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Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Several years ago, I found myself questioning the validity of news accounts that suggested that white police officers were choosing to exercise lethal force when interacting with black male suspects. After locating reliable sources for police killing data, my colleagues and I began collecting and processing data for 2014 and 2015. Based on analysis of every use of deadly force by police officer...
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by on July 25, 2018
The protesters unfurled a banner reading "return the children" as they blocked Fifth Avenue traffic. Protesters were arrested Wednesday in Midtown Manhattan after unfurling a banner reading "return the children" in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, protest organizers and witnesses said. Activists from the group Rise and Resist — which has held several protests in and around Trump Tower — blocked off Fifth Avenue at the intersection of East 56th Street around 1:30 p.m., protest orga...
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by on July 20, 2018
Nine states with a history of racial discrimination are aggressively removing voters from the rolls, the Brennan Center for Justice says. In Georgia, 156 of the state's 159 counties reported an increase in registered-voter removal rates, a new report found.Erik S. Lesser / EPA file Nine states with a history of racial discrimination are more aggressively removing registered voters from their rolls than other states, according to a report released Friday. After reviewing voter purges...
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by on June 18, 2018
People participate in a protest against recent U.S. immigration policy that separates children from their families when entering the United States as undocumented immigrants in front of a Homeland Security facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on June 17, 2018. The Trump administration’s move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in...
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by on June 16, 2018
Police have launched an investigation after a video emerged appearing to show a Border Patrol vehicle hitting a Native American man at a reservation on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.    Members of the US Border Patrol listen as US President Donald Trump speaks after inspecting border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. The agency said it is cooperating with an investigation into an incident in Arizona. The video shared on Facebook and Twitter appeared to ...
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by on June 16, 2018
The leader of a local Black Lives Matter chapter is suing the city and the NYPD, alleging that he was assaulted and falsely imprisoned while protesting police brutality at rally in Midtown, Manhattan earlier this year. Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, says the March 28th confrontation began when an officer started jabbing him with a mountain bike, then "lost his mind" after the activist requested he stop. "He started punching me, and all of a sudden they'...
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by on June 10, 2018
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss the 2020 census, in Washington, D.C., in October 2017. Why did Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, approve adding a hotly contested citizenship question to 2020 census forms? THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON THE 2020 CENSUS (p. 11) Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross approved a late request from the Justice Department for a c...
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by on May 28, 2018
Extreme and occasionally violent far-right groups have become increasingly prominent in Canada. Last weekend, around 100 people arrived in Quebec and marched to the US-Canadian border. Drawn from multiple far-right groups, their self-proclaimed purpose was to protest the number of asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally from the USA. Speaking to local media, protesters accused the Canadian government of presiding over a failed immigration strategy, and even contended that Islamic St...
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by on May 24, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a "California Sanctuary State Roundtable" at the White House in Washington. U.S., May 16, 2018. Presidential words matter – especially in a White House statement. So US President Donald Trump’s description of immigrants (he later specified that he meant MS-13 gang-members) as “animals” raises red flags amongst those of us who remember what can happen when governments demonize an entire group of people. Especially when such language comes right after a new...
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by on May 17, 2018
Thursday marks the 64th anniversary of the Supreme Court abolishing segregated schools in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. That means a generation of Americans has been born, attended public schools, matured into adulthood, raised children of their own, and now reached retirement age — all outside the shadow of America’s own system of legal apartheid. This year’s commemoration will be bittersweet for many education activists: Linda Brown — who was in third grade when her fat...
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by on May 17, 2018
Although cops allege that rapper T.I. was drunk and disorderly during his recent arrest, in a newly leaked jail video it appears that the rapper was quite lucid when he was questioning a police officer as to why he was arrested in the first place. On Wednesday morning, T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) was arrested after trying to enter his gated community. In an interview with TMZ, T.I. said the guard was sleeping at his post when he tried to gain entrance, and when the guard phoned his w...
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by on May 15, 2018
City Councilman Rory Lancman said he’s appealing to the DAs because of a massive racial gap in people busted by the NYPD for pot use. The head of the City Council's justice committee is asking the city's five district attorneys to refuse to prosecute people arrested for low-level pot possession for misdemeanors. Councilman Rory Lancman said he's appealing to the DAs because of a massive racial gap in people busted by the NYPD for pot use. Lancman (D-Queens) says DAs should automatic...
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