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Police officer cleared of fatal shooting of unarmed man

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:31 pm December 24, 2014 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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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:39 am December 24, 2014 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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Autopsy: Tamir Rice death ruled a homicide

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:00 pm December 12, 2014 The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am December 10, 2014 A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public. 

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Illinois passes bill making it illegal to record police

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:52 pm December 9, 2014 Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police. 

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm December 9, 2014 The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Key Ferguson protester facing assault charge

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:00 pm December 8, 2014 A prominent Ferguson protester has been charged with misdemeanor assault for brief contact with police officers while attempting to access city hall while it was closed. 

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Bill de Blasio announces retraining of NYPD officers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:40 pm December 5, 2014 One day after a New York grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the start of a significant overhaul and retraining of the nation’s largest police force, he announced on Thursday. 

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Police officer who killed Tamir Rice was found unfit to work in 2012

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:08 pm December 4, 2014 A Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a BB gun in his hand last month resigned from a smaller police department in 2012 after being found unfit for duty. Tim Loehmann was found the be “distracted” and “Weepy” during his firearm qualification […]

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Ferguson Mayor: Darren Wilson not to receive severance package

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:13 am December 2, 2014 The white police officer who resigned almost four months after fatally shooting an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri will not receive severance pay, according to the city’s mayor. Darren Wilson was not asked to leave the force, but chose to resign after his actions sparked a […]

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