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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.

Protesters target BART for cell phone cutoff

The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.

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Protests erupt over cell phone shutdown

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell phone access to commuters at train stations and protestors say the police violated their right to free expression.

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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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Black Panther Party founder urges coalition building and “community control”

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale spoke to an eager crowd of nearly 100 listeners representing an array of political organizations in the region.

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Protests greet release of Oscar Grant's killer

Hundreds marched peacefully to protest the release from prison of Johannes Mehserle, former BART police officer who killed passenger Oscar Grant III, after Mehserle had served just one year in prison.

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Cop tied to torture goes to jail, but allegations continue

The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.

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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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