Tag Archives: Race and crime in the United States

10Aug/15

Man critical after exchange of gunfire in Ferguson – police

A man who fired at police during protests in Ferguson is in a critical condition after being wounded in a gun battle with officers, St. Louis county police chief says.

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09Aug/15

Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Bernie Sanders event in Seattle

Bernie Sanders is forced to leave the stage after a handful of Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt his rally.

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08Aug/15

Ferguson braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting

Activists held a small rally in Ferguson as the city braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting.

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26Jul/15

Hundreds mourn for woman found dead in Texas jail cell

Hundreds of family and friends gather in Illinois for the funeral of Sandra Bland who was found dead in a Texas jail cell.

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17Jul/15

Sandra Bland found dead in Texas jail cell

USA (Next Media) – African American civil rights activist Sandra Bland was found dead in her Waller County jail cell on Monday in what has initially been ruled a suicide.
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19May/15

Obama sets new limits on police use of military equipment

U.S. President Barack Obama puts in place new restrictions on the use of military equipment by police departments, following unrest in U.S. cities over the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers.

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01May/15

Charges to be filed in death of Freddie Grey-prosecutor

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces that charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.

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28Apr/15

Night of rioting in Baltimore results in burnt buildings, cars and ransacked shops – amateur videos

A day and night of violence in Baltimore leaves cars’ wreckage and litter on streets and shops damaged, amateur videos show. The violence followed the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody.

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28Apr/15

Gray family attorney calls for reflection, reform amid violence

An attorney for the family of a man who died after being injured in police custody in Baltimore says he is confident that Attorney General Loretta Lynch will address growing concerns about deadly confrontations betweeen mostly white police and black men.

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27Apr/15

Loretta Lynch sworn-in as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch is sworn in as U.S. Attorney General and faces a raft of pressing issues — not least of which is the spate of deadly confrontations between mostly white police officers and mostly black men.
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