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Say Again? White College Students Who Put Bike Lock Around Black Student’s Neck Not Charged With Hate Crime

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In another episode of “your daily dose of white privilege,” three white students at California’s San Jose State University avoided hate crime charges after putting a bike lock around a black student’s neck, attempting to lock him in a closet, and referring to him as “three-fifths” of a person, atrocities …

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Los Angeles Schools Ban ICE Agents — No Raids On Campus

mmigrant rights activists protest in front of the White House in December ahead of deportation sweeps. (Shawn Thew / EPA)

In a unanimous vote by the school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, immigration agents will be barred from conducting their raids on school campuses.  The vote was held after immigrant parents spoke out that they distrusted the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and were afraid to send their …

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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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Grand Jury Indicts Two For Illegal Recording Of Planned Parenthood Smear Video

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Two anti-abortion activists for the group Center for Medical Progress were indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas for their activities in secretly recording a video which purported to show Planned Parenthood employees illegally selling fetal tissue for profit.  The same grand jury has stated that it has found no …

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San Diego lawyer defends client who threatened Muslims: “Fox News made him do it!”

John David Weissinger (NBC San Diego)

Neither the judge nor John David Weissinger, the San Diego-area man who pleaded guilty for making violent threats against the local Council on American-Islamic Relations office, were buying the argument defense attorney Michael Maloney made at Weissinger’s sentencing on Tuesday.  Malowney claimed that the judge should go easy on his …

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Will the LAPD finally bring a cop to trial for killing an unarmed man?

Demonstrators protest the killing of an unarmed homeless man by a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California May 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn - RTX1C0UA

Via The Atlantic: “While a Los Angeles Police Department officer hasn’t been charged in an on-duty killing in more than 15 years, it suddenly seems likely that it may happen. On Monday, L.A. police chief Charlie Beck, who typically defends his force, publicly announced that Officer Clifford Proctor, 50, should …

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