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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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REPORT: 400,000 Innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers ‘Stopped and Frisked’ in 2012

According a new report released by the NYCLU, the Stop and Frisk program led to 400,000 innocent black and Latino New Yorkers being stopped by the NYPD.

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WATCH: Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Releases PSA Condemning NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) just dropped a hard-hitting public service announcement to draw attention to the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk policy. The video – “Don’t Tread on Me” – highlights the harmful impact of this racist, unconstitutional policy, and the fight to have it struck down.

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Judge Throws Out Manslaughter Charges Against Cop Accused of Killing Ramarley Graham

A New York judge threw out manslaughter charges against Officer Richard Haste, the man accused of killing unarmed 18 year-old Ramarley Graham. Prosecutors will present the case again to a grand jury. Graham’s mother reportedly yelled “they killed my child,” and was removed from the courtroom.

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Parents of Kimani Gray File Wrongful-Death Suit Against New York City

The parents of slain 16 year-old Kimani Gray have file a wrongful death suit against New York City. Gray was shot and killed by the NYPD after allegedly aiming a revolver at them. However, his family and friends strongly disagree, and are demanding justice.

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Trailer Released for Oscar Grant Film “Fruitvale”

The trailer for the acclaimed and highly-anticipated film Fruitvale has been released. Fruitvale tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA.

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Black USC Students Accuse LAPD of Racial Profiling After Chaotic Party Breakup

Students at the University of Southern California are fighting back against what they feel was a racially-biased, heavy-handed shutdown of an off-campus party.

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Gang Violence: Why it’s Time To Stop Blaming the Player and Blame the Game

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It was the wise Martin Luther King Jr. that stated, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Though explicitly referring to the active disenfranchisement of Black people in the 60’s, this powerful quote provides much truth in the context of urban violence. As a nation, our discourse on urban violence has been exceptionally skewed […]

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NY Mayor Bloomberg: Critics of Stop and Frisk are Encouraging “Lawless Mayhem State”

According to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, anyone who has criticized the city’s “Stop and Frisk” program is encouraging a “lawless mayhem state.”

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Poor Police-Community Relations Present Major Obstacle to Stemming Tide of Violence in Chicago

Poor relations between the Chicago Police Department and residents in Chicago’s most embattled neighborhoods has created a climate of anger, fear and distrust; major obstacles to stemming the tide of violence in the city.

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