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Family of Tamir Rice launches petition for justice

"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."

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Calls grow for investigation into Chicago's Homan Sq. 'Gestapo tactics'

Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.

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U.S.: Ferguson police routinely discriminated against African Americans

An investigation released today finds sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

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People lobby for police accountability bill filed in Maryland state legislature

It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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Ferguson protesters retrace steps of history and forge new ones

They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.

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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

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