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Georgia Police Kill Naked, Unarmed Man Suffering From Bipolar Disorder

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By diamond 10:30 am March 10, 2015 Chamblee, Ga. police shot and killed Anthony Hill Monday night. Hill, who was unarmed and naked, suffered from bipolar disorder. According to the New York Times, police were called with reports “about a man acting deranged, knocking on doors and running naked.” At 11, new video of a naked […]

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The Shooting of Tony Robinson: What You Need To Know

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By diamond 3:32 pm March 9, 2015 Nineteen year-old Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. was shot by Madison, Wisconsin police officer Matt Kenny on Friday, March 6th. Since Friday night, demonstrations have swelled in Madison, with Robinson’s family and community members demanding answers. Robinson’s death comes just after the DOJ released a scathing report on the […]

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Chicago Police ‘Black Site’ Exposed

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By diamond 11:41 am February 25, 2015 For roughly 40 years, the Chicago Police have run a ‘black site‘. The off-the-books Homan Square facility has been a place of torture and where prisoners were “disappeared.” From the Guardian: The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the […]

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Officer That Assaulted Arizona Black Professor Has Resigned

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By diamond 5:06 pm February 17, 2015 From Colorlines: Stewart Ferrin, a 25-year-old Arizona State University police officer, resigned Monday after a lengthy controversy following his violent arrest of ASU professor Ersula Ore last May, the Arizona Republic reported. And he did so in dramatic fashion. In a letter he wrote to ASU police chief Mike […]

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St. Louis Police Allegedly Beat Man After Turning Off Dash Cam

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By diamond 11:38 am February 17, 2015 From The Root: 18-year-old Cortez Bufford was on the ground, surrounded by St. Louis cops last April following a traffic stop when officer Kelli Swinton, reportedly told her fellow officers: “Hold up. Hold up, y’all. Hold up. Hold up, everybody, hold up. We’re red right now, so if […]

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Breaking: Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley

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By diamond 3:02 pm February 10, 2015 From NY1: Law enforcement sources tell NY1′s Dean Meminger that rookie officer Peter Liang has been indicted in the shooting death of Akai Gurley. Gurley was shot to death in a dark stairwell at the Pink Houses in East New York on November 20. Investigators say rookie officer […]

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After Death of Aura Rosser, Michigan Police To Undergo Diversity Training

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By diamond 3:55 pm February 5, 2015 In response to the announcement that the police officer that shot and killed 40 year-old Aura Rosser would not face charges, Ann Arbor, Michigan Police Chief Seto released a statement on impending changes to officer training. Officers will undergo diversity training, including information on engaging with citizens with […]

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Baltimore School Police Officer Left 13-Year-Old Girl Bloodied

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By diamond 5:21 pm February 2, 2015

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Police in St. Louis admit to beating wrong black man

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By diamond 12:26 pm January 20, 2015 Joseph Swink was returning home from an internship when he became caught in the middle of a high-speed chase.

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‘Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imagination, Black Men Are Dying’

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By diamond 12:32 pm January 9, 2015 Claudia Rankine’s preeminent book on race in America, ‘Citizen’, has been given a chilling update. What used to be blank spaces now hold the names of black men killed by the police.

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