3 Innocent Men Set Free After Spending 36 Years in Prison for a Murder They Didn’t Commit

3 Innocent Men Set Free After Spending 36 Years in Prison for a Murder They Didn’t Commit By John Vibes On Monday, three men who spent 36 years in prison were finally released after it was determined that they were wrongfully convicted of murder. In 1983, Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart were accused of killing a middle school student and were charged with first-degree murder as a result. At the time of the incident, Stewart was 17 while Chestnut and Watkins were both 16. The men have spent…

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New Legislation Will Throw People in Jail for Disrespecting Cops — Seriously

New Legislation Will Throw People in Jail for Disrespecting Cops — Seriously By Matt Agorist Albany, NY — In the land of the free, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution explicitly prohibits the government from abridging the freedom of speech. However, we’ve seen citizens pepper-sprayed, assaulted, and arrested for there acts of free speech, showing just how little law enforcement cares about upholding the oaths they swore to this very Constitution. Now, a new piece of legislation that is quickly passing through the legal process in New York goes one…

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Struggling Dad Sent to Prison For Being Unable to Pay $1,941 Bill to the Gov’t

Struggling Dad Sent to Prison For Being Unable to Pay $1,941 Bill to the Gov’t By Matt Agorist Philadelphia, PA — In the land of the free, those who can afford to pay the state exorbitant amounts of money for their criminal behavior almost always avoid spending any time in jail. If you doubt this claim simply look at the mega banks caught laundering money for terrorists and drug dealers who never go to jail. Or, look at the financial institutions who are constantly caught stealing from American citizens in…

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Why We Need To Take A Look At The Way We Treat Prisoners And Do It Differently

Why We Need To Take A Look At The Way We Treat Prisoners And Do It Differently “Violent offenders, more often than not, are victims long before they commit their first crime: A former inmate who spent two years in a Boston prison for robbery was given away by his mother, a heroin addict, by the time he was 5 — the same year her boyfriends began beating him up; when he was 8, he watched another kid get shot in the head in his housing project. Another man, in and out of prison…

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School to Prison Pipeline Exposed as 30,000 Kids Under Age 10 Arrested Since 2013

School to Prison Pipeline Exposed as 30,000 Kids Under Age 10 Arrested Since 2013 By Jack Burns Arrests of children have skyrocketed over the last decade according to the latest statistics published by the FBI. Gone are the days of sending children to the principal’s office for a paddling. Now children as young as 6 are getting arrested in Police State USA. The statistics, complied from 2013 to 2018, revealed more than 30,000 children under the age of 10 have been arrested, averaging more than six thousand kids per year.…

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California to “Solve” Homeless Problem by Throwing Homeless People in Prison

California to “Solve” Homeless Problem by Throwing Homeless People in Prison By Matt Agorist Bakersfield, CA — There is no doubt that California is experiencing a homeless crisis. In certain parts of the state, the homeless problem has turned into a public health issue as well, as many homeless people struggling with addiction have resorted to using public sidewalks as personal toilets. But the only solution that government seems to want offer is more police state. Officials in Bakersfield just announced that they will be solving their homeless problem by…

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What Good Cops Look Like: Sheriff and All Deputies Quit to Protest “Unconstitutional” Jail Conditions

What Good Cops Look Like: Sheriff and All Deputies Quit to Protest “Unconstitutional” Jail Conditions By Matt Agorist Nowata County, OK — A sheriff in Oklahoma, along with nearly all of her staff have recently resigned from their posts to protest dangerous and unconstitutional conditions within the jail. During a press conference last week, Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett read her letter of resignation and then let out a bombshell admission that a judge “tried to bribe” her to stay on and lie. Barnett did something many other “good cops” are…

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Artificial Intelligence Is Already Sending People To Jail — And Getting It Wrong

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Sending People To Jail — And Getting It Wrong By Elias Marat As machine-learning algorithms, big data methods and artificial intelligence are increasingly used in the toolkit of U.S. law enforcement agencies, many are worrying that the existing biases of the criminal justice system are simply being automated – and deepened. Police departments are increasingly relying on predictive algorithms to figure out where to deploy their forces by blanketing cities with a mesh of human-based and computerized surveillance technology including, but not limited to, data-mining, facial…

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Child Handcuffed, Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Missing Too Many Days of School

Child Handcuffed, Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Missing Too Many Days of School By Jack Burns Muskogee County residents, whose school-aged children accrue four absences over a four-week period of time, get a ticket from police and have to see a judge. The citation, if not signed, also leads to the detainment and potential arrest of their children. In police accountability circles, the truancy to incarceration system is known as the “school to prison pipeline.” One mother, whose son was arrested, placed in handcuffs, and taken to the same…

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Parents Given Nearly $5 Million After Officers Ignored Teen Daughter as She Died in Jail

Parents Given Nearly $5 Million After Officers Ignored Teen Daughter as She Died in Jail By Matt Agorist Lebanon, PA — Victoria ‘Tori’ Herr, 18, died in Lebanon County Correctional Facility after police refused to provide her with medical care for several days. Herr was addicted to heroin and began to go into withdrawal when she was thrown in a jail cell. While nothing will ever compensate for the loss of their daughter, the family was just awarded nearly $5 million after officers were found to have ignored her medical…

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