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Marchers block Atlanta highway as they protest Mike Brown shooting death

Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

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Report: Racial bias continues to taint the capital punishment system in the United States

According to a recent report released by the ACLU, racial bias continues to taint the capital punishment system in the United States. The discrepancies were prevalent in areas such as jury selection to through decisions about who faces execution. 

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Police actions spark protests in Hammond

The Purdue University Calumet Social Justice Club, along with concerned citizens and other civil rights activists, protested the Hammond Police Department’s actions during a Sept. 24 traffic stop that has led to a civil lawsuit against the city and officers involved.

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Cops in Seattle sue for right to use excessive force

Police departments in Seattle have revised their policies on when police can use force. The changes come as part of a settlement with the Justice Department over findings that officers used frequent excessive, unconstitutional force on suspects. But roughly 125 police officers have filed a lawsuit challenging the new rules. 

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Former Harlem Globetrotter missing, car found abandoned on California highway

A former member of the Harlem Globetrotters has disappeared while traveling to Seattle. Rico Harris, 37, left his mother’s Alhambra, California home more than a week ago to visit his girlfriend. 

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‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

A “Django, Unchained” actress who claimed she was racially profiled by police in Hollywood last month has been charged with one count of lewd conduct. Daniele Watts, and her white boyfriend Brian James Lucas, could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

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Leslie Jones promoted to featured cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones to featured cast member. Jones was hired as a writer after SNL producers conducted a very public search for black women to add to the cast. Although the coveted cast position was given to Sasheer Zamata, Jones, who was also a finalist, made a splash with her appearances in the Weekend Update […]

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Official autopsy reveals Michael Brown was shot in hand at close range

The official autopsy on Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teenager whose death sparked national protests in Ferguson, Missouri and beyond, shows he was shot in the hand at close range. The accompanying toxicology report reveals that Brown had a trace of marijuana in his system.

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Comedian Hannibal Buress brings light to Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations in stand-up routine

Comedian Hannibal Buress has become the topic of conversation for remarks he made about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, after a clip from a stand-up show he performed in Philadelphia hit the internet. The clip, which is NSFW, can be seen below.

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Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. Sam joined the team’s practice squad on Sept. 3, and spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad. He never made it to the 53-man roster. 

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