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NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not ‘In Great Distress’

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not ‘In Great Distress’

Source: Inae Oh / The Huffington Post An internal NYPD report obtained by the New York Daily News that was prepared soon after the death of Eric Garner – the Staten Island man who died of an apparent chokehold while under arrest last week — states he never appeared to be in “great distress” and fails to mention the chokehold at […]

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

Source: Reuters / The Huffington Post An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest U.S. city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included […]

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Source:  Ashley Al / The Huffington Post The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thursday. The League of Women Voters, along with a coalition of voters, challenged the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature after it redrew congressional district lines in 2012, suggesting boundaries were manipulated to benefit GOP […]

Detroit Motorists Under Siege In ‘Carjack City’

Detroit Motorists Under Siege In ‘Carjack City’

Source: AP / The Huffington Post DETROIT  — When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers. The armed auto thieves have become so common here that parts of the bankrupt metropolis are referred to as “Carjack City,” […]

Southern Schools Have ‘Lost All Progress’ Made After 1967

Southern Schools Have ‘Lost All Progress’ Made After 1967

Source: Rebecca Klein  / The Huffington Post While many of the major gains in the South since the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education have been reversed in recent years, a new report says that, at the very least, things are not as bad as they were before the court ruled to desegregate […]

Spike Lee Blasts ‘Stupid’ Michael Rapaport Over Gentrification Debate

Spike Lee Blasts ‘Stupid’ Michael Rapaport Over Gentrification Debate

Source: Kira Brekke / The Huffington Post Spike Lee isn’t backing down from his bold stance against gentrification in New York City. The filmmaker and New York native made headlines in February when he ranted about the dangers of gentrification in historically black neighborhoods. During a speaking engagement at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, Lee lashed out at an audience […]

Video Of Solange Allegedly Attacking Jay-Z After Met Gala Surfaces

Video Of Solange Allegedly Attacking Jay-Z After Met Gala Surfaces

Source: Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post Video has surfaced of what appears to be Jay Z and Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles getting into an altercation while in an elevator after the Met Gala. In the 58-second clip obtained by TMZ, Solange can apparently be seen confronting her rapper brother-in-law while Beyonce stands by. Another […]

WTH?! Man Robbed Waffle House With Pitchfork: Cops

WTH?! Man Robbed Waffle House With Pitchfork: Cops

Source: AP / The Huffington Post NORCROSS, Ga.  — Police are searching for a man who used a pitchfork to rob a Waffle House restaurant northeast of Atlanta. Norcross police say 50-year-old Jeffery Wooten entered the diner in Norcross, Georgia, Thursday night and forced people toward a back room. He then grabbed the cash register. […]

Judge Refuses To Halt Restrictive Voter ID Order

Judge Refuses To Halt Restrictive Voter ID Order

Source: Roxana Hegeman / AP / The Huffington Post WICHITA, Kan. — Voters in Kansas and Arizona will have to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering to vote using the federal form even as a U.S. agency appeals a federal judge’s order that helps those states enforce their voter registration requirements, the judge ruled […]

Long-Serving Congressman John Conyers May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

Long-Serving Congressman John Conyers May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

Source: Samantha Lachman / The Huffington Post Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who would become Congress’ longest-serving member if he is reelected this year, may not even qualify for the Democratic primary ballot. Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett told WDIV Local 4 News on Friday that two of Conyers’ petition circulators were not registered voters when they collected signatures to […]

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