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Trenton's Michael Brown Mural Ordered Painted Over by Police

Trenton's Michael Brown Mural Ordered Painted Over by Police
A Trenton, New Jersey, mural of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, has been painted over at the request of local police. Artists from the Sage Coalition painted it two weeks ago.
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Pumpkin Fest Riot: It's Time to Call Out White Thug Culture

Pumpkin Fest Riot: It's Time to Call Out White Thug Culture
In Keene, New Hampshire, this past weekend, a riot broke out at the annual Pumpkin Fest. The Majority Report takes a look at the white-on-white violence that permeates white thug culture.
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Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job

Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job
Is it worth it? Some black officials are looking to back tea party loon Rick Stream in the upcoming St. Louis County Executive election. The reason? To snub current officeholder (and inept handler of the Ferguson fallout) Steve Stenger.
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Monochromatic Malarky: Black Community Absent from Ferguson Town Hall Meetings

Monochromatic Malarky: Black Community Absent from Ferguson Town Hall Meetings
Ferguson, Missouri, town hall meetings are still taking place to discuss the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. But the obvious question arises: Are the people that most need to be at these meetings even attending?
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This Video May Be the Most Important Yet in the Michael Brown Shooting

This Video May Be the Most Important Yet in the Michael Brown Shooting
We previously discussed the two white construction workers who witnessed the Michael Brown shooting. However, this video featuring the two witnesses at the scene as they corroborate their account that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was killed by Darren Wilson.
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New Witnesses to Michael Brown's Murder Say Teen Didn't Charge Darren Wilson

New Witnesses to Michael Brown's Murder Say Teen Didn't Charge Darren Wilson
Two white workers witnessed Michael Brown being shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Here is their account, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Hillary Breaks Silence on Michael Brown Shooting

Hillary Breaks Silence on Michael Brown Shooting
Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.
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With $5.1B in New Toys, SWAT Deployments Rise 1,400% in 20 Years

With $5.1B in New Toys, SWAT Deployments Rise 1,400% in 20 Years
It almost makes sense on the surface: Police departments across the country receive the military's excess equipment, everything from fax machines to riot shields to "various types of land vehicles." While in effect since 1990, things really skyrocketed after 9/11 and then the de-escalation of involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. The data regarding these acquisitions and the local departments' ability to use them are starting to flood out, and it's just as scary as the images of police militarization that have made Ferguson, Missouri, the center of this debate.
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Brandon Perkins
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Bad Apples, Poison Orchard: Meet the Ferguson Cop Who Allegedly Arrested Journalists, Hogtied a Child

Bad Apples, Poison Orchard: Meet the Ferguson Cop Who Allegedly Arrested Journalists, Hogtied a Child
A Ferguson cop who arrested journalists inside a McDonald's during the protests had allegedly hogtied a 12-year-old child in the kid's own driveway while he was getting the mail. Because if there's one thing the media loves more than a police officer unlawfully detaining reporters, it's the violation of a child's basic human rights.
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Murders Like Michael Brown's Often Skirt Legal System Because of High Standard of Proof in Cases Against Cops

Murders Like Michael Brown's Often Skirt Legal System Because of High Standard of Proof in Cases Against Cops
As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson must meet a difficult standard of proof, a challenge that has complicated the path to prosecution in past police shootings.
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