Tag Archives: Racial Oppression

Police Officer #MichaelSlager on Trial for the Murder of #WalterScott

In the first day of testimony in the South Carolina criminal trial of Michael Slager, the white former police officer accused of fatally shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, Scott’s mother was emotional on the stand, recounting her phone … Continue reading

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#WalterScott Shooting: Jury selection begins for the murder trial of officer Michael Slager

Jury selection is underway for the murder trial of former South Carolina cop Michael Slager, who shot and killed unarmed motorist Walter Scott during a traffic stop in early April 2015 in what prosecutors have alleged is murder, PEOPLE confirms. … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Cop’s Wife Blames Fake Robbery on Black Lives Matter

The wife of a police officer in Millbury, MA claimed that she was the victim of a robbery earlier this month where someone ransacked her house and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.  The woman also claimed the perpetrator … Continue reading

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St. Louis police lock up black man for spitting on the ground

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Keith Lamont Scott Funeral Photos

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United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

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Charlotte girl weeps over police shootings at city council meeting

(CNN) — A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Blacks Have Consistently Lived Under Systemic Oppression

During Thursday’s Congressional Black Caucus panel discussion addressing reshaping the criminal justice system and the role activists play in the movement to address issues affecting African-Americans, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke about the oppression Blacks have faced throughout the history … Continue reading

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