Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Praised by Chief: “He Showed Me That He Could Shine in That Public Eye”

The officer who fatally shot Philando Castile is back at work and being praised by his police chief. St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during

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Baltimore Mom Made Famous for Slapping Son During Riots Is Now Homeless

A mom made famous for smacking her son during the Baltimore riots is now homeless. After video of Toya Graham striking her son went viral in 2015, even Oprah called

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Chicago Cop Who Shot Paul O’Neal in Back While Running Says He Was Reaching for Waistband

The cop who fatally shot Paul O’Neal, 18, in the back says the teen was reaching for his waistband when shot. O’Neal led police on a chase in a stolen

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Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails

In trying to understand the riots that erupted in Milwaukee over the weekend, and why “calls for peace” are wrongheaded, we should first understand that Milwaukee’s black neighborhoods are prison

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“He Wasn’t Dressed in Saggy Pants “: Says Mother of Black Man Shot Dead by White Neighborhood Watchman

My son wasn’t a “hoodlum”, said Simone Butler-Thomas, the mother of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who was gunned down by a man claiming to be on neighborhood watch. Butler-Thomas says her son

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How a Slave Stole a Confederate Ship, Faked Being a White Captain, and Became a National Hero

“What if they just took the boat”, asked Nate DiMeo of podcast “the memory palace”.  Robert Smalls knew these waters. He could read the tides. Smalls couldn’t read, since they didn’t

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“We Got a Bunch of Hoodlums”: Neighborhood Watchman Arrested After Shooting at “Two Black People”, Killing One, With ‘Warning’ Shot

A North Carolina homeowner warned 911 dispatchers that he was just protecting his family before firing a shot that killed a black man standing in the street. Chad Cameron Copley,

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Jailers Reportedly Lied Dozens of Times About Checking on Teen Who Died in Juvenile Detention

Court records indicate that two former employees of a Kentucky state juvenile detention center lied over a dozen times about checking on a teen who died at their facility. Employees

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L.A. Cops Who Shot Unarmed Black Man Sue Over Racial Discrimation

Two Los Angeles cops who shot an unarmed black man in 2014 are suing over racial discrimination, Reuters reports. Both officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas are alleging racial retaliation

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Feds Seal Alton Sterling Autopsy Report

Autopsy results in the death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by Baton Rouge police, have been sealed by the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana.

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