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Report: Law enforcement in Los Angeles kill about one person a week

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According to a report released by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, law enforcement in the city kill on average about one person a week. Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have lost their lives at the hands of police. 

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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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Second trial set for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old during raid

A Detroit police detective is set to stand trial for a second time for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house. The raid was captured on video by a reality TV crew. 

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Brown family lawyer blast St. Louis Post-Dispatch for ‘racist speculation’

The attorney representing the family of slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown is coming down on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for reporting “gossip and racist speculation” instead of news surrounding Brown’s death. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is upset about the local paper’s pursuit of Brown’s juvenile […]

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In Kansas City, ‘Buy Black’ movement gains progress

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Black-owned business owners urged Kansas City’s African-American community to only shop at their businesses earlier this week. As part of the National Black United Front’s “Blackout Monday” initiative, the organization wants the community as a whole to take note of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Ferguson protests continue, 35 arrested during standoff in highway

Demonstrators attempting to block Interstate 70 in St. Louis on Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown a month ago were barred by the police from entering the highway. According to authorities, 35 people have been arrested, most for unlawful assembly but four for assaulting officers. 

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High school students in Newark walk out in protests

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Students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class in protest of the state’s control of New Jersey’s largest school district. Community activists and parents joined students from Science Park High, Arts High School and Central High School as they walked out of class on Tuesday. 

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Youth from Ferguson address need to discuss racism with video campaign

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Several children from Ferguson, Missouri are featured in a video called “Hey White People.” The clip sarcastically addresses common statements white people make about race and counters those claims with facts. The clip is dedicated to Mike Brown.

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Twitter campaign calls attention to mentally ill man brutally beaten by teens

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A video showing a mentally ill man being physically attacked by a group of teenagers has gone viral. The video, which has been circulating around YouTube, sparked outrage in the form of a Twitter campaign, #JusticeforCoran, created in hopes of raising awareness of the crime. 

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Judge signs $41 million Central Park Five settlement

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On Friday, a federal court judge officially closed the Central Park Five case after signing off on the wrongfully-convicted quintet’s $41 million settlement with the city. The deal was described as “an act of justice for those five men that is long overdue” by Mayor de Blasio, according to a statement released after the filing. 

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