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Bill de Blasio announces retraining of NYPD officers

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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Attorney General Eric Holder to Cleveland Police Department: ‘You’re reckless and poorly trained’

The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement to overhaul the city’s police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often. The Justice Department said the police department have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness. 

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#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

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In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police. #Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, that luxury isn’t available to people of color. 

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White cop kills off-duty black officer during chase

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A black off-duty rookie police officer chasing a suspected thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was fatally shot Thursday night when a white officer mistook him for a criminal. “Police! Stop! Drop it!” cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25.

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t sitting down in their seats. 

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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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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