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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 lack 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 part of a narcotics team and were supervised by Lt. Steve Parrish, who is now Dothan’s Police Chief, and Andy Hughes, Asst. Director of Homeland Security for Alabama. The officers would target innocent Black men and plant drugs and weapons on them. Black men would […]

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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 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 in Bensonhurst and fatally shot on Aug. 23, 1989. “I had no idea that something like that happened here,” said the 65-year-old Syrian immigrant, who moved to the Brooklyn neighborhood in 2005. “This community is very welcoming. I’ve raised my entire family here. But that’s horrible.” […]

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