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Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions

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A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not. The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed […]

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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Video: At Missouri Capitol, students hold brief protest

Close to 50 Lincoln University students and supporters marched through Jefferson City to the Missouri Capitol just before midnight in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown more than 7 times in Aug. 

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In wake of Ferguson decision, push to boycott Black Friday emerges on social media

Momentum on social media is slowing building as users take to various sites to push for a nationwide boycott of Black Friday sales. The move comes in response to a grand jury’s decision to not charge a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Aug. 

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Lincoln University president resigns after offensive rape comments

Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings announced his resignation on Monday after statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. The university says it will form a task force on sexual misconduct and is reaching out to faculty, students and parents to improve relations. 

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No indictment in Michael Brown shooting death

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A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder. Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson. 

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Video: Men run 550 miles in honor of Mike Brown, attend memorial

Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills ran an average of 35 miles a day in honor of slain teen Mike Brown. The men, who hail from Atlanta, journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri to attend Brown’s memorial on Nov. 3. 

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Marissa Alexander takes 3 year plea deal

Facing a possible 60 years behind bars for firing a gun at her estranged husband, Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that ends the four-year criminal case against her. 

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Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry Jr., the civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, has died. He was 78. 

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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