Inmates in Pennsylvania launch boycott of prison profiteers

“I am going to boycott the third-party correspondence system,” Bryant Arroyo, an activist and organizer currently detained at SCI Frackville in central Pennsylvania, told this WW reporter during an extended Sept. 23 interview. Arroyo urges all prisoners to immediatelyi in response to the draconian new prison policies of current Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Eliminating the […]

Miami Gardens police accused of rampant stop and frisk abuse

  by Amel Ahmed Shop owner who taped officers says police department’s zero-tolerance program is pretext for racial profiling Police officers stopping and searching a customer in a still from the store’s video footage.YouTube/Courtesy Alex Saleh A convenience-store owner in suburban Miami said he is preparing to file a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing local […]

Profiting From Human Misery

Source: http://www.truthdig.com/report/page2/profiting_from_human_misery_20130217/ Posted on Feb 17, 2013 AP/Mel Evans A row of beds inside the Elizabeth Detention Center. By Chris Hedges Marela, an undocumented immigrant in her 40s, stood outside the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, N.J., on a chilly afternoon last week. She was there with a group of protesters who appear at the […]