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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 »

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 »
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