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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 »

Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

  • Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
  • Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]
  • Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella] Keep reading »

Darren Wilson Isn’t Sorry And Would Kill Mike Brown Again

  • Darren Wilson isn’t sorry for killing Mike Brown and said he would do it again. [Flavorwire]
  • The National Bar Association believes that the Grand Jury hearing was conducted inappropriately and is calling for the Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against Darren Wilson. [Death and Taxes]
  • The editors of The Nation on following the rule of law: “Let’s talk about that rule of law. To begin with, let’s talk about the near impunity with which law-enforcement agents in this country shoot, choke and beat unarmed civilians.” [The Nation]
  • CNN’s legal analyst called Darren Wilson’s testimony “fanciful and not credible.” [RawStory] Keep reading »

Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

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  • Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was originally sentenced to a ridiculous 20 years in jail. [MSNBC]
  • There will be a press conference today about the Ferguson Grand Jury decision on whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. It is probable that the decision itself will not be released. [Bloomberg]
  • A Cleveland 12-year-old was killed by the police for reaching for a toy gun at a playground. Ohio, BTW, is an open-carry state.  [NBC] Keep reading »

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Resigning

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  • Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is negotiating his resignation. [Salon]
  • The police have been lying about the distance between Mike Brown’s body and Darren Wilson’s car, which affects the argument about whether Wilson was genuinely in danger and thus justified in shooting to kill. [RawStory]
  • Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has compared the company’s struggles with regulators to Ferguson. [Daily Dot] Keep reading »
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