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Chicago To Pay $5 Million To Family Teen Shot 16 Times By Cop While Allegeldly Wielding Knife

Associated Press Federal and county prosecutors are investigating the October fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer of a teenager who authorities say was wielding a knife, and the city says it will pay his family $5 million to preclude … Continue reading

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Feds Launch Investigation Into Death of a Chicago Teen Shot 16 Times and Killed by Police

By Leon Neyfakh A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black teenager 16 times in October is the focus of a criminal investigation being conducted by federal prosecutors and the FBI, according to the Chicago Tribune. Laquan McDonald was … Continue reading

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Black Mothers And Grandmothers: Don’t Let Black Children Play With Toy Guns

By Carimah Townes In response to gun violence and lethal force used by police, black women in Wisconsin are taking preemptive steps to ensure children aren’t shot by law enforcement. To avoid another Tamir Rice incident, the Black Health Coalition … Continue reading

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Walter Scott: Week by bloody week, my America is sliding back towards slavery

By Michael W. Twitty For the United States, and with it, the entire western world, this past week should have been time to reflect on a monumental anniversary: the true end of chattel slavery in the United States 150 years … Continue reading

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Black death has become a cultural spectacle: Why the Walter Scott tragedy won’t change White America’s mind

By Brittney Cooper The most recent coldblooded police slaughter of an unarmed Black man is not the story of “one bad apple.” I refuse to narrate this story as another “isolated incident.” On Saturday morning, Michael Thomas Slager, a police … Continue reading

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Blaming Protesters for Ferguson Police Shootings Is a Deliberate Tactic | Alternet

By Terrell Jermaine Starr It was not too long after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. in the midst of an otherwise peaceful protest Wednesday night that law and order types sought to blame protesters for the crime. St. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin shooting is not officer’s first

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Anthony Hill, Unarmed, Naked Black Man, Fatally Shot By Police Near Atlanta

By Reuters * Officer had taser on him at time of shooting * *Man ran at officer, did not stop when ordered to * *Police chief: Man may have had mental illness* A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot dead a naked … Continue reading

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Statement of Mayor Paul Soglin on Officer-Involved Shooting | City of Madison, Wisconsin

March 7, 2015 Last night, at the scene of the shooting, I said this is a tragedy beyond description. Today, we begin what will be a difficult period for our City. Madisonians honor and respect the young life of Anthony … Continue reading

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