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Breaking: Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley


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’


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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Tanisha Anderson’s Death Ruled a Homicide

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By Diamond 2:46 pm January 5, 2015 The death of Tanisha Anderson, the 37-year-old woman killed by Cleveland police, has been ruled a homicide. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the official report from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office, states that “sudden death associated with physical restraint in a prone position.” A representative […]

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#Black Brunch: Disrupting White Spaces

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By Diamond 11:48 am January 5, 2015 From Oakland to New York, young protesters are taking it to brunch. Over the weekend, protesters entered popular eateries in New York and Oakland and called out the names of those killed by police violence. According to the Washington Post, more than thirty participants filled the restaurants. The […]

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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm December 31, 2014 Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in […]

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am December 29, 2014 A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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