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Thursday Open Thread | Armed Black Panthers protest #SandraBland’s death

HEMPSTEAD Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop. About 25 demonstrators … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera America: Michael Brown’s mom responds to New Yorker article

Al Jazeera America’s Tony Harris went to St. Louis and sat down with Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown. The interview airs on Al Jazeera America tomorrow night at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Find Al Jazeera America in your area on … Continue reading

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#SandraBland’s Family sues DPS trooper who arrested her

The mother of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and several others she deems responsible for the death of her 28-year-old daughter at the Waller County Jail in mid-July. Geneva Reed-Veal … Continue reading

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Justice for Sandra Bland | Open Thread

Texas police have released video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell. The footage shows her arriving at the jail, filling out forms and making a phone call. The BBC’s … Continue reading

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Sandra Bland Autopsy Report

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Police release jail footage in death of #SandraBland

Texas police have released video taken from inside the county jail during the last minutes of Sandra Bland’s life as activists claimed that the traffic stop that led to her imprisonment escalated into a confrontation because a trooper was angry … Continue reading

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Baltimore Prosecutors: Freddie Gray Arrest Was Illegal Before Finding Knife

Baltimore prosecutors say Freddie Gray’s arrest was illegal before police officers found a knife on him, challenging claims by the officers’ lawyers that the arrest was proper because it was illegal for Mr. Gray to possess the knife. The statements … Continue reading

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