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BlackLives Matter, Civil Rights, Descrimination, Prison System, Pulitzer Prize, Race Riots, Racism, White Supremacy -

  Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. — Brennan Gilmore August 12, 2017   A man has been arrested and charged with murder after ramming his car into a group of people peacefully protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19 and causing a helicopter crash - also killing two.   Police said a 32-year-old woman had died and that they were attempting to notify her family before releasing more details. Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of...

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Amerikkka, Donald Trump, Prison System, Trump, White Supremacy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from Sessions, a former federal prosecutor who cut his teeth during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic and who has promised to make combating violence and drugs the Justice Department’s top priority. “This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency,” Sessions wrote...

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Kalief Browder, Letitia James, News, Prison System, Rikers Island -

Public Advocate Letitia James said if plans to shutter Rikers Island do in fact go through, the prison should be renamed in honor of Kalief Browder.

The post NYC politician wants Rikers Island renamed for Kalief Browder appeared first on theGrio.

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Bill de Blasio, News, NYC, Prison, Prison System, Rikers Island -

On Friday during a City Hall news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that he would shut down Riker's Island.

The post NYC mayor vows to shut down notorious Rikers Island appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Mass Incarceration, Prison System, Private Prisons, Remy Ma -

It’s been eighteen months since Remy Ma finished up her eight-year prison sentence, and while she’s excited to get back to work in the rapping industry, she also has a new crusade: ending the private prison system. “Well, first let me say, people be like, you’re out of jail now — and by people, I mean idiots […]

The post Remy Ma wants to help end the private prison system appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Howard University, Mass Incarceration, News, Nick Cannon, Prison System, Washington D.C. -

Nick Cannon is taking a full course load at Howard University, including one class that meets every Thursday at the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility.

The post Nick Cannon takes Howard course with inmates inside D.C. jail appeared first on theGrio.

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Documentary, Entertainment, Jay Z, Kalief Browder, Prison System, Television, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, Venida Browder -

Jay Z is bringing the story of a young man who spent three years in prison without being convicted of a crime to TV with a six-part series.

The post Jay Z to bring the heartbreaking story of Kalief Browder to TV appeared first on theGrio.

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13th Amendment, 13th Documentary, Ava Duvernay, Entertainment, Mass Incarceration, News, Politics, Prison System, Video -

Ava DuVernay's documentary, 13th, is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival, and ahead of its release, Netflix has released an astounding trailer.

The post Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ trailer exposes ugly truths about U.S. prison system appeared first on theGrio.

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