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Identities of Minors Who Admitted to Killing Mohammed Abu Khdeir to Be Revealed Monday
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, violence, murder, kidnapping, trial, law, sadness, Human Rights, death, society, government, politics, ethics, law, crime )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
On Monday three Israelis who admitted to the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year old Palestinian who was burned to death over the summer after being abducted from behind his East Jerusalem home in a revenge killing for the unrelated kidnapping...
11 Beautiful Minutes Of Dogs Pretending To Be Supreme Court Justices ~ VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: humor, satire, John Oliver, Supreme Court, dogs, humans, interesting, government, politics, law, society )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - digg.com
"Last Week Tonight" did something wonderful Sunday night. John Oliver and his crew released almost 11 minutes of footage of dogs dressed up as the members of the Supreme Court of the United States for news outlets to use for reenactment purposes.
The UK Will Quadruple Prison Sentences for Online Abuse, Trolls Can Get Up to 2 Years in Jail
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, internet trolls, social media, verbak abuse, good news, ethics, society, humans, safety, rights, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - geektime.com
Threats, offensive sexual comments and verbal abuse are not okay, even on the Internet, says UK government. "No-one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the...
Indigenous Leaders Celebrate Victory Over Columbus Day in Seattle
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous rights, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, law, government, ethics, culture, americans, politics, society )

Cal
- 10 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday, October 6 to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, a date previously celebrated as Columbus Day.
The 21st Century Death Chamber: $100,000 for a Civilized Execution (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: U.S., Oklahoma, death chamber, death penalty, ethics, Human Rights, violence, society, death, sadness, law, rights, safety, news )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - theguardian.com
A tour of Oklahoma's state-of-the-art killing room unveils how the state spent thousands on restraints, an electric bed and medical equipment, but also how a theatre of transparency hides actual practices
This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe V. Wade
Society & Culture  (tags: society, government, politics, women, Roe v. Wade, legal abortion, Alabama, Judge Tom Parker, ethics, family, freedoms, rights, law )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - propublica.org
Parker has been the most creative in his relentless campaign to undermine legal abortion. His efforts have made Parker a pivotal figure in the so-called personhood movement, which has its roots in a loophole in Roe v. Wade.
Police Violated Constitutional Rights Of Ferguson Protesters, Federal Judge Rules (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, police, Ferguson Missouri, law, activists, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Police overseeing security at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in August violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators and journalists by forcing them to stay in constant motion and not stop walking, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
Judge Refuses to Dismiss "Baseless" Charges Against Palestinian-American (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinian-American community leader, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, trial, Human Rights, Israeli torture, activists, government, ethics, rights, society, women, politics, news, freedoms, culture, law )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - electronicintifada.net
As the Palestinian-American community leader and her lawyers sat at the defense table, supporters, many of whom had made the five-hour drive from Chicago, packed the Detroit federal courtroom.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: Injustice Served
Society & Culture  (tags: justice denied, mandatory minimum sentencing, law, judges, society, politics, police, government, dishonesty, americans, rights, crime, abuse, safety, news )

Cal
- 17 days ago - cbsnews.com
Prison time is HARD TIME any way you look at it. But it's hardest of all when the prisoner is serving a sentence that allows no flexibility at all, no matter what the circumstances.
Delaware 2-Year-Old Shoots Himself in the Head While Home Alone With Mother (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, gun control, gun safety, children, family, ethics, society, law, news, sadness, violence, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 22 days ago - rawstory.com
A 2-year-old boy in Delaware was in critical condition on Tuesday after police said that he got a hold of a gun, and shot himself in the head.
Sheriff Pummels Driver After He's Asked for His Badge: 'Here's My Badge, Motherf*Cker'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, New Mexico, Rio Arriba County, Tommy Rodella, civil rights, police, society, ethics, freedoms, law, rights, news, safety, violence, politics )

Carrie
- 23 days ago - rawstory.com
A New Mexico sheriff with a controversial past was convicted Friday on federal firearms charges, assault, and violation of a citizen's civil rights in a road rage incident in March.
Washington State Threatens to Shutdown Dozens of Marijuana Dispensaries
Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, WAshington State, taxes, taxes lost, law, government, americans, culture, society, politics )

Cal
- 24 days ago - alternet.org
Since opening dispensary locations in July, the state has collected $3.5 million in taxes
Israel Carries Out Extrajudicial Killing of Two Palestinians Suspected in Israeli Youths Kidnapping
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, suspects, law, murder, crime, ethics, violence, culture, humans, death, freedoms )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Overnight Tuesday Israeli special forces killed two Palestinian men who were suspected of kidnapping and slaying three Israeli youths abducted in June while hitchhiking in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc of the West Bank.
Sign the Petition: Make Sentencing Smarter ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, prison sentences, law, petition, non violent crimes, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, society, sadness, news, rights, politics )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - dailykos.com
The hallmark of a legitimate justice system is fairness. Today in America, thousands upon thousands of people are serving decades-long prison sentences for non-violent crimes. Their lives are being needlessly thrown away and billions of taxpayer dollars
 

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