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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

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 arrived on the scene.

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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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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

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

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 profile suspects. 

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Darren Wilson changed story after Ferguson aftermath

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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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 he had with a man he believes was […]

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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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Charges brought against NYPD officers who assaulted teen

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Two NYPD officers who chased down a teen and hit him in the face with a gun and assaulted him have been indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The officers continued to chase 16-year-old Kareem Tribble, even after he’d stopped running and had raised his hands. 

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‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

A “Django, Unchained” actress who claimed she was racially profiled by police in Hollywood last month has been charged with one count of lewd conduct. Daniele Watts, and her white boyfriend Brian James Lucas, could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

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Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City. The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and trauma in young men who experienced multiple stop-and-frisk […]

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