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Hundreds Rally In US Against Big Money In Politics

Police in Washington DC have arrested dozens of protesters who were staging a sit-in outside the US Congress meant to raise awareness about corporate influence in American politics.

April 11, 2016

Ferguson Activists Change Tactics, Targets

Activists and demonstrators descend on Ferguson to reinforce the protests taking place there.

October 14, 2014

Caregiver, Case Workers Accused In Autistic Girl’s Starvation Death

By Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tamiyah Audain weighed 115 pounds when she was placed in the care of her mother’s cousin in Lauderhill in December 2012. She left on September 25, 2013, in the back of a hearse. At 12 years old, she weighed just 56 pounds before her body surrendered […]

August 28, 2014
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Tense Tally In Ferguson Includes Fires, Shootings, And 31 Arrests

By Kevin Mcdermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early Tuesday near West Florissant and Canfield, police confirmed. Officers weren’t involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions of the victims. Police also confirmed that 31 people […]

August 19, 2014

St. Louis Alderman Released From Jail After Arrest During Ferguson Protest

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — St. Louis Alderman Antonio French emerged Thursday morning from a night in jail after his arrest at the Ferguson protests to say that the police officers’ “heavy-handed” approach on the streets is making the situation worse. French said he has no documentation that says why he was arrested, and […]

August 14, 2014

Same Crime, Different Race: Guess Which ‘Car Thief’ Gets Busted [VIDEO]

For the second time in less than a year, a case in Florida that involved a young black man losing his life to gunshots fired in “self-defense” by a white man has captured the nation’s attention. Leonard Pitts asks a pretty simple question about the death of Jordan Davis: If Davis had been a white […]

February 19, 2014
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Marijuana Arrests Now Exceed Arrests For Violent Crime

The total number of marijuana arrests suggests an epidemic of wasted resources.

January 20, 2013