User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-National
Category: Criminal Justice System
Last updated: Oct 20 2018 07:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New seasons of 'Making a Murderer,' 'Serial' should be reality check for true-crime fans 20.10.2018 Philly.com News
New editions of the Emmy-winning Netflix series and the Peabody Award-winning podcast get down to the nitty-gritty of a system that's not always about justice.
Infamous drug dealer on case list of accused Eden Prairie detective 19.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Travis Serafin was a "peripheral witness" on an investigation of Beverly Burrell, who was convicted in the murders of three men who overdosed on drugs she sold them. It's not clear how Serafin's alleged lie in another case affects Burrell.
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Chinese Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Rape in Australia 12.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
An Australian court sentenced property developer Longwei ‘Tommy’ Xu to serve up to four years in prison for raping a young model he took to a Sydney dinner party hosted by Chinese e-commerce billionaire Liu Qiangdong.
Why are so many Pa. prison inmates committing suicide? 10.10.2018 Philly.com News
The suicide rate in Pennsylvania state prison is the worst it's been in more than two decades. Meanwhile, the suicide attempts have tripled in just four years, from 181 in 2014 to 551 in 2017.
Fargo man acquitted in Savanna Greywind's death 29.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
William Hoehn, 33, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. He would have faced life in prison if convicted of the charge.
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Jurors: West Philly murder suspect serving as his own lawyer came close to acquittal 27.9.2018 Philly.com News
A single holdout juror prevented the acquittal this month of a West Philadelphia man who represented himself in a retrial after serving 12 years for a murder he says he didn't commit, according to two of the panel members.
In jail calls, Heinrich said he 'never touched anybody' after Wetterling 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Transcripts of several phone calls between Danny and David Heinrich are among the 41,787 pages of documents from the Wetterling investigative file Stearns County released last week. In one call Danny Heinrich said he "was a monster back then, but I stopped."
'I feared for my life': Former Pagans member testifies at April Kauffman murder trial 25.9.2018 Philly.com News
The plan to kill April Kauffman was set in motion as early as the fall of 2011, Mulholland said, the year before her body was found inside her Linwood home.
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Court of appeals hears arguments on Sawina sentence 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Anthony Sawina's attorney says 39 years for attempted murder of two men is "extraordinary."
Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania's life-without-parole system - but can it be fixed? 18.9.2018 Philly.com News
Black Pennsylvanians are sentenced to life-without-parole at a rate 18 times higher than white ones. Advocates say it should be recognized as a "major human rights issue."
Faribault prison on lockdown after inmate hurts 4 guards 18.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state's largest prison was on lockdown Monday evening.
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Election laws may discourage some from voting, even if they are allowed 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many people who want to vote face obstacles like past criminal records, voter ID laws and purging of voter rolls. Even if they aren't barred from voting, they may be kept from the polls.
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Minneapolis man pleads guilty in fatal shooting, faces over 37 years in prison 11.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minneapolis man has decided to plead guilty to second-degree murder in order to avoid a possible life sentence at trial, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.
Jury fines man $1 for punching Charlottesville rally organizer 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When "Unite the Right" organizer Jason Kessler attempted to hold a news conference after a woman was killed protesting his rally, an angry group shouted him down — and one man threw a punch.
Suspect in Camden County police ambush held without bail 5.9.2018 Philly.com News
Juan Figueroa, one of three suspects charged in the ambush of two Camden County police detectives, was ordered held without bail Tuesday, pending trial.
Slain Ardmore model's father says she was the 'brightest light that ever lived' 30.8.2018 Philly.com News
Stuart Kraft said his daughter, Christina Carlin-Kraft, had moved to Ardmore a year ago at the suggestion of her boyfriend.
Self defense - or murder? A Philly woman killed her alleged abuser and faces prison 30.8.2018 Philly.com News
Letoya Ramseure of Frankford is one of thousands of victims of domestic violence who wind up facing criminal charges.
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Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp stands up for Indigenous children 28.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater The violent deaths of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan and Tina Fontaine in Manitoba hit their families, communities and First Nations pretty hard. These were youths who had their whole lives ahead of them. The fact that deep-seated institutional and societal racism and violence against Indigenous peoples is what led to their deaths is a glaring injustice that we have seen happen many times over to our people. But the other glaring injustice is how institutional and societal racism and violence allows the killers of our people to walk free. The high level of impunity for lethal race-based violence against Indigenous peoples serves only to reinforce the racist idea that Indigenous lives don't matter. Without intervention from federal, provincial and municipal governments, agencies and police forces, our people will continue to be at risk. Canada's failure to act on this crisis means that First Nations must continue to take action to stand against these injustices which are killing our ...
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Sen. John McCain, former presidential nominee and prisoner of war, dies at 81 26.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The two-time presidential candidate served for 30 years in the U.S. Senate and was a Washington institution known as a political maverick. He had an aggressive form of brain cancer.
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Camden man who shot 8-year-old girl during gang war gets 51 years in prison 25.8.2018 Philly.com News
Tyhan Brown, a Camden man who shot an 8-year-old girl who bicycled into the crossfire during a street fight, was sentenced Friday.
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