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#BlackKidsMatter: McKinney, Texas and the Truth About Your Black Friends

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By Diamond 9:23 am June 8, 2015 By Jay Dodd News broke over the weekend of a Dallas suburb police officer terrorizing a group of Black and Brown kids attending a swimming party in an affluent neighborhood’s community pool. The graphic video depicts Corporal Eric Casebolt dragging a Black girl across a yard, shoving her […]

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Black People Killed by Police Twice as Likely to Be Unarmed as White People

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By Diamond 12:11 pm June 2, 2015 An investigation by The Guardian has found that Black and Latino people killed by police are more than twice as likely to be unarmed than white people. From The Guardian: Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white […]

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Nine Police Deputies Fired Over the Death of Matthew Ajibade

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By Diamond 12:44 pm May 11, 2015 A Georgia police department has fired nine sheriffs over the Jan. 1st death of Matthew Ajibade. Ajibade, 22, was found dead in his Chatham County, Ga. cell after being arrested during a bipolar episode. During his arrest, he was handcuffed to a chair and tasered by officers. The […]

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Update: South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Black Man In Back

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By Diamond 7:06 pm April 7, 2015 North Charleston, S.C. police officer, Michael T. Slager, has been charged with murder. Slager claimed that during a traffic stop, Walter L. Scott took his stun gun and that he shot Scott in self-defense. The story would have stopped there if a video of the incident had not been recorded […]

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The Police Killed More Than 100 People In March

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By Diamond 1:09 pm April 3, 2015   In total, 290 people have been killed during police encounters since the beginning of 2015. The tally kept by the website Killed By Police is much higher than the vastly incomplete FBI statistics. For comparison, the UK has only seen 52 police killings since 1900, reports Shaun King. […]

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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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