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Two Trumpers get hate crime charges for illegally defacing sanctioned #BLM mural

In California --- defacing a city sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural is in fact worthy of two hate crime charges. Nicole Anderson and David Nelson, two professed supporters of Donald Trump are learning that the apparent hard way. A woman paints over a mural reading "Black Lives Matter" as a man watches in Martinez, Calif., on July 4.   (YouTube) Earlier this week, a bizarre video surfaced online of Anderson and Nelson painting over a mural in California that had been lawfully allowed by officials. Ironically, Anderson didn't actually do anything to the mural except for change its colour to black. While the intent appeared to have been to alter the entire mural, the duo instead ironically just redecorated it but it cost them their freedom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL...
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Chaos erupts at #Barclays amid mass protests over the murder of #GeorgeFloyd

The NYPD has proven once again that it lives up to its reputation for being one of the most obviously corrupt police precincts in America. Tonight marked likely one of many Floyd related protests in Brooklyn --- and quite a few people turned out. https://twitter.com/thboywndr/status/1266510025520033792 https://twitter.com/mcbyrne/status/1266512529188179969
No indictments in the death of #SandraBland
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No indictments in the death of #SandraBland

TEXAS -- Troubling news in Texas this week as it has emerged that no charges will be brought against any one party in the hanging death of Sandra Bland. Bland, was found dead in her  Waller County Jail Cell in July just three days after having been allegedly arrested for kicking a police officer and "assaulting a public servant". According to the special prosecutor in the case, who perhaps isn't aware of the circumstances surrounding suspicion of Bland's death,  the grand jury presiding over the case "declined to charge anyone". Mostly because they stood by the coroner's ruling that Bland killed herself "out of despair that her family hadn't bailed her out of jail fast enough'. The jury will reportedly reconvene in January to "discuss further issues surrounding the death of Bland" th...
Poll claims most view Black Lives Matter in negative manner
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Poll claims most view Black Lives Matter in negative manner

                  A poll that appears mostly in conservative and right wing media. According to The Daily Caller, A "poll recently conducted finds that a large majority of Americans find Black Lives Matter to be lacking the necessities it needs to be considered a practical social movement". The website claims that the poll surveyed about 2,000 or so people (okay, here's the issue with that: 2,000 people out of millions of registered voters doesn't successfully portray an accurate view of the Black Lives Matter movement). According to the phony poll, 83% of black people viewed the BLM movement favorably while 35% of white people didn't (surprise surprise!).  Also according to the poll, the poll was  compromise...
Michael Brown ‘s parents reach minimal settlement with Ferguson
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Michael Brown ‘s parents reach minimal settlement with Ferguson

Minimal, mostly, because there's no price tag on a child's life.   According to documents obtained by The Daily News,   the parents of slain teenage Michael Brown  have reached a deal with the city of Ferguson.   Documents show that while the amount of the settlement wasn't immediately known from the documents, we've learned that the sum is indeed less than $3million as reported by other outlets. Sources tell The Daily News that Michael 's parents Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr were "imminent'  in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city; the Ferguson police department,  and the city's former police chief.  "They knew what they had to do, and that, was to seek justice in any form that they could" says the source.
Philando Castille ‘s murder is seen in new video: WATCH
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Philando Castille ‘s murder is seen in new video: WATCH

The murder of Philando Castille is back in the headlines once more, except now,  t he world gets a chance to see that he was actually murdered..  Dashcam footage released Tuesday shows that Castille was indeed following orders and protocols, and, even informed officer Jeronimo that he had a weapon in the car with a permit to do so. The footage you're about to see is considered sensitive and extremely graphic. Within 7 seconds of  revealing there was a weapon in the car,  Castille,  was shot multiple times dying in his own blood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ac7Zblqyk
In chilly interview, TLC talks Donald Trump & Black Lives Matter
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In chilly interview, TLC talks Donald Trump & Black Lives Matter

We don't have much to say on this one, er, only because well: we'll let them do the nose dive themselves. T-Boz and Chili appeared in a new interview to talk everything Trump and Black Lives Matter, and one of them, feels instead ("All Lives Matter"). Although originally aired in May on Channel 4 news, we thought this was pretty interesting to share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBVvjjz4uCc  
White Lives Matter picks up steam 
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White Lives Matter picks up steam 

TEXAS --- White Lives Matter (no pun intended) is actually a thing. Over the weekend, a WLM group emerged in the state of Texas but not without arrests. Police say that the group saw at least four arrests for violence; assault, and possession of a weapon. 
Charlotte erupts in protests as two more black men are gunned down by police
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Charlotte erupts in protests as two more black men are gunned down by police

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- Yet another American city has emerged in deadly protests after police in Charlotte reportedly gunned down not one but two more African American men in the city, Tuesday evening saw protests erupt in the city after it emerged that police attempted to justify the murder of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, who died at the hands of police while reading a book in his car. Scott, 43, was reportedly waiting for his son to get off of a school bus in his vehicle and decided to read his book.  Scott, had emerged from the vehicle once, and then returned to his car. Police claim that Scott emerged with a gun rather than a book, but, evidence and witness accounts suggest that Scott actually had a book in his hands.   Police officials claimed that Scott "posed an imminent threat" ...
Black Rights activist Deray Mckesson freed from jail
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Black Rights activist Deray Mckesson freed from jail

BATON ROUGE -- After countless hours of tweets; backlash, and endless phone calls  Deray McKesson has been freed from jail.  Just 24 hours after the Black Lives Matter leader was arrested by Baton Rouge police,  Deray, was released from lock-up met by the media and thousands of people who turned up for his release. His first words upon release? "The only people who were violent last night was the Baton Rouge police department" which was evident per Deray 's Periscope broadcast that Twitter published last night. The only people that were violent last night were the Baton Rouge Police Department," he said upon his release, per this video from ABC News.
#BlackLivesMatter and why we’re rallying behind #FreeDeray
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#BlackLivesMatter and why we’re rallying behind #FreeDeray

In the 13 years we've existed, we, have largely remained politically and socially silent to nix controversy over what we may or may not say. This time, perhaps, we've decided otherwise. Last night,  Black Rights activist Deray McKesson was arrested illegally in Baton Rouge Louisiana during a protest over the murders of Alton Sterling and the numerous other African American men who have lost their lives in the past week. Call the Baton Rouge police department and demand the release of Deray and his protesters. 225-389-3800 All at the hands of police. People are chanting "All Lives Matter", but that isn't true. All  lives will matter when people of color and African Americans can walk to a corner store for a snack, and, not get gunned down out of a stereotype because someone is sca...
Black Lives Matter activist Deray arrested by Baton Rouge police #FreeDeray
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Black Lives Matter activist Deray arrested by Baton Rouge police #FreeDeray

BATON ROUGE --  Black Lives Matter activist, and perhaps, the most prominent of them all - Deray - has been arrested. According to social media, and a Periscope broadcast later discovered online, Deray was taken into custody after being intentionally approached by Baton Rouge police. In the broadcast, Deray, appears to make no immediate threat; intentional provocation, or discussion to police. He was simply filming.  Cops in the broadcast shouted several times that if he was to step off of the sidewalk, he, would be arrested. Although, as most might see, Deray was "on the shoulder" per the video itself. Deray, was later slammed to the ground by four cops and struck by another. As of this writing, Deray, and 33 others remain in police custody. View the video of Deray 's arrest here...
Black Lives Don’t Matter
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Black Lives Don’t Matter

This is an open-letter in response to the mass murders of Alton Sterling; Philando Castile, and the other gentlemen who lost their lives at the hands of racist cops who felt no better than to pull the trigger. Truth is, to those that are not black, Black Lives Don't Matter.  And that's a fact that we, as black human beings, have to face in our modern world. In the past four years, dozens upon dozens of innocent black people have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. Sandra Bland;  Travyon Martin,  Eric Gardner, Michael Brown,  Alton Sterling, Philando Castile,  Tamir Rice,  I could go on. All of these people have had one thing in common: being black. But in every case, in every murder, a conviction was never brought against any one single law enforcement officer involved....
HORROR:  32-year-old Minnesota man Philando Castile SLAIN by Minnesota police
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HORROR: 32-year-old Minnesota man Philando Castile SLAIN by Minnesota police

MINNESOTA -- Hours after Alton Sterling was murdered, it, emerged another African American man was killed by police in an eerily similar manner. According to the New York Daily News,  Philando Castile was reportedly shot to death  by Minnesota police. Castile, 32, was fatally shot by Minnesota police during a traffic stop. WARNING: Below this line sit graphic photos not intended for all audiences. Castile, a school cafe supervisor,  died on scene almost instantly.  Castile, made no immediate threat to police and had a permit to carry a weapon in his car. That didn't stop police from killing him in cold blood.    
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