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Deadly Shooting on Skid Row Stirs Calls for Human Rights

Deadly Shooting on Skid Row Stirs Calls for Human Rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on Sunday on the city’s Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer’s gun.  After the shooting, police are [...]
As a child in San Francisco, Jessica Inson remembers many late nights in which she did not see her mother. Jessica’s mother was a single parent of two kids living in one of America’s most expensive cities. The family’s life was not easy. “She worked a lot of really late nights,” Jessica recalls. She and her [...]
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Police Shot 17 Bullets at Latino Man in Pasco, Wash.KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him in a deadly shooting that has led to weeks of protests and calls for a federal investigation, authorities say. None of the shots struck former orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes [...]
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Fatal Police Shooting Prompts Cries of ‘It was Just a Rock’PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The rallying cry in Ferguson, Missouri, was “Hands up, don’t shoot!” In New York, it was “I can’t breathe!” In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like “It was just a rock!!!” In a case with unmistakable echoes of Ferguson and New York, demonstrators have gathered every day during [...]
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Protests Erupt Over Fatal Shooting of Latino Man in Wash.PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds gathered in southeastern Washington on Saturday to protest police brutality in the wake of a deadly shooting of a Latino man who had been throwing rocks at the police. Before the midday rally, children and adults hand-lettered signs, calling for justice for Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old who witnesses say was [...]
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“What am I doing?” Twenty-six-year-old Sean Gregory remembers how powerfully this question ran through his mind one day in August 2010. “I had dropped out of high school a couple years earlier,” Sean recalls. “I got a job at a movie theater and a couple other places to pay rent.” Later, he worked with the [...]
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At Denver Teen’s Funeral, A Call for ‘Justice for Jessie’WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a 17-year-old girl shot to death by Denver police officers, recalling her big heart and gregarious spirit. Mourners filled the pews at Saturday’s funeral for Jessica Hernandez at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westminster, in the suburbs north of Denver [...]
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Families Come to Terms With Hunger in AmericaTyra Lynn is rolling pie dough at her sister’s, Constance Lee, home in Mountain Home, Idaho. “We’re going to need more flour,” Lynn tells Lee. “I’ve got barely enough flour and I’ve only made one pie crust.” She’s visiting from Portland for Thanksgiving, and she’s taking charge of her sister’s kitchen. Audio Report: Learn About [...]
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A Police Chief Backs ‘Black Lives Matter’ and OutreachRICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, White police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading “#blacklivesmatter” during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed Black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police. The photo of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus with the [...]
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Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants JusticeDENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn’t trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand by Laura Sonya Rosales Hernandez came as the Denver Police Department and an independent [...]
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