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CNN analyst: White militiamen aren’t a threat like black protesters because ‘they’re not looting anything’ Via Raw Story

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“CNN law enforcement analyst Art Roderick said over the weekend that armed protesters who took over a federal building in Oregon were not being treated harshly like Black Lives Matter protesters and Muslims would be because they were “not looting anything.” Full Story – Raw Story

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End of Year wrap-up: police shootings ending in an indictment and not leading to prosecution up over 2014

A woman wears a shirt with a photograph of Jerame Reid during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J., after police dashboard camera footage was released from the Dec. 30, 2014 shooting of Reid during a traffic stop in Bridgeton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

According to the Guardian, police killed over 1100 people in the United States, predominantly by service firearm. Many of these shootings led to high-profile press attention when it was found the victim was unarmed or mentally ill or handicapped. Even more of these led to no indictment. Full Story – Huffington …

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Father of slain 19-year-old sues city of Chicago over wrongful death, improper use of force

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Antonio LeGrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago.  He had called police for help because his son was swinging a baseball bat in their apartment early Saturday morning.  The police officer who arrived on scene shot and killed both the son, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and …

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Two more senseless killings by officers in Chicago

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Officers fired eight times into a Chicago home Saturday after responding to a domestic violence call.  A 55-year old woman was accidentally killed along with a mentally disturbed college student who had been armed with an aluminum bat.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for immediate police reform after this disturbing incident. More …

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Hero security guard defuses hostage situation only to be fatally shot by late arriving cops

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“Bobby Daniels was a peace officer by trade – a private security guard employed at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. When he learned that his emotionally troubled 25-year-old son Bias had suffered a breakdown and was holding a fellow security guard at gunpoint in a mobile home part in Douglasville, Bobby …

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9 Arrested Blocking San Francisco Airport Roadway in Black Xmas Demonstrations

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Protesting the death of Mario Woods, 9 Black Lives Matter activsts were arrested yesterday in San Francisco.  See the protests through their own eyes: Protests on the 405 South have the freeway stopped for miles #405south pic.twitter.com/j8hJ9ISrJf — Tory Barneson Benoit (@ToryWithaWhy) December 23, 2015 We shutdown the highway for …

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Rigged System: Report Finds Baltimore is a National Leader in Evictions, as 7,000 Households, Overwhelmingly Black, Are Thrown out on the Street Each Year

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“Baltimore is in the news again, not just for the killing of Black men by the police, but also for emerging as a center of the national eviction crisis.  A report by the Public Justice Center, a civil legal aid organization, sounds the alarm on the problem of evictions, which …

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There’s One Big Reason Why Prisoners Are Dying at Alarming Rates in American Jails

Sandra Bland.

“There will be no criminal indictment in the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged in her Texas cell in July. But that death is still at the center of a long-brewing crisis in America’s jails: that recently arrested inmates are at higher-than-average risk for …

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Tallahassee: Waiting for autopsy results in possible police misconduct and hospital misconduct death

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A 57 year-old woman Barbara Dawson who refused to leave the hospital after release, claiming she still was having difficulty breathing was cuffed and forcibly removed by police. The officer arrested her and brought her outside while she continued to demand being returned to her oxygen tank. The woman collapsed …

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No indictments to be brought in the police-related death of Sandra Bland

A Texas grand jury has decided against indicting officers and Waller County Jail employees reported to be involved in the controversial murder of Sandra Bland after a routine traffic stop. Further charges related around the crime will continue to be considered by the grand jury in January. Full Story – …

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