Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tag: prison

JUSTICE: Cops Sentenced to Prison for Tasering Mentally Disabled Woman

Two South Carolina police officers accused of tasering a mentally ill woman, while she posed no threat to herself or others, were sentenced to prison this week. Are police going to finally be held accountable for their brutality?

Louisiana Denies Compensation to Dying Exonerated Death Row Prisoner as Former...

Glenn Ford was recently freed from death row after three decades, but unfortunately now suffers from stage three lung cancer. He is suing the prison for not providing treatment when he was first diagnosed in 2011.

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations that Feed on Prisons

Mass incarceration has turned into a huge revenue stream for corporations as the for-profit prison industry is worth about $70 billion. Attempts to reform the industry are useless at a political level. So how can we fix it?

American Pharmacists Association Urges Members to Stop Providing Execution Drugs

Delegates of the American Pharmacists Association are refusing to provide drugs for use in lethal injections. Could this declaration make carrying out executions even more difficult for death penalty states?

A Family Broken Up: Freed After 8 Years at Guantánamo, a...

Democracy Now discusses a story about a father and son who were held for many years at Guantánamo. Here is how their relationship was used against them in Guantánamo and what's become of them after their release.

We Kill Our Revolutionaries

“I am a human being and no human being should be caged like an animal.” Prisoners might soon carry out acts of mass civil disobedience for justice because changes inside prisons need to be made and this is the only mechanism left to them.

US Journalist Sentenced to 5 Years and 3 Months for Posting...

Barrett Brown, a freelance journalist, was sentenced to 5 years and three months in prison for posting a hyperlink containing stolen credit card information. The excessive prison sentence looming over Brown has gained massive media attention.

Why the CIA is So Eager to Demolish Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

The CIA is on a quest to gain more respect. Is the agency seeking a very harsh prison sentence for Jeffrey Sterling to serve as a warning to others?

The Prison State of America

The "carceral state” we live in will not be reformed through elections, or by appealing to political elites or the courts. We are caught in a prison state and lockdown of American politics.

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IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.

Two-thirds of Americans, including majority of Biden supporters, urge President to withdraw from 2024...

New poll reveals widespread belief that Biden should step aside, as Democrats consider alternatives.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

Inside China-focused Congressional hearings, panic, paranoia, and hypocrisy reign

China is not a threat because it’s threatening our security—China is a threat because it’s successful.