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

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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

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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 our neighbors.” 

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

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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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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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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 that cops are largely benevolent workaholics who […]

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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

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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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

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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Police officer cleared of fatal shooting of unarmed man

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A grand jury in Houston declined to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The Harris County, Texas, grand jury deliberated for months to determine whether police officer Juventino Castro should face criminal charges for Jordan Baker’s shooting death. 

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Video: Police shoot and kill black teen in St. Louis, surveillance footage released

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An 18-year-old black teenager identified as Antonio Martin was fatally wounded by St. Louis-area police officers on Tuesday. The incident was followed by protesters clashing with police at the scene. 

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