Ferguson Police Shooting Suspect Jeffrey Williams Didn’t Fire Gun

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The man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had nothing to do with the incident, his attorney said Wednesday, adding that police should be searching for the real shooter. Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, is accused of shooting and wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of ...

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Memphis man murders estranged wife in Kroger parking lot before committing suicide in front of cops


A scorned husband rammed his estranged wife’s car with his own as she pulled up to work at a Memphis Kroger store, then shot and killed her in the parking lot Wednesday morning before he turned the gun on himself, cops said. Chatoya Hunter, 39, begged for her life before being gunned down around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday outside the grocery ...

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New murder rap for Brooklyn man charged with violently shaking 2-year-old stepdaughter Thaiya Spruill-Smith to death


A Brooklyn man charged with violently shaking his baby stepdaughter enjoyed one day of freedom before being held without bail on homicide charges Thursday. David Adams, 25, who was previously indicted for assault in the death of Thaiya Spruill-Smith last November, made bail this week only to face an upgraded rap of depraved indifference murder. A four-month medical examiner analysis ...

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Family Of Anthony Hill, Unarmed Black Man Killed By Police, Launches Own Investigation


The family of an unarmed, naked black man shot dead by police earlier this month said on Wednesday that they have launched their own investigation into the killing of a man they described as a gentle soul. Anthony Hill’s relatives announced the investigation while visiting the suburban Atlanta apartment complex where the war veteran, aspiring musician and devout Christian who ...

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A Young Black Man Is Dead—So Why Are They Talking About the Maserati He’s Driving?


Father. Son. Unarmed. Employee. The press could have chosen to use any of those descriptors in detailing how police shot a 25-year-old Georgia man outside his job at Goodyear Tire. Instead, countless headlines included the fact that a young black man was in a Maserati at the time of his death. Here’s what we know: Cobb County and Smyrna police ...

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USC to Investigate Taraji P. Henson’s Claims That Her Son Was Racially Profiled


In a recent interview with Uptown magazine, Taraji P. Henson explained exactly why she was sending her son to Howard University after an experience on the campus of the University of Southern California. “My child has been racially profiled,” she told Uptown. “He was in Glendale, California, and did exactly everything the cops told him to do, including letting them ...

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New York City Students Of Color Are Denied School Sports, Protestors Say


Hassamatou Sanake, who came to the U.S. less than three years ago from Mali, said after-school sports last year gave her a sense of community at International Community High School in the Bronx. “When I play soccer, I play with everyone,” said Sanake, now a senior. “We have each other’s back.” But this year, Sanake lost that community. Her school ...

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Oklahoma Civil Rights Pioneer Nancy Davis Dies At 88


Nancy Randolph Davis, a prominent Oklahoma civil rights activist who in 1949 became the first African-American to enroll at then segregated Oklahoma State University, has died at the age of 88, officials said on Wednesday. Davis, who helped open the door for other black students to attend segregated schools in Oklahoma, was an advocate of quality education for all, without ...

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions


“Lacee Scott?” the judge called. The 23-year-old rose from a hard black plastic chair, walked past the fireplace and stood before the table at the front of the living room. From the outside, the house is barely distinguishable from others on the street — brick, three bedrooms, built in 1948. Over the entrance, however, there is a sign identifying it ...

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Being Declared A Public Health Emergency

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April V. Taylor The largest single HIV outbreak in the history of the state of Indiana is taking place in the southern part of the state.  According to Fox 59, one small town has been consumed by the outbreak, and authorities are reporting 55 confirmed cases, with the number likely to grow as more people are tested. State health officials ...

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