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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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Another 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, protests ensue

Another 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the man fired three shots at the officer, who returned fire in self defense. As a result of the shooting, protests in the areas have intensified. 

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Jury begins review of fatal John Crawford III shooting

A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the racially charged case of a fatal shooting inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store. A timetable has not been made public on how long it will take to present evidence to Greene County jurors or how long it may take them to make a decision on whether the […]

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Deputies who killed homeless preacher on trial for murder

Five Denver sheriff’s deputies are on trial for the murder of a homeless street preacher who died during an altercation with the officers in 2010. The trial comes amid calls for a federal investigation of the department over other high-profile abuse cases. 

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Michael Brown memorial burned down

A memorial dedicated to the memory of a slain Ferguson, Missouri teen has been burned down. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally wounded by a white police officer on Aug. 9 as he walked home. A huge memorial of stuffed animals, T-shirts, posters, and other items grew in two places — in […]

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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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Jurors told to ‘disregard Ferguson’ as they prep for trial of man who fatally shot 7-year-old

A member of an elite Detroit police team who fatally shot a black 7-year-old child during a raid is set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. And jurors have been told to disregard the events happening in Ferguson as they make a decision of whether or not to charge Officer Joseph Weekley. 

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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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Pathologist who reviewed Michael Brown’s body to look at autopsy on Eric Garner

An expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown will also take a look at the final autopsy report for Eric Garner. The Staten Island man died after being put in an illegal chokehold by New York police on July 17. 

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Second trial set for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old during raid

A Detroit police detective is set to stand trial for a second time for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house. The raid was captured on video by a reality TV crew. 

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