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Baltimore Police Lieutenant Acquitted in Freddie Gray Death

BALTIMORE - A Maryland judge on Monday acquitted Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for the April 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams handed down his verdict after a bench trial. Rice, 42, is the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray's death from a broken neck suffered i ...

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Red Cross Safety Flyer Prompts Apology for Being Racist

An American Red Cross Hospital signboard that carried a "super racist" message about swim safety guidelines for children has prompted an apology from the hospital. The dialogue opened on Twitter after a photo circulated of the poster in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The poster, which has since been taken down, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The ...

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Chief: Suspect in Dallas police attack wanted to ‘kill white people’

by Lisa Garza DALLAS, July 8 (Reuters) - At least one sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven more in a coordinated attack that ended when police used a robot bomb to kill a shooter who told them he wanted to kill white officers, authorities said Friday. The attack came during one of several protests across the United States against the killing of two black men by police this week, th ...

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Minnesota Cop Kills Philando Castile During Traffic Stop

By Harry Colbert, Jr. Managing Editor Insight News FALCON HEIGHTS MN – Thirty-two-year-old Philando Castile is dead following a Wednesday evening (July 6) officer involved shooting in Falcon Heights, near the gates to Minnesota State Fair grounds. The immediate aftermath of the shooting was posted live to Facebook by Diamond Reynolds who was seated next to Castile as a policeman shot and killed him. Reynold ...

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Baltimore Cop Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray death

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. on Thursday was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams found Goodson, who is also black, not guilty of all criminal counts including second-degree depraved heart murder, the most serious accusation agains ...

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US House Democrats End sit-in Over Gun Control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday ended a daylong protest in the U.S. House of Representatives to protest the lack of action on gun control and Congress looked unlikely to approve meaningful firearms restrictions in the wake of the Orlando, Florida, massacre. Democratic house members started a sit-in on the floor of the House on Wednesday, chanting and singing, and stayed all night to ...

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US Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action at University of Texas

Justices rule 4-3 in favor of controversial admissions program that considers race as a factor, in major victory for supporters of affirmative action Abigail Fisher, who challenged the use of race in college admissions, joined by lawyer Edward Blum. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP David Smith in Washington and Alan Yuhas in New York (The Guardian) The principle of affirmative action for African American a ...

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Survivor of Orlando Massacre Says the Shooter Asked, “Are There Any Black People in Here?”

Nationwide — Patience Carter, one of the victims who survived the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, says that while trapped in the bathroom with the shooter, Omar Mateen, he asked if there were any Black people in the club. After one Black person replied yes, Mateen then said, “I don’t have a problem with black people. This is about my country. You guys suffered enough.” Carter says, he then ...

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Chicago Urban Prep Academy Does It Again, Sends 100 Percent of Graduates to College

Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy is at it again. Not only did all 252 seniors graduate, but every student in the graduating class of 2016 has been accepted into a four-year college or university. The entire class of graduating seniors are African-American males, NBC reports. The students belonged to the charter school’s Englewood, Bronzeville, and West campuses. “I’m so excited. I’m going to get emotional,” sai ...

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