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Report: black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than whites

According to an analysis by Pro Publica, black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white male counterparts. The analysis was based on 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012. 

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Officials: civil rights charges against George Zimmerman unlikely

It is unlikely that the Justice Department will bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The news comes in response to allegations that the killing was racially motivated. 

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More cops required to wear body cameras across nation

More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras. In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they are equipping officers with video cameras. 

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Jury begins review of fatal John Crawford III shooting

A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the racially charged case of a fatal shooting inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store. A timetable has not been made public on how long it will take to present evidence to Greene County jurors or how long it may take them to make a decision on whether the […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: jury selection begins for Michael Dunn retrial

The retrial of a Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music in a gas station parking lot, began Monday with jury selection. Michael Dunn, 47, was found guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of firing into […]

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Actress detained by police in LA refuses to apologize despite calls from civil rights leaders

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An actress who was detained by Los Angeles last week is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident. Civil Rights leaders called for “Django” actress Daniele Watts’ apology after she suggested she was handcuffed for kissing her white husband in public. Images captured by witnesses who called police of the […]

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UPDATE: Ferguson jury has until next year to charge Darren Wilson

A grand jury in Missouri has been given until next year to decide whether a Ferguson police officer should be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. 18-year-old Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after being shot multiple times by Officer Darren Wilson while walking home. 

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Mother says son was killed by police because he was black

A Florida man is dead, and his mother says it’s due to the color of his skin. 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed by police on Wednesday. 

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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband

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A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood. 

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story. When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under […]

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