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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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Tough Questions About The Unexplained Police Killing Of Greg Gunn Go Unanswered, BLM Zeroes In While Community Demands Accountability

(Twitter: Josh Moon) Mayor Todd Stranger at a Public Q&A session at Montgomery city hall on Monday

The officially-released facts in the killing of Greg Gunn last Thursday morning in Montgomery, Alabama are few and sometimes contradictory. One certainty is that no answer has been given as to what led at least one police officer to shoot this unarmed 59-year-old black resident of the Mobile Heights neighborhood five …

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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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Cleveland Officers Fire 137 Shots, Kill Two Unarmed People In 2012, Finally Get Fired In 2016

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Six Cleveland police officers have lost their jobs while six others have short-term suspensions without pay, Cleveland Detective Steve Loomis announced Tuesday.  The officers were all linked to a car chase that ultimately involved 105 officers and 62 patrol cars.  An unarmed black man and woman, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams …

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Father of slain 19-year-old sues city of Chicago over wrongful death, improper use of force

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Antonio LeGrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago.  He had called police for help because his son was swinging a baseball bat in their apartment early Saturday morning.  The police officer who arrived on scene shot and killed both the son, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and …

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