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The Uber driver shot and killed a man who approached his car while threatening him.
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Whether it is Black Lives Matter who demand to be heard or others, Fox News will attempt to shout down the movement to protect their cherished vision of a monochrome America, instead of the messy, rigidly stratified America that so many face.
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In a move that could bolster 34-year-old Marissa Alexander’s case, a judge ruled this week that evidence prior alleged acts
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The world's most famous bounty hunters are taking their crime-fighting team on the road in CMT's "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
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These perverse results from our nation's gun rights experiment should be all the information we need to reevaluate our approach to gun laws.
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Alexander, a mother of three, has been at the epicenter of debate over Florida's controversial "stand-your-ground" laws. Critics
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No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.
Crime
Sure, he'll be locked up (at least 60 years for Michael Dunn), but true justice requires a conviction for murder. This did not happen. The reason? Stand Your Ground.
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Whether it is Florida or any of the other 22 states with these ridiculous and incomprehensible laws on the books, we must push back aggressively and immediately.
Religion
Of what value is the soul of an African American teenager? Today, in America, it seems like there is not an equality of souls, of human beings, especially when it comes to the lives of young African American men.
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The conservative Daily Caller first reported those statistics, citing data from the Tampa Bay Times. Sean Hannity also picked
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WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, made an impassioned plea before a congressional committee Tuesday to amend "stand your ground" self-defense laws.
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It was Fulton's first appearance before members of Congress, who showed signs of taking up the application of stand your
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The study issued on Monday was commissioned after the fatal 2012 shooting in Florida of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin drew
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WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, whose teenage son Trayvon Martin was gunned down last year by a man who claimed he was acting
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Social justice bloggers across every platform raised serious concerns about our ethics and integrity as Americans. And pretty much everyone missed the point.
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The Dream Defenders have remained vigilant in their protest and with the support of notables like Jackson and Belafonte, the
Crime
There is no question in my mind that gun ownership is a right in the U.S. But with that right come responsibilities and psychological consequences that are different for everyone.
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Crump made the remarks during the National Association of Black Journalists convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention
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Additional information has come to light which sheds serious doubt on the veracity of a reported list of artists joining Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida. For more information and a full breakdown of the story's history, please see our further coverage.