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Chicago Police Made More Street Stops Last Year Than NYPD

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By Diamond 12:19 pm March 23, 2015   The Chicago police made more street stops last year than the NYPD did at the height of their stop-and-frisk initiative reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. The study found that the Chicago police stopped African-Americans at a disproportionately higher rate than Latinos and whites. All together, more […]

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Nearly Half of All Black Millennials Have Had Negative Interactions With Police


By Diamond 10:08 am February 10, 2015 From Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll: Despite intense public scrutiny on some policing practices, and their own personal brushes with law enforcement, young adults still view officers in a generally positive light. That’s according to Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to […]

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Sixteen-year-old girl shot and killed by Denver police

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By Diamond 6:03 pm January 27, 2015 Sixteen-year-old Jesse Hernandez was shot by two Denver, Colorado police officers. Now, the community wants answers.

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Clergy to Florida Police: #UseMeInstead


By Diamond 6:24 pm January 26, 2015 After learning that North Miami police officers were using the photos of young black men as targets during sniper training, clergy stepped up to offer the police another option. For the religious leaders, their show of solidarity was “motivated by our service to Christ and his call to love […]

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In rare move, Jay Z releases public statement on policy changes in New York

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By Diamond 7:18 pm January 23, 2015 On Wednesday, Jay Z weighed in on New York Governor Cuomo’s initiative to improve police and community relations.

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North Miami Beach Police Using Black Men’s Mugshots as Target Practice

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By Diamond 11:48 am January 16, 2015 A member of the National Guard was shocked when she went to a local range for target practice.

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Members of an Elite Squad

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By Diamond 4:47 pm January 6, 2015 Over at the Hairpin, writer Hannah Giorgis has penned a moving essay on sexual assault and police response: But if this predictable, formulaic depiction of justice is Law & Order: SVU’s greatest comfort, it is also its greatest deception. The show has managed to convince a generation of viewers […]

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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm December 31, 2014 According to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Chicago police stop black motorists more than their white counterparts. 

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Autopsy: Ezell Ford shot in back by LAPD cops

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm December 30, 2014 25-year-old Ezell Ford was fatally shot in the back, right arm and abdomen by LAPD police, according to an autopsy report released on Monday.

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Unarmed man shot at by NYPD charged with assault after cops hit innocent bystanders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am December 29, 2014 A 35-year-old Brooklyn black man was unarmed when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square on Sept. 14. The officers did not hit Glenn Broadnax, but struck two innocent bystanders. Somehow, Broadnax is being charged with assault for the officers’ negligence. 

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