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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was set to execute an inmate Thursday evening for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected crack house. The U.S. Supreme Court halted plans at least temporarily to review his appeal. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Nathaniel Woods, 43, […]

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Jamaal Byrd was only 33 years old.

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DENVER (AP) — A black man was running from Colorado officers when they opened fire this month, striking him in the back at least once before he collapsed on a street, according to footage released Thursday from cameras worn by police. The Colorado Springs Police Department released the video nearly two weeks after the death […]

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We have to admit that until this story we had never heard of Malik McDowell, an NFL player with a massive build. Now that we have, all we can say is that this guy is lucky to be alive. Once you check out the video of McDowell, 23, fighting a cop and resisting arrest, it’s not […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Music artist T.I. is lending his voice to a project involving the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church in Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church plans a three-day conference at the historic church in Atlanta to address mass incarcerations. The Rev. Raphael Warnock said in a statement that the End Mass Incarceration Conference […]

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New York City rush hour traffic was literally brought to a halt Monday morning ahead of administrative trial for the police officer who killed Eric Garner nearly five years ago.

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The Illinois Supreme Court declined to resentence Jason Van Dyke.

Emantic “E.J.” Bradford had a concealed carry permit for the gun he carried for self-protection. But that didn’t matter when he went out, like many Americans do regularly, to a local mall. His day, and life, would end in a police shooting in Alabama’s Riverchase Galleria Mall, because he was mistaken for a gunman and […]

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The brother of a black man shot to death by police said Sunday he wants to see the officers who fired the fatal bullets held accountable. Stevante Clark called on California’s attorney general to prosecute them after the local district attorney declined to do so. He told reporters his family was devastated, first by his […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois’ highest court to review the less than seven year prison sentence for the white Chicago police officer who was convicted in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the special prosecutor who won a murder conviction against former officer Jason […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — A man who witnessed a Chicago officer fatally shoot black teenager Laquan McDonald testified Thursday that police waived him away without questioning him that October 2014 night and didn’t even bother to take down his name. Jose Torres, testifying in the trial of three officers accused of lying to protect the white […]