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Illinois passes bill making it illegal to record police

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:52 pm December 9, 2014 Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police. 

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Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:56 pm November 25, 2014 A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not. The panel was tasked with figuring out […]

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Man says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:15 pm September 12, 2014 Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman. According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. 

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Petition: Mike Brown law would require all state, county and local police to wear a camera

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm August 20, 2014 A White House petition is calling for lawmakers to create and sign a bill into law that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a body camera. The petition comes amid tense protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old Michael […]

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League City becomes first to officially ‘ban’ undocumented immigrant children

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:23 pm July 9, 2014 A small town in Texas has become the first city to officially ban undocumented immigrant children. League City council members passed a resolution Tuesday evening that makes it illegal for undocumented children to enter the municipality. 

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Changes to mandatory life sentence law prompts men to ask for second chances

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:15 am May 30, 2014 Two Massachusetts men who were sentenced to life in prison under a mandatory life sentencing law when they were juveniles pleaded for freedom Thursday. Joseph Donovan, 38, and Frederick Christian, 37 are hoping that their voices will be heard in light of recent changes to the state’s […]

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Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down ruling against voter ID laws

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:27 am May 15, 2014 Members of Arkansas’ Supreme Court tossed out a judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s voter ID law on Wednesday. In a 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the Pulaski County judge’s decision that the law violates the state’s constitution. 

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:44 am April 15, 2014 North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their […]

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:25 am April 14, 2014 According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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NCAA champion: ‘I go to bed starving’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:49 am April 8, 2014 Shabazz Napier is one of the bet college basketball players in the country. He recently took home the NCAA championship title, but the University of Connecticut point guard recently told reporters that he goes to bed “starving.” 

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