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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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National forum on police crimes calls for civilian police accountability councils

In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.

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W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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National forum on police crimes to be held in Chicago

The forum is devised to promote a "renewed effort to build a multi-racial, multi-national movement" against police crimes, government surveillance, mass incarceration, and more.

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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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New York City mayoral hopefuls debate stop and frisk, union busting

The debate, held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, drew not only workers who are members of unions but people impacted by the economic crisis in many different ways.

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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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