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Commentary, Football, Northern Illinois University, Police Misconduct -

Jyran Mitchell fits nobody’s description of a thug, hoodlum, corner boy, hustler, stickup kid or any other pejorative deployed to justify rough treatment of young black men by police. He posted a 4.0 GPA at Rich Central High School in Chicago’s South Side suburbs. He is an outstanding athlete who starred in track and field, […]

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Commentary, Laquan McDonald, Nannie Strayhorn, Police Misconduct, Police Shootings, Social Activism -

In her book White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960, Lisa Lindquist Dorr tells the story of Nannie Strayhorn, a black woman living in Jim Crow Richmond, Virginia. In October 1946, Strayhorn, a 32-year-old mother of two sons, argued with a male companion inside his car one evening after leaving a […]

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#BlackOnBlue, Clarens Desrouleaux, Miami, News, Police Misconduct, racial profiliing, Raimundo Atesiano, Top Stories, Video -

Former Florida police chief Raimundo Atesiano is accused of ordering his officers to trump up charges against innocent Black men so that his department could maintain an impressive record.

The post Police admit to framing a Black man who did 5 years in jail and then was deported back to Haiti  appeared first on theGrio.

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$45 million, chicago police, Margaret Silas, National, News, police misconduct, police settlements, Race, Willie Owens -

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council Wednesday approved a settlement of nearly $3 million […]

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Benjamin Crump, Jacksonville Sheriff, Kirenda Welch, News, Police Misconduct, Top Stories, Video -

A woman who was arrested for a minor traffic violation said she was brutally assaulted by a rookie Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer.

The post Pregnant woman arrested for a traffic violation says she was beaten while shackled by Jacksonville sheriff appeared first on theGrio.

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Anthony Marcel Green, News, Police Misconduct, Video, Zechariah Presley -

A Georgia police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after state investigators said he fatally shot a Black man who was running away from him.

The post Rookie Georgia officer, who shot Black man during traffic stop, charged with voluntary manslaughter appeared first on theGrio.

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Commentary, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Police Misconduct, Sterling Brown -

If there is anything no longer in doubt, it is that Milwaukee officials were right to worry about “community” reaction to video footage of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown being arrested back in January. “I definitely have concerns after watching that video,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said on Monday. In footage released by the Milwaukee […]

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NFL, Police Misconduct, Super Bowl, Take A Knee Nation -

MINNEAPOLIS – Using the spotlight on the Super Bowl to illuminate the problem of police violence, a group called Take a Knee Nation will focus its efforts on changing the criminal justice system during a two-day conference scheduled to start Saturday. Organizers have invited social-justice activists from across the nation to join them in discussing […]

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Aundre Wright, Police Misconduct, Social Activism -

Close The Shooting InstructorThe Truth TellerThe Man on the StreetThe Bridge Builder Officer Aundre Wright The Bridge Builder 3 years in uniform “I hear something on the radio, I go. Ease the gap between black and white, between police and non-police. Show we’re human.”“I hear something on the radio, I go. Ease the gap between […]

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Copley Road Bully, Music, Police Misconduct, Quincy Iverson, Rap, Social Activism -

Close The Shooting InstructorThe Truth TellerThe Man on the StreetThe Bridge Builder Patrol Officer Quincy Iverson The Man on the street 26 years in uniform (retired) “I get that hate from both sides I can’t do no good. Too black for the badge, too blue for the hood.”“I get that hate from both sides, I […]

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Police Misconduct, Social Activism, Yulanda Williams -

Close The Shooting InstructorThe Truth TellerThe Man on the StreetThe Bridge Builder Lt. Yulanda Williams The truth teller 27 years in uniform “I’m black and I will never be blue enough. I will never be able to prove to some that I deserve to wear the same uniform as they do.”“I’m black and I will […]

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Commentary, Michael Bennett, NFL, Police Misconduct, Protest, Seattle Seahawks -

A fast-growing movement swept through the NFL last season, fueled by Colin Kaepernick’s willingness to risk his career to draw attention to the oppression of black people and people of color in the United States. This season, Michael Bennett could become the new face of unprecedented political activism within the league. On Wednesday, NFL players […]

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Books, Did You Hear the News?, Get Lifted, Kids, Momma, Mother's Day, Police Misconduct, Sanya Gragg, Terence Crutcher -

Sanya Gragg sat in front of a group of second-graders in late April, a bit startled by what she’d just heard. It was the first time the social worker and new author had brought her new book into a classroom to discuss its lessons. Gragg had just asked the children, 7- and 8-year-olds, about police […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Police Misconduct, The Clubhouse -

The national anthem protests started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and adopted by athletes such as Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins have become one of the most polarizing issue in sports. In an attempt to offer solutions to a nation racked by debates over policing, the Pro Bowl safety decided to use his protest […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Carmelo Anthony, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, George Karl, NBA, Police Misconduct -

Hope everyone is close to where they need to be to celebrate the holidays. But if you don’t have anywhere to be or anyone to be with, we feel for you. These times can be awfully lonely when your life isn’t where you want it to be. The concept of “enforcement” depends on the person. […]

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#OfficersForKaepernick, Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Police Misconduct, San Francisco 49ers, Social Activism -

Edwin Raymond and Felicia Whitely don’t even mind the pig socks. Though each graduated from the police academy and have nearly two decades of experience in the New York Police Department (NYPD) combined, they aren’t mad at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for sporting footwear that mocked cops. “Those [socks] symbolize what’s wrong with […]

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Black Lives Matter, Charlotte, Commentary, North Carolina, Police Misconduct -

This essay is by Shaunte Southern, a sergeant in Gaston County, North Carolina, just 20 miles outside of Charlotte, who expresses to The Undefeated’s Mark W. Wright that he believes inherent fear and distrust can be traced back to slavery. To be honest with you, I think that African-American males are treated differently by law […]

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Baltimore, Freddie Gray, Police Misconduct, U.S. Department of Justice -

“They just took the plantation owner, gave him a badge and gun, put him in a car. He’s still the same person. He’s still the overseer.” A youth football coach, a barbershop owner, and a mother and father – all longtime Baltimore residents – share their personal encounters with city police and their reaction to […]

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Andrew Hawkins, As Told To, Athlete Activism, Black Lives Matter, Cleveland Browns, John Crawford, NFL, Police Misconduct, Tamir Rice -

Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins talked to one person about his decision to come out of the players’ tunnel wearing a black shirt with white font spelling out the names Tamir Rice and John Crawford on the front. His mother was scared for him. He was scared for himself, and cried as he thought through […]

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As Told To, Carl Banks, New York Giants, NFL, Police Misconduct, Social Activism -

Carl Banks is antsy. Seems like every time the two-time Super Bowl-winning linebacker clicks on cable news, headlines of unjust killings of black men dominate the cycle. It’s the kind of news that sends his emotions into a tailspin. His best friend is a police officer in Michigan, and the two often talk about the […]

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As Told To, Black Lives Matter, Carolina Panthers, Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears, NFL, Police Misconduct -

The deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, by police officers have completely drained newly retired cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman. He’s tired of lives being taken by police officers and he’s tired of police officers being killed. Five officers were killed and seven others were wounded in […]

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Black Lives Matter, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Police Misconduct -

The Black Lives Matter activists in Kansas were set to have a peaceful protest when another idea came about. Instead of the demonstration, activists and the Wichita Police Department united for their first friendly cookout. In a month that has seen an increase of violence between citizens and police, the First Steps Community Cookout was […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Cam Newton, ESPYS, Louisiana, NFL, Police Misconduct -

Carolina Panther Cam Newton wasn’t just the NFL’s MVP last year. The Heisman Trophy Award-winning quarterback’s spectacular regular season performance was offset by criticism around his excited touchdown celebrations, which begat Newton’s “dabbing” craze — a move he has recently vowed to end). Despite his behavior during a now infamous post-Super Bowl press conference, the […]

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Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NBA, Police Misconduct, Social Activism -

Three weeks ago, former NBA forward Tyrus Thomas arrived back in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to spend time with family, work out and train. He didn’t foresee his weeks being filled with protests, or meetings with community leaders, council members and police officers. After the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot by police July 5, […]

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espnW, Police Misconduct, Social Activism -

The past few weeks have seen tragic shootings, grief, anger, protests and calls to action. We speak about the victims often. We’ve said their names. We’ve written their names. We’ve honored their names. Yet, the lists of names oftentimes exclude female victims of crime. Even the responses from supporters differ when victims of violence are […]

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Alton Sterling, Barack Obama, Ferguson, Missouri, Police Misconduct, POTUS Town Hall -

After the conclusion of President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting Thursday evening, where he addressed race and policing in America, The Undefeated’s senior writer Lonnae O’Neal and ABC’s senior legal correspondent and analyst Sunny Hostin spoke to attendees to gauge their reactions to the president’s responses. Though questions were asked primarily by the family members […]

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