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Hundreds protest boot-camp death in Tallahassee

  • Posted on: 23 October 2007
  • By: pirate

TALLAHASSEE - About 700 marchers shouted "We shall overcome" and "No justice, no peace" Tuesday to protest Florida's handling of a teenager's death after guards hit and kicked him at a state boot camp last year.

They want federal authorities to investigate what they allege are civil rights violations by camp staffers and others, including Florida's former top law enforcement official. The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing the state's unsuccessful prosecution of the camp guards and a nurse.

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THE DALAI LAMA AND THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL: A FARCE?

  • Posted on: 18 October 2007
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Thomas Riggins

According to the New York Times (10-18-07) , Ye Xiaowen, the director general of China's State Administration for Religious Affairs called the giving of the Congressional Gold Medal to Tenzin Gyatso (the 14th Dalai Lama) "a farce."

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