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Protesters Endanger Motorists on Christmas Eve

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) -- Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him. Dozens of protesters held a vigil late Wednesday at the ga ...

Cleveland Police Officer's Past Will Be Part of Investigation

DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enou ...

Liberal black governor asks if disruption is the goal of protests

Gov. Deval Patrick -- the country's only sitting black governor -- today chastised the latest demonstrators to tie up the city in defense of two unarmed black men killed by police as being "disruptive." "We went to great lengths to try and connect wi ...

Lynching effigies hung by queer black PoC get media reaction

BERKELEY, Calif.,(UPI) -- Three effigies, life-size depictions of African American lynching victims, were found hanging from a tree early Saturday morning on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Police officers took down two of the t ...

Police officer disciplined for playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest march

A Chicago police officer said he played "Sweet Home Alabama" at a weekend protest because he is a University of Alabama fan, the department said. In a statement released Thursday, police officials said the officer faces disciplinary action. The Chica ...

Federal Judge Interferes with Police Ability to Control Protests

ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge heard testimony from three people who complained of excessive police tactics, including indiscriminate use of tear gas, and then provided limited relief Thursday in a temporary restraining order. U.S. District Judge Carol ...

Oakland cops collecting $100,000 per day in overtime

[caption id="attachment_12614" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]OAKLAND -- The first two weeks of mass protests that have enveloped several East Bay cities cost Oakland $1.36 million in overtime costs alone, city officials said W ...

NY Governor Turns to Rappers for Advice in Reforming Justice System

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Russell Simmons and rapper-actor Common on Wednesday pressed for changes to the state's criminal justice system amid protests over the killings of unarmed black people by white police officers who weren't crim ...

Protesters, rioters ask federal courts to curb police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police violated the constitutional rights of protesters upset by the death in Ferguson, Missouri, of an unarmed black man, lawyers told a federal judge Wednesday in urging he step in and curb the police. Lawyers sought a temporary r ...

Driving While Black: Hyping the Paranoia

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searching for it. "Do not reach for y ...


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