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5 Officers Killed During Dallas Sniper Attack At Protest

A peaceful protest was being held for the killing of Alton Sterling before shooting targeted 12 police officers in the area, five of which have died as well as two civilian injuries. According to CNN, three suspects are in custody while one was killed by a bomb during an attempt to apprehend.

“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,”Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. “Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb.”

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Black Woman Officer, Nakia Jones, Posts Viral Video In Response to Cops Killing Blacks

There have been varied reactions to the footage of both Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old man who was shot and killed while police had him pinned down to the ground in Lousiana, and Philando Castile, a 32-year-old man who was shot four times in the chest at a routine traffic stop. One Ohio  police officer named Nakia Jones posted a video response that is going viral. 

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Woman Livestreams Aftermath of Her Boyfriend’s Fatal Police Shooting

[Note: Due to it’s graphic, traumatic nature, we will not be sharing the video of Philando Castile’s death or any similar in nature.]

The image of Philando Castile’s body slowly swaying from side to side with a seat-belt seemingly the only thing keeping him in his seat is an image many will never forget. Unlike Alton Sterling, whose actual shooting was captured on film, the footage of Castile’s interaction with St. Anthony, Minnesota police started after he was shot.

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Alton Sterling, 37, Killed While Pinned To The Ground By Louisiana Cops

[Warning: This post contains graphic content.]

Alton Sterling, 37, was shot by Baton Rouge, LA police officers outside of a convenience store he was selling music in front of early Tuesday morning.

Video taken by witnesses show Sterling being  stunned and thrashed around by officers, pinned to the ground and having a gun pointed at him after an officer yells, “He’s got a gun!” Immediately afterwards, officers opened fire shooting him multiple times in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to his chest and back.

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North Carolina Proposes Bill To Bar Access To Police Body Cams

North Carolina is working diligently to join Texas and Florida as states that have massive “You’re Not Welcome” signs hanging on their borders. If the controversial bathroom bill or testing welfare applicants for drug use wasn’t enough, state legislators are now working to pass a bill that will completely remove access to police body cameras. 

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Officer Who Brutally Handled Young Girl At A Pool Party Will Not Be Indicted

The McKinney, Texas cop who tackled and assaulted a teenage black girl in a viral video last June will not be charged with a crime, citing a lack of evidence.

Despite the fact that thousands of people, near and far, bore witness to the officer’s unhinged cruelty to a young black girl, our broken justice system once again chooses not to act and signals that black women’s lives do not matter.

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Violent Arrest Of Black Teen In Madison, Wisconsin Spurs Protests

Trigger warning: This story details police violence against a teenage Black woman. There are links to videos of the physically violent arrest.

A recent video posted to Facebook showed the brutal arrest of a 18-year-old woman, identified by local news media as Genele Laird, outside of the East Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to WKOW – 27 News. Now, the community and others who love her are demanding answers from local police authorities as to why she was forcefully and violently arrested.