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23 Times Cops Weren’t Held Accountable For The Death Of Black Victims
The announcement that no charges will be filed against the officers in the 2016 death of Alton Sterling is one in a long line of cops walking free after the shooting deaths of black people.
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Baltimore Residents Weren't Lying About The City’s Corrupt Police Force
It’s a shame no one believed their truths about how law and order falls on the heads of black citizens.
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Unsettling Pattern Continues As Former Cop Walks Free After Killing Black Man
A former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith, adding his name to a growing list of officers who have walked free after the shooting deaths of black men and women.
Baltimore Wants Police Reform But Trump’s Justice Department May Get In The Way | HuffPost Politics
Baltimore city leaders, residents and even law enforcement officials are demanding police reform but the Justice Department under Trump is fighting the city’s consent decree.
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Man Ordered To Pay $1 Million For Cutting Fire Hose During Freddie Gray Protests
By Ian Simpson, Reuters
22-year-old Gregory Butler Jr. was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service.
What The DOJ Is Not Doing To Keep Police Accountable
Kirsten John Foy
Minister, Political strategist, Civil/Human Rights Activist, N...
We cannot achieve any legal, political or social progress without legal, political and social consequences for individuals -- not just institutions.
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What The Freddie Gray Case Has Shown Us
Rosa A. Hopkins
Gospel singer, recording artist, co-host of the 'Joe and Rosa ...
The case of Freddie Gray has shown us our contradictions, in black and white, and has held them up for all of us to see.
Confronting Implicit Bias In Sports, On The Streets And In Our Schools
Eric J. Cooper
Founder and President, National Urban Alliance for Effective E...
What we believe about a person -- or a group of people -- translates into how we act toward them. That translation of beliefs into actions is pervasive in our society and it is dangerous.
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Baltimore Cuts Ties With Neo-Nazi Lawyer Hired To Defend Police Department In Misconduct Case (Update)
The termination came after it was reported that city attorney Glen Keith Allen appeared to be deeply involved with neo-Nazi groups.
Look, Black People Aren’t Lying About Police Violence
Seriously, we aren't making this s**t up.
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Does Korryn Gaines' Death Mark A Tipping Point?
Kali Nicole Gross
Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University
A few months ago, most probably would have believed that Gaines' best course of action was to comply with the police in order to get herself and her children home safely. But "a few months ago" was before Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
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Baltimore Police Used Force 2,818 Times In Six Years. They Found One Violation.
Ryan J. Reilly
A Department of Justice report found the police force holds an "us-versus-them mentality" and routinely abuses residents' rights.
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The First Baltimore Police Officer Charged In An On-Duty Shooting Since 2008 Is Found Guilty
Wesley Cagle shot an unarmed man in the groin in December 2014.
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Policing In America, White And Black. If Nothing Has Changed In 20 Years, Shouldn't We Demand Change?
Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Author of the basketball novel This Is The Part Where You Laugh
HE IS DANGEROUS. HE IS A YOUNG BLACK MALE. That was something I came to understand in a variety of situations. I am 7/8ths
The Pageantry Is Over; Now We Must Focus On The Hard Work
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
Cases against police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray were dropped last week but that went largely unnoticed by delegates gathered at the convention. Our task must be to not only highlight abuses, but to also solve these issues with new legislation.
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How The Fight To Convict Baltimore Cops In Freddie Gray's Death Fell Apart
A conviction was a long shot, legal experts say.
Who Killed Freddie Gray?
Janet Morrison-Lane, Ed.D., works for a non-profit in Dallas, ...
That we continue to exonerate people who are killing others makes my head spin. However, the reality is, we should all (and by "all," I mean all white people) be held accountable for the police shootings that have occurred. We. Are. Guilty. How?
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Baltimore Prosecutor Vows To Fight On After Freddie Gray Case Defeat
By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson, Reuters
Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's quick action has earned her significant support in the majority black city of 620,000 people, legal experts and civil-rights activists said.
21 Times Cops Weren't Held Accountable For The Death Of Black Victims
These are egregious reminders of repeated injustice.
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