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‘Lost’ Dispatch Recording Mysteriously Surfaces, Contradicts ‘Serial Killer Cop’ Testimony

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April V. Taylor Chicago police officers Raoul Mosqueda and Gildardo Sierra have maintained for four years through sworn testimony and on a federal witness stand that on the night of January 7, 2011,  they pulled over Darius Pinex’s Oldsmobile Aurora because it matched a description that had been given over the police radio of a car that had been involved ...

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Man Gets Life In Prison For $20 Worth Of Weed

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April V. Taylor The Daily Beast’s Abby Haglage recently covered the story of Fate Vincent Winslow, a homeless man who agreed to sell $20 worth of weed to a stranger because he wanted something to eat. A plain clothes undercover officer Jerry Alkire asked Winslow to find him “a girl and some weed.” Winslow agreed to find the man some ...

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Mainstream Media Silence: Victims Of ‘Chicago’s Guantanamo Bay’ Given Heroin To Force Confessions, Blood On Floors

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April V. Taylor The Guardian recently broke the news of the Chicago Police Department operating what amounts to a CIA black site detention facility that is very similar to Guantanamo Bay. The site is referred to as Homan Square, and victims have experienced violations ranging from lack of due process to torture that includes suspects being given heroin during investigations ...

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Meet the biracial twins no one believes are sisters

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There’s a set of biracial twins in the UK who are turning heads because one is black and the other is white. Born in 1997 to a white father and a half-Jamaican mother, the sisters have grown accustomed to getting mistaken for being just friends — and they have even had to produce their birth certificates in order to prove they are ...

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Texas 4-Year-Old Dead After Accidental Shooting

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The quiet of a Sunday morning did not last long in the Imperial Green Neighborhood off Airtex and I-45 North. More than a dozen police and emergency vehicles crowded the small street after a call of a shooting involving a child. Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives say that it appears that a 4-year-old boy got his hands on a ...

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Anthony Mason’s four children were at his bedside ‘supporting and praying’ for the former Knicks great him until the very end

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As he took his final breath in a New York City hospital, Knicks star Anthony Mason was surrounded by his biggest fans — three sons who inherited his love for hoops. When Mason died Saturday at New York University Langone Medical Center at age 48, his sons Anthony Jr., 28, Antoine, 22, and 11-year-old Armon were all at his bedside. ...

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Pittsburgh’s Police Chief—the #EndWhiteSilence Twitpic Cop—Isn’t What He’s Cracked Up to Be

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Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay was praised across the nation when he was photographed on New Year’s Eve holding a sign that said, “I resolve to challenge racism @ work #EndWhiteSilence.” It provided stark contrast to the incompetence of cops in Ferguson, Mo., the belligerence of police unions in New York and the hostility that many departments were showing in the wake of ...

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School Spirit or Racial Taunt? Controversy Over Costumes Worn at High School Basketball Game

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Costumes worn by students performing a skit during an Atlantic County, New Jersey, high school basketball game have some crying foul, saying it was racist. Dressed as a banana and monkey, two students from Holy Spirit High School tried to distract players from Atlantic City High School as they faced off at a tournament last week. Atlantic City’s team is ...

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Obama task force urges independent probes of police killings

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Deadly police shootings should be investigated by independent prosecutors, a task force appointed after the killings of unarmed black males in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere said Monday in its report to President Obama. The use of independent prosecutors to review “cases of inappropriate deadly force” will help build “mutual trust between community and law enforcement,” said the report from ...

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Chicago’s Black Voters Key As Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Battles To Defeat Rahm Emanuel In Mayoral Race

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Winning more support from Chicago’s black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeating incumbent Rahm Emanuel in a run-off and become Chicago’s first Hispanic mayor. He will need to overcome tensions between the black and Hispanic ...

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