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Another tragic police shooting in Washington Heights

On September 17, over 150 neighbors, family and friends of John Collado marched to the 34th Precinct headquarters demanding justice.

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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.

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West Memphis Three freed, but they still seek justice

In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.

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Mumia Abu Jamal granted new sentencing hearing

An appeals court has granted Mumia Abu Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the death row political prisoner's ongoing legal battle. The decision represents the second time the appeals court has rendered such a judgment.

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Latino community rejects DOJ whitewash in Gutierrez case

A coalition of community and labor activists in Sacramento, California are demanding justice for Luis Gutierrez who was fatally shot by three deputies last year and were recently cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Cop found not guilty in slaying of African American youth

A grand jury ruled  that the police killing of Danroy "D.J." Henry, Jr., the African American Pace University football player cops shot outside of a bar in suburban New York, was not a crime.

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Illinois sues to prevent pension for cop tied to torture

Activists against police torture here welcome Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's lawsuit to stop Jon Burge, the former police commander convicted for lying about the torture of suspects, from receiving his pension.

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Anti-immigrant laws are problem, not solution, study shows

A new study shows that  "enforcement only" strategies are likely to cause large scale suffering and disruption rather than solve the undocumented immigration problem.

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Illinois: One pen away from abolishing the death penalty

Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.

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Scott sisters freed!

Jamie and Gladys Scott received the news on December 29 that their 16-year prison ordeal was over at last: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour commuted their double-life sentences and ordered them out of prison. They were originally accused of having taken part in an $11 robbery!

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