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Grand jury decides against indictment in Eric Garner case

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A grand jury decided there would be no indictment for police officers in the choking death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. Continue reading

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Ferguson residents speak up about protests

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Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have urged for peace in their town following weeks of protests over the killing of an unarmed teen by a police officer. Continue reading

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Police force diversity in national spotlight following teen’s death

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The shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has spurred over a week of protests and thrown the question of police diversity into the spotlight. Continue reading

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Anger and unrest in Missouri after police kill unarmed teenager

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Witnesses say that Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old from a suburb of St. Louis, did not resist officers and put his hands over his head even as he was shot repeatedly. Continue reading

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