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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner

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A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision

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Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July. Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old Eric Garner’s death will not go in vain.

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Bill de Blasio announces retraining of NYPD officers

One day after a New York grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the start of a significant overhaul and retraining of the nation’s largest police force, he announced on Thursday. 

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NBA legend Wilt Chamberlin becomes first player commemorated on U.S. postage stamp

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Legendary NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain will make history by becoming the first player to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. 

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Ohio Sheriff’s Deputies under investigation for racist texts

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Five deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department are under investigation for allegedly sending racist text messages while on duty. Sheriff Phil Plummer said two of the five deputies — Sheriff’s Capt. Thomas J. Flanders and Detective Michael J. Sollenberger, had been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave as of Dec. 1. 

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Chicago activists launch second day of protests in response to Eric Garner decision

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Demonstrators in Chicago are prepping for a second day of protests after shutting down Lake Shore Drive on Thursday in response to a group of New York grand jurors dismissing charges against the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner. 

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Cleveland Police Department: ‘You’re reckless and poorly trained’

The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement to overhaul the city’s police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often. The Justice Department said the police department have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness. 

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Police officer who killed Tamir Rice was found unfit to work in 2012

A Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a BB gun in his hand last month resigned from a smaller police department in 2012 after being found unfit for duty. Tim Loehmann was found the be “distracted” and “Weepy” during his firearm qualification session, according to records released from his brief […]

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#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

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In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police. #Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, that luxury isn’t available to people of color. 

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#crimingwhilewhite reveals double standard when it comes to police

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A wave of white people are taking to social media to inform the masses about the double standard that is present when it comes to interacting with the police. #CrimingWhileWhite became Twitter’s highest trending topic in America after a New York grand jury decided to not indict a white police officer who fatally placed a black […]

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