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  • Review: 'The Hate U Give' is a powerful look at Blac...

    Friday Oct 19 | via Post and Courier 

    Like hurricane winds, the vortex of psychological forces buffeting the calm-eyed 16-year-old at the center of "The Hate U Give," played by a remarkable Amandla Stenberg, at times seems violent enough to tear apart a grown man. Having witnessed the shooting death of her childhood best friend , during the kind of routine traffic stop gone wrong that has become distressingly familiar from viral videos, Starr is pushed and pulled in multiple directions over the course of this powerful, timely and deeply moving tale.

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  • He was police chief following Michael Browna s shoot...

    Saturday Oct 13 | via The Miami Herald 

    Former Miami Police Officer Delrish Moss, who became police chief in Ferguson, Missouri after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, has resigned and is coming back to Miami. Former Miami Police Officer Delrish Moss, who became police chief in Ferguson, Missouri after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, has resigned and is coming back to Miami.

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  • How a rapper set up No Shoot Zones to stop Baltimore...

    Thursday Oct 11 | via Al Jazeera 

    Late on a Sunday evening in July 2017, rapper and former gang member Tyree Colion was stabbed in the neck in East Baltimore . Bleeding, the 42-year old pressed a t-shirt into his wound with one hand and launched a Facebook Live broadcast with the other.

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  • When Police Misuse Their Power to Control News Cover...

    Wednesday Oct 10 | via Eff.org 

    Journalists face increasingly hostile conditions covering public protests, presidential rallies, corruption, and police brutality in the course of work as watchdogs over government power. A case before the U.S. Supreme Court threatens press freedoms even further by potentially giving the government freer rein to arrest media people in retaliation for publishing stories or gathering news the government doesn't like.

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  • Movie review: 'The Hate U Give' offers powerful look...

    Wednesday Oct 10 | via Daily Herald 

    A traffic stop leads to tragedy for Khalil and his childhood friend Starr in "The Hate U Give." Family members react differently to the shooting of an unarmed black teen in "The Hate You Give."

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  • An Officer Is Guilty of Murder. On Trial Next: A Pol...

    Tuesday Oct 9 | via The New York Times 

    Somewhere in an Illinois jail, Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, is waiting to learn how long he will spend in prison for killing Laquan McDonald , a black teenager. But even after the officer's second-degree murder conviction last week, this city is still waiting for other verdicts.

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  • Chicago verdict raises hope for police accountability

    Sunday Oct 7 | via Denton Record-Chronicle 

    People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald on Friday in Chicago. People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald on Friday in Chicago.

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  • Correction: Chicago Police-Laquan McDonald-BLM story

    Saturday Oct 6 | via NewsOn6 Tulsa 

    In a story Oct. 6 about the conviction of a white Chicago police officer in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, The Associated Press erroneously reported that another black teen, Michael Brown, was killed by a white officer in Missouri in August 2013. Brown was killed by the officer in August 2014.

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  • Chicago verdict raises hope of greater police accoun...

    Saturday Oct 6 | via NewsOn6 Tulsa 

    A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months.

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  • Officer who fatally shot 12-year-old gets new police...

    Saturday Oct 6 | via SFGate 

    In this Dec. 1, 2014, file photo, Tomiko Shine, left, holds a sign with a photo of Tamir Rice, a boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, while protesting a grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, during a demonstration in Washington. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams announced Tuesday, May 30, 2017, that Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed the 12-year-old boy, has been fired for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol car the day of the Nov. 22, 2014, shooting, Frank Garmback, has been suspended for 10 days for violating a tactical rule for his driving that day.

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  • Jason Van Dyke Killed Laquan McDonald in 2014. Now C...

    Friday Oct 5 | via The New York Times 

    Three years ago, grainy video of a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times upended this city. The police superintendent was forced out , the prosecutor lost her election, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has since announced he is not seeking re-election .

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  • Some blacks see a racial double standard in Kavanaug...

    Wednesday Oct 3 | via Commercial Dispatch 

    Marcus Dixon was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in Georgia for having sex with an underage white girl when he was 18. Dayonn Davis, another black youth, got a five-year prison sentence for stealing a $100 pair of shoes at gunpoint when he was 15. It's cases like those that minorities and others point to with frustration when they hear some of Brett Kavanaugh's defenders say the sexual assault and underage-drinking accusations against the Supreme Court nominee fall under the category of "Boys will be boys." Some see a racial double standard at work, complaining that when young blacks get into trouble, their actions rarely are viewed as youthful folly in the way that the misdeeds of privileged whites are.

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  • Some Black People See a Racial Double Standard in Ka...

    Tuesday Oct 2 | via New Urban Legends 

    Marcus Dixon was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in Georgia for having sex with an underage white girl when he was 18. Dayonn Davis, another black youth, got a five-year prison sentence for stealing a $100 pair of shoes at gunpoint when he was 15. It's cases like those that minorities and others point to with frustration when they hear some of Brett Kavanaugh's defenders say the sexual assault and underage-drinking accusations against the Supreme Court nominee fall under the category of "Boys will be boys." Some see a racial double standard at work, complaining that when young blacks get into trouble, their actions rarely are viewed as youthful folly in the way that the misdeeds of privileged whites are.

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  • Pastor, Journalist Latest to Sue St. Louis Cops for ...

    Tuesday Oct 2 | via River Front Times 

    Angry St. Louis cops manhandled pastors, tased a peaceful protester and blitzed onlookers, including an independent journalist in a wheelchair, with mace during a demonstration last year outside of Busch Stadium, according to six new lawsuits filed today.

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  • 'There's an industry around the trauma of blackness': Q&A with...

    Tuesday Oct 2 | via Philly.com 

    After listening to a sermon titled "Don't Tell Your Story Too Soon," Baltimore-born activist DeRay Mckesson was inspired to write his first book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope , in which he explores a range of topics from police brutality to community organizing to homophobia. "People asked me to write this book two years ago, but I wanted to write it when I felt like it was time," said Mckesson, who was a prominent voice during the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. 1 comment

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  • St. Louis alderwoman sues city over tear gas at prot...

    Wednesday Sep 26 | via WFTV Orlando 

    A St. Louis official who joined protests after a white police officer was acquitted of murder last year in the shooting of a black man is suing over the police response to the demonstrations. Democratic Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green alleges in the federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that police used tear gas on her without justification on Sept.

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  • St. Louis alderwoman sues city over tear gas at protest

    Wednesday Sep 26 | via NBC29 

    15, 2017 file photo, protesters gather, in St. Louis, after a judge found Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Lamar Smit... . FILE - In this Sept.

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  • Alderwoman sues St. Louis police over 'unlawful' tea...

    Wednesday Sep 26 | via KSDK-TV Saint Louis 

    Alderwoman Megan E. Green's lawsuit claims the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department "has a pattern and practice of indiscriminately using illegal chemical munitions, such as tear gas and pepper spray, without warning." ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis alderwoman is accusing the city's police department of unlawfully using tear gas on her and a crowd of others after the Jason Stockley verdict-and now she's filing suit.

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  • DeRay Mckesson Sees Hope Even NowDeRay Mckesson's ac...

    Tuesday Sep 25 | via WGBH 

    DeRay Mckesson's activism began when he left a six-figure job in the Minneapolis school system and headed off to Ferguson, Missouri, marching for 400 days to protest the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Jim Braude was joined by DeRay Mckesson to discuss his new book is "On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope" - a collection of essays reflecting not just on systems of oppression across the U-S, but also how this generation could change it all.

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  • Race central to Chicago's Laquan McDonald case, even...

    Sep 21, 2018 | via Ashland Times-Gazette 

    In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black, drawing a sharp rebuke from a defense attorney for Officer Jason Van Dyke.

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