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Monday Jul 18 | via Philly.com
A national spokesman for the Moorish Science Temple of America said his religious group should not be confused with other Moorish groups that some news outlets have linked to Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Long. "Regarding the shooter in Baton Rouge, he has no affiliation or ties with the Moorish Science Temple of America," Azeem Hopkins-Bey, 36, grand sheik of the temple at 2559 N. 5th St. in North Philadelphia, said at a news conference Monday outside of Philadelphia City Hall. Comment?
Monday Jul 18 | via The News-Star
Shooting victim's husband: She squeezed my hand The victim of a weekend shooting is responding to doctors, according to an early morning update from her husband. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/29OJ7Bs Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said Longoria, 22, was on the way to work Saturday when she stopped at a convenience store. Comment?
Sunday Jul 17 | via MarketWatch
Three officers were killed and three others were injured in Baton Rouge, La., following a shooting incident Sunday morning, authorities in Louisiana. The suspected shooter is dead, according to officials. Comment?
Sunday Jul 17 | via WJRT
Following the deadly shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge Sunday, several state leaders and politicians have issued statements which can be read here. "This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing. Comment?
Friday Jul 15 | via USA Today
A tale of two protests: Memphis and Baton Rouge: Column In two cities, rallies planned as peaceful events evolved into strikingly different scenes Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/29WsadU Sheriff's deputies clash with demonstrators during a protest against the July 5 shooting of Alton Sterling, an African-American shot dead while being taken into custody by two white police officers, in Baton Rouge July 9, 2016. In a familiar cycle of tragedy and outrage, people have taken to the streets to protest the killing of black men at the hands of police, even as the country mourns five officers killed in a vicious attack in Dallas. Comment?
Thursday Jul 14 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
In Tennessee over the past week, Black Lives Matter protests have had a lot in common with others across the nation: activists chanting, waving signs and blocking traffic as they decry police shootings and allegations of racism. Some of the protests that erupted after black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were killed by police have been marred by violence and arrests - and the added tension of a deadly attack on police in Dallas. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via WZVN-TV Fort Myers
TV Judge Glenda Hatchett, right, speaks as Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, listens during a news conference on the State Capitol grounds Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. Hatchett is representing the Casti... A New Jersey woman has been arrested for allegedly skipping tolls, something authorities say she's done more than 500 times. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via Marshall Independent
The Latest on the aftermath of fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the subsequent killing of five police officers in Dallas : A group of local organizations are suing the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police over their treatment of demonstrators protesting the shooting death of a 37-year-old black man. The shooting death last week of Alton Sterling at the hands of two white police officers sparked outrage among many in the black community. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via The Washington Post
Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Alton Sterling's eldest son, talks about the last moments she had with Sterling before he was fatally shot by Baton Rouge police. Alton Sterling, the black man whose point-blank shooting by white police set of a fresh round of national protest against police aggression against black people, was born and raised in this impoverished and racially divided Louisiana state capital, and barely knew a life without police in it. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via KXXV-TV Waco
James Johnson says in an interview aired Wednesday on TheBlaze website that 25-year-old Micah Johnson "just preferred not to talk to" people after he came back from being deployed to Afghanistan. Johnson shot and killed five officers, and injured nine officers and two civilians during Thursday's protest of recent fatal shootings of black men by police. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via Waco Tribune-Herald
The Dallas Police color guard presents the colors before the photos of five fallen officers being remembered during an interfaith memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were gunned down last week in downtown Dallas at a protest rally. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 12 | via WDTN-TV Dayton
Protests and related events nationwide Monday after the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas: Police protests were calm and lightly attended in Denver on Monday, when a group of about 50 waved signs decrying police killings while a smaller group entered a fourth day of quietly mourning blacks killed by police in the last year. The demonstrations outside the state Capitol attracted a mixed-race crowd and supporters bringing water, fruit and sandwiches to support the efforts. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via News Tribune
Gov. Jay Nixon plans to attend a Tuesday memorial service for police officers slain in Dallas. Nixon had planned to be gone this week on a European trade mission. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via CBC News
Kerron Stewart, 10, sits with demonstrators on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, La, U.S. July 10, 2016. Authorities say they will enforce an 11 p.m. closing time at city parks in Atlanta as protests over police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota are expected to continue. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via The Echo
The protests have taken place days after 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot dead in Baton Rouge , while being held down by two white police officers on Tuesday morning. His mother, Valerie Castile, issued a statement Sunday through her attorney urging people to maintain peace and calm. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via SFGate
BATON ROUGE, La. - Police made nearly 200 arrests in Louisiana's capital city during weekend protests around the country in which people angry over police killings of young black men sought to block some major interstates. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via The Toronto Star
Dramatic image of woman in flowing dress being arrested by Baton Rouge police in body armour called 'a glimpse of what will appear in future history books.' A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 9. Social media is exploding with reaction to a defining photograph of the protests in Louisiana over the shooting death of Alton Sterling in a struggle Tuesday with two Baton Rouge police officers. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via Baton Rouge Business Report
Police made dozens of more arrests in Baton Rouge on Sunday evening as protesters sought to block Interstate 110, pushing the total number of protesters arrested in the Capital City to more than 160 since last week, The Associated Press reports. Earlier Sunday, some 2,000 people rallied outside the Capitol building to protest police killings of black people, State Police Maj. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 6 | via KCTV5
White House officials say the President has been briefed and is being updated. He has offered any assistance necessary to Baton Rouge officials. Comment?
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