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“I’ve had enough of your false contrition” US Rep. Matt Cartwright Blasts Rick Snyder For His Ongoing Negligence

Gov. Rick Snyder takes his seat before a hearing about the Flint water crisis in front of the U.S. House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform at the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Washington D.C. Jake May | MLive.com

Calls Michigan Governor “phony” says he should face criminal charges The Congressional hearing regarding the ongoing Flint Water Crisis is underway, and at least one representative has wasted no time in making his opinions on the subject known. US Representative Matt Cartwright, D-PA, called Wednesday morning for Snyder to resign …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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Injustice in Baltimore: Kwame Rose, Well Known Baltimore Activist, Found Guilty Of Failing To Obey Order During Freddie Gray Demonstration

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Well known activist and artist Kwame Rose was found guilty Tuesday of failing to obey an order from law enforcement while protesting the December mistrial of a Baltimore police officer charged with negligence following the death of Freddie Gray. His attorneys have promised to fight this verdict through appeal. Rose, …

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Montgomery Police Open Their Own Investigation Into Greg Gunn’s Death Because Officers Are Angry Over Aaron Smith’s Arrest

Mayor Todd Strange - Is opening an MPD investigation good public relations or the beginning of a cover up?

Monday evening Mayor Todd Strange of Montgomery, Alabama said that city officials along with the Montgomery Police Department would begin their own investigation into the Feb. 25 officer-involved shooting death of Gregory Gunn.  The officer was arrested and charged with murder last Wednesday. Gunn, an unarmed 59-year-old black man with …

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Manhattan US Attorney Will Not Convene Grand Jury To Review Case Against NYPD Officer Who Killed Ramarley Graham

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The Manhattan US Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that they will not convene a grand jury against the New York Police Department Officer who killed Ramarley Graham. “After conducting a thorough and independent investigation, the US Attorney’s Office has determined that there is insufficient evidence to meet the high burden of …

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“I should lynch you with this” US Attorney’s Office Launching Investigation Into Boston Latin School Over Racial Discrimination And Racially Motivated Intimidation

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Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America, is now under a federal investigation over allegations of racial discrimination. Carmen M Ortiz from the US Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that she will launch an independent probe into the historically prestigious school, founded in 1965, Wednesday amidst accusations of civil …

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Body of Akiel Denkins Finally Returned To Family, Raleigh’s Black Community Fear Justice Will Not Be Served

Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by a police officer Monday (Source: Facebook)

"This is our Chicago, this is our New York, this is our Cleveland!" Rally continues in SE Raleigh. #AkielDenkins pic.twitter.com/Y8AQE9eecP — Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) March 1, 2016 This morning, Rolanda Byrd received the body of her slain 24-year-old son, Akiel Denkins.  Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police …

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