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The False Promise of DNA Testing
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, corruption, ethics, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 201 days ago - msn.com
William Thompson, an attorney and a criminology professor at the University of California at Irvine, told a KHOU 11 reporter, were terrifying: It appears that Houston police technicians were routinely misinterpreting even the most basic samples.
This Town Ran An Illegal DebtorâEUR(TM)s Prison For Years. Now It Has To Pay Back The People It Jailed.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, government, rights )

Phyllis
- 216 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Colorado Springs will pay back destitute people it illegally jailed because they couldnâEUR(TM)t pay court fines, the city announced Thursday. The city will discontinue debtorâEUR(TM)s prison policy, which violated both the U.S. Constitution and a 2014 state law.
Virginia Governor Has Hours to Decide on Return of Compulsory Electric Chair
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, society )

Phyllis
- 242 days ago - msn.com
The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has until midnight on Sunday to decide whether to bring back the electric chair as a compulsory method of execution.
Haunting Photos Of A Child Bride's Wedding âEUR" & Why The World Must Act
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, family, society )

Phyllis
- 254 days ago - msn.com
But the detail that struck Joyce was the fact that the bride was only in the sixth grade.
This Video of Mail Man Getting Arrested Will Make You Outraged
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, ethics, culture )

Phyllis
- 257 days ago - popsugar.com
Have you heard of Glen Grays, a black mailman who was arrested on the job by officers in Brooklyn, NY? Maybe not, but his story is one we should talk about.
Virginia Lawmakers Pass 'Landmark' Medical Marijuana Bill
Society & Culture  (tags: government, law )

Phyllis
- 271 days ago - nbc12.com
Virginia's lawmakers passed a bill which will allow for the eventual production and distribution of marijuana oils in the Commonwealth. After lengthy discussions and negotiations, SB701 passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
Bitter Sweets: Inside Big ChocolateâEUR(TM)s Child Labor Problem
Business  (tags: abuse, consumers, ethics, farming )

Phyllis
- 282 days ago - msn.com
Big chocolate makers have promised to end child labor in their industry--and have spent tens of millions of dollars in the effort. But 2.1 million West African children still do the dangerous and physically taxing work of harvesting cocoa.
India to Change Its Decades-Old Reliance on Female Sterilization
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, family, women )

Phyllis
- 292 days ago - msn.com
For decades, India has relied on female sterilization as its primary mode of contraception, funding about four million tubal ligations every year, more than any other country.
President Moves to Ban Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, ethics, goodnews, government )

Phyllis
- 318 days ago - nbc12.com
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, President Barack Obama announced Monday he's banning solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system.
 
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