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U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

The really amazing thing is that they got caught.

- Tom Lacey, SF Peace and Freedom

 

U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

Thu Feb 12, 2009, By Jon Hurdle, PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)

 

Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention center in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.

 

 

"Where do I go?" Cops arrest people for EXISTING poor

Recently, some of us witnessed 4 (that's right FOUR) Eureka Police Officers arresting a woman for sitting in a covered bus stop late at night with only a blanket in her hand.  Three vehicles, two of them K-9 units, were there.  The officers were: Adam Laird (Badge #40), Kurt Rulofson (new guy), Ed Wilson (Badge #96), and Mike Guy (Badge #63).   The woman asked the officers, "Where do I go?"    She told them "I didn't do anything."  But, you see, if you sit somewhere in public at night, when you have no other place to go, you get arrested.

Letter of Solidarity with Greek Rebels!

We are writing as a group of world citizens to tell you that we are saddened by yet another police murder of a young person, Alexis Grigoropoulos. We do not see this as an isolated incident by one “bad cop” but as the direct result of a oppressive police force and repressive state. Alexis’ murder sparked a fire in Greece and has touched many all over the world. We are heartened by the response of our Greek comrades and write this letter in support of what has become a large-scale popular uprising in Greece with support worldwide.

Know Your Rights workshop, Aug 22nd

 

Do you know what to do if you’re stopped by the police? Do your children?
Are you tired of your rights being violated?

 

 

This workshop focuses on the law "on the street” — what your rights are and how cops try to trick you out of them. We want to share strategies to ‘survive’ police encounters.

Click HERE for event announcement

 

Leonard Peltier PAROLE Hearing; Letters needed before July 1st urging parole ! Sign Petition too.

 

* Parole Update *

via Freedom Archives

 

Leonard Peltier's parole hearing has been changed to July 28.

 

To be considered by the commissioners, your letters of support must arrive at the U.S. Parole Commission no later than July 1.

 

Not a lot of time left.  Folks, get out there on the streets and get folks to sign as many letters as possible.  For a sample letter, visit < www.FreePeltierNow.org <http://www.freepeltiernow.org/>

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