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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:33 pm February 12, 2014 Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty of corruption. After deliberating for over six hours, jurors decided that Nagin had accepted over $500,000 in benefits in exchange for millions of dollars in city contract work.

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Supporters of convicted former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick start trust to help with legal funds

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm January 28, 2014 A new YouTube video and website is calling for supporters of convicted former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to donate to his legal fund. The video, fronted by former congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Freedomjusticetrust.com, encourages citizens to remember the good done by Kilpatrick during his tenure. 

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Kwame Kilpatrick serving longest prison corruption sentence in history

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:47 pm January 16, 2014 Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was shipped to a federal prison in Oklahoma on Tuesday before being transferred to a permanent facility where he will serve the longest political corruption prison sentence ever handed down to someone. Kilpatrick is being temporarily housed at a federal transfer center […]

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Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison early

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a North Carolina correctional facility to begin serving his 30 month sentence on Tuesday. The former congressman pleaded guilty to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds, and using them for personal use. He was ordered to pay the money back in restitution in addition to his sentence.

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NYPD Claims Man Killed Himself by Running into Stopped Police Car, Contradicting Earlier Report

Despite multiple eye witness stories and the initial police report; the NYPD claims that Tamon Robinson killed himself by running into a stopped police car. In a police report filed just one week after the incident, it is clearly stated that the police vehicle hit Robinson.

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Police Brutality Case Lifts Veil on Chicago Police ‘Code of Silence’

A clear and blatant case of police brutality from 2007 has resulted in a $850,000 settlement for the victim, and has once again lifted the veil on the shady, corrupt tactics utilized by the CPD to protect their own. How do we protect ourselves against police corruption and brutality?

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MUST READ: “How the GOP Became The Party of the Rich”


Rolling Stone writer Tim Dickinson’s latest article tackles a question you’ve probably been asking yourself for quite some time now. “How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich” is an epic piece of writing, and it’s more than worth a good read.

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