Police in Alabama planted drugs and guns on over 1,000 innocent Black men | Rolling Out

A.R. SHAW, Rolling Out Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Michael Blann/Thinkstock. Featured Image Black men in Alabama were racially profiled and made criminals by a group of racist police. According to the Henry County Report, the incidents occurred in Dothan, Alabama where at least 12 White police officers involved. The officers were a […]

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Thirty years later, Yusuf Hawkins’ murder still shocks in a changed Brooklyn | The City

Clifford Michel, The City, The City A memorial for Yusuf Hawkins in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY. Featured Image Until this week, Mohamed Kootabeda never heard the name Yusuf Hawkins. Kootabeda was shocked to learn the story of the African-American 16-year-old who was set upon by a mob of white youths […]

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Denver’s City Council, Led by Democratic Socialist, Stuns For-Profit Prison Operators by Nuking Contracts | The Intercept

Ryan Grim, The Intercept Candi CdeBaca in Denver on Jan. 10, 2017. Photo: Nick Cote/The New York Times via Redux. Featured Image TWO FOR-PROFIT prison companies have lost major contracts in Denver over their work in immigrant detention, as backlash to President Donald Trump’s immigration policy continues to mount. The stunning $10.6 million rebuke to […]

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Cyntoia Brown Will Be Released From Prison Next Week | Refinery29

Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Refinery29 Leah Chase (left) and Jessica B. Harris at Dooky Chase’s in 2018. PHOTO: CEDRIC ANGELES. Featured Image Cyntoia Brown is set to walk free next Wednesday, exactly eight months after former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam commuted her sentence. Brown, now 31, had been serving a life sentence for the murder of a […]

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