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Amnesty International Reports “Alarming Surge” In Worldwide Executions In 2015, Highest Rates In 25 Years

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The world’s top five executioners in 2015 were (from highest to lowest) China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the USA. 1,634+ people executed in 2015 – the highest number recorded by us since 1989, excl China https://t.co/Q2bGPYVcWP pic.twitter.com/USjP36R8aE — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) April 6, 2016 The latest report from human rights …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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Human Rights Watch Deems Police Mistreatment of Blacks A Human Rights Violation Of International Urgency

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We’ve all heard the stories of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Walter Scott in Charleston. Commonality: they were all killed by law enforcement officers. In its yearly review, international NGO Human Rights Watch determined that the mistreatment of …

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