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African Woman Enslaved for Years in Georgia

By Ryan Abbott An American couple enslaved an African woman for two years after luring her here with an offer of a two-week job catering, the woman from Swaziland claims in court. Thembi Dlamini sued Juna Babb and her husband Michael Babb in Federal Court. … Continue reading

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Woman who assaulted singer performing Trayvon Martin tribute charged

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Young, black and shot in the head

By Kate Selker A few months before he was shot in the head, Marshall Coulter passed me in the hallway. “Ms. Selker! Remember how otters hold hands when they sleep?” Of course I did. I was the one who had … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman’s Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

By Mariah Blake In April 2012, two days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he huddled with a fellow neighborhood watch volunteer, Frank Taaffe. According to Taaffe, who disclosed the meeting on Fox … Continue reading

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After Years Of Violence, L.A.’s Watts Sees Crime Subside

By Kirk Siegler On most weeknights, in the middle of his shift, Los Angeles police officer Keith Mott trades his gun and uniform for a T-shirt and shorts and heads to a park in the Watts neighborhood of South Los … Continue reading

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U.S. reviewing 27 death penalty convictions for FBI forensic testimony errors

By Spencer S. Hsu An unprecedented federal review of old criminal cases has uncovered as many as 27 death penalty convictions in which FBI forensic experts may have mistakenly linked defendants to crimes with exaggerated scientific testimony, U.S. officials said. … Continue reading

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David Simon: “I can’t look an African-American parent in the eye”

David Simon, certified genius and creator of “The Wire,” shared his thoughts on the Zimmerman verdict fray with a short, pungent post on his site. The key graphs: If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick … Continue reading

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Zimmerman Prosecutors Duck the Race Issue

By Lisa Bloom Driving to Target on his Sunday grocery run on Feb. 26, 2012, George Zimmerman looked out the window of his S.U.V. and saw a stranger who he instantly concluded was “a real suspicious guy.” “Punks,” he said, … Continue reading

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Aaron Hernandez arrested, taken into police custody

By Kevin Manahan The Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and taken into custody by police at his home.Hernandez, wearing red shorts and sneakers, was led out from the home handcuffed, his arms inside a white V-neck white T-shirt and behind his … Continue reading

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Hmmm: Stop & Frisk Has Plummeted, And So Has Crime

By Christopher Robbins The number of stop-and-frisks performed by the NYPD have declined by 51% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Shootings and murders also dropped by 24% and 40% respectively in … Continue reading

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