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If All Lives Matter, Don’t Tell Me About Alton Sterling’s Criminal History, Explain To Me Why He’s Dead For Selling CDs

Alton Sterling was unarmed and selling CD's when Baton Rouge officers fatally shot him Tuesday morning.  Credit: Daily Beast

On Race and White America’s sickening obsession with dehumanizing the dead.   “He’s got a gun!” a Baton Rouge officer says, prompting his partner into an all-too-familiar position. “You f*****g move, I swear to God,” says the second officer. It’s been less than twenty-four hours since 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a …

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SCOTUS Throws Out Death Sentence To Timothy Foster Because Jury Selection Racially Discriminated

Former state and federal prosecutors are urging the Supreme Court to invalidate Foster's conviction because of "blatant prosecutorial misconduct." They point to study after study showing that when it comes to getting rid of racial discrimination, the current system doesn't work.
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SCOTUS rules 7-1 in Foster v Georgia that the defendant’s conviction in 1986 was a “blatant prosecutorial misconduct,” violates 6th amendment.   The Supreme Court ruled Monday morning to give Georgia inmate Timothy Foster new life by finding that prosecutors unconstitutionally barred any potential black jurors from serving on his trial almost …

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On George Zimmerman’s Nauseating Need For Attention And America’s Nauseating Need To Isolate: One Blogger Perfectly Walks The Line Between Over-Exposure And The Blatant Truths White People Refuse To Hear

Black Lives Matter demonstrators powerfully display the difference in state violence across racial lines. Credit: Odyssey Online

“We have been killing, and banking on the death of Black lives for as long as we’ve been a country.” I woke this morning to familiarly disgusting news. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchmen who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in July of 2013, was again trending as the result of purportedly …

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F.B.I. Director Once Again Blames People Monitoring Police For Police Misconduct

The F.B.I. director, James Comey, has drawn criticism for his remarks about the tactics used by the police. Credit T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

James Comey continues to cling to “Ferguson Effect” false narrative to rationalize improper policing while fellow officers denounce the claim as unproven and divisive The director of the F.B.I. once again referenced the controversial “Ferguson Effect” Wednesday, saying that he believed “less aggressive policing was driving an alarming spike in …

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Jurors Call For Maximum Sentence, Deliver Guilty Verdict For Robert Bates, An Oklahoma Pay-To-Play Deputy Who Killed An Unarmed Black Man

Robert Bates faces up to four years in prison (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Robert Bates, a 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter by a jury on Wednesday.  While working for the sheriff’s office last year, Bates shot and killed an unarmed suspect, Eric Courtney Harris, 44 on April 2. As we have …

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Shocking Video Shows Officers Watching Teenagers Drowning And Doing Nothing To Help

Three teens who died in submerged car -- Bay News 9

“They’re done. They are 6-7, dude.” In today’s episode of “Who do you actually protect and serve?” shocking new video footage has emerged from a police cruiser dash cam showing sheriff’s deputies deliberately making no attempt to save three drowning Florida teenage girls who drove into a cemetery pond after stealing …

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Ben Carson Wants To Put Harriet Tubman On A Bill Nobody Uses, Says Slaveowning President Jackson Was “Tremendous”

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“I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did. But we can find another way to honor her.” .@RealBenCarson: "I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did. But we can find another way to honor her." @TeamCavutohttps://t.co/2QkQy0rt5L — FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 20, 2016 As though endorsing the most …

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