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November 2016 Archives

Have you or a family member been abused in prison?

Our nation is founded on the basic human rights afforded by the U.S. Constitution. A human right is something everybody has, regardless their ages, sexes, national origins, races, religious preferences and immigration status. Even those who are in prison are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Study indicates male racial profiling begins at an early age

The study was conducted by the Yale Child Study Center and involved preschool aged black children and white children as well as black and white educators. Its purpose was to identify which children received the most scrutiny or were singled out as displaying challenging behaviors. As an in-depth study, it also identified additional behaviors on the part of the educators that are too numerous to include in this post.

Dozens Of Inmates Injured Following Prison Guard Attack

On July 6, 2016, dozens of officers at the Mid-State Correctional Facility, outside Utica, conducted an unannounced -- and inexcusably violent -- raid on the prison's inmates. More than 30 prisoners suffered injuries, according to a report in the New York Times, including broken ribs, broken noses, contusions, and forced sodomy.

Personal injury can happen in a wide variety of circumstances

If you think about the term personal injury, what pops into your mind first? If you are like most New York residents, you probably thought of a motor vehicle accident. It is certainly true that many people suffer devastating personal injury in auto accidents caused by negligent parties, but this is just one way in which a person can be injured through negligence.

Report looks at prison guard abuse and brutality in New York

They are unpleasant topics that many New Yorkers prefer not to look at too closely: prison guard brutality and prisoner's rights. Most people would prefer to imagine a scenario in which a criminal is convicted for his or her crimes and sent away to pay the price. They don't want to imagine that a prisoner might be brutalized in a New York correctional facility. Instead they want to assume that the treatment of prisoners is fair and just. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Are law enforcement agencies becoming too militarized?

If you ask most people what a policer officer's job is, they will reply that it is to protect the citizens of the United States. While this is true in many cases, growing changes in the tools and tactics of law enforcement agencies are causing more and more people to wonder how safe they really are.

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