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Crime, lethal force, News, Police Brutality, ProPublica, Racial Profiling, Top Stories -

Throughout history, and especially in the last 25 years, there have been multitudes of instances of police officers and average citizens shooting and killing Black people, often unarmed, at the drop of a hat. In many cases, those shooters often avoid punishment. However, a ProPublica piece by Senior Editor Joe Sexton shows what happened the night in […]

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Correction Officers, Crime, Criminal Justice Department, New York, News, Rikers Island, Top Stories, Video -

Inmates ran wild at Rikers Island the day before Thanksgiving, according to Corrections Department sources and surveillance video.

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Alabama, Crime, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., fatal police shooting, Featured, News, Riverchase Galleria, Top Stories -

Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a US Army combat engineer who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday when his life was tragically ended by police in a mall shooting in Alabama.

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Fourteen-year-old Sonja Star Harrison was eight months pregnant and expecting to deliver a baby girl just before New Year’s Day, but the AJC. reports that tragedy struck her Southwest Atlanta apartment when a gun was fired in the apartment above. The bullet passed through the ceiling and struck Harrison in the head, killing her and […]

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A man is in custody after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his children, in the back of the head outside her Suwanee, Georgia, workplace.


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bank robbery, crime, crimes against wigs, robbery, syracuse -

According to police, a Syracuse man robbed a local Chase bank wearing a curly wig, which is, incidentally, ruining my day for having to look at.


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Carolina Panthers, Cherica Adams, Crime, Criminal justice, Domestic Violence, J. Cole, Murder, NFL, North Carolina, Rae Carruth, Shaniya Davis -

This month, the names Cherica Adams and Shaniya Davis may float across the minds of some. Key word being may. The spirits of the woman, Adams, and the young girl, Davis, haunt the state of North Carolina. Society’s ability to silence the stories and the experiences of black women is disgustingly impressive. Davis, age 5, […]

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Crime, Curtis Flowers, Death Row, Doug Evans, News, Top Stories, US Supreme Court -

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Flowers’ latest appeal of his 2010 conviction for the quadruple murders at Tardy Furniture in Winona, Mississippi, 22 years ago.

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Crime, Danilo Payamps Pacheco, Featured, Gang Murder, Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, New York, News, Top Stories, Trinitarios Gang -

A Bronx Criminal Court judge allowed Danilo Payamps Pacheco, one of the suspected gang members accused in the Bronx bodega murder of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, to leave Rikers Island if he can make bail of $500,000

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Crime, Danueal Drayton, Killer, Los Angeles, Mental Illness, New York, News, Rapist, Samantha Stewart, Top Stories -

Los Angeles County judge ruled that accused rapist and killer Danueal Drayton, 27, is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of Queens nurse Samantha Stewart inside her home last July

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Bad Girls Club, Crime, Entertainment, Featured, Guilty Plea, Prostitution, Shannade Clermont, Television, Top Stories, Wire Fraud -

Former Bad Girls Club star Shannade Clermont, 24, pleaded guilty Thursday to racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt on credit cards belonging to a man who died of an overdose following their “prostitution date,” authorities announced. “Let your Instagram followers know!” said the victim’s sister, who declined to give her name, New […]

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2018 Midterm Elections, Andrew Gillum, Campaign, Crime, Featured, Florida, News, Politics, Shooting, Tallahassee, Top Stories -

Mayor Andrew Gillum says he’s indefinitely suspending his campaign for governor in light of a fatal shooting in Tallahassee at a yoga studio on Friday.

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Attempted Lynching, Crime, David Deaconson, Featured, Levi G. McCathern II, News, Sandy Rougely, Students, Texas, Top Stories, Waco -

A jury in Travis County has ordered a private school in Texas to pay $68,000 in damages to the family of a Black student who said white classmates wrapped a rope around her neck and pulled her to the ground.

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A White woman who racially and physically harassed two Black sisters in Charlotte, NC, awaiting AAA to jumpstart their car, has been fired from her job.

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Crime, Deborah Nash, Detriot, Detroit, Featured, Gardening While Black, Marc Peeples, News, Top Stories -

A Detroit man has been vindicated by the courts after three racist white women phoned authorities to report him for what his lawyer has dubbed “gardening while black.”

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Anti-Semitism, Barack Obama, Crime, Featured, Gun Control, News, Obama 44, Pittsburgh, Politics, Robert Bowers, Top Stories, Tree of Life Synagogue, Video -

President Barack Obama urged Americans “to fight the rise of anti-Semitism” after yesterday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

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arlington pd, arlington texas, beer thief, bud light, crime, crime in sandals -

When I was alerted to a beer robbery in Arlington, Texas, that happened last week, I assumed some white dude ran into a convenience store, pulled a pistol out, and headed out with some hops. I assumed as much because that story would make sense, or as much sense as any crime can make.


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brennan walker, crime, guilty conviction, home surveillance video, jeffrey craig zeigler, michigan -

A jury found a white Michigan man who shot at a black teen asking for directions guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The verdict, delivered on Friday, may have hinged on a home surveillance video that captured 53-year-old Jeffrey Craig Zeigler walking onto his porch and firing his gun at…


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Crime, Houston, Jose Sanchez, Kimberly Lopez, Kipp Academy, News, Racist Rant, Termination, Tiffany Scott, Top Stories -

A Houston-based teacher was handed her pink slip after she fired off a racist rant at Hispanic couple following a fender bender

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Crime, Eduardo Balarezo, El Chapo, Eyewitness, News, Sanctions, Top Stories -

Eduardo Balarezo, lawyer of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will not be punished for his potentially endangering a witness who is expected to testify against the kingpin at his upcoming trial

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Assault With Intent, Brennan Walker, Conviction, Crime, Detroit, Jeffrey Zeigler, News, Top Stories -

Jeffrey Zeigler, the White, suburban Detroit homeowner who shot at a lost Black teenager, was convicted Friday after being found guilty by a jury in Oakland County Circuit Court of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.

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#MeToo, Crime, Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan district attorney, News, Rape, Sexual Assault, Video -

  NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan’s district attorney has decided to drop part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein. The development was announced in court Thursday with Weinstein looking on. The tossed charge involves allegations made by one of the three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to […]

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Atlanta, Concert, Crime, Entertainment, Lil Wayne, News -

At least 12 people were hurt in Atlanta Sunday when a disturbance forced rapper Lil’ Wayne to cut short his performance at the AC3 music festival, according to multiple reports. Unfounded reports of shots fired also helped set off the disturbance, that ignited shortly into the rapper’s set, according to Variety. READ MORE: Blessings: Chance the Rapper […]

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1998, a tribe called quest, atlanta, atlanta university center, crime, jayz, morehouse college, outkast -

On September 29, 1998, I was a sophomore at Morehouse College. I didn’t live on-campus. I was living in the westside of Atlanta house on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SW that my grandmother lived in for much of my youth. At some point, my cousin bought her a house in Adamsville—two miles west on MLK—and my two of my…


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Crime, Criminal justice, Death Row, Hip-Hop, Music, Rap, Suge Knight -

An unnamed Death Row Records employee had messed up. Really, really bad. Botched flights? Incorrect hotel bookings? Who knows. Any mistake made under the perpetually lit cigar of Marion “Suge” Knight could spawn violent and humiliating consequences. The rapper Kurupt, when he visited Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club earlier this month, couldn’t remember the exact […]

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#AntwonRose, antwon rose, Crime, East Pittsburgh, East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld, fatal police shooting, News, Top Stories -

The attorney for Officer Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh cop who killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, has asked the judge in his case to recuse himself.

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amber guyger, botham jean, cannabis, crime, marijuana, police brutality -

In a search affidavit that we apparently know all the contents of, we now know that the police apparently found some marijuana—about .37 ounces—in Botham Jean’s apartment after he was shot by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.


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Benjamin Bascom, Carlos Cruz-Echevarria, Crime, Kelsey McFoley, Melissa Roque, Murder, News, Top Stories -

Authorities have discovered that Carlos Cruz-Echevarria was killed to prevent him from testifying in a road rage case

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Botham Jean, Crime, Dallas, News, Off-Duty Officer, Shooting, Top Stories -

Off-duty police officer incorrectly enters an apartment and shoots unarmed Back male resident.

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Beyoncé, Crime, Death Threat, Featured, Film, George Zimmerman, Jay Z, News, Top Stories, Video -

In a series of texts, Zimmerman allegedly made threats against power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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Arrested, Basketball Wives LA, Child Endangerment, Crime, Entertainment, Featured, Gloria Govan, Matt Barnes, Television, Top Stories -

'Basketball Wives' star Gloria Govan was  arrested for child endangerment, after getting in a fight with ex-husband Matt Barnes over custody of their twin sons.

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Crime, Emergency Landing, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, News, Oakland, Pepper Spray, Top Stories -

Over a dozen people aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight had to seek emergency medical treatment after a can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui.

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