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Adrian Peterson: ‘I am not a child abuser’

After being reinstated to the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement in response to child abuse allegations. 

Peterson took to his Twitter account to voice his thoughts on accusations of child abuse after images surfaced of his 4-year-old son being severely bruised after being disciplined by the star.

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Feature: Cops beat, kidnap 12-year-old girl after claiming she was a prostitute

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The following post is from The Free Thought Project. It was written by Matt Agorist.

By: Matt Agorist

When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat. 

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UPDATE: Ferguson jury has until next year to charge Darren Wilson

A grand jury in Missouri has been given until next year to decide whether a Ferguson police officer should be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

18-year-old Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after being shot multiple times by Officer Darren Wilson while walking home. 

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Alabama prisoner dies after being Tasered by police in effort to prevent suicide

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An Alabama inmate died on Sunday after police shot him with a Taser after he became combative with officers.

Ricky Deangelo, 47, was unresponsive after the deputy used the weapon on him. 

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Feature: Remember #BringBackOur Girls? What Happened in the 5 months since

This post comes from Huffington Post. It was written by Charlotte Alfred.

By: Charlotte Alfred

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors’ accounts.

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Second trial set for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old during raid

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A Detroit police detective is set to stand trial for a second time for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house.

The raid was captured on video by a reality TV crew. 

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Friends help ‘Interrupters’ star Ameena Matthews battling cancer

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A Chicago-based activist whose violence-prevention work was featured in a critically acclaimed documentary has been diagnosed with cancer.

Friends have started a fundraiser campaign in hopes of raising money for Ameena Matthews’ treatment. 

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Death of man who ‘baked to death’ in hot jail ruled accident

Jerome Murdough, 56, died in a Rikers Island cell due to the extreme heat, the city examiner officially announced.

The death of a man who officials say “baked to death” while being held in a Rikers Island jail cell has been ruled accidental.

The mentally ill former Marine died in a jail cell that had a 101-degree temperature. 

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Chris Brown offers advice to Ray Rice

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Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident.

During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after TMZ Sports leaked a video showing the player punching his then-fiance Janay Rice. 

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Brown family lawyer blast St. Louis Post-Dispatch for ‘racist speculation’

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The attorney representing the family of slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown is coming down on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for reporting “gossip and racist speculation” instead of news surrounding Brown’s death.

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is upset about the local paper’s pursuit of Brown’s juvenile records. Crump accuses the reporters of failing to apply the same interest to obtaining background information on the police officer Darren Wilson, who killed Brown. 

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