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Arrests made after video of teens assaulting mentally ill man goes viral

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Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally ill man in New Castle County, Delaware.

The arrests came after the teens’ parents went to police complaining about harassing phone calls the teens were getting. 

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Feature: Don’t watch the Ray Rice video. Don’t ask why Janay Palmer married him. Ask why anyone would blame a victim

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The following post is from The Guardian. It was written by 

By: Hannah Giorgis

Early Monday morning, TMZ released a “cleaned up” video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating Janay Palmer, his then-fiancée and current wife, in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino. The footage shows Rice, the 206lb (95kg) NFL star, delivering a blow to Palmer that slams her against the elevator railing – that knocks her unconscious. He then drags her body, limp and unresponsive, out of the elevator with a shocking lack of apparent concern.

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More witnesses come forward in Michael Brown shooting

Two outsiders have come forward to tell their story of witnessing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Most witnesses of the shooting, which sparked outrage and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, either knew Brown, lived at or near the Canfield Green apartments where the shooting occurred, or were visiting friends or relatives at the time of shooting. 

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Feature: The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

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The following post originally appears on The Nation. It was written by Dave Zirin.

By: Dave Zirin

I was listening to a nationally syndicated sports radio show this morning about the release of the Ray Rice videotape which shows the Baltimore Ravens running back knocking his then-fiancée Janay unconscious in a casino elevator. We, the public, knew this had taken place. We, the public, knew Rice had been suspended for a much-criticized two game. We, the public, had not seen the actual physical blow that removed Janay Rice from her conscious self. Now we had and the fallout was clearly going to be extreme.

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BREAKING: Ray Rice dropped from Ravens after elevator video surfaces

 

The Baltimore Ravens have decided to terminate Ray Rice’s contract, effective immediately. The team made the announcement via Twitter.

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Twitter campaign calls attention to mentally ill man brutally beaten by teens

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A video showing a mentally ill man being physically attacked by a group of teenagers has gone viral.

The video, which has been circulating around YouTube, sparked outrage in the form of a Twitter campaign, #JusticeforCoran, created in hopes of raising awareness of the crime. 

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Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson resigns amid racist remarks

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has agreed to sell the NBA team after offensive remarks he made two years ago came to light.

One of the team’s stakeholders demanded an investigation after the team’s general manager, Danny Ferry, recited comments regarding an NBA player. The investigation yielded the email, which contains comments about those who attend Hawks games.

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Ray Rice elevator video released, shows star punching girlfriend

Video of an altercation between NFL star Ray Rice and his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, has been released.

Rice can be seen delivering a vicious punch to his fiancee’s face, knocking her out cold. 

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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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The latest jobs report was released on Friday and there’s bad news for black women.

While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work. 

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Judge signs $41 million Central Park Five settlement

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On Friday, a federal court judge officially closed the Central Park Five case after signing off on the wrongfully-convicted quintet’s $41 million settlement with the city.

The deal was described as “an act of justice for those five men that is long overdue” by Mayor de Blasio, according to a statement released after the filing. 

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