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

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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Mother says son was killed by police because he was black

A Florida man is dead, and his mother says it’s due to the color of his skin. 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed by police on Wednesday. 

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story. When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under […]

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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 […]

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Attorney: John Crawford III shot in back as he talked to girlfriend on cell phone in Walmart

Surveillance video from an Ohio Walmart shows that a man fatally shot by police earlier this month had his back turned to officers and was talking on a cell phone. John Crawford III died Aug. 5 after Beavercreek police responded to calls of an armed man at the store. Crawford was unarmed at the time […]

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Lawsuit alleges police used Taser on man 13 times before death

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An East Point, Ga. attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department for allegedly violating department policies during an encounter with a man. According to attorney Chris Stewart, Gregory Towns was tased up to 13 times before he died.  He was handcuffed at the time of the incident. 

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Guest Post

Where’s the outrage for this 9-year-old’s execution?

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The following post originated from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by John Kass. While this is a controversial subject, it is worth debating in the black community.  By: John Kass Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago’s youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times […]

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Teacher put on leave after making students re-enact Michael Ferguson shooting

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An Alabama teacher is now on paid administrative leave for instructing students to re-enact the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in class. Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. An investigation is underway. 

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Family of unarmed man killed in Wal-mart demands surveillance footage

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The family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-mart last week is demanding the retailer release surveillance video footage of the events that led to his death. John Crawford III, a father or two, was killed just days before police shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, in the […]

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