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Mother of 27-year-old Navy vet: Virginia Beach police “executed my baby”

Gina Best said there are no words to describe her devastating grief after her daughter was shot and killed in a hail of bullets.

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Adios Anita! Chicago challenges state’s attorney’s lack of transparency

In the midst of the bureaucratic uproar, citizens are gearing up to vote at the Cook County State's Attorney election on March 15.

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Young black activists are in it for the long haul

Featuring a network of young leaders, use of technology, and a focus on system-wide change, the Movement for Black Lives represents a politically important moment in civil rights organizing.

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Justice for Mario Woods to San Francisco Mayor: Fire police chief

"Fire Chief Suhr!" said activists. "Independent Investigation! And charge these cops with murder!" 

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Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland indicted for perjury

A grand jury indicted Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland,  on a perjury charge on Jan. 6.

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Fight continues despite miscarriage of justice in Tamir Rice case

Instead of seeking incriminating evidence, McGinty spent months finding three "experts" who never interviewed the police and could only speculate from afar.

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Tamir Rice's family mourns after non-indictment of police officers

"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."

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Baltimore residents push for change after mistrial in Freddie Gray killing

A mistrial was declared in the trial of Baltimore police officer, William Porter, who was charged in connection with Gray's death.

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Justice demanded for Mario Woods, victim of San Francisco police

"He was not committing a dangerous act. We're tired of the SFPD killing black people."

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Chuy Garcia hits Chicago mayor on video scandal

"As more reporters do their homework about the circumstances surrounding the video, it looks like it was concealed because of its potential impact on, yes, Chicago politics."

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