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Exposed: NYPD Sergeant With Lengthy History Of Excessive Force Caught Using Choke-hold, Civilian Complaint Review Board Substantiates Charges

Photo Credit: Keegan Stephan, Photography Is Not A Crime

On August 17th, 2015, I attended a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration for Malissa Williams, an unarmed homeless person of color murdered by Cleveland police, who were recently fired nearly four years after the fact. The demonstration began in Grand Central Station, as many of them do, and continued marching north …

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After 13 Years At Guantanamo, Man Cleared by Parole Board In Case of Mistaken Identity

Detainee 434 Mustafa al Shamiri

Via Miami Herald: “The Guantánamo parole board on Thursday approved the release of a Yemeni “forever prisoner,” dismissing U.S. intelligence that imprisoned the man for 13 years at the Navy base in Cuba as “discredited.” The so-called Periodic Review Board heard the case of Mustafa al Shamiri, 37, on Dec. …

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Transgender Woman Sues Seattle Bank Because Employees Would Not Confirm Her Identity By Phone Because Of Her Voice

Lizzi Duff (Q13 Fox News)

A transgender woman in Seattle has filed a civil suit against People’s Bank after repeatedly being denied service because her voice did not register as feminine enough to confirm her identity over the phone.  According to Lizzi Duff, age 70, her masculine-sounding voice is the reason the bank’s employees would …

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Cleveland Officers Fire 137 Shots, Kill Two Unarmed People In 2012, Finally Get Fired In 2016

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Six Cleveland police officers have lost their jobs while six others have short-term suspensions without pay, Cleveland Detective Steve Loomis announced Tuesday.  The officers were all linked to a car chase that ultimately involved 105 officers and 62 patrol cars.  An unarmed black man and woman, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams …

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Grand Jury Indicts Two For Illegal Recording Of Planned Parenthood Smear Video

(Steven Senne / AP)

Two anti-abortion activists for the group Center for Medical Progress were indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas for their activities in secretly recording a video which purported to show Planned Parenthood employees illegally selling fetal tissue for profit.  The same grand jury has stated that it has found no …

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Quintonio LeGrier called 911 three times, ignored by dispatch before shot by Chicago Police

(Chicago Tribune)

On Monday the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) in Chicago released audio recordings of the three 911 calls Quintonio LeGrier made to the authorities on the morning he was shot six times by a police officer whose gunfire also accidentally killed his neighbor.  LeGrier told the 911 dispatcher that his life …

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