29 Aug 2015

Police Report Confirms Officers Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled

Natasha McKenna was murdered by the police, plain and simple. There is really no other way to put it, or any other thing to call it when a woman is killed after being handcuffed and shackled. Any attempt at justifying the taking of someone’s life who has been restrained to

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29 Aug 2015

St. Louis Cops Kill Another Teen, Massive Protests Sweep The Streets

Right after it seemed things were cooling off in St. Louis and Ferguson, the police have killed another teenage African American. Now, with militarized police storming the streets, many are saying law enforcement showing up in riot gear has “incited a riot.” The teen has been identified as Mansur Ball-Bey,

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27 Aug 2015

Charges Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

In all of the melee resulting from the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, the media has overlooked a number of other very important shootings of unarmed civilians by police officers. One of the most egregious offenses is that of Officer Joseph Weekley’s fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana

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24 Aug 2015

Russell’s Story

On May 24, 2007, I accidentally ran a stop sign while drinking and driving causing the death of two beautiful people. At the time of this senseless crime, I received numerous serious injuries to many areas of my body. Between this time and May 3, 2008, when arriving to the

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23 Aug 2015

James Holmes sentenced to life in prison

James Holmes sentenced to life in prison for Colorado movie theater murders. Centennial, Colorado (CNN)James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding 70 more at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. A jury was unable Friday to reach a unanimous sentencing verdict,

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23 Aug 2015

John Legend launches campaign to end mass incarceration

By MESFIN FEKADU Apr. 13, 2015 12:31 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy-winning singer announced the multiyear initiative, FREE AMERICA, on Monday. He will visit and perform at a correctional facility on Thursday in Austin, Texas, where he also

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23 Aug 2015

It's Time to End Mass Incarceration

The United States is home to less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. More than half a million people will go to sleep in a prison cell tonight in the U.S. for nothing more than a drug law violation. We must reduce

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23 Aug 2015

Quick thinking teen helps rescue kidnapped woman

Canadian teen Malyk Bonnet was headed home after finishing his shift as a cook at a restaurant, when he noticed a couple on the street involved in an altercation. The 17-year-old’s quick thinking after encountering the pair is now being praised as heroic by police, who credit him with helping

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23 Aug 2015

Who killed Sandra Bland

A black woman was arrested after a traffic stop in Texas. Days later, she died in a jail. At about 7 a.m. Monday, Sandra Bland got her breakfast in the Waller County Jail in Texas. The 28-year-old woman was being held there after a routine traffic stop the previous Friday led to

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