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Report: blacks in Minneapolis 11 times more likely to be arrested

According to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union, blacks are 11 times more likely to be arrested for low-level non-violent offenses in Minneapolis than their white counterparts. The data released covers white and black arrest rates for four low-level non-violent offenses: disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, vagrancy and juvenile curfew violations/loitering. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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Video: Michigan police fatally shoot man 46 times

Graphic new video of a homeless man fatally shot by Michigan police in 2012 has been released. Milton Hall, 49, was facing eight members of the Saginaw police force and a K-9 dog in a parking lot. Hall, who was mentally ill, was holding a pen knife. Officers fired 46 shots at Hall as he died […]

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Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson expected to step down

According to government officials, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri is expected to step down as part of the city’s effort to reform the police department. But Chief Thomas Jackson and the city’s mayor say the claims are false. 

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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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7 months later: search continues for missing 8-year-old D.C. girl

Volunteers gathered to resume a massive search for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl this past weekend. Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1, and has been missing for more than 7 months. 

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California prisons agree to end lockdowns based on race

The settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit has California prisons agreeing to no longer base lockdowns on inmates’ race or ethnicity. 

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Activists call for tracking of police misconduct by FBI

Activists in Ferguson have collected 200,000 signatures backing their demand that federal agencies address the national trend of police brutality with major reforms. The activists are calling for the collection and release of comprehensive data on how many Americans are killed by law enforcement officers annually. 

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Autopsy: Vonderrit Myers shot 6 times from behind

An independent autopsy has revealed that 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers was shot a total of eight times, with six of the bullets entering his body from behind. Dr. Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist who investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, conducted the examination at the request of Myers’ family. Welcht […]

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Marchers block Atlanta highway as they protest Mike Brown shooting death

Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

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