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Several Mosques Receive Same Threatening Letter, CAIR Calls for Federal Probe

The letter, which threatens that President-elect Donald Trump will “do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews,” was sent to mosques from Rhode Island to California.

Text says: Prosecutors (also called district attorneys) can hold police accountable and end police violence. But they are not doing their job.

New #VotingWhileBlack Video Highlights Importance of Local Prosecutor Elections

“The most powerful person is always the prosecutor, because he’s the only one that can put you in jail.”

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Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor Stand For Reproductive Justice at Cleveland Concert

New Voices for Reproductive Justice will present All Access 2016 this Saturday as part of its efforts to mobilize women of color in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Smithsonian Wants to Preserve Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed

It’s unclear if the structure would stay in its current place or be relocated.

City of Cleveland to Pay Tamir Rice's Estate $6 Million

The city reached a settlement with the family of the 12-year-old who was killed by Cleveland police officers.

Cleveland City Employee Fired for Saying 'Tamir Rice Should Have Been Shot'

EMS captain Jamie Marquardt posted the comment on his Facebook page, which is a violation of the city’s policies and procedures.

Here's How Cleveland's Grassroots Gave Prosecutor Timothy McGinty the Boot

The Ohio prosecutor famous for sabotaging the Tamir Rice case, lost his primary election on Tuesday. Malaya Davis, an Ohio Student Association leader, recounts what her community did to get rid of the much maligned Timothy McGinty.

Cleveland Prosecutor, Criticized for Clearing Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice, Defeated in Primary

Timothy McGinty faced protest and criticism from many, including Rice’s family, for mishandling the case of the 12-year-old who was shot dead by police in 2014. 

Why Tamir Rice's Mom Hasn't Endorsed Anyone for President

Samaria Rice’s new essay breaks down what the candidates need to do to earn her support.

Cleveland Officials File $500 Claim Against Tamir Rice's Family for EMS

Rice died at the hands of a Cleveland cop. The city says his family needs to pay for emergency medical services. 

#FundraiserFriday: This Documentarian Wants to Screen Her Film on the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland

SorayaSoi Free is raising $2,000 to premiere her film at Cleveland State University, which was the site of the historic gathering.

RECAP: From #ReclaimMLK to #MLKNow, a Day of Action, Service and Remembrance

On the 30th anniversary of the first national celebration of MLK Day, activists and celebs take to the streets and the stage to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Tamir Rice’s Mother Speaks Out About the Non-Indictment

She says the prosecutor was biased and that there has been little consistent support from local clergy.

Tamir Rice's Family: 'We No Longer Trust the Local Criminal Justice System'

A Cleveland grand jury opted not to indict the officers who killed Tamir Rice.

Tamir Rice’s Mother Testifies Before Grand Jury

From her attorney’s statement: “She had the opportunity to ask the grand jury to consider whether it could possibly be ‘reasonable’ or ‘justifiable’ for officers to speed across the grass when driveways were nearby, rush up to Tamir and shoot him immediately.”

READ: The 5 Demands Tamir Rice's Family, Activists Have For Prosecutor, Police Department and Judge

If they aren’t met, protesters will seek a recall for the prosecutor and the attorney general.

#YearWithoutTamir: Family and Activists Remember Tamir Rice, Demand Prosecutor Step Down

November 22, 2015, marked one year since a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

WATCH: VICE Show Explores How Police Negligence Enabled 'The Cleveland Strangler'

The new VICE crime documentary series ”Red Right Hand premiered with four episodes on “The Cleveland Strangler,” who raped and murdered 11 black women between 2007 and 2009.

Grand Jury Now Hearing Evidence About Tamir Rice Killing, Family Surprised

Rice family attorney: “The family thus believes that the secret process gives the prosecutor cover for his lack of interest in bringing charges.”