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Erica Garner, Activist and Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at 27 | The New York Times Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner who became an outspoken activist against police brutality after her father’s death at the hands of a New York police officer, died on Saturday, according to her mother. She was 27.

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner who became an outspoken activist against police brutality after her father’s death at the hands of a New York police officer, died on Saturday, according to her mother. She was 27.

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Why Celebrities Are Rallying Behind Cyntoia Brown, a Woman Spending Life in Prison | The New York Times Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, had no idea that she would suddenly gain the public support of an A-list parade of celebrities on Tuesday.

Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, had no idea that she would suddenly gain the public support of an A-list parade of celebrities on Tuesday.

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Baltimore Rising: HBO Documentary Chronicles A City Trying To Heal After Freddie Gray’s Death | Essence When Freddie Gray died in police custody in April 2015, Baltimore was thrust into the glare of a harsh spotlight.

When Freddie Gray died in police custody in April 2015, Baltimore was thrust into the glare of a harsh spotlight.

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The Rise of Incarceration in Los Angeles: An Interview with Kelly Lytle Hernandez | Black Perspectives, AAIHS In today’s post, Erica Sterling, a PhD student in the Department of History at Harvard University, interviews Kelly Lytle Hernandez about her new book City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

In today’s post, Erica Sterling, a PhD student in the Department of History at Harvard University, interviews Kelly Lytle Hernandez about her new book City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

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From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones | The New York Times Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a promising Ph.D. student in American studies.

Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a promising Ph.D. student in American studies.

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DOJ Won’t Prosecute Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray Case | NPR The Department of Justice will not bring civil rights charges against six Baltimore police involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose death caused widespread violent protest in that city in 2015.

The Department of Justice will not bring civil rights charges against six Baltimore police involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose death caused widespread violent protest in that city in 2015.

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