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Ferguson October: police arrest Cornel West

Author and activist Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday. The town had an influx of protesters from all of the country this past weekend, who gathered in protest of inequality regarding the treatment of blacks by police. 

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Detroit cop suspended after being caught wearing murder victim’s watch

A member of Detroit’s homicide division has been suspended after department officials found him wearing a murder victim’s watch. Sgt. Alex Vinson was the officer in charge of the case involving an unknown murder victim who was found wearing an expensive German-made watch several months ago. 

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Report: black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than whites

According to an analysis by Pro Publica, black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white male counterparts. The analysis was based on 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012. 

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Video: St. Louis police pepper-spray peaceful protesters during Ferguson’s ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Over the weekend, thousands of activists, community leaders and concerned citizens gathered in protest of black men being gunned down by police in St. Louis. And according to a video submitted to us by protester Katina Parker, peaceful protesters where pepper-sprayed by police as they exercised their right as U.S. citizens. 

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend. The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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Relatives of Aunt Jemima hit brand with lawsuit

Nancy Green was the first Aunt Jemima in 1890. Born a slave in 1834 in Kentucky, her likeness is now a staple in households throughout the country. Now, a lawsuit claims that Green’s heirs as well as descendants of other black women who appeared as Aunt Jemima are entitled to $2 billion and a share […]

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Inmate beaten to death at Florida jail after reporting threats by guard

Latandra Ellington was just seven months shy of freedom when she wrote a chilling letter to her aunt from prison. She told her aunt she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive because one of the officers, identified as “Sgt. Q” had threatened to beat and kill her.  “He was gone [sic] beat me to […]

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Supreme Court approves some of the worst voting restrictions in the country

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. 

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Video: Hammond family sues police for excessive force after being tased during routine traffic stop

A northwest Indiana man and woman have filed a federal lawsuit against the Hammond Police Department, alleging officers used excessive force during a routine traffic stop. The woman’s son recorded the incident on his cell phone. 

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Eric Garner’s family files $75 million civil suit against NYC, NYPD

The family of Eric Garner, a black New York resident who died as a result of a chokehold performed on him by a New York police officer, has filed a $75 million civil suit against the city and police department. The notice of claim was filed by lawyers at Rubenstein and Rynecki on Tuesday. It […]

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