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Outrage follows declaration that police killing was “justified”

Flint Farmer was laying face down on the parkway grass after being shot in the thigh and abdomen by Chicago police officer Gildardo Sierra.

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Families of police crime victims demand civilian oversight

Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

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The war in Newark, 1967

I sat for two hours copying word for word the reports of the gunshot wounds that ultimately killed 26 people in Newark. Most of them died from gunshot wounds in the back.

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Chicago activists: Ending police crimes is fight for democracy

Alton Logan spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, because evidence exonerating him was concealed by officers of the Chicago Police Department.

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Angela Davis speaks to 2,000 at Michigan rally

A standing room only crowd of nearly 2000 people welcomed renowned activist and scholar Angela Davis to Detroit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her acquittal.

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In San Francisco, controversy swirls around stop-and-frisk

The controversy erupted when Mayor Ed Lee made it known he was thinking about stop-and frisk for this city.

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New Yorkers protest "stop and frisk"

Some 300 organizations joined together in a show of solidarity over the New York Police Department's "stop and frisk" policy.

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600 percent increase in racial stop-and-frisk policing in NY

Over 684.000 people were subjected to the New York Police Department's aggressive tactics in 2011, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.

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Police torture victims continue to seek justice, freedom

Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued as a defendant in a lawsuit filed over decades-old allegations of police torture and a citywide conspiracy to cover it up.

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Mississippi is still burning, vicious murder shows

This crime, tragic and vile as it is, seems to only be the latest example of long-standing racism that appears to permeate Mississippi to the core.

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