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Woman sees images of black males as sniper targets; one is her brother.

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  • A woman was devastated to see her brother and other black men as targets, NBC6 reports
  • Police say they also use groups of white men, Hispanic men and white women.
  • Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are

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150117000354-north-miami-beach-police-targets-super-169.jpgSat January 17, 2015 | You go for some target practice, look down the firing range and see at the other end that one of the targets is -- your brother, an old photo of him.

National Guardswoman Valerie Deant was devastated to see her brother Woody's image pierced by police sniper bullets, she told NBC6 in an exclusive report.

But his photo wasn't the only one of an African-American being used for target practice last November. There were six bullet-riddled mugshots of black males at the range.

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Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are, Redditt Hudson, Washington (DC) Post 

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Mall of America (MOA) to Charge Activists for "Lost Revenue" After a Peaceful Gathering?!

  • Peaceful gathering at Mall of America (MOA) met with riot police.
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Nick Espinosa, Sum of Us

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January 8, 2015 | Early next week, I expect charges to be filed against me and other young organizers of color for supporting the peaceful #‎BlackLivesMatter gathering at the Mall of America. So today we launched this petition to 2 million US members of SumOfUs demanding the mall call off these outrageous charges.

I'm so grateful to work for an employer that has the backs of young people of color standing up for an end to racist systems of oppression in this historic moment.

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Please share far and wide. They done kicked the beehive.

Nick Espinosa: Campaign Manager at SumOfUs 

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The NYPD's Work Stoppage Is Surreal

  • In an alternate universe, the New York Police might have just solved the national community-policing controversy.
  • The Absurdist Theatre of the NYPD

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

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01 January 15 | Brace yourselves for a weird night. There might be a little extra drama when the ball drops in Times Square, thanks to one of the more confusing political protests in recent memory.

On a night when more than a million potentially lawbreaking, probably tipsy revelers will be crowding the most densely-populated city blocks in America, all eyes will be on the city cops stuck with holiday duty.

Why? Because the New York City Police are in the middle of a slowdown. The New York Post is going so far as to call it a "virtual work stoppage."

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He’s the author of five books and a winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary.

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The Absurdist Theatre of the NYPD, Kasai Rex, Daily Good

  • When NYPD officers turned their backs on de Blasio, they also turned their backs on us.
  • Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are.

The Absurdist Theatre of the NYPD

  • When NYPD officers turned their backs on de Blasio, they also turned their backs on us.
  • Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are.

Kasai Rex, Daily Good

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15503314434_6c2d0d1703_o.jpg=s900x1300NYPD officers turned their backs on New York City mayor Bill De Blasio at Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral. Photo by Flickr user Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916.

Dec 31, 2014 | By now, you’ve likely heard the story of how Ismaaiyl Brinsley—who once testified in a Georgia court that he suffered from mental illness—began the morning of December 20th. He entered his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson’s apartment in Baltimore County using a key he wasn’t supposed to have, then shot and critically wounded her. A trip on a Bolt Bus and several chilling posts to Instagram later, Brinsley ambushed two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, killing the men as they sat in their squad car eating lunch, before turning his weapon on himself.

Though similar threats have streamed into the NYPD—mostly from idiotic trolls outside the N.Y.C area—the general public tends to agree that this tragedy was detrimental to the cause for an end to out-of-control police tactics. (That a few might share the wrong-headed sentiment that murdering any officer is acceptable—or even some sort of victory for “the movement”—is a testament to the deep-seated pain caused by police overreach and violence.) Most have rightly disavowed the actions of Brinsley, casting him as a lone actor with a troubled mind. 

Kasai Rex is a contributor to Daily Good 

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The NYPD's Work Stoppage Is Surreal, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

  • In an alternate universe, the New York Police might have just solved the national community-policing controversy.
  • The Absurdist Theatre of the NYPD

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Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are, Redditt Hudson, Washington (DC) Post  

There’s only one fix.

New Year’s Eve Protests Set To Shut Down Major Cities Across America

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  • Groups are planning similar events revolving around other cities’ New Year’s Eve traditions. A protest in Atlanta, for instance, will coincide with the ‘Peach Drop.’ Other demonstrations are being staged in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, and other cities, according to a list compiled by the New York group.
  • "...must continue and escalate..."

B. Christopher Agee, Western Journalism

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2014/12/nye.jpgDecember 29, 2014 | To cap off a year marked by race-based, anti-police demonstrations, a number of activist groups are banding together in an effort to stage significant protests in multiple cities this New Year’s Eve. One New York-based organization is taking the lead by organizing an event in that city scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. at Union Square and continue on to Times Square in time for the New Year countdown.

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has invited nearly 4,000 individuals to attend what it is calling “Rock in the New Year with Resistance to Police Murder” and is encouraging other groups across the U.S. to stage similar protests.

An award-winning journalist, B. Christopher Agee spent more than a decade building a career in newspaper and radio. He is currently the senior staff writer at Western Center for Journalism. Chris is the author of two books and is a frequent guest on talk radio shows across the U.S.

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