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There is no amount of respectability that can bend a gun’s barrel


By Diamond 10:51 am January 26, 2015 New York Times columnist, Charles Blow, received the phone call he had always dreaded. His son was held by gunpoint on Yale’s campus.

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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm December 31, 2014 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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Video: black man assaulted by cops while doing Ellen Degeneres dance dare

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm December 30, 2014 A black man was thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares.” 

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Autopsy: Ezell Ford shot in back by LAPD cops

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm December 30, 2014 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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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm December 19, 2014 Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they […]

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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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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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Justice Department issues new rules to curb racial profiling by law enforcement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm December 8, 2014 On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a highly anticipated move to curb on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, but the new rules will not cover local police departments. It is local departments that have come under criticism in recent months over allegations that their officers […]

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Darren Wilson changed story after Ferguson aftermath

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:41 pm December 3, 2014 A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August changed his story following the immediate aftermath of Mike Brown’s death, according to reports. 

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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