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Hackers Release Police Files That Show How Easily Cops Hide Complaints Against Themselves From The Public

Files released following the hacking of the country’s biggest police union show guarantees of secrecy over disciplinary records, a Guardian analysis finds. Photograph: Alamy

After hackers released files to the public taken from the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest union for law enforcement officers in the U.S., analysts have begun to examine heaps of data uncovered in the cyber attack. A wealth of information has been found in the 2.5 GB of released data, …

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NAACP Calls For Investigation In Lethal Force Used Against Unarmed Naked Man

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The use of lethal police force against 17-year-old David Joseph has evoked a call to action by both the Texas chapter of the NAACP and youth justice groups.  The Austin Police Department has named Geoffrey Freeman, a 10 year veteran of the force, responsible for the shooting of the black youth …

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Ramarley Graham – 4 Years Later, Still No Justice

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An unarmed teen was gunned down in his home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste. On February 2, 2012 Officer Haste broke into the Graham home, without a warrant or probable cause, and opened fire on 18-year-old Ramarley, murdering him before the eyes of two onlookers–his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. Officer …

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Maryland High School Student Makes Video Slamming Black Lives Matter, Says “Who Cares About Some Black Man Who Dies?”

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Well, if it feels like we’ve written this story before, it’s because practically every week it takes on a different iteration. Previously, it was high school students in Phoenix taking a senior photo with a racial slur, and today its a white Maryland high school student making a video criticizing …

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Judge Publicly Declares Kevin Cooper’s Innocence, California Set To Execute Him Nonetheless

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The State Of California seems poised to execute death-row inmate Kevin Cooper for first-degree murder charges, despite defense attorneys having convinced judges overseeing the case of his innocence. The brutal murder of a family in Chino Hills, an affluent suburb of Los Angeles, outraged the public and prompted an immediate …

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Mentally Ill Inmate Boiled To Death By Officers, Death Ruled Accidental After 3 Year Investigation

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Three and a half years after the death of Darren Rainey in June 2012, an African-American inmate serving a two year cocaine charge in Dade County, the state has finally released its highly anticipated autopsy report. Rainey’s death was ruled as “accidental,” but the state has been accused of a large-scale …

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Fox News reporter Crystal Wright’s opening Black History Month faux pas: “Blacks Have Shown A Slavish Support For The Democratic Party”

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The steadying, constant flow of Fox News’ casual (and, in many cases, overt) racism never comes as much of a surprise. Whether it’s Brian Kilmeade asking a black correspondent if she makes her own kool-aid, Crystal Wright telling her audience the Black Americans are ‘dumber, more criminalized’ because of the democratic …

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