Three Muslim American young men were found dead in Fort Wayne, the victims of multiple “execution style” gun shots at a local hangout spots.
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A 50-year-old woman arrested for failure to pay court fines died in police custody after Charleston, South Carolina, officials failed to provide “reasonable medical care,” lawyers representing her family said this week.
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Seattle, WA — Che Taylor, 46, was no stranger to the police. He’s been in and out of jail on numerous occasions. However, none of his crimes ever warranted a death sentence — but on Sunday afternoon, that’s exactly what he got.
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— Gavin Macaulay (@macgavinjay) February 16, 2016
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) February 17, 2016
Staff at the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center used the Aikido restraint on Gynnya McMillen a day before she was found dead.
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Convicted Serial Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years
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— LAist (@LAist) January 11, 2016
Ex-officer in Md. sentenced to 5 years for pointing gun at man’s head https://t.co/onIc5yPvjx
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 8, 2016
Miami-Dade jail officer charged with throwing scalding hot water on inmate. https://t.co/kfYOX1gB98
— Gus Polinski (@michaelarria) January 8, 2016
1,030 of 13,346 people, 1 in every 13 people killed by #GunsinAmerica in 2015 were killed by police gunfire.
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) January 8, 2016
Not only are the policing killing us, but they are exercising state power to literally terrorize black communities. The trauma is extensive.
— deray mckesson (@deray) March 10, 2015
— Sun Breaking News (@BaltSunBrk) January 11, 2016
by Shaun King
It is now abundantly clear that Matthew Ajibade was murdered by police in Savannah, Georgia. For over 10 months, police and prosecutors have concealed the video evidence of his murder not only from the public, but from Ajibade’s closest friends and family members. His death in police custody was ruled a homicide by coroners, but the whole of Savannah’s government has colluded in covering up the sadistic and brutal murder of a beloved artist and photographer who was a student at Savannah College of Art and Design.
The video below is awful and is confirmation that the United States tortures and kills its prisoners on American soil. Torture is not something that happens far away in Abu Ghraib: It’s happening here.
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On December 21th 2015, the grand jury said it will bring no charges in the death of Sandra Bland. She died in jail last July, three days after a traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Two videos of the stop went viral. The medical examiner said she had hanged herself using a trash bag.
Her family seriously doubts it was suicide. Jail officials did not think she was depressed either, even after she told them that she had tried to take her life last year after a miscarriage. They did not put her on suicide watch.
“In prisons, it is not at all uncommon to find a prisoner hanged or burned to death in his cell. No matter how suspicious the circumstances, these deaths are always ruled “suicides.” They are usually Black inmates, considered to be a “threat to the orderly running of the prison.” They are usually among the most politically aware and socially conscious inmates in the prison.”
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— DcSlumdog (@DcSlumdog) December 12, 2015
— PrisonReformMovement (@PrisonReformMvt) December 20, 2015
— Hendriks (@egosumhicetnunc) December 11, 2015
If we do not change the system, a black male born today stands a one in four chance of spending time in prison. That is unacceptable.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 14, 2015
— Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) December 14, 2015
— Prison Policy Init. (@PrisonPolicy) December 8, 2015