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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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Family of woman who died in Missouri jail cell demands answers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:11 am October 6, 2014 The family of a Missouri woman who died while in police custody at the Pagedale city jail is demanding answers. Kimberlee Randale-King, 21, was arrested for traffic warrants last month. 

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Alabama prisoner dies after being Tasered by police in effort to prevent suicide


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:57 am September 16, 2014 An Alabama inmate died on Sunday after police shot him with a Taser after he became combative with officers. Ricky Deangelo, 47, was unresponsive after the deputy used the weapon on him. 

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Study: whites support harsher criminal laws if mostly blacks are getting arrested

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am August 8, 2014 According to a new study, white people support harsher criminal laws as long as blacks are the ones getting arrested. The findings come after whites were presented with evidence that our criminal justice system disproportionately targets black people. 

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Mother of homeless man who ‘baked to death’ in jail files lawsuit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:40 am May 16, 2014 The mother of a mentally ill, homeless veteran who was found dead in a New York City jail cell that overheated due to an equipment malfunction plans to file a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city. Alma Murdough’s attorney, Derek Sells, said he will also […]

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Report: Thanks to harsh drug policies, U.S. leads world in prison population


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:26 pm May 7, 2014 A new report released by the London School of Economics names the United States of America the prison capital of the world. By a wide margin, the U.S. imprisons more of its citizens than any other country in the world, with many offenders doing time for drug-related […]

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Update: former NFL star Darren Sharper to remain in jail


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:07 am March 27, 2014 A Los Angeles judge has once again refused to release former NFL safety Darren Sharper from jail. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. 

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Arrested: Chris Brown held without bond

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:55 pm March 17, 2014 Chris Brown has been arrested. The 24-year-old singer was taken into custody for violating his probation stemming from the 2009 assault charge against Rihanna.

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Ethan Couch, “Affluenza” Sufferer, May Still Go to Jail

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:10 pm December 18, 2013 Yesterday we reported on the case of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who admitted to intoxicated manslaughter of four people. only to be sentenced to ten years probation after his lawyer successfully argued that Couch suffered from “affluenza,” or having “too much” privilege. Now, prosecutors are still hoping […]

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‘Sworn officers’ from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department face arrest amid abuse probe

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:44 am December 10, 2013 More than one dozen current and former officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are facing arrest after allegations of misconduct and abuse inside the county’s jails have surfaced. So far, the FBI placed at least three people into custody as part of a federal probe.

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