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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they arrived on the scene.

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Woman seeks to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ for clothing

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An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the last words of a dying New York City man who was killed during an encounter with police. 43-year-old Eric Garner died when an NYPD officer placed him an illegal chokehold during detainment. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

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Video: police attack 12-year-old child as witnesses plead for them to stop

A video uploaded to Facebook earlier this week shows NYPD officers detaining two 12-year-old children, and one of the officers repeatedly punching one of the handcuffed boys. 

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Petition calls for president to pardon Assata Shakur

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A new Change.org petition is calling for president Barack Obama to pardon Assata Shakur. Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, she was convicted of first degree murder of an officer […]

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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in

The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Brittney Cooper. By: Brittney Cooper On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work carry-on toward me. […]

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Pennsylvania restaurant calls customer the n-word, says it’s a ‘joke’

A Pennsylvania restaurant says one of its employees was “joking” when they printed the n-word on a black customer’s receipt. Marquis Moore was about to consume an order of wings from Zembie’s Sports Tavern in Harrisburg when he noticed the word printed near the check number instead of his name. 

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Key witness in Ferguson caught lying multiple times

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According to a report by The Smoking Gun, a key witness in the Michael Brown shooting case lied about pretty much everything.  Sandra McElroy, known as “Witness 40,” testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel Darren Wilson before charging at him “like a football player, head down.” 

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Supreme court to hear juvenile cases involving sentencing without parole

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced. 

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