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Organization raises $5,000 for cameras for residents to record police interaction

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The WeCopWatch organization has raised close to $5,000 for cameras to give to residents in light of the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  The fundraising efforts comes in response to strained relations with police and citizens in California and throughout the country. 

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Lawsuit alleges police used Taser on man 13 times before death

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An East Point, Ga. attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department for allegedly violating department policies during an encounter with a man. According to attorney Chris Stewart, Gregory Towns was tased up to 13 times before he died.  He was handcuffed at the time of the incident. 

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BYP100 Chicago Chapter leads march and demonstration in protest of racially unjust marijuana arrests

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Members of BYP100′s Chicago Chapter led a march and demonstration at the Chicago Police Department headquarters on Tuesday. The young Black activists called for an end to racially unjust marijuana arrests. 

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Ferguson police stand by decision to leave Michael Brown’s body in street for 4 hours

Michael Brown’s body lay exposed for community members and residents to see after he died from bullet wounds released by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. And St. Louis County police officers are defending their choice to leave the body of the unarmed 18-year-old teen who was shot by the police officer out in the […]

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Audio shows pauses between shots in Michael Brown incident

A new audio recording released Monday night allegedly indicates the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown paused in the middle of unleashing at least 10 bullets in the teen’s direction. CNN aired the tape, but said that it could not independently verify its authenticity. Allegedly, the audio was captured near the shooting scene in […]

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Raw video: police attempt to stop onlookers from recording arrests

Raw video footage of what appears to be St. Petersburg police officers assaulting a family for recording them as they make arrests in front of their home has gone viral. The family reached out to local media and shared the dramatic footage last month. 

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BYP100 steps up in Ferguson

As tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of an unarmed black teenager, BYP100 is stepping up in the city. 

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Michael Brown funeral scheduled for today, family requests no protests

The parents of a slain Missouri teenager whose death has sparked international protests is calling for community members to not hold protests on the day of his funeral. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teen, was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.

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BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community

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The following post originally appears on The Grio. It was written by BYP100′s  National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and BYP100 member Terrance Laney. By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that  the administration was either unwilling or inept at addressing […]

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Officers appear in video with weapons drawn as they guard Talib Kweli, Ferguson protesters

  Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Kweli alleges police are the real agitators behind the tense protests occurring […]

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