Police Report Confirms Officers Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled

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Police Report Confirms Officers Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled

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Natasha McKenna was murdered by the police, plain and simple. There is really no other way to put it, or any other thing to call it when a woman is killed after being handcuffed and shackled.

Any attempt at justifying the taking of someone’s life who has been restrained to that degree is really just evidence that – to the apologist – there is nothing any member of law enforcement can ever do that will be condemned, no matter how abusive, brutal or grotesque.

The Washington Post reported that Natasha McKenna was killed by officers “after a stun gun was used on her at the Fairfax County jail in February was restrained with handcuffs behind her back, leg shackles and a mask when…

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Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online Petition.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/this-battered-woman-wants-to-get-out-of-prison#.esxVOQMXM2

This Battered Woman Wants To Get Out Of Prison

Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online Petition.

In December 2006, Tondalo Hall’s boyfriend pled guilty to breaking the ribs and femur of their 3-month-old daughter. For his crime, Robert Braxton Jr. served two years in prison.

In court, prosecutors presented no evidence that Hall herself had harmed the child. But for failing to intervene against Braxton’s abuse, Hall was sentenced to 30 years behind bars ….

IN 29 STATES MOTHERS ARE PUT IN PRISON WHEN THEY CAN´T STOP THEY ABUSER FROM HARMING THEIR CHILDREN (PETS, too) IN 7 STATES MOTHER COULD SERVE LIFE IN PRISON FOR IT)

  • Dear Annamaria,75% of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence.1 Too many of them are imprisoned as a direct result of the abuse they survived.Like Tondalo Hall. She’s a 30-year-old mother from Oklahoma serving a prison sentence FIFTEEN times longer than her abuser–for “failing to protect” her children from him.2Most people don’t even know this is happening–but we can change that. We can’t stop the policies that criminalize rather than protect survivors of domestic violence until people know about it. You can help by sharing this infographic today. Share now:Thanks for speaking out.–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Clarise, Anathea, Audine, Ryan, Shannon, and Vanessa, the UltraViolet teamP.S. To take action demanding Tondalo Hall’s release, you can sign the petition here.

    Sources:

    1. Survivors of Abuse and Incarceration, Correctional Association of New York, accessed August 5, 2015

    2. This Battered Woman Wants to Get Out of Prison, BuzzFeed News, November 11, 2014

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Inside Britain’s Highest Security Psychiatric Hospital (VIDEO: Full Documentary)

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Inside Britain’s Highest Security Psychiatric Hospital (FULL Documentary) Watch, how many People work there! Somehow an atmosphere of respect there!

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Inside Britain’s Highest Security Psychiatric Hospital (FULL Documentary)

 20.01.2015

“Patients that come here, they will have perpetrated often horrendous crimes but they are also victims and it’s very easy to see somebody as either the perpetrator or the victim. It’s much more difficult to understand that somebody might be both.” Dr Amlan Basu, Clinical Director. Broadmoor, the most famous high secure hospital in the world, has allowed unprecedented access to television cameras for this new two-part ITV documentary. For the first time in its 150 year history, the viewing public will see the innermost parts of this iconic institution in this two part series. The hospital in Berkshire, often mistaken for a prison, helps treat severely mentally disordered patients many of whom are violent offenders…

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Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight

Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight

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Oksana was promised a good job with good pay when she came to the United States from Ukraine. But when she arrived in Philadelphia to meet her new boss, things were not as she expected.

“About time you arrive, bitch,” was the first thing he said to her, she says.

“The deal was, I come here, I work for three years, and I pay him off with my work. I pay off my debt, and then I would be on my own,” Oksana said. “That was my understanding.”

What she eventually learned was that she had been swept up in a human trafficking organization that according to the FBI, “smuggled young Ukrainian migrants into the United States and forced them to work for … little or no pay.”

But that was hardly the worst of it. As is often the case with human trafficking, her boss had also been beating and sexually assaulting the women she’d be working with — including her own sister-in-law.

“I was terrified,” Oksana recalls in the below scene from the recent FRONTLINE investigation, Rape on the Night Shift.

With human trafficking now generating an estimated $150 billion each year in illegal profits, according to United Nations data, the trafficking in persons has become one of the fastest growing criminal industries worldwide.

“Trafficking in persons is an insult to human dignity and an assault on freedom,” said Secretary of State John Kerry in the State Department’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, which was released Monday. In the annual report, Kerry called trafficking “modern slavery,” and linked the problem to everything from extreme poverty and discrimination against women, to government corruption and the reach of transnational organized crime. … http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/immigration-2/rape-on-the-night-shift/what-is-human-trafficking-and-why-is-it-so-hard-to-combat/

Sandra Bland Was Murdered By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

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Sandra Bland Was Murdered

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

25 July 15

Suicide or not, police are responsible for Sandra Bland’s death

A Texas state trooper said Sandra Bland assaulted him with her elbows and feet during her arrest, after which she was found dead in a jail cell. (photo: Tom Pennington/Getty)
A Texas state trooper said Sandra Bland assaulted him with her elbows and feet during her arrest, after which she was found dead in a jail cell. (photo: Tom Pennington/Getty)

ALSO SEE: Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Has History of State Rules Violations http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/31470-sandra-bland-was-murdered

o news broke yesterday that authorities in Waller County, Texas, have “full faith” that Sandra Bland committed suicide. They said there was “no evidence of a struggle” on the body of the 28-year-old African-American woman who was ludicrously jailed last week after an alleged lane change violation.

In related news, the Texas Department of Safety ruled that Brian Encina, the officer who arrested Bland, pulled her from her car, and threatened her with a Taser, had merely violated the state’s “courtesy…

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