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Black Crime & Incarceration

Cop Claims Intercourse With Woman Who Called to Report Daughter Missing Was Consensual

Maleatra Montanez claims in an interview with the New York Daily News that she’d only recently given birth and her doctor had advised specifically against having sex when she encountered

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How Snarky Cop and Poor Local Reporting Led to Misinformation in Case of Black Teen Arrested for Texting Nude Video to White Girlfriend

Last week Shaun King of the New York Daily News published an article about a Louisiana teen who’d been arrested for sexting his white girlfriend. Levar Allen, who is black,

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Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald Over a Dozen Times Gets Extra Court Security

A judge has granted the Chicago officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald extra court security. The decision to provide Officer Jason Van Dyke with extra security when he leaves and

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Florida Police Department Where Deputies Allegedly Watched 3 Black Girls Drown Has Long List of Dirty Cops

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Friday defended deputies who are accused of watching three black girls drown. Deputies allege that Dominique Battle, 16, Ashaunti Butler, 15, and Laniya Miller,

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“My Teeth Hit Cement”: Police Refuse to Release Video of That Led to Excessive Force Complaint

Norfolk police are refusing to release video of two interactions that led to excessive force complaints. The Virginia Pilot initially reported on the complaints and requested video of the incidents,

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Walmart Loss Prevention Officer Shot Dead After Confronting Suspected TV Thief

A Georgia Walmart loss prevention officer was fatally shot on Sunday night while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter from stealing televisions. According to WSB-TV, many of the officers investigating

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Chicago’s New Top Cop: In 27 Years “I’ve Actually Never Encountered Police Misconduct”

Chicago’s interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he’s never seen an instance of police misconduct because bad cops don’t engage in that sort of behavior in front of good cops.

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Cop Pulls Gun On Another Officer in Dispute Over Who Can Run Faster

The rationale that officers only pull their guns when in fear for their lives is an overused defense in most fatal shootings involving police. An incident in Atlanta, however, seems

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White Anchor Describes Shooting Suspects as “Young Black Men” with “Multiple Siblings From Multiple Fathers”

A white Pittsburgh anchorwoman has apologized for the way she described the suspects in a shooting that left five people dead. Victims of the shooting were gunned down during a

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Jail Surveillance Video Shows Joyce Curnell Throwing Up Repeatedly in Cell Before Dying of Dehydration

Surveillance video indicates that South Carolina jailers knew inmate Joyce Curnell was ill, but allowed her to die anyway. Curnell, 50, died of dehydration on July 22 after repeated vomiting

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