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Activists call out Black celebrities for being silent about Ferguson, police brutality

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Activists in Ferguson are calling out Black celebrities who have opted not to comment on the recent incidents of police brutality throughout to country.

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Ebony Wilkerson ordered to be committed to mental health facility

A mother of three who drove her children into the Atlantic Ocean in March was ordered to be committed to a state mental hospital for the crime. Circuit Judge Leah R. Case found that Ebony Wilkerson met the legal standard of being “menifestly dangerous to herself and others,” according to NBC. 

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Eric Garner’s daughter visits memorial of slain NYPD officers

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The daughter of a man who died during an altercation with NYPD police officers visited the New York City Police Memorial on Monday to express her condolences following the deaths of two NYPD officers who were murdered on Saturday. 

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Update: Cuba has no extradition treaty with U.S., most likely will not release Assata Shakur

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Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government will not extradite America’s most wanted woman despite warming bilateral ties. 

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Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case

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Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media. The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag. 

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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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Volunteer police officer resigns amid racist comments

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A volunteer police officer has quit after a Cleveland publication exposed racist comments he made about blacks on YouTube videos. The Cleveland Scene first reported that Aaron McNamara had a position as a volunteer officer as he finished college in preparation for a full-time job with the Fairview Police Department when his comments came to light. 

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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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