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New York Post claims Eric Garner’s mother asked NYPD for special favors

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The mother of a 43-year-old New York man whose death was ruled a homicide after an encounter with police is saying that she never requested “special favors” from police. Gwen Carr, a Staten Island resident, responded to a New York Post report that Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre arranged to have police fixed a bad headlight and the […]

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Inmate beaten to death at Florida jail after reporting threats by guard

Latandra Ellington was just seven months shy of freedom when she wrote a chilling letter to her aunt from prison. She told her aunt she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive because one of the officers, identified as “Sgt. Q” had threatened to beat and kill her.  “He was gone [sic] beat me to […]

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Deputies who killed homeless preacher on trial for murder

Five Denver sheriff’s deputies are on trial for the murder of a homeless street preacher who died during an altercation with the officers in 2010. The trial comes amid calls for a federal investigation of the department over other high-profile abuse cases. 

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Pathologist who reviewed Michael Brown’s body to look at autopsy on Eric Garner

An expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown will also take a look at the final autopsy report for Eric Garner. The Staten Island man died after being put in an illegal chokehold by New York police on July 17. 

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Eric Garner death ruled a homicide

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into a choke hold by members of the NYPD was ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner. The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed police placing Eric Garner in an illegal choke hold while arresting him for selling cigarettes illegally. 

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Over Father’s Day Weekend, 27 shot in Chicago

At least two were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over Father’s Day weekend. The last homicide took place on the city’s west side just after midnight Sunday. 17-year-old Brandon Petreson was gunned down while standing with a group in the 3100 block of West Polk Street.

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Analysis: Youth violence in Chicago down 40 percent

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According to a new analysis, youth violence in Chicago dropped 40 percent over 2012. The report, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times focuses on shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger. 

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Man who killed Prentice Deitrich-Smith posted murder plot on Facebook, avoids life sentence

A 19-year-old man avoided the death penalty after posting threats online against a man who he eventually killed. 18-year-old Prentice Dietrich-Smith lost his life in June after Christopher Dowen, 19, wrote that he was going to “keep beating your ass over and over again” on Facebook. Dowen was found not guilty of murder and felonious […]

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21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.She’d been walking with friends when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them. Nettles died from her injuries.

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Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelming Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

Florida lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly against holding a special session to strike down the “Stand Your Ground” law. 108 legislators voted against the session; only 47 voted for it.

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