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Renewed push to legally ban racial profiling

In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.

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600 percent increase in racial stop-and-frisk policing in NY

Over 684.000 people were subjected to the New York Police Department's aggressive tactics in 2011, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.

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New York police charged with spying, dirty tricks against Al Sharpton

The spying charge dates back to protests triggered by the "not guilty" verdicts for three cops tried for the murder of Sean Bell.

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.

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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