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ICYMI: No Charges for #AssaultAtSpringValley Cop

Solicitor Dan Johnson: “While I do not believe that the actions of Benjamin Fields in this incident rise to the level of criminal conduct, the manner in which he performed his duties on Oct. 26, 2015, is of great concern to me not only as a prosecutor, but also as a citizen of this community.”

Activists Petition South Carolina to #DropTheCharges for Spring Valley Students

The two girls involved in the #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh are facing charges of disturbing schools and assault on an officer.

BREAKING: Mizzou President Tim Wolfe Resigns Amid Campus Racism Controversy

It took a hunger strike and a football team on the sidelines, but the University of Missouri president has resigned.

No. The Victim of the #AssaultAtSpringValley is Not an 'Orphan'

Over the past couple of days, news and social media have reported that the black girl that now-fired Spring Valley High School resource officer Ben Fields attacked on Monday had just lost her mother and grandmother. Her attorney says that’s 100 percent false.

#AssaultAtSpringValley Officer Fired

Sheriff Leon Lott: “He should not have thrown that student.”

Justice Department, FBI Are Now Investigating #AssaultAtSpringValley

The FBI and Justice Department will investigate whether Richland County, South Carolina, police officer Ben Fields violated a student’s civil rights when he violently arrested her in her classroom.

Sheriff Asks FBI and Justice Department to Investigate #AssaultAtSpringValley

A white police officer was caught on tape assaulting (yet another) black teenage girl, this time in a South Carolina classroom. What’s next?

Part 6—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

In Part 6 of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they’re confronting the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism.