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Tampa Police Accused of Targeting Black Cyclists

By Marisa Taylor Police in Tampa, Florida are disproportionately targeting bicyclists in black neighborhoods where officers allegedly issue an excessive number of bicycle tickets for mostly minor infractions, according to an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times. The police have … Continue reading

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The News Media’s Public Disservice in Boston

By Sally Kohn In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, witnesses described the chaos at the finish line, where thousands of bystanders fled away from the blasts as first responders did the opposite—running toward the smoke and destruction with … Continue reading

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More Portland police stops for African-Americans

No-duh! This is an occupational hazard nationally, Driving While Black. However, based on the population breakdown the ratio of stops are suspect. The African-American community in Portland must make themselves involved in the training and re-training of officers from a … Continue reading

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