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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Governor Tom Corbett, in Philadelphia, today signed a bill that would allow crime victims to sue convicted felons who might be involved in activities while in prison, or after they get out, that cause them “mental anguish.” Corbett signed the “Revictimization Relief” amendment to the Crime Victims Act at 13th and Locust Streets in center city, at the very corner at which police officer Daniel Faulkner was shot and killed in 1981. The measure was fast-tracked through the state legislature and approved 11 days after convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal gave an October 5th commencement address to a Vermont college, in a speech recorded from prison by telelphone. As Abu-Jamal supporters nearby chanted “One Term Tom,” the governor said the bill allows crime victims or their relatives to sue to prevent inmates from making statements that cause mental anguish. “Maureen Faulkner, Danny’s wife, has been taunted by the obscene celebrity that her husband’s killer has orchestrated from behind bars,” Corbett said. The measure was pushed by the Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing police officers, and backed by district attorneys and the Pennsylvania attorney general. It provides for injunctive relief if the criminals that harmed someone seek publicity from the crime in any way. Supporters of the measure hope it puts a lid on Abu-Jamal’s ongoing commentaries which, in their words, have “revictimized” Officer Faulkner’s widow, Maureen, who attended today’s bill-signing. Mrs. Faulkner says she’s been forced to step into the public spotlight over the years to respond to Abu-Jamal.

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Trains 'transported' HIV across the world

A new scientific research in the genetic history of HIV has revealed that the pandemic behind the deaths of 36 million people had most likely originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1920s.<p>The virus causing AIDS was assisted by train transport and the sex trade, facilitating its spread …

Your Boat Shoes Were Inspired By Dogs, Not Boats

When you think of the Sperry Top-Sider, boats and everything nautical probably come to mind. So, you'd expect the inspiration for their construction …

Obama says no US solution to Iraq's crisis

Barack Obama, the US president, has said he will not allow his country to be dragged into another war in Iraq, making it clear that American combat troops will not return to fight in the country.<p>Speaking in his weekly address on Saturday, Obama vowed to continue air strikes against self-declared …

Souls of Mischief Announce New Album ‘There Is Only Now’

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Your Wish For New Raekwon Has Been Granted (Audio)

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The Color Of Change: The Army's 1st Black, Female 2-Star General On Diversifying The Army

Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson knows a thing or two about leadership and diversity in the Army, and so she should, as the most senior-ranking black woman in the military, a badge she has worn since 2011, when she became the first black, female two-star general.<p>Being in the position that she is in, and …

Busta Rhymes, O.T. Genasis & Raekwon - Oh God

Busta Rhymes, O.T. Genasis and Raekwon link up for “Oh God”.<p>Posted by <b>Mr. X</b> on <b>Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 4:09 pm</b> under:<br>Music

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We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado

"They were all assholes," he told me.<p>These days the Ku Klux Klan is mostly an unfunny joke, a smattering of ignorant racists who play dress-up and hold poorly planned, sparsely attended rallies to protest the renaming of parks. But half a century ago the Klan's power stretched from coast to coast, …

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African Company Beats Apple to Release First Black Emojis

An African company has released the world's first set of black emojis, following complaints that different races are not represented in the current …

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Dutch far-right 'suffers EU vote setback'

The far-right, anti-Islam Freedom Party of Eurosceptic politician Geert Wilders came fourth in exit polls from voters in the Dutch elections for the European Parliament, public television reported after polls closed.<p>Thursday's result, if confirmed by final results on Sunday, would be a major upset …