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Teens create mobile app to help citizens monitor law enforcement conduct

14-year-old high school freshman Caleb Christian grew concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. He knew that while there were bad cops out there, good police officers also existed in various parts of the country. The problem was that he had no way of figuring out which communities were highly […]

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At mayor’s request, state troopers deployed to Chicago

Illinois State Police are on their way to Chicago to work with the city’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit as of Thursday. Starting at District 11 on the West Side, a new crime-fighting effort will bring forty officers with the Illinois State Police in to help the unit track down wanted criminals. 

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Justice for Michael Brown: Ferguson Day of Rage protests planned throughout country today

In response to the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teen who was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, citizens across the nation are staging a series of protests.

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African American teacher fired for calling students ‘lazy n*gg*rs’ may get her job back

A black Florida math teacher who was fired after referring to students as “lazy n*gg*rs” may soon get her job back. Joyce Quiller, 51, received a termination letter from the school district in February after allegations that she led a profanity-filled classroom surfaced.

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‘Anonymous’ hacker group releases name of alleged cop who killed Michael Brown, police say name is wrong

The internet hacking group “Anonymous” released on Twitter what they claimed to be the alleged name of the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend. The group then warned that they will release the officer’s photo, then his address, and next full documents within hours if the St. Louis […]

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New witness comes forward in Michael Brown shooting

A second witness has come forward to give her account of the fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead. Tiffany Mitchell, says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill the unarmed teenager as she was driving.  Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the […]

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Feds investigating claims of civil rights violations at Chicago schools

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The U.S. Department of Education has launched an official investigation into alleged discrimination taking place at two public schools located on Chicago’s South Side. Course offerings at Dyett High and Mollison Elementary have been slashed to the point where physical education classes are only available online. 

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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Mother arrested for helping son conduct ‘fire challenge’

A Charlotte, North Carolina woman is facing charges after police say she helped her son set himself on fire in a stunt known as the “fire challenge.” The viral challenge shows individuals, mostly who are young, pouring alcohol or some other flammable liquid on their body while they stand in the tub. They then light […]

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Unarmed black man Ezell Ford fatally shot by police

According to family members, a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway late Monday evening. 

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