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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (3/3)

TRNN in-studio audience members discuss the war on drugs, independent black institutions, and grassroots organizing

Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal (1/3)

Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal (1     Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal (2 Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal (3 For more than twenty years the grooming and sexual exploitation of children devastated lives in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham, England. Panorama investigates why the police and council ignored warnings about the abuse that affected more than 14 hundred children. Reporter Alison Holt speaks to those who repeatedly tried to raise the alarm and hears from young people and their families, demanding to know why they weren't protected.

Jamie Snow - New Evidence Explained - Last update 9-1-2014

Jamie Snow is innocent - newly discovered evidence that the state continues to ignore is explained here. Why not test the DNA?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Chance For Change

The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without the possibility of parole. Xavier, Dolphy, and Vance received a different sentence and as a result had a chance at hope, a chance at change.

Take Action: http://www.TakePart.com/snitch

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: http://www.fairsentencingofyouth.org

About Snitch: Dwayne Johnson stars as John Matthews, a businessman hit hard when his teenage son is wrongfully ensnared in a drug bust and threatened with a terrifying 10-30 years in federal prison (under the US government's draconian minimum drug sentencing laws). The only option to reduce the sentence is to "snitch." A desperate Matthews makes a deal with the politically ambitious federal prosecutor (Sarandon) and infiltrates the operation of a violent drug dealer (Williams). When his amateur undercover work unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Bratt), the rules suddenly change and an already dangerous venture turns decidedly deadly. 

In U.S. theaters 2/22/13

Genre: Action-thriller
Distributor: Summit Entertainment (U.S.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Writers: Ric Roman Waugh, Justin Haythe
Producers: Exclusive Media Group, Dwayne Johnson, David Fanning,
Dany Garcia
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal,
Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper, Melina Kanakaredes,
Michael K. Williams 

Prosecuting Your Abuser in WITHOUT CONSENT with Jim Clemente

WITHOUT CONSENT is the fictionalized crime novel that explores sexual crime and punishment with attention to detail that is afforded to the investigative mind of retired FBI SSA, Jim Clemente. His past, which is part of the inspiration behind the novel, as well as his time spent writing for Criminal Minds, and his own history of molestation and subsequent prosecution of his abuser is explored in this excerpt from the Crime Time episode.
Watch the full length Crime Time here:

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Michelle Alexander Talks With The Cooler Bandits

Excerpt from our interview with The Cooler Bandits consultant Michelle Alexander author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Hands Up Don't Shoot (Justice for Michael Brown) - Sian Martin & Rhythm ...

Vocals: Sian Martin & Sharpeye...
Speech: Stafford Scott... 
Musicianship: Gareth Tasker...
Drums: Nick Van Gelder...
Musical Architecture, Film Direction, Camera & Edit: Sharpeye..