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Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
  • Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as it clings to the idea that it is always objective. [Feministing]
  • Meanwhile, “Jackie”‘s father maintains that she is telling the truth about her sexual assault. [Salon] Keep reading »

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

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  • There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not play a part in either case at all. [Pew Research]
  • The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland for holding a toy gun, mother wants a conviction. [Yahoo! News]
  • South Carolina has indicted 3 police officers in 4 months for shooting unarmed black citizens. [The Root] Keep reading »

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

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  • The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
  • Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of Cleveland and the two officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting for wrongful death. [The Root]
  • Here are the names of the women and girls who have been killed by police officers. [Bougie Black Girl]
  • The hashtag #IStandWithJackie has gone viral following Rolling Stone’s retraction of their UVA gang rape story. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

  • An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes]
  • A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police officers for playing with a toy gun. Ohio, BTW, is an open-carry state. [New York Times]
  • A St. Louis Police Department precinct posted tips on how to prevent your child from getting shot by the police, responding to the murder of Tamir Rice. [Daily Kos] Keep reading »

A New York Grand Jury Decided Not To Indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Killed Eric Garner On Camera

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  • A New York grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on camera after stopping him for selling loose cigarettes. [The Grio]
  • In light of that, here’s hoping that no one invites Rudy Giuliani onto a news show to comment, given his incendiary, racist rhetoric about Ferguson in the last few weeks. [The Intercept]
  • Meanwhile, President Obama is requesting $75 million in funding to retrain police on both community-oriented policing and on how to use the military-grade weapons they receive, and to put body cameras on cops. Considering that Garner was killed on camera, some doubt the efficacy of body cameras. [Atlantic] Keep reading »

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

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  • The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times]
  • The Chicago City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2018. [Salon]
  • Fast Company has joined the list of organizations that have remained willfully ignorant of the sharp and loud criticisms of prominent male “feminist” Charles Clymer. [Salon] Keep reading »
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