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READ: How Mental Health Training for Cops Saves Lives

A quarter of this year’s fatal police interactions involved victims dealing with mental illness.

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4 Questions With the Directors of the Ferguson Uprising Doc, 'Whose Streets?'

Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis embedded themselves within the protests against the police killing of Michael Brown, braving violent police suppression to capture the uprising from the perspective of Black local activists.

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No Charges for D.C. Cop Who Killed Terrence Sterling

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser says the Metropolitan Police Department has called for Officer Brian Trainer’s resignation.

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STUDY: How 'Status Offenses' Push Students of Color, Queer Kids Into Criminal Justice System

“Kids who are already less privileged—in how they are perceived and in their access to services—are more likely to have their misbehavior criminalized.”

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Spike Lee Signal-Boosts Rally for Still-Unsigned Colin Kaepernick at NFL HQ

The upcoming rally, organized by The People’s Consortium for Human and Civil Rights and advocacy partners, will protest the NFL for refusing to sign the quarterback following his actions against police violence.

A little Black girl wearing colorful barrettes holds a rag in front of her mouth to block police tear gas during a protest against the killing of Michael Brown

Police Killed Michael Brown 3 Years Ago. Reflections on the Energy and Trauma of the Uprising It Sparked

On August 9, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot an unarmed Black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Ashley Yates was on the ground organizing during the uprising that followed. In this Q&A, writer, activist and artist Ashley Yates talks about facing militarized police daily, healing from burnout, and where the movement should go from here.

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The Roots and Bilal Shout for Justice on Explosive 'Detroit' Soundtrack Cut, 'It Ain't Fair'

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s” house band linked up with an orchestra to perform the epic song from the new movie.

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EXCERPT: Andrea J. Ritchie on Why We Need a World Without Police

In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned violence against women of color—and what it really means to be free.

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Why Detroit's First Black Female Deputy Police Chief is Skipping 'Detroit'

Mary Jarrett Jackson saw her Detroit PD colleagues’ racist actions firsthand. She explains to The Huffington Post why she doesn’t want to see Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film.

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Activists, Law Enforcement Condemn Trump's Call for Police Violence

Representative Maxine Waters: “Freddie Gray’s family probably wants to know if officers will protect Trump’s head when he is thrown into the back of a paddy wagon.”

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15 Protestors Arrested in #OutragedAndUnafraid Sit-in at Texas State Capitol

Led by young immigrants, the act of civil disobedience was aimed at saving DACA.

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Police Shooting of Justine 'Damond' Ruszczyk Exposes a Vicious Double Standard [OPINION]

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organizer Miski Noor argues that the White victim of police violence was afforded a benefit of the doubt that is withheld from Black, Latino, Indigenous and other marginalized people who are disproportionately the targets of state sanctioned violence.

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Truck Driver Charged With Felony for Deadly Transport of Undocumented Immigrants

James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged in federal court for driving a tractor trailer filled with undocumented immigrants, eight of whom were found dead. He could face the death penalty.

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READ: How Public Schools Fail Native Students

The Nation explores how underfunding, disproportionate punishment and inferior instruction push Native American students out of classrooms.

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The Most Chilling Thing an ICE Agent Told The New Yorker

An anonymous agent on his agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “We’re not doing what we tell people we do.”

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[VIDEO] Immigration Organizer Abril Gallardo Talks Growing Up Undocumented, Racist Policing and the Confederate Flag

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring Maricopa County, Arizona, immigration activists, Abril Gallardo of Living United for Change Arizona reflects on coming to the United States at age 12, fighting hate speech and facing down Confederate flag-bearing folks who crash her actions.

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Laquan McDonald Cover-up Case Gets Yet Another Judge

Cook County associate judge Domenica Stephenson is now the third judge to oversee Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh’s trial for allegedly protecting Laquan McDonald’s killer, Jason Van Dyke.

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Texas Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Charged With Murder

Dallas County district attorney on Roy Oliver: He is “very, very likely a danger to the community.”

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WATCH: Lakeith Stanfield Fights Wrongful Murder Conviction in 'Crown Heights' Trailer

The “Atlanta” star portrays Colin Warner, a Trinidadian-American teen falsely convicted of murder and seeking exoneration for his two-decade incarceration.

Spray painted sign reads: "287g turns cops into ICE monsters."

Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

The Waller County (Texas) Jail was recently approved for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program—despite failing its Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection.