Friday, January 12, 2001

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  • Lawyers File a Last Minute Plea for Federal Clemency

    Lawyers for death-row inmate Ronnie Chandler filed a last minute petition for clemency yesterday.

  • Danny Glover, Robert Moses and David Dennis Talk About the "Algebra Project"

    As we move into Martin Luther King weekend, we look at a man who has never given up the fight. From his days inMississippi as a civil rights organizer with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his work today as ateacher based in Cambridge Massachusetts, Robert Moses has spoken out with a passionate and articulate voice.

  • Aid Worker Kidnapped in Chechnya

    On Tuesday, a band of masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy of aid vehicles in Chechnya. The group kidnapped KennyGluck, an American who works for Medecins Sans Frontieres, Doctors Without Borders. Another car, carrying JonathanLittle of Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger), managed to smash its way through the ambush, although Littelwas lightly wounded.

  • Tens of Thousands of Victims Strip Searched in New York Jails Win $50 Million Suit

    The City of New York will pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of tens of thousands of people who wereillegally strip searched as part of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s "quality of life" crackdown on minor offenses. Thesettlement was reached after more than two years of negotiation on how to compensate victims who were arrested formisdemeanors such as loitering and traffic offenses and ordered to disrobe by jail guards.

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