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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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Human Rights Watch Deems Police Mistreatment of Blacks A Human Rights Violation Of International Urgency

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We’ve all heard the stories of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Walter Scott in Charleston. Commonality: they were all killed by law enforcement officers. In its yearly review, international NGO Human Rights Watch determined that the mistreatment of …

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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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Shame: Department Of Homeland Security Exposed Monitoring DeRay Mckesson

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According to documents obtained by VICE via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has consistently monitored the twitter account of highly lauded civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson since the Ferguson uprising in August 2014. Referring to him as a “professional protester,” McKesson’s Twitter …

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Are Baltimore Prosecutors Intentionally Mishandling/Delaying The Trials Of Freddie Gray’s Alleged Killers?

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We’ve consistently seen our criminal justice system behave much more benevolently when the defendants are law enforcement officers: Are the Freddie Gray trials just the latest example? Via Slate: Jury selection in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was allegedly killed, lasted …

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In Freddie Gray case, officer awaiting retrial must take the stand against van driver, receives immunity for testimony

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There is no precedent for the ruling of Baltimore circuit court judge Barry Williams.  The judge will allow William Porter, who currently is waiting for a new trial after his own ended in a mistrial, to take the stand against the van driver Caesar Goodson in his second degree murder …

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