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Mentally ill man brutally beaten by police

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The Compton branch of the NAACP called for the Sheriff’s Department to prioritize an investigation into a violent arrest that left a 29-year-old mentally ill man with “massive permanent injuries.” Barry Montgomery, who suffers from paranoia schizophrenia, was handcuffed and brutally beaten by a group of 20 deputies as he played basketball at a park […]

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Netherlands to refashion racist ‘Black Pete’ figure

After a series of protests from it’s black citizens, The Netherlands will refashion its popular holiday character into a less offensive figure. The mayor of Amsterdam said that Black Pete, also known as Zwarte Piet would change in appearance over the next four years to make him less offensive. 

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Update: Name of Michael Brown shooter released, police suggest possible robbery connection to slain teen

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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said six-year veteran Darren Wilson is the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Friday. Wilson, who is from the St. Louis area, has no history of disciplinary action. 

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Military to ease up on hairstyle policy after complaints of discrimination from black recruits

The United States military is easing up on its hairstyle requirements to allow more styles that are popular with black women. The changes come in response to criticism from black service members and lawmakers that black recruits had been treated unfairly by the new restrictions. 

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Teens create mobile app to help citizens monitor law enforcement conduct

14-year-old high school freshman Caleb Christian grew concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. He knew that while there were bad cops out there, good police officers also existed in various parts of the country. The problem was that he had no way of figuring out which communities were highly […]

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At mayor’s request, state troopers deployed to Chicago

Illinois State Police are on their way to Chicago to work with the city’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit as of Thursday. Starting at District 11 on the West Side, a new crime-fighting effort will bring forty officers with the Illinois State Police in to help the unit track down wanted criminals. 

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Justice for Michael Brown: Ferguson Day of Rage protests planned throughout country today

In response to the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teen who was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, citizens across the nation are staging a series of protests.

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African American teacher fired for calling students ‘lazy n*gg*rs’ may get her job back

A black Florida math teacher who was fired after referring to students as “lazy n*gg*rs” may soon get her job back. Joyce Quiller, 51, received a termination letter from the school district in February after allegations that she led a profanity-filled classroom surfaced.

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‘Anonymous’ hacker group releases name of alleged cop who killed Michael Brown, police say name is wrong

The internet hacking group “Anonymous” released on Twitter what they claimed to be the alleged name of the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend. The group then warned that they will release the officer’s photo, then his address, and next full documents within hours if the St. Louis […]

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New witness comes forward in Michael Brown shooting

A second witness has come forward to give her account of the fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead. Tiffany Mitchell, says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill the unarmed teenager as she was driving.  Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the […]

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