Daily Archives: August 13, 2015

Illinois Governor signs comprehensive law enforcement measure signed into law

Earlier this year, Illinois Legislative Black Caucus member’s Representative Elgie Simms and Senator Kwame Raoul led the way for comprehensive law enforcement reforms aimed at ensuring accountability and safety for officers. The recent string of officer-involved deaths prompted legislators to … Continue reading

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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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