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D.C.’s plan to end homeless crisis prompts a different struggle

D.C.’s plan to end homeless crisis prompts a different struggle

Inside a Southeast apartment she could no longer afford, Nkechi Feasterpiled all the paperwork onto her donated coffee table. There were late notices and unemployment papers, pay stubs and payment ledgers — a stack that had become an accidental timeline of her two years in the District’s Rapid Re-Housing Program. As a part of the program, a […]

Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

Racism can sometimes be like the elusive boogeyman that no one admits to actually exist.  Most of the statistics show that America is clearly a racist country, but yet there are some people, like Bill O’Reilly, who deny that white privilege is real.  But check out this excerpt from The Boston Globe article about racism […]

Death of man high on PCP and being restrained by cops ruled a homicide

Death of man high on PCP and being restrained by cops ruled a homicide

The death of a 45-year-old man who was high on PCP while in police custody has been ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said Friday. The coroner said Ronald Singleton’s July 13 death in Midtown was brought on by “physical restraint by police during excited delirium.” The medical examiner also said heart disease and […]

Masked madmen open fire in liquor store — teenager left brain dead: cops

Masked madmen open fire in liquor store — teenager left brain dead: cops

Two masked gunmen opened fire in a Brooklyn liquor store, leaving a 19-year-old man brain dead Saturday morning and a woman wounded, police said. The suspects, who were still at large, stormed The Ville Wines and Liquor on Mother Gaston Blvd. in Brownsville at about 11:15 p.m. Friday, cops said. The teen victim wearing a […]

Ferguson Police Chief, Now An International ‘Bad Guy,’ Wants To Help His City Move Forward

Ferguson Police Chief, Now An International ‘Bad Guy,’ Wants To Help His City Move Forward

FERGUSON, Mo. — Nearly three weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by one of his police officers, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is a man under a lot of pressure. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, the chief’s actions came under strong criticism. Against the recommendations of the Justice Department, he released a video allegedly showing […]

Chicago Business Learns Little Leaguer Is Homeless, Offers To Pinch Hit And Pay Family’s Rent

Chicago Business Learns Little Leaguer Is Homeless, Offers To Pinch Hit And Pay Family’s Rent

When Jackie Robinson West playersreturned home to Chicago this week,seemingly everyone in the nation knew about the U.S. champions of this year’s Little League World Series. What most people didn’t know, however, was that 12-year-old Jaheim Benton — No. 8 on the Jackie Robinson West squad — had no particular home to return to. As the […]

UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Review

UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Review

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on […]

In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

FERGUSON, Mo. — They’re still here: a small group of protesters, across from the police department, in what passes for a downtown in this small suburb of St. Louis. Sitting on overturned milk crates and portable folding chairs in the parking lot of Andy Wurm’s Tire & Wheel shop Wednesday night, they talked about what […]

Ray Albers, Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters, Resigns

Ray Albers, Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters, Resigns

A Missouri police officer who was caught on video raising his weapon and telling Ferguson protesters that he would kill them has resigned from the force. Lt. Ray Albers, 46, stepped down from the St. Ann police department on Thursday, the St. Louis Dispatch reported. The resignation comes just a little over a week after The Huffington […]

White House Reportedly Considering Pushing Deportation Changes To Post-Election

White House Reportedly Considering Pushing Deportation Changes To Post-Election

WASHINGTON — Faced with opposition from vulnerable Democrats, the Obama administration is considering waiting until after the November elections to take actions that could keep many undocumented immigrants from being deported, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. President Barack Obama promised a review of his deportation policies earlier this year, and the changes are expected to […]