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Teen Turns Down Plea Deal for 25 Years in Prison, Gets 65 Years Instead
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, children, government, sadness )

Phyllis
- 10 days ago - msn.com
A teenager tried as an adult under Alabama's accomplice liability law was sentenced to 65 years in prison Thursday after rejecting an earlier plea deal that recommended 25 years
Syria: Stop Bombing Civilians Trapped in Eastern Ghouta ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protections, bombing civilians, suffering, Syria, government, abuse, children, sadness, violence )

Cher
- 56 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Syrian government, backed by Russia, is bombing its own people in Eastern Ghouta. 190 civilians have been killed, hundreds more injured in the past month.
Petition: Bring Asylum Seekers From Manus Island and Nauru to Australia Now! · Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: Manus Island, Australia, refugees, asylum seekers, ethics, freedoms, humans, sadness, detention camps )

Katka
- 166 days ago - change.org
Leaving people to suffer in dangerous, horrific conditions is shameful and a breach of human rights.It should be the Australian government's top priority to bring asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru to Australia immediately.
Defend Refugees: Oppose the Refugee Ban and Cuts to Critical Funding Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, politics, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women )

Glennis
- 372 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
After the recent attacks in Syria, it's more important than ever to tell U.S. leaders that we care about the refugees impacted by the conflict. Now is not the time to turn our backs on the women, children and families who are looking to us for help and su
#NOBAIL for Violent Offenders in Queensland
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, family, government, law, politics, sadness, violence, women )

Glennis
- 442 days ago - change.org
The Queensland government needs to review and change the way Magistrates grant bail applications to violent offenders.Today 3 Children's lives have been destroyed and a Mother of 4 killed.
A Candle and Prayer for Nyack Clancy
Society & Culture  (tags: health, humans, environment, unusual, sadness, activists, americans, health )

Wendy
- 442 days ago - care2.com
Many of you know Nyack, this a fwd I received with the sad news I haven't done a story using a "FWD" so hope it turns out ok. Nyack is very seriously ill and needs our prayers and well wishes xxxxxx FOR NYACK- thinking of you xxxxxxx
RIP: Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Icon, Dead At 84
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, celebrity, obituary, Debbie Reynolds, sadness )

AWAY AWHI
- 477 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, beloved Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds died Wednesda
RIP: Carrie Fisher Dead at 60 After Suffering Massive Heart Attack
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, obituary, sadness, CARRIE FISHER, MOVIES, STAR WARS )

AWAY AWHI
- 477 days ago - usmagazine.com
Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, December 27, four days after suffering a heart attack. The Star Wars icon was 60.
OUTRAGEOUS! California Agency Accused of Targeting Homeless People
Society & Culture  (tags: THE HOMELESS, government, ethics, culture, news, politics, rights, sadness, society )

AWAY AWHI
- 481 days ago - truth-out.org
Across the nation, plunging temperatures are making many Americans huddle under blankets with the heater on full blast. One group doesn't have that luxury, though: the homeless community.
Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87
Society & Culture  (tags: Elie Wiezel, auschwitz survivor, nobel prize winner, holocaust, celebrity, culture, death, humans, sadness, society, world )

Lone
- 656 days ago - nytimes.com
Elie Wiesel, the Auschwitz survivor who became an eloquent witness for the six million Jews slaughtered in World War II and who, more than anyone, seared the memory of the Holocaust on the worldâEUR(TM)s conscience, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan.
Activists Facing Prison for Reporting Torture *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, abuse, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, environment, ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, law, media, police, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Frans
- 658 days ago - amnesty.org.au
Three activists in Thailand, including two from Amnesty International, are facing five years in prison and hefty fines for reporting torture by officials in the Thai army and police....
Revisiting Andrea Yates 15 Years After She Drowned Her Children
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, culture, family, Mental health )

Phyllis
- 667 days ago - yahoo.com
ItâEUR(TM)s been 15 years since Andrea Yates drowned her five young children in the bathtub of their suburban Houston home in a quintuple murder that gripped the nation.
Mississippi Closes The Case On Freedom Summer Murders
Society & Culture  (tags: Mississippi Burning, civil rights, 'Freedom Summer', death, murder, police, ethics, freedoms, activists, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, law, news )

Carrie
- 667 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Fifty-two years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner went missing ~ and in a sad turn of events, the state has finally given up hope that their murderers will be brought to justice.
 

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