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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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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband

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A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood. 

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In Ezell Ford shooting death, protesters continue to demand answers

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week. Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death. 

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Unarmed black man Ezell Ford fatally shot by police

According to family members, a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway late Monday evening. 

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Family of unarmed man murdered by police seek $20 million

The family of a man who was shot at killed by Los Angeles police after a high speed chase has filed a $20 million civil claim against the department. Brian Newt Beaird, 51, died last Friday after leading LAPD on an hour-long chase that started in Cudahy and ended in downtown Los Angeles just past […]

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Black judge handcuffed by UCLA police, forced to kneel for routine traffic stop

David Cunningham III, a superior court judge in Los Angeles is claiming that two UCLA police officers used excessive force after they pulled him over for a seat belt violation. According to Cunningham’s attorney, he was handcuffed and put in the back of the police vehicle.

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Police officer charged for assaulting woman before she died

A LAPD officer has been charged with assault for kicking a handcuffed woman seven times in the abdomen, upper thigh and stomach before she lost consciousness and died.

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Petition calls for investigation into Chris Dorner’s death

A change.org petition is calling for an investigation into how the Los Angeles Police Department handled Christopher Dorner’s death. The petition, created by The Your Black World Coalition, states that “the latest civil rights violation by this department was during the apprehension of Christopher Dorner.”

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New LAPD Program Allows Officers to Come Face-to-Face w/ Community Members on Racial Profiling

The LAPD has announced a new program where officers can come face-to-face with community members who accuse them of racial profiling. The Community-Employee Mediation Pilot program will allow both sides to see things from the other’s perspective. Neither party is required to agree with one another; and only conflicts that don’t involve use of force, […]

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LAPD Internal Review Findings: Chris Dorner’s Allegations of Racism Were Unfounded

An internal review by the LAPD found that Christopher Dorner’s allegations of racism were unfounded, and that he was justifiably fired from the force. Thoughts on these fndings? Do you trust the LAPD’s internal review process?

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