‘Bakr Boys’ Cousin Shot and Killed by Israeli Forces While Fishing Off Gaza Coast

Posted at http://mondoweiss.net/2017/05/cousin-israeli-fishing/ Elaine Bradley on May 16, 2017 Relatives react as the body of Palestinian fisherman Mohammed Bakr arrives at Shifa hospital in Gaza city on May 15, 2017. (Photo: Mohammed Asad/ APA Images) In the latest tragedy for a well-known … Continued

Money Matters in Education Justice

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org): The Pennsylvania Constitution guarantees that children across the state have access to a “thorough and efficient” system of public education, one that enables them to meet comprehensive state academic standards and graduation requirements. Despite this … Continued

Report: “Extreme Maps” Give Unfair Political Advantage

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-17/civil-rights/report-extreme-maps-give-unfair-political-advantage/a57726-1 May 17, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A new report blames bias in drawing district lines for giving the Republican Party a 13-5 advantage in Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation. (61-1099lm/Wikimedia … Continued

Ban the Box Reforms and Statistical Discrimination

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): Some recent studies have found that Ban the Box reforms, which generally require employers to delay inquiring about criminal backgrounds, may disadvantage job applicants of color who do not have criminal histories. This is because … Continued

Criminal Justice Reforms for Sanctuary Cities

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): Political leaders should end harmful criminal justice practices that criminalize poverty and send undocumented residents into the deportation pipeline, according to a new report by Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project, the Immigration Defense Project, … Continued

More Than 80 Percent of Critical Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since FY10

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/16/fact-week-80-percent-critical-human-needs-programs-lost-ground-since-fy10/#.WRso4_krIdV By Lecia Imbery May 16, 2017 Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training … Continued

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