and for requiring photo-bearing gun licenses.

Source: James Dao, New York Times, p. A18 May 3, 2000

Gore: Bush fosters recidivism; need more rehabilitation

Gore said that as a result of Bush’s policies, Texas has experienced a 25% increase in the number of former inmates returned to prison for new crimes within three years of release. “When inmates are sent back to the streets unrehabilitated, unrepentant, and unskilled, then they are just going to commit more crime and go right back into prison,” Gore said. He did not suggest that Bush had been soft on crime, a position that would be hard to defend: in Bush’s five and a half years as governor, Texas has undertaken the nation’s largest prison-building program, executed a record number of criminals, lengthened sentences for many crimes, and incarcerated a rising number of juveniles. But Gore did say “I believe that we should demand that criminals get clean before they get out of jail. Bush seems content to keep pushing them out the same revolving door.”
Bush’s aides disputed Gore’s statistics on Texas recidivism. They also said violent crime in the state had fallen 20%, to a 20-year low.

Source: James Dao, New York Times, p. A18 May 3, 2000

Crime plan: ban guns in churches; 50,000 more police

    Gore highlighted his comprehensive anti-crime plan that will help better protect America’s families. Including today’s new measures, Gore’s plan:
  • Bans firearms from places of worship and school events.
  • Helps secure funding for law enforcement.
  • Places 50,000 more community police in local neighborhoods
  • Increases and strengthens enforcement of penalties against violent criminals
  • Doubles commitment to crime prevention
  • Helps remove guns from criminals and children.
Source: Press Release Apr 14, 2000

Education and fair policing will reduce black incarceration

I think that we ought to review the nature of the crimes that are included in the calculation of this three strikes and you’re out provision. I also think that we need to focus more on prevention, we need to give more alternatives to incarceration. We have to got to keep our neighborhoods and our communities safe. I think that community policing does work. I think that we need to add to it, provisions that will take race out of the equation in law enforcement. Source: Democrat debate in Harlem, NYC Feb 21, 2000

Fight against domestic violence and for safe streets

The home should be a sanctuary, never a prison of brutality. I want to lead the fight against domestic violence, which is a leading reason women seek treatment for injury in America’s emergency rooms. And I want to lead the fight for safe communities, so that any woman can walk down any street in any city in America at any time, free from fear, and safe from assault. Source: (Cross-ref from Civil Rights) Women for Gore speech, Washing Jun 14, 1999

Hire 50,000 more “community police officers”

One of the most essential weapons in the war against crime is our nation’s law enforcement - which is why Al Gore fought hard to enact the Clinton-Gore anti-crime bill that is putting 100,000 new police officers on the streets of America. He is fighting to hire and redeploy up to 50,000 more community police, and believes that is just the beginning of what we must do to invest in more police and stronger law enforcement. Source: www.AlGore2000.com/issues/crime.html 5/16/99 May 16, 1999

Expand crime-fighting computer technology nationally

New crime-fighting technology has already proven its effectiveness. [Some] police now have laptop computers, so they can file reports from their cars and spend less time back in the office. [Many] officers have instant access to databases of criminal records, so that when they respond to a call, they are better informed, and much more effective. Al Gore has led federal efforts to share and expand this cutting-edge, crime-fighting technology with law enforcement around the country. Source: www.AlGore2000.com/issues/crime.html 5/16/99 May 16, 1999

Curb juvenile crime by tough punishments

Unless we act now, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes will more than double by the year 2010. Al Gore advocates strong action to curb juvenile crime, such as banning convicted violent juveniles from owning guns for life, and using the resources of the FBI to break up violent teen gangs. “Young people must know that if they commit a violent crime, they will face tough punishment, and build a criminal record that could follow them throughout their lives,” says Gore. Source: www.AlGore2000.com/issues/crime.html 5/16/99 May 16, 1999

Steady & relentless anti-crime plan has yielded results

It seemed [once] that the struggle against crime was insurmountable. But we came up with an approach that we applied steadily and relentlessly, and the problem has yielded; not fully, but with a smart, tough anti-crime plan that combines more punishment with more community police and with better prevention, we see, six years later, that the strategy is working even beyond our expectations. Around the country, in cities large and small, crime is now down to its lowest rates in 25 years. Source: White House Briefing, Washington, DC Feb 8, 1999

New measures to protect victims of domestic violence

We must continue to confront the silent but sinister threat of domestic violence -- a plague which touches 840,000 women a year. Just two weeks ago, I was proud to announce new measures to protect the victims of domestic violence -- by helping police departments enforce protection orders from other states, and by making it dramatically easier to obtain new Social Security numbers -- for the thousands of women for whom safety can only be found in starting over. Source: Speech to National Women’s Law Center Nov 19, 1998

Supports “Three Strikes -- You’re Out” law

Throughout his career, Al Gore has supported tough punishment to maintain law and order. He helped to make sure the Clinton-Gore anti-crime bill was the toughest Crime Bill in the nation’s history - including the “Three Strikes -- You’re Out” law to get career criminals off the streets for life.

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