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New witness comes forward in Michael Brown shooting

A second witness has come forward to give her account of the fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead. Tiffany Mitchell, says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill the unarmed teenager as she was driving.  Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the […]

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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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An unarmed Michael Brown shot by police, sparks community outrage

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has sparked outrage both on social media and within community in which he lived. 18-year-old Michael Brown lost his life after an alleged altercation with police in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. 

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Justice for Renisha McBride: jury convicts Ted Wafer of second-degree murder

A jury convicted a suburban Detroit man of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Thursday in the killing of a 19-year-old unarmed woman who sought help after a car wreck on his porch last year. Theodore Wafer claimed self-defense and said that he feared for his life. 

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White police officers arrested for murdering daughter’s black boyfriend

Two Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a deadly shooting. Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife Gina Kepler, 48, were taken into custody regarding the death of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake, a black teen who was dating their daughter.

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Justice for Renisha: jurors began deliberating in Renisha McBride case

Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting an unarmed teen outside his home last year. Theodore Wafer, 55, shot and killed Renisha McBride as she banged on his front door in the early hours of Nov. 2. 

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Rachel Jeantel blames self for Zimmerman verdict

A little over a year ago, the world met Rachel Jeantel. The friend of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took the stand during the George Zimmerman trial, and her testimony became more famous than her facts. Now, the 20-year-old is speaking out, and blames herself for the way the verdict went down. 

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Ruling: officer who killed Oscar Grant cleared of lawsuit

Johannes Mehserle, the transit officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant in 2009, will not have to pay damages to Grant’s father. Mehersle had been convicted of manslaughter in 2010 and was released in 2011. The lawsuit was brought by Oscar Grant’s father, Oscar Grant, Jr. The Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) had previously settled […]

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Transgender woman burned to death, murder investigated as a hate crime

The murder of a transgender woman who was burned to death in Florida is being investigated as a hate crime. The remains were found behind a vehicle rental facility at 2807 Fowler Street in Fort Myers on Thursday. Authorities have identified the remains as those of Yaz’min Shancez , 31.

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