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After Black Female Inmate Dies from Shocks, Virginia Jail Bans Use of Tasers

Virginia’s Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office now prohibits the use of Tasers at its jail after a mentally ill inmate died after being shocked four times while being prepared for medical transport, … 251 more words

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Teen, Kalief Browder, Reportedly Suffered Abuse at Rikers Island

May 2010 was the beginning of Kalief Browder’s three-year horror story inside Rikers Island, the notorious jail complex in New York City. He had been arrested in the Bronx for allegedly stealing a backpack, a crime that he insisted he didn’t commit. 280 more words

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Not So Basic

I’m still stuck with this mild concussion, and boredom level is ever-increasing. I decided to have some fun with my makeup since I normally don’t have enough time to really spend time on myself. 101 more words

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Video Reveals Unarmed Black Man in Florida Had Cellphone in Hand When Deputy Shot Him 4 Times

Newly released dash-cam video has resulted in a lawsuit for one unarmed black man who was shot four times in the back by a Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy in Florida in September 2013, … 196 more words

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Frenswa Raynor, Innocent Black California Teen Who Survived a Shooting by Police, Gets $275,000 Settlement

Frenswa Raynor of Oakland, Calif., is one of the fortunate innocent, young black men to survive a police shooting. The Oakland City Council voted this week to settle lawsuits surrounding his near-fatal encounter for $275,000, … 181 more words

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