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‘It Did Not Stick’: The First Federal Effort to Curb Police Abuse

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/us/first-consent-decree-police-abuse-pittsburgh.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/ PITTSBURGH — Federal intervention to curb police abuse did not begin after chants of “I can’t breathe,” viral cellphone videos or the Black Lives Matter movement. It began 21 years ago here in Pittsburgh, where the police were laden with complaints that black residents were routinely singled out for false arrest and abuse. In […]

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How negative encounters between police and black youth impact pregnant women

While African American parents have long expressed anguish about having to give “the talk“ to their children on the safest way, hopefully, to interact with police, four notable researchers have investigated the effects of anticipated negative encounters between the police and black youth on the emotional and mental health of pregnant African American women. The […]

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What Does Trump’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Executive Orders Mean for Black Communities?

What Does Trump’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Executive Orders Mean for Black Communities? Under the Trump administration, the slogan “Blue Lives Matter” is a matter of official policy. The term has been used by white law enforcement and their supporters, reflecting a white reactionary response to Black Lives Matter and the protest movement against police violence. […]

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Police Officers: “We Didn’t Vote Republican To Get Stabbed In The Back

In the highly contentious battle to extinguish public worker rights, Iowa Republicans have attempted a divide-and-conquer approach to pit unions against each other. Their legislation splits public workers into two groups, one that’s “public safety workers,” and one that isn’t. The idea was to strip away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public employees, […]

Uncle Tom Shireff Clarke loosing Popularity in Reelection Run

Clarke Deeply Unpopular, with no path to Victory in Reelection bid.    As Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has seen his national profile increase making appearances on Conservitive shows like Fox is now seeing his popularity in his home town district disappear.  According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, voters in Milwaukee County […]

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Black cop blasts white officers: ‘They are looking for a reason to kill a black man

  As tensions between U.S. police departments and minority communities escalated over the last month, Officer Freddie Vincent’s Facebook posts grew increasingly controversial. On July 7, he posted a photo of Ku Klux Klan members and a burning cross with a story about racists infiltrating U.S. police departments, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Five days […]

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Can Blacks and Police Find Inner Peace?

by: Howard Levine, David Shapiro and David Leffler The longstanding problem of racial tension between law enforcement and African-Americans has been underscored in recent months by the highly publicized killings of Blacks at the hands of the police. These killings, under questionable circumstances, have precipitated upheavals in urban neighborhoods and have given rise to organizations […]

New Jersey town’s anti-Kaepernick counterprotest raises alarm with black police chiefs’ group

New Jersey town’s anti-Kaepernick counterprotest raises alarm with black police chiefs’ group A police department’s attempt to counter protests of police violence at sporting events went awry Friday in northern New Jersey after the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives raised alarms. The event’s focus was supposed to […]

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