SOURCE: The Journal
THE UN HAS expressed concern at the number of people going to prison for failure to pay fines.
In an eight page document released by the international body’s Human Rights Committee yesterday, it said an alternative method needs to be looked at. (more…)
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Eric Parker was fired and arrested on charges of assault, after a 57-year-old man visiting from India was left partially paralyzed by his encounter with the officer, who turned himself in Thursday.
Sureshbhai Patel of Gujarat, India was visiting his children in Madison, Alabama, to help care for a newborn grandchild with health and developmental problems. On Feb. 6 he was taking his morning walk when police stopped him in response to a “suspicious person” call. A neighbor had reported a man looking in people’s garages. (more…)
SOURCE: The Open Mind
With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.
Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative. (more…)
A Chicago area resident and mother of three had an experience in their home Thursday night echoing a wave of police overreach all across the U.S…
After returning to her home around 7:30 p.m., checking on her children and settling in, a family member of Natasha Slusher heard a loud pounding at the front door. (more…)
SOURCE: Bohemian Society
Back when I was a street performer I used to work Hollywood and Highland. A police officer demanded I move (I was a living statue), and when I refused he handed me a ticket for “blocking the sidewalk.” I decided to fight the ticket and represented myself in court stating that it was physically impossible to block a 30 foot sidewalk with a two foot square footprint. I won the case and hired a lawyer who sued the LAPD for infringing on my Freedom of Speech and won me $7,500. The LA Weekly even wrote a little something about the initial incident. (more…)