From Ferguson to Palestine: Dream Defenders, BYP100, Black Lives Matter, and Ferguson Activists Travel to Palestine

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Charlene Carruthers, national director for BYP100, joined other activists on a trip to Palestine and Israel.

Organized by the Dream Defenders, the trip also included representatives from Black Lives Matter, Ferguson/Hands Up United and Justice League NYC as well as journalist Marc Lamont Hill, poet Aja Monet, and USC student Maytha Alhassen.

New Footage Shows Officers Restraining Tamir Rice’s Sister

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Cleveland city officials released extended video that show’s police forcing Tamir Rice’s sister to the ground after they shot her brother. The video shows Rice’s sister running to his aide after hearing the gun shots. Once she approached the body, she is held down by the officers involved and eventually handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car, just feet from where her brother lay dying. The video confirms claims made by Samira Rice, Tamir’s mother.