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Grand Jury Will NOT Charge Officer Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Teenager Ramarley Graham

Not to be outdone by the antics of Florida, a grand jury has decided not to charge an NYPD officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager, Ramarley Graham. Federal Prosecutors say they will review the case to determine if Graham’s civil rights were violated.

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Court Rules Officer Who Killed Oscar Grant Can Be Sued

The officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day 2009 may face a lawsuit. Attempts by former BART officer Johannes Mehserle to claim police immunity were unanimously rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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New LAPD Program Allows Officers to Come Face-to-Face w/ Community Members on Racial Profiling

The LAPD has announced a new program where officers can come face-to-face with community members who accuse them of racial profiling. The Community-Employee Mediation Pilot program will allow both sides to see things from the other’s perspective. Neither party is required to agree with one another; and only conflicts that don’t involve use of force, […]

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Florida Police Shoot Unarmed Man in Front of His Own House

Roy Middleton was outside of his own home grabbing a pack of cigarettes from his car when the police arrived, believing he was an intruder. They opened fire on him even though he was cooperating with their commands.

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Gabrielle Calhoun Beaten Unconscious by Police

Although it happened a couple of weeks ago, more attention is now being paid to Gabrielle Calhoun, a young woman who was severely beaten by members of the Bloomington, IL, police department.

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LeVar Burton Explains How He Avoids Being Shot by the Police

While being featured on CNN’s recent “n-word” discussion, LeVar Burton shared his protocol for dealing with being stopped by the police: “I take my hands, I stick them outside the window and on the door of the driver’s side because I want that officer to be relaxed as possible when he approaches my vehicle. And I do that because I live in America.”

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Don’t Miss FRUITVALE STATION in Theaters July 12

Fruitvale Station – in theaters July 12 – is undoubtedly among the most-talked about films of the summer. Directed by Rynan Coogler, Fruitvale Station tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. His death was wisely scene as a result of police brutality […]

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New Report Sheds Light on Police Harassment of Transgender Women of Color

An article in The Village Voice is helping to bring light a report that unveils some alarming statistics about the police harassment of transgender people of color.

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St. Louis Police Under Fire After Shooting Black Honor Student 25 Times

Many are up in arms over the death of 25 year-old Cary Ball Jr. , an honor student who was shot 25 times by St. Louis police.

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Black 14 Year-Old Carrying a Puppy Attacked by Police for Giving Them a “Dehumanizing Stare”

14 year-old Tremaine McMillan was feeding his puppy and playing when officers approached him, and proceeded to attack and choke him for giving them a “dehumanizing stare.”

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