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Video: Ferguson police chief apologies to family of Michael Brown

Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson issued a public apology on Thursday to the family of Michael Brown in a short video posted online regarding the teen’s death. 

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Video: 5-month pregnant woman thrown belly-first by NYPD

The New York Police Department’s Internal Affairs unit is investigating claims that an officer tackled and slammed a five-month pregnant woman in Brooklyn. A video recording shows Sandra Amezquita, who is 5-foot-4, being grabbed by the arm and thrown to the ground with a cop on her back in the early morning hours in Sunset […]

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Video: anchor who quit live on-air explains reason behind ‘F*** It’ exit

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A local news anchor whose unconventional way of leaving her job went viral has come forward, explaining why she quit. Charlo Greene, a reporter for Anchorage, Alaska’s KTVA, announced on air that she would be leaving her job to focus on marijuana legalization in the state.

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Man sues NYC after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than a decade

A man who spent 13 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted is suing the city of New York. Johnnie O’Neal, 54, was convicted in 1984 of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint on the rooftop of the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side. He sued the city of Monday for the […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: jury selection begins for Michael Dunn retrial

The retrial of a Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music in a gas station parking lot, began Monday with jury selection. Michael Dunn, 47, was found guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of firing into […]

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Man facing death penalty after shooting police who raided home

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A Texas man is facing the death penalty after killing a police officer who was part of a raid on his home. On Friday, May 9, 2014, Marvin Louis Guy shot an officer who he thought was an intruder. They were looking for drugs, yet none were found in the home. 

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Update: Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown testified in front of grand jury

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black teen last month has testified in front of a grand jury. Officer Darren Wilson gave his account of what happened on Aug.9 for what would be the fourth time. Michael Brown died after an altercation with Wilson while walking home. 

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Wrongfully convicted man gets statue in Texas

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A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he eventually died, has been honored with a statue. Time Cole spent 13 years in prison after being accused of rape. 

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Black dancers file lawsuit against Cher for racist remarks

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Three black backup dancers filed a lawsuit against Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour. The trio also alleges the singer engaged in racial discrimination after rejecting another black dancer from joining her onstage. 

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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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