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The New York Police Department has yanked thousands of police body cams from deployment after a unit “burst into flames” while an officer was wearing it in Staten Island, according to the Daily Beast.

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On June 15, 2015, a car driven by vibrant, 26-year-old African-American schoolteacher Breaion King was pursued by a police officer in Austin, Texas. HBO's Traffic explores a routine traffic stop that suddenly escalates into yet another violent confrontation with police, followed by King's dramatic arrest.

The post HBO’s “Traffic Stop” captures the moment when excessive policing and racism changed Breaion King’s life appeared first on theGrio.

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Happy Wednesday Grio Fam! We’ve got a video recap of your top trending stories for today. Early on Tuesday morning, Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans. Police department spokesman Beau Tidwell told The Advocate  that d’Baha had been found around 1:25 a.m. He had apparently been shot in the leg while riding his bicycle. Although d’Baha […]

The post The Download | February 7: Tragic end for BLM Activist in New Orleans and Kendrick & SZA Team Up appeared first on theGrio.

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Under the Trump administration, the slogan “Blue Lives Matter” is a matter of official policy. […]

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Government agencies that spy on Americans in ways beyond imagination want an even more expansive […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday he was no longer considering a tactic that would allow police to stop and frisk suspicious people in an effort to get weapons off San Francisco streets....

The post San Francisco mayor ends stop-frisk consideration appeared first on theGrio.

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