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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 »

UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

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  • The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
  • Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New Republic about why it took so long for Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes to get attention — in short, it’s because Cosby made White American feel good about race. [The New Republic]
  • On Camille Cosby and the problem with asking “Why did she stay?” [Jezebel]
  • But hey, if allllll of these accusers are lying, Cosby should totally sue. The Root explores why that won’t happen. [The Root] Keep reading »

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