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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they arrived on the scene.

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Woman seeks to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ for clothing

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An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the last words of a dying New York City man who was killed during an encounter with police. 43-year-old Eric Garner died when an NYPD officer placed him an illegal chokehold during detainment. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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Key witness in Ferguson caught lying multiple times

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According to a report by The Smoking Gun, a key witness in the Michael Brown shooting case lied about pretty much everything.  Sandra McElroy, known as “Witness 40,” testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel Darren Wilson before charging at him “like a football player, head down.” 

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Supreme court to hear juvenile cases involving sentencing without parole

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced. 

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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.

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New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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Autopsy: Tamir Rice death ruled a homicide

The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

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Lawmakers, staff stage Capitol walk-out in solidarity with protesters

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More than one hundred black congressional staffers and several black lawmakers staged a walkout at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, executing a silent protest in solidarity over the recent killing involving Eric Garner and Mike Brown. 

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Georgetown’s Men’s basketball team dons ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts

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Georgetown University’s Men’s basketball team became the latest set of athletes to outwardly condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer who fatally choked a 43-year-old man. Few words had to be said by team members, because the words on their warm-up shirts spoke volumes. 

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