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Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants Justice

Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants Justice

DENVER (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 [...]
Civil Rights Activists, the ‘Friendship Nine,’ to Be ClearedCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine Black men arrested for integrating a Whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. That criminal record will soon be erased. On Wednesday, a prosecutor is expected to ask a judge [...]
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A New Comic Book Chronicles the Civil Rights MovementWASHINGTON (AP) — A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement. Fifty-years later, the Georgia Democratic congressman is hoping graphic novels about his life and what his contemporaries endured to win equal civil rights for all Americans will serve as a guide for protesters [...]
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Creating ‘Space’ for Healthy Communities in East L.A.I was a student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2009. The school sits on top of a hill, overlooking the city. We had a great view. But we – a predominantly Latino student body – did not have the resources to aspire. Books were dated, classes were crowded, there [...]
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NAACP Leader Calls for Justice Following Colo. BombingCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated. Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of [...]
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When you’re 6 years old, the world is a big place. Miriam Aguayo doesn’t remember much about her family’s move to the United States, but she does remember not wanting to leave her home of Monterrey in northeastern Mexico. In 1997, the family moved to California to be with family – about 1,500 miles from [...]
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Will U.S. File Federal Charges in Michael Brown’s Death?WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The Justice Department has not yet announced whether it will file a federal civil rights charge against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. But officials and experts have said [...]
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Albuquerque Agrees to Federal Monitor for Police ForceALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After weeks of negotiations, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that federal officials and the city of Albuquerque have agreed on an independent monitor to oversee the city’s troubled police force. James R. Ginger, an expert on police reform, will lead a team to monitor a settlement agreement to overhaul the [...]
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Communities Rally on MLK Day, Focusing on AbuseATLANTA (AP) — Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We’ve come a long way, but there’s still much to be done to fulfill King’s dream. The King tributes came against a backdrop of recent national protests over the [...]
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Another Fatal Shooting by Albuquerque Police Rocks CityALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Just a day after a district attorney announced murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers, authorities said another city police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday night. Police said the latest shooting happened just before 5 p.m. after officers were dispatched to a busy eastern Albuquerque street after a report [...]
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