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Pennsylvania governor assigns rapper Cool C execution date

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants authorizing the executions of three men convicted of murder. One of them is Christopher Roney a.k.a. Cool C. The former rapper was convicted of first degree murder for the shooting death of police officer Lauretha Vaird in 1996. 

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Burned, dead body found near Mike Brown death site

The body of a black man who appeared to be set on fire was found near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri, the same complex where Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson during an altercation on Aug. 9. 

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Ferguson grand jury evidence reveals holes in investigation

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Evidence reviewed by a grand jury tasked with deciding on whether or not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown had a lot of missing information.

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Hammond cops who violently attacked man during traffic stop reinstated

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Two Hammond, Indiana police officers who violently attacked an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop have been allowed to return back to the force. The city’s mayor cleared the officers of any wrongdoing, but the FBI agent in charge of the investigation denies that, saying the case is ongoing and the officers have […]

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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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