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One Story, Three Ways September 22, 2011

   

The Griot

   
   

Huffington Post

   
   

Law Enforcement Today

   

 

Attica Prison Riots today in 1971 September 9, 2011

   

NY Gov. Nelson Rockefeller

   

Attica Prison riots

Attica Prisoners’ Demands

Attica prison rebellion remembered 36 years later

Attica Prison Riot at Democrat and Chronicle

Attica at 40: In Our Own Words Parts 1 – 4

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Nelson Rockefeller

William Kuntsler

George Jackson

Black Panther Party

NY State Special Commission Report on Attica

 

THE SCOTT SISTERS TO BE RELEASED December 31, 2010

 

 


 

 

When I was looking for some information on Ruby Bridges awhile back I went to the official NAACP website. The first thing that came up on the home page was a link to a petition to pardon the Scott sisters. The short story was that the Gladys and Jamie Scott, though staunchly proclaiming their innocence, received life sentences for a robbery that amount to $11.

 

Sometimes I just randomly sign up for stuff online, but I didn’t for this. My initial thought was there had to have been a death involved, or why the life sentences. After reading several articles and looking into the history it seems to be a colossal failure of the American system of “justice”.

 

The basic facts are:

 

  • The Scott sisters accepted a ride with a couple of young friends then went about their business
  • The friends were later robbed at gunpoint by some underage boys with shotguns, getting about $11
  • The robbers, in a plea deal, implicated the Scott sisters
  • Neither sister had a prior criminal record
  • Prosecutors tried to paint them as the masterminds of the robbery – influencing the minors to commit the crime
  • Both sisters were sentenced to life imprisonment
  • NO ONE WAS KILLED OR EVEN INJURED
  • The judge in the case has a long history of racist rulings (he pardoned the accused killer of Chaney, Schwerner & Goodman)

 

If that weren’t enough, the sisters have suffered a variety of indignities in prison. Jamie has gone into severe kidney failure due to years of corporate-controlled prison healthcare (infections, delays in hospital transportation, cancelled dialysis treatments, capricious solitary confinement).

 

The NAACP and a variety of people have been working years to have the sisters pardoned. Today it was announced that the sisters would be granted early parole on the condition that Gladys donate a kidney to Jamie.

 

 


 

Original article

MSNBC report

The Scott Sisters on wiki

Injustice in Mississippi

Why Are the Scott Sisters of Mississippi Serving Life Sentences for Petty Theft?

Free the Scott Sisters blog

Chaney, Schwerner & Goodman

NAACP

 

Oh, Wesley … December 13, 2010

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Dude – I don’t care if you’re a half-vampire Ninja badass –

YOU

DO NOT

FUCK WITH THE IRS!!!!

 



 

 

Happy Birthday Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn December 11, 2010

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Gulag

Soviet Union

Nobel Prize in Literature

The Gulag Archipelago

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Solzhenitsyn at Amazon

Joseph Stalin

Lenin

Solzhenitsyn official site (in Russian)

People Forever

 

The Daily (Retro) Hotness – Brad Davis December 1, 2010

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Brad Davis at IMDB

Brad Davis on wikipedia

Midnight Express

Midnight Express on wikipedia

Billy Hayes

 

The Daily Hotness – Christopher Meloni October 29, 2010

Christopher Meloni at IMDB.com

Christopher Meloni at wikipedia

 

Squeeeeee!!! September 6, 2010

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