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Help Baltimore by Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons

By Ari Berman Freddie Gray’s neighborhood in Baltimore had the highest incarceration rate of anywhere in the city. More than 450 adults from Sandtown-Winchester are in state prison, and one in four juveniles were arrested from 2005 to 2009. These statistics … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray: Don’t trust the 1% with police reform

By Donald Earl Collins The history of policing in the US has been one of protecting private property, money and lives of the affluent and politically powerful, at least since the NYPD’s founding in 1845. Any new efforts at police … Continue reading

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Mississippi Man Sentenced for His Role in a Conspiracy to Commit Racially Motivated Assaults, Culminating in the Killing of an African-American Man Run Over by Truck

United States Department of Justice Mississippi Man Sentenced for His Role in a Conspiracy to Commit Racially Motivated Assaults, Culminating in the Killing of an African-American Man Run Over by Truck The Justice Department announced today that John Louis Blalack, … Continue reading

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The Freddie Gray Case Should Be A Warning To Reporters Who Print Unfounded Police Leaks

By Carimah Townes The death of Freddie Gray was ruled a homicide and all six officers involved in his arrest and transport face criminal charges, including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Announcing the charges at a press conference Friday morning, Prosecutor … Continue reading

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Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death Range From Murder To Manslaughter

The death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and there is “probable cause” for criminal charges, Baltimore lead prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby says, citing her office’s “thorough and independent” investigation and the medical examiner’s report on Gray’s death. Mosby, the … Continue reading

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White Reservation: The Justification of Breath and Those Who Take It Away 

By T. Better Baldwin April 20, 2015 was just another manic Monday for Lady Justice. Until there is proper distinction between visual impairment and the opaqueness of a blindfold, her fair beauty will only be in the eye of the … Continue reading

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As First Black U.S. Attorney General

By Lynette Holloway Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday morning by Vice President Joe Biden as the 83rd U.S. attorney general during a moving ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice. The long-awaited ceremony followed a rancorous debate over the … Continue reading

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The Murderous Scam White Elites Have Perpetrated on Blacks and Whites for at Least 4 Centuries

By Chauncey DeVega The idea of “whiteness” as a strict racial category superior to others is an invention of Europeans, who needed to legitimate and normalize a system of white on black chattel slavery, global empire, and colonialism as being … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Loretta Lynch’s Confirmation Is Important for National Security

By Molly O’Toole The Justice Department’s primary national security jobs were awaiting confirmation – even as 3 Americans were killed in a drone strike. At the beginning of April, Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh appeared in federal court in Brooklyn to … Continue reading

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch To Be Attorney General

By Russell Berman Loretta Lynch won confirmation as attorney general on Thursday afternoon, as the Republican-controlled Senate gave its approval after a wait of 166 days. The final vote was 56-43, with 10 Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting her. … Continue reading

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