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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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Teens Shot and Killed Australian Baseball Player Because They Were “Bored”

22-year old Australian baseball player Christopher Lane was gunned down by three Oklahoma teenagers because they were “bored.”

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Ebony Magazine Dedicates September Issue to Trayvon Martin w/ Four Covers

Ebony Magazine is dedicating their September issue cover to Trayvon Martin. The magazine will feature four covers honoring the memory of Trayvon Martin. Three covers feature celebrity dads Spike Lee, Dwanye Wade, and Boris Kodjoe posing with their sons in hoodies; the fourth features Trayvon Martin’s family.

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Rapper Charged w/ Double Homicide After Allegedly Rapping About It

A Virginia rapper named Twain Gotti has been arrested in connection to a double homicide after allegedly rapping about it.

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Call Juror B29 Comments ‘Devastating’

The parents of the late Trayvon Martin has responded to the widely-reported revelations from Juror B29, who recently proclaimed that George Zimmerman “got away with murder,” and that she owes an apology to Trayvon Martin’s family

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