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Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Bill to Provide People with Criminal Records A Fair Chance at Housing
July 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) on Wednesday introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, legislation to remove barriers to obtaining federal housing assistance for individuals with criminal records and their families. The proposal is a comprehensive reform of the eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a fair chance at housing assistance. ... read more »
Former President of Egypt Dies On the Stand in Contentious Hearing
June 18, 2019
Egyptian ex-president Mohammed Morsi, persecuted by the current military regime according to rights activists, collapsed on the stand and died after giving testimony in his trial, it was reported on state TV. Morsi, 67, had been speaking from the glass “cage” where he was confined during sessions. He warned of “many secrets” he could reveal, when suddenly he collapsed. ... read more »
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
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Worldwide Campaign Frees Prominent Cartoonist in Equatorial Guinea Prison
June 13, 2018
In a moving letter published under the title “Artist, Finally Free, Leaves Country,” artist Ramon Esono Ebale confirms he was released after six months in prison on apparent false charges and then a three month wait for travel documents. ... read more »
French Court Sides With Migrants,Ordering Restart Of Humanitarian Aid
August 1, 2017
The court ordered the French government to immediately renew emergency aid to the desperate refugees sheltering at the infamous “Jungle” camp. ... read more »
Californians punished through pretrial detentions
May 2, 2017
It also indicated that those locked up before they even go to trial are overwhelmingly poor, working class, and from racial and ethnic minorities. ... read more »
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