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How the bankruptcy system fails blacks

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Bankruptcy is supposed to provide to relief to those who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to keep up with overwhelming debt. It’s supposed to give those filing a chance to start anew. However, according to an analysis by … Continue reading

Cop’s attempt to sue Black Lives Matter fails

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana police officer charging that the Black Lives Matter movement was responsible for violence that happened at a protest in Baton Rouge in July 2016. According to Salon, Judge … Continue reading

Ferguson making ‘good progress’ as St. Louis struggles

A federal judge in St. Louis says Ferguson is making “good progress” in revamping its police procedures, even as St. Louis struggles with the aftermath of a white former police officer being found not guilty of killing a black man … Continue reading

Las Vegas police strike back at Michael Bennett

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NFL star Michael Bennett criticized Las Vegas police who detained him in August, accusing them of excessive force and racial profiling. Now, Las Vegas police are striking back, accusing the Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman of being a liar, a publicity … Continue reading

St. Louis police chant ‘whose streets, our streets’ amid protests

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At the end of the third day of protests in St. Louis following the acquittal of a former police officer accused of murdering a black man in 2011, officers were heard chanting “whose streets, our streets,” after making more arrests. … Continue reading

ESPN host may have legal defense for Trump comments

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Even though the White House suggested that ESPN host Jemele Hill be fired for her comments about President Trump, the sports network may not have legal grounds for dismissing her, according to lawyers quoted by The New York Times. ESPN, which … Continue reading

Tips to Avoid A DUI Arrest

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To be honest, there’s only one foolproof way to avoid a DUI arrest: Don’t drink and drive. However, there have been instances where people have been arrested for DUI even without a drop of alcohol in their system. If you … Continue reading

Holding police accountable

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By Melanie Bates “Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.” This profound quote by Thurgood Marshall succinctly illustrates the importance of knowing your rights when encountering the justice system, … Continue reading

Whites killing black men more likely to be ruled ‘justifiable’

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When a black man is killed by a white person in America, the crime is statistically more likely to be ruled ‘justifiable,’ according to a report by The Marshall Project. The organization examined more than 400,000 homicides between 1980 and … Continue reading

Attorney says evidence clears Missouri man facing death penalty

UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has stayed Marcellus Williams’ execution, and will appoint a board to investigate the DNA evidence that Williams’ attorneys say clears him. Marcellus Williams is scheduled to be executed this evening … Continue reading