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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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Ferguson’s police department facing $40 million lawsuit

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Five people who were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri is suing the city’s police department for $40 million.  The federal lawsuit accuses police of using “wanton and excessive force” and treating citizens “as if they were war combatants.”

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Chicago police announce early stages of body camera program

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Police departments across the country are using body cameras on its officers and that technology could soon come to Chicago. The department cites conflicting stories between citizens and police officers during encounters as a reason for the body cam pilot program.

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Poll: blacks in New York want more police despite death of Eric Garner

According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 56 percent of New York City voters feel that police issuing summonses and making arrests for low-level offenses improves the quality of life in a neighborhood. 

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Video: activist Ty Turner arrested for distributing voting rights leaflets

Activist and former North Carolina State Senate candidate Ty Turner was arrested during a Moral Mondays rally in Charlotte, NC. Turner was arrested and later released for distributing voting rights leaflets. Those who had assembled for Moral Mondays proceeded to go to jail to demand Turner’s release. As the crowd waited, Turner eventually arrived at the jail […]

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Black cop files police brutality lawsuit

Every year, the Philadelphia Police Department receives scores of brutality lawsuits. But it is unusual for a police officer to make those charges. In a suit filed earlier this week, the unthinkable happened. Sgt. Brandon Ruff filed charges against the department. 

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Attorney: John Crawford III shot in back as he talked to girlfriend on cell phone in Walmart

Surveillance video from an Ohio Walmart shows that a man fatally shot by police earlier this month had his back turned to officers and was talking on a cell phone. John Crawford III died Aug. 5 after Beavercreek police responded to calls of an armed man at the store. Crawford was unarmed at the time […]

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Video: St. Paul police allegedly Taser, arrest man for ‘sitting while black’

Video has surfaced of St. Paul, MN police allegedly tasering and arresting a man for “sitting while black.” In a video posted to YouTube, the entire interaction between the unidentified man, who is filming with his cell phone, and police officers takes place. 

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Organization raises $5,000 for cameras for residents to record police interaction

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The WeCopWatch organization has raised close to $5,000 for cameras to give to residents in light of the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  The fundraising efforts comes in response to strained relations with police and citizens in California and throughout the country. 

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Family of unarmed man killed by police in Chicago seeks justice

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  The family of a man who was fatally shot by a  member of the Chicago Police Department is seeking justice. 28-year-old Marlon Horton was shot during a confrontation with an off-duty cop at a CHA building. 

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