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Soon after George Floyd died on Memorial Day, many critics believe that the establishment quickly dusted off the post-homicide playbook that has been historically employed when unarmed Blacks die at the hands of the police. Part of that playbook involves demonizing the deceased who is no longer able to defend him or herself. Lt. Bob…

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Teshaun Hightower, a star collegiate basketball player who declared himself eligible for the NBA draft, has been arrested on multiple charges including murder in suburban Atlanta. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, Hightower, a standout at Tulane University, was somehow involved in the shooting death of a man at his home in Stockbridge,…

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Pop Smoke may have been the victim of a targeted gang hit instead of robbery, according to various sources. Based on reports by the Los Angeles Times and TMZ, the LAPD cautioned against jumping to conclusions. But the LAPD said the slain rapper, 20, allegedly had ties to the Crips gang, and detectives told the…

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Rising rapper Pop Smoke was pronounced dead by Los Angeles authorities after they say he was the victim of a violent home invasion in suburban Los Angeles early Wednesday morning. According to what authorities relayed to TMZ, Pop Smoke, who was born in New York as Bashar Barakah Jackson, was in his Hollywood Hills home…

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The family of Botham Jean received bad news after a judge dismissed their case. The Jean family sued the city of Dallas and Amber Guyger over the death of Botham Jean. Guyger, who was a police officer for the Dallas Police Department, shot and killed Jean while he was in his apartment. On Wednesday, Oct.…

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A man was stabbed to death after a reported dispute over a Popeyes chicken sandwich in suburban Washington, according to the Associated Press and KGET News. The news agency reported that the stabbing death occurred after an “altercation involving the restaurant’s popular chicken sandwich” on Nov. 4, 2019, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, just outside the…

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A former police officer in Georgia learned his fate after being convicted of aggravated assault in the death of Anthony Hill. On Nov. 1, former police officer Robert “Chip” Olsen was sentenced to 12 years in prison in DeKalb County, Georgia, by Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson. Jackson also sentenced Olsen to eight years…

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Not only are the families of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson connected by proximity because of a short drive down Interstate 30 between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, but they are also conjoined by the avoidable, senseless killings of their loved ones by White police officers. The Jean family, based in Dallas, reached across the…

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