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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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Journalists requests for judge to release Michael Brown’s possible juvenile records

A Missouri judge is considering two media requests that would release any possible records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri, so it isn’t definitively known if Michael Brown was arrested before he legally became an adult. 

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Poll: blacks in New York want more police despite death of Eric Garner

According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 56 percent of New York City voters feel that police issuing summonses and making arrests for low-level offenses improves the quality of life in a neighborhood. 

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Instead of arrests, Ferguson protesters get meeting with U.S. Attorney

When a group of Ferguson, Missouri protesters marched on the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan on Tuesday, they expected to be arrested. Instead, they met with Callahan face-to-face for an hour.

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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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