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Thousands Show Up To Protest Trump Appearance In Manhattan, Lead To Violent Clashes With NYPD And Trump Supporters

Mass demonstrations by diverse groups joined forces against Donald Trump Thursday evening in Manhattan (Rebecca Lawrence)

Midtown Manhattan became a heated battlefield Thursday evening as thousands of protestors convened around Grand Central Station to protest a GOP fundraising gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where all three remaining Republican presidential nominee hopefuls were in attendance.  The NYPD was out in full force, prepared with riot gear, …

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Shocking Study Shows Half Of White Medical Students Believe Black Americans Have Higher Tolerances To Pain, Among Other Blatant Falsehoods

Study among University of Virginia medical students and residents builds on previous research showing that Black Americans are systematically under-treated for pain relative to White Americans  Study finds that nearly a quarter of medical residents think black people have thicker skin than white people  Research has qualitatively documented time and again …

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Own Investigatory Panel Blames His Administration For Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress
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Independent Panel Finds That State Is Fundamentally Accountable For What Happened In Flint Cites Negligence At All Levels And Says It Not Only Affects The Citizens Of Flint’s Health, But Their “Trust In Government”   An investigatory panel specifically commissioned by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report Wednesday regarding …

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New Jersey Police Chief Defends Racial Profiling, Urges Officers To “Watch Out For Suspicious Black People”

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New Jersey State prosecutors are currently investigating the Wyckoff Police Department after its police chief sent an open email defending racial profiling as a valid form of policing, urging his officers to “watch out for suspicious black people in white neighborhoods.” Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox agreed Tuesday to step …

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Ex-Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia Pleads Not Guilty In Sandra Bland Case

Brian Encinia, the Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, is escorted from the Waller County Courthouse Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Hempstead.

Brian Encinia, the fired Texas state trooper involved in the viral arrest and detainment of Sandra Bland, pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a charge of misdemeanor perjury regarding statements he made in the aftermath of arresting the victim, who was later found dead in a Waller County jail. Encinia entered …

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Injustice In Cleveland: Official Jamie Marquardt Fired For Saying He Wishes He Had Killed Tamir Rice

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A Cleveland emergency medical services supervisor named Jamie Marquardt has been officially terminated Friday following disturbing comments he made on Facebook where he not only defended Officer Timothy Loehmann’s actions in fatally shooting Rice, but disgustingly espouses his desire to have  had the chance to shoot “the little criminal.” Monday, …

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