Posted by copwatch | Sat, 01/07/2012 - 10:12pm story
By William Fisher The Public Record Jan 5th, 2012
You probably know that the United States has more people in jail than any other country in the world. The staggering number is 2.3 million. China, which has four times as many people as the US, is a distant second with 1.6 million prisoners.
What you may not know is that the US also tops the charts in the numbers of youth offenders serving life without parole sentences in adult US prisons. The score? The world: 0; the US: 2,570.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:16pm story
Time for Supreme Court to Weigh in
on Forced DNA Collection
from the Electric Frontier Foundation
Defending Your Rights in the Digital World
December 29, 2011 By Rebecca Jeschke
Can the government force people who are arrested – but not yet convicted of a crime – to give a DNA sample without a search warrant, or does that violate the Fourth Amendment? One arrestee is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider this important question, and this week EFF urged the court to take the case.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 09/07/2011 - 9:47pm story
Our calls and petitions have worked before. They must work again! STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS!
Stop Sept 21 Execution of Troy Davis!
On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Davis. He could be executed at any time.
AND NOW HIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTMEBER 21!.
TELL THE GEORGIA GOV., LEGISLATURE, PRESIDENT OBAMA, ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDEN, CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA: STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 10/11/2010 - 1:06pm event
from Workers World
Nov. 9 in Philadelphia: ‘Free Mumia Abu-Jamal’
By Betsey Piette Philadelphia Published Oct 1, 2010
The nearly 29-year struggle to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal faces a critical juncture with the announcement that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will review Abu-Jamal’s death sentence on Nov. 9. It is imperative that all who stand for justice and against racism and state repression pack the courtroom in Philadelphia....
Read more here: http://www.workers.org/2010/us/mumia_1007/
*Read Updated Message of Events Worldwide beginning November 5th! Click HERE
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 12/15/2009 - 9:46pm story
Michael Schiffman, a leading activist in Heidelberg, Germany, and also a member of Journalists for Mumia, generously translated a statement Mumia's attorney, Robert Bryan, gave at the International Defense Committee in Bremen on December 14, 2009
Breaking News: No Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal before January 11, 2010
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 06/19/2009 - 1:53pm story
Landmark Case, California
For Immediate Release: June 17th, 2009
Medical Marijuana Group Gets $139,000 in Attorneys Fees for Landmark Case
Garden Grove spends a quarter of a million dollars, loses federal preemption argument
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 08/22/2009 - 1:27pm story
Troy Davis and the Meaning of 'Actual Innocence'
August 19, 2009 by TruthDig.com by Amy Goodman