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Video: black man assaulted by cops while doing Ellen Degeneres dance dare

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm December 30, 2014 A black man was thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares.” 

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Justice Department to review Dontra Hamilton death

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm December 24, 2014 The family of a mentally ill black Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in April said Tuesday they are hopeful the officer will be charged after the Justice Department announced it will review the case for civil rights violations.  Milwaukee County District […]

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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm December 19, 2014 Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they […]

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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am December 10, 2014 A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public. 

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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 8, 2014 A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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White cop kills off-duty black officer during chase

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:07 am December 1, 2014 A black off-duty rookie police officer chasing a suspected thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was fatally shot Thursday night when a white officer mistook him for a criminal. “Police! Stop! Drop it!” cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25.

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm November 17, 2014 San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Man released after serving 15 years behind bars for crime he didn’t commit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:29 pm October 31, 2014 In a stunning reversal, a Cook County judge ordered for a man who confessed to a 1982 double murder to be released on Thursday. Alstory Simon wept for joy when he walked out of a downstate Illinois prison after spending 15 years behind bars. 

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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am October 30, 2014 The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in […]

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Birmingham man receives just $1,000 from $460,000 police brutality settlement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:21 am October 24, 2014 The city of Birmingham settled a police beating lawsuit for $460,000, but only gave the plaintiff, who is still behind bars, $1,000. Under the settlement’s terms approved by the City Council and Mayor, Anthony Warren will receive such a small amount because his attorneys will get $359,000 […]

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