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Unarmed Navajo Mother Killed By Arizona Police Officer Sparks Native American Outcry On Excessive Force And Racial Targeting

Photo from Twitter from the April 2 vigil for Loreal Tsingine

On Easter Sunday, March 27, a 27-year-old Navajo mother was killed by a police officer in Winslow, Arizona.  The woman, Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was suspected of shoplifting a case of beer and shot five times by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley, 26, in a Circle K. parking lot. Shipley …

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Death And Disappearances Of Native Americans Occurring At Alarming Rates In Northern United States, Police Eerily Silent

Patti Larsen of Mending the Sacred Hoop, an organization focused on ending violence against Native women. Photograph: Zoe Sullivan for the Guardian

Local activists in Minnesota have been urging local, state, and federal law enforcement units to take seriously a disturbing trend of crimes against Native American women, efforts they claim have been met with callous indifference from police forces and lawmakers. Three Native American women have been killed and two more …

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