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March for Justice | New York Amsterdam News Aug. 26, the Alliance of Families for Justice will lead a 19-day march to bring to the attention of the New York State Legislature, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the general public the human rights abuses in New York prisons and jails such as Rikers and Attica, according to the AFJ website.

Aug. 26, the Alliance of Families for Justice will lead a 19-day march to bring to the attention of the New York State Legislature, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the general public the human rights abuses in New York prisons and jails such as Rikers and Attica, according to the AFJ website.

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This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Will Give More Than 30 Women Their Freedom – The Nation These women are in jail not because they’ve been convicted of a crime but because they can’t pay to get back to their lives as they await trial.

These women are in jail not because they’ve been convicted of a crime but because they can’t pay to get back to their lives as they await trial.

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Fla. Apologizes to ‘Groveland Four,’ Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949 – The Root In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.

In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.

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Law passes in NY mandating that police interrogations be recorded on video – New York Amsterdam News All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project.

All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project.

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