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Less Media, More Sedatives: Oklahoma Reviews Capital Punishment Protocols After Botched Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state's new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 26 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
Is Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use Beneficial to the Society?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, business, crime, goodnews, off-beat, society )

Tonya
- 27 days ago - inquisitr.com
America is gradually taking a softer -- or, at least, less harsh -- stance against recreational use of marijuana, or cannabis. Some of the largest cities have begun to either completely legalize smoking weed or reduce the penalty for consuming it.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 27 days ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
Petitioning Grooveshark.Com Remove All Music/Profiles Of: Gary Glitter, Jonathan King and Rolf Harris - Now!
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, child, children, corruption, culture, crime, dishonesty, ethics, family, government, politics, society, safety, sadness, transportation, violence, world, abuse, corporate, ethics, environment, money, society, humans, culture, environment, ethics, b )

Wendy
- 28 days ago - change.org
Why? Obviously, because it is totally unacceptable to offer music by the above individuals - all convicted pedophiles - for "commercial and promotional" purposes - or in fact for any reason at all.
NYC Man Dies After Wrongfully Spending 23 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Health, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
A New York City man who served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit died unexpectedly over the weekend only three days before proceedings were slated to begin concerning his $124 million false imprisonment federal lawsuit.
Hamas and Fatah Fighting Over Gaza Funds
Offbeat  (tags: Fatah, Hamas, terrorist, terrorism, finances, Gaza, crime, culture, government, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 30 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
"Armed robbery in broad daylight." -- Palestinians, after Hamas "seized" $750,000 from Gaza bank. Fatah accused Hamas of "squandering" $700 million of financial aid earmarked for the Palestinian victims of war.
Luka Magnotta Trial's Full Jury Selected
Offbeat  (tags: crime, unusual, Luka Magnotta, jury, trial, Jun Lin, murder, kittens, animal abuse )

DSimplyAn
- 31 days ago - cbc.ca
A full jury has been selected for the trial of Luka Magnotta after four new jurors were added today. Magnotta faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the slaying of Concordia University student Jun Lin.
Hamas Admits It DID Use Schools and Hospitals in Gaza Strip as 'Human Shields' to Launch Rocket Attacks on Israel
Offbeat  (tags: Hamas, human shields, Muslims, Gaza, abuse, crime, protection, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 36 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Hamas appeared to admit using human shields to fire rockets into Israel for the first time today, but refused to accept responsibility for the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Palestinians killed in retaliatory airstrikes.
UN Antisemitism   video
Offbeat  (tags: UN, anti-Semitism, crime, culture, ethics, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 37 days ago - youtube.com
A powerful speech that lays bare the UN's hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.
Save the Wild Tigers of Vietnam - ForceChange
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, animals, government, habitatdestruction, nature, protection, wildlife, trees, world, globalwarming, pollution, activists, culture, death, education, environment, ethics, government )

Wendy
- 39 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to urge the Prime Minister Tan Dung Nguyen and the Vietnamese government to strengthen their enforcement of banning illegal trading and poaching while also preserving the remaining forests, loss of which is the biggest threat
EGYPT: Close Down All 7 Governmental Zoos That Are Nothing Less Than Hell Holes!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Egypt, suffering, crime, ethics, protection, safety, wildlife )

Ge
- 42 days ago - change.org
The animals are starving and dying in the seven governmental zoos of Egypt and they need YOUR help! The animals in the zoos of Egypt are in dire need of medical attention and proper care, and the Egyptian activists need our help to put pressure on the
Abbas Uses AID Money to Pay Terrorists
Offbeat  (tags: AID, Abbas, PA, crime, ethics, government, abuses, terrorists, terrorism, Gaza, Palestinians )

Ge
- 44 days ago - palwatch.org
Abbas' Presidential decree changes PA Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs to PLO Authority of Prisoners' Affairs Now the PA won't be using US and EU money directly to pay salaries to terrorist prisoners, but will use US and EU money indirectly to pay terr
Arizona Forces Statuary Rape Victim to Pay Child Support
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
A 24-year-old Arizona man is being asked to pay more than $15,000 in child support for a daughter he fathered at the age of 14 -- and didn't know existed until two years ago.
DNA Evidence Overturns 30-Year Convictions in US Case
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Court, DNA, Death Row, Innocence )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one of them on death row, have been released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.
 

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