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Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions

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A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not. The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed […]

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12-year-old boy murdered by Cleveland police officer over air gun

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A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about someone possessing a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be an air gun. Authorities said the weapon that Tamir Rice had looked very much like a real firearm. 

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Cops slam schizophrenic woman down, killing her in front of family members

Cleveland police killed a bipolar and schizophrenic woman in front of her family after they slammed her to the pavement outside her family’s home. Tanesha Anderson, 37, was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers two hours earlier.

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social media, and refer to the protesters as “terrorists” […]

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.” Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The committee works to […]

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Boyfriend of woman shot by Michigan police demands answers

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The boyfriend of a 40-year-old Michigan woman who was shot and killed by police Sunday night said he doesn’t understand why they used lethal force on his girlfriend. Victor Stephens, 54, says police fatally wounded his girlfriend after responded to a domestic dispute call at his home where she died.

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Activists in Chicago call for investigation into fatal police shootings

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A group of local activists in Chicago called for an investigation into a series of fatal police shootings that took place in the city. Relatives of those killed staged a demonstration in front of the department’s headquarters.

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Chicago-area police kill man in hospital emergency room

A man was shot and killed by police in a Chicago-area hospital early Monday. Christopher M. Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, pulled out a gun after becoming “aggressive” with hospital staff, according to police. 

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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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Police gearing up for riots ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

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Police in Ferguson are gearing up for riots that may ensue after a grand jury’s decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Officers are loading up on riot gear and taking refresher courses on constitutional rights in the event that Ferguson police Officer Darren […]

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