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Text Messages Show Marilyn Mosby’s Office Went ‘Judge-Shopping’

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The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray have text message evidence they say shows a prosecutor in the office of state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “judge-shopping” for a warrant for the cops’ cell phones. The Baltimore Sun reports that in a motion filed Wednesday, the cops’ attorneys said they have phone logs ...

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Handcuffed Hit-And-Run Suspect Dies In San Francisco Police Custody

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A man died in San Francisco police custody Thursday after fighting with two cops who had apprehended him fleeing from a multi-car crash. A fight broke out around 5:30 a.m. between motorists involved in a collision near the Presidio, a large park with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, according to a police statement. The man who died rear-ended a ...

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Ex-University of Cincinnati cop Ray Tensing pleads not guilty to murder of Samuel DuBose

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The white ex-University of Cincinnati cop accused of killing a black motoristpleaded not guilty to murder Thursday before he was ordered held on $1 million bond to the cheers of the courtroom. Ray Tensing, 25, said few words during the five-minute arraignment hearing about 10 a.m. In a white and black striped uniform, Tensing said he understood he is charged ...

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Jets’ Sheldon Richardon charged with resisting arrest after high-speed road race in Missouri on July 14

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Sheldon Richardson’s offseason was much worse than previously known. Nearly two weeks after word got out that the star defensive lineman was suspended four weeks for a failed marijuana test, the defensive lineman was charged with resisting arrest and for traffic violations relating to allegedly street racing, according to a probable cause statement written by Officer M. Doerge from the ...

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Bill O’Reilly Compares #BlackLivesMatter Movement To Gestapo

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On Wednesday, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly highlighted a reporter who tried to cover a Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago but was told to turn off his camera by activists. O’Reilly somehow linked that to black-on-black crime, the condemnation of white people and himself as the reporter giving the most coverage to the Black Lives Matter movement. Also: Nazis. While he’s ...

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What Cops And Their Supporters Are Saying About The Sam DuBose Video

In this July 19, 2015, frame from body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP)

University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing spoke to 43-year-old Samuel DuBose for less than two minutes on July 19 before firing a single fatal shot into DuBose’s head. A video released Wednesday offers the first public look at Tensing’s encounter with DuBose — an encounter that began when the officer pulled DuBose over for driving without a front license ...

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We Weep For African Lions. But What About Black Lives?

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

After American dentist Walter Palmer was identified as Cecil the lion’s shooter, outrage — and demand for him to be held accountable — came quickly. In less than 24 hours, Palmer’s past felony record was exposed, he was bombarded with criticism on social media, and his dental practice was abruptly shuttered for an undetermined length of time. Palmer has since gone into hiding as ...

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Family of victims killed by UNC student’s alleged drunken joyride outraged after he posts $1M bond

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An underage North Carolina student whose alleged drunken joyride left three people dead last week is out on a $1 million bond, to the heartbreak of the victims’ family. “Yesterday when we got the news that the guy was out, he started to cry,” Dionne McGee told the Daily News of Darlene McGee’s brother who was described as completely overwhelmed ...

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Giving Those Who’ve Been Incarcerated a Fair Shot at Government Jobs

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While speaking at the NAACP national convention earlier this month, President Barack Obama endorsed “banning the box” on job applications so that formerly incarcerated people, like me, have a fair chance at employment. That was a great gesture, but the federal government still hasn’t caught up with the 18 states, 100 cities and counties, and major employers like Starbucks, Wal-Mart, ...

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VIDEO: Confederate Flags Placed Around Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, King Center

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April V. Taylor Federal authorities and police are not ruling out a possible hate crime after surveillance footage has surfaced showing two men placing Confederate battle flags outside of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Four flags were noticed by a maintenance man around 6 am Thursday. The maintenance man notified a ...

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