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Florida Innocence Commission: 6 Ways State Is Keeping The Wrongfully Convicted In Prison
In 1974, a 9-year-old Polk County boy was taken from his bedroom and raped in a field. The boy's uncle, a high school assistant principal, said the description of the attacker sounded like a student, Jimmy Bain. Police went to Bain's home that evening and arrested him. The 19-year-old was sentenced to life in prison despite the fact that he had an alibi and his blood type didn't match the semen sample. For 35 years, James Bain sat in prison as letter after letter asking for DNA testing was rejected......
Man in NSW, Australia, being tasered with hands behind his head
Caution: this video is not for the faint-hearted.
How streetwise intervention cuts crime
Swearing and the Police - Adding Insult to Injury
Paul McKeever, Chairman of The Police Federation in the UK comments on the court decision to uphold the appeal against conviction for swearing at the police
Confessions of a traffic warden
Confessions of a London traffic warden and confirmation of what we all suspected by way of dirty tricks
We must acknowledge the limits of policing and punishment in the absence of social justice
Robert Reiner, expert on sociology of policing, on the LSE blog
Leon Panetta’s explicitly authoritarian decree
Comment on Obama's authorization of 'undercover' executions of US citizens, if suspected terrorists, without due process or public debate or transparency
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Less of the anti: police and social media, by Julie
"The first thing I realised when I joined this Force was that police LOVE telling stories......"
Intelligent rape investigation and prosecution
Civil liberties: don't mess with the rule of law
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South Yorkshire police chief defends PCSO plans
Proposal for community support officers to take primary role in dealing with public 'won't mean the end of bobbies on the beat'
An Unjust Solution
"Not long ago in Georgia, a six-year-old named Salecia Johnson was handcuffed and taken from her elementary school to the local police station. The school chose to do this, instead of sending her to time-out, or home to her parents or to the principal’s office...Zero tolerance in our schools has become an excuse for a blatant abdication of leadership, fairness, compassion, and common sense."
DWP 'did not do enough to stop fraud among welfare-to-work companies'
National Audit Office finds Department for Work and Pensions knew risk of fraud but did not introduce checks
Rapid riot prosecutions more important than long sentences, says Keir Starmer
Director of public prosecutions challenges received wisdom that heavy sentences for rioters worked as an effective deterrence
Riot sentencing put 'nice kids' behind bars, lawyers say
Sentencing rulebook was 'torn up and thrown away', magistrate says, but prosecutors argue harsher punishments were justified
Disaster averted but questions remain over courts' response to riots
Was the remand system used appropriately, was due process sufficiently observed and were the stiff sentences justified?
Reading the Riots phase two: police, victims and the courts
Guardian/LSE study of England's summer riots of 2011, second stage.
Deconstructing Rituals of Reconciliation
How do we judge the authenticity of reconciliatory actions? And why do we even need to bother?
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