““Collective Healing” at Nat’l Black Lives Matter Convergence Ends with Police Pepper-Spraying Teen”

Democracy Now Published on Jul 27, 2015 More than a thousand Black Lives Matter supporters converged in Cleveland, Ohio, this weekend for a historic conference to raise national attention about police brutality and other pressing issues, including immigration rights, economic justice and LGBTQ rights. During the opening ceremony, family members of more than 20 African… Read More ““Collective Healing” at Nat’l Black Lives Matter Convergence Ends with Police Pepper-Spraying Teen”

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“”I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male”: Denver Teen Recalls Police Beating After 2009 Traffic Stop”

Democracy Now Published on Jul 27, 2015 We feature a video just released by the oral history project StoryCorps called “Traffic Stop,” in which Alex Landau, an African-American man, recalls how he was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when he was pulled over by Denver police… Read More “”I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male”: Denver Teen Recalls Police Beating After 2009 Traffic Stop”

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“Sandra Bland Laid to Rest; First Black Judge in Waller County Demands Sheriff Resign over Her Death”

Democracy Now Published on Jul 27, 2015 Hundreds gathered Saturday to remember Sandra Bland at the suburban Chicago church she attended for decades before moving to Waller County, Texas, where she was set to begin a new job but was then discovered dead in her jail cell after a traffic stop escalated into an arrest.… Read More “Sandra Bland Laid to Rest; First Black Judge in Waller County Demands Sheriff Resign over Her Death”

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“Will Prosecutors Charge Officers Who Lied to Protect Ray Tensing After He Fatally Shot Sam Dubose?”

Democracy Now Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been released on a $1 million bail after pleading not guilty to the murder of Sam Dubose. Tensing, who is white, fatally shot the 43-year-old African-American man on July 19 after stopping him for not having a front license plate. Two additional officers, Phillip… Read More “Will Prosecutors Charge Officers Who Lied to Protect Ray Tensing After He Fatally Shot Sam Dubose?”

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“Ohio cop’s murder indictment is progress, but not victory –activist”

RT The news that Ray Tensing, the University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man earlier this month, would be indicted on murder charges has given some in the city minor comfort, but how much more is needed to really accomplish progress? Anya Parampil speaks with Christina Brown, an advocate… Read More “Ohio cop’s murder indictment is progress, but not victory –activist”

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“”Deplorable”: Federal Judge Condemns For-Profit Texas Detention Centers For Immigrant Families”

Democracy Now Published on Jul 29, 2015 In what could be a major victory for human rights advocates here in the United States, a federal judge has issued a harsh condemnation of the mass detention of immigrant women and children, calling conditions in the privately-run prisons “deplorable.” The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee… Read More “”Deplorable”: Federal Judge Condemns For-Profit Texas Detention Centers For Immigrant Families”

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