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Michael Brown Don't Shoot Protest

Black Lives Matter Gets Laws Passed In 24 States

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Note: In honor of Michael Brown, one year after his killing, protests are being held across the nation. Find one near you or create one at the Ferguson National Response Network. Police protests since killing of Michael Brown spurred 40 new state measures; activists want more When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent [sic] protests and the nation took…

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Slave Shackles

The Real “Looting”: From Slavery to Policing and Beyond

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By Adam Hudson, Truthout — In April, another unarmed Black person was killed by police. Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American male, was arrested by Baltimore police on April 12, given a “rough ride” and a week later died of a spinal cord injury he received in the police van. Much has been, and will still be, written about Baltimore. However, one word that has been overused in that coverage is “riot.”…

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