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BYP Memo: The Policing of Black Communities and Young People of Color

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Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown’s murder by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has focused the nation’s attention on racial disparities in the law enforcement system. Brown’s case is not an isolated incident. Along with Brown, the cases of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis in Florida and, more recently, Eric Garner in New York and Ezell Ford […]

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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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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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Authorities delay releasing name of officer who killed Michael Brown due to death threats

Authorities delayed revealing the identity of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager three days ago in Ferguson, Missouri. Threats against the officer on social media was cited as reason for the delay. 

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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis leads baseball team to World Series

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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, a Little League pitcher, threw a complete shutout Sunday that advanced the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia to the Little League World Series. Davis, who throws an impressive 70 mph fastball and curveball, is just one of 16 girls who have played in the Little League World Series in the past 67 years. 

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African Americans protest media portrayals of black victims with #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag

  In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.

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Rioting breaks out in Ferguson over Michael Brown shooting

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday evening following the death of an unarmed teen shot by a police officer. The violence ensued after a scheduled rally and vigil in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on Saturday.

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An unarmed Michael Brown shot by police, sparks community outrage

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has sparked outrage both on social media and within community in which he lived. 18-year-old Michael Brown lost his life after an alleged altercation with police in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. 

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Justice for Renisha: jurors began deliberating in Renisha McBride case

Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting an unarmed teen outside his home last year. Theodore Wafer, 55, shot and killed Renisha McBride as she banged on his front door in the early hours of Nov. 2. 

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Officers involved in fatal shooting of Kaimani Grey set free

The NYPD police officers who shot an killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy will not face criminal charges. Lawyers for the family of Kimani Gray, who police say was armed when he died in March 2013, notified a federal just that prosecutors said “they are not pursuing criminal charges against the (officers) and will not be […]

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