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What People Are Really Saying When They Complain About ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protests

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Protesters gathered in cities across the U.S. on Tuesday, in the latest round of demonstrations against police violence, misconduct and mistreatment of minority communities. In New York City, an estimated crowd of 400 participants marched across Brooklyn Bridge, on their way south from Manhattan to Brooklyn. A plainclothes policeman reportedly drew his firearm on a crowd of demonstrators after allegedly ...

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VIDEO: Former Assistant DA Says Cops Planting Evidence Is “Standard Operating Procedure”

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April V. Taylor Attorney Arthur Aidala is the former Senior Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, New York who now appears as a legal analyst for FOX News. During a recent segment of “Fox & Friends,” Aidala was discussing the killing of unarmed Walter Scott by police officer Michael Slager. During a discussion about video footage that shows Slager appear ...

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Honoring Jackie Robinson Extends Into Orbit This Year

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Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year. While Rachel Robinson, the player’s widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred were set to honor Robinson in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s annual Civil Rights Game, astronaut Terry Virts wore a Dodgers jersey with Robinson’s No. 42 along with a Brooklyn cap at the International ...

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FBI Offers $115,000 Reward For Info On 2008 Times Square Bombing

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U.S. federal authorities on Wednesday announced an increased reward of $115,000 for information leading to the conviction of individuals responsible for the 2008 bombing in New York’s Times Square. The FBI, which had offered a $65,000 reward in 2013, said it was actively pursuing several “persons of interest,” and has identified the origin of the explosive device’s components. “However, we’re ...

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Texas man shot dead on live TV following high-speed police chase

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Police officers fatally shot a man who led them on a chase Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County. According to a Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, the chase began about 10:40 a.m. in the Crosstimbers area of US-59. Houston Police tried to pull over the driver of a blue Chrysler 300 due to “suspicious activitiy,” including two unsafe lane changes. ...

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Thousands Displaced After Deadly Anti-Immigrant Violence In South Africa

South Africa Imiigrant Attacks

More than 2,000 foreigners have sought shelter in refugee camps in the coastal city of Durban after deadly attacks on immigrants, a South African aid group said on Wednesday. The refugee camps, set up on sports fields around Durban, will not be large enough if attacks on immigrants continue, said Imtiaz Sooliman, of the Gift of the Givers organization. Those ...

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Ariz. Police Officer Seen Ramming Suspect With Car in Dash-Cam Video

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An Arizona police chief is defending an officer who was recorded driving a cruiser diagonally across a street and slamming into an armed suspect walking along a sidewalk. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema released dashcam videos of the violent Feb. 19 crash this week. Officer Michael Rapiejko crashed his car into suspect Mario Valencia, 36, who police say fired a ...

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Chicago Creating Reparations Fund For Police Torture Survivors

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Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would receive an apology and access to a $5.5 million fund under a reparations package that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a number of Chicago aldermen proposed Tuesday. More than 100 people have accused Burge and officers under his command of shocking, suffocating and beating them into giving false confessions ...

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Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 12 Months Since

Nigeria Kidnapped Girls

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors’ accounts. Instead, more than 270 of the schoolgirls found themselves in the clutches of the ...

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Lawyers Want Second Officer Fired, Arrested For Lying About Walter Scott Shooting

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April V. Taylor A group of Black attorneys with the National Bar Association are calling for Clarence Habersham, the second officer connected to the fatal shooting of the unarmed, fleeing Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, to be fired and prosecuted.  Habersham was the second officer to arrive on the scene after Michael Slager gunned Scott down. Habersham filed ...

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