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Ferguson shooting fallout


To highlight “police and state violence against black people,” at least 23 protesters were arrested Thursday after chaining themselves to barriers and blocking both sides of Interstate 93 in the Boston area, slowing the morning commute at its peak. Massachusetts state police said the early morning protest shut down Interstate 93 northbound at East Milton …

From planes to protests to presidents – and even the odd pitched battle. Plenty of videos gave us pause for thought in 2014, bringing a new dimension to news stories from around the world. Immediate aftermath of MH17 crash Amateur video surfaced showing the horrific aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, which …

Chicago police said they are investigating an incident caught on video during a weekend “Black Lives Matter” protest in which a police escort car cranked “Sweet Home Alabama,” a song some interpret as a tribute to the US South’s segregationist policies. The song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has been deemed by some as …

Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, of Washington state has been arrested for multiple Facebook posts in which he threatened to kill former Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson and other law enforcement officers. According to the criminal complaint filed in a U.S. district court on Monday, December 1st, Abdul-Jabbaar began posting the threatening messages only 5 days after Wilson …

Thousands of people across the United States walked out of work and classrooms for a nationwide day of action dubbed ‘Hands Up, Walk Out!’ The protest comes after a grand jury declined to indict an officer for killing a black teenager. The organizers – driven primarily by young people – spread the word online via …

The ‘No Justice, No Profit’ campaign – led by a movement of celebrities and activists – is calling for a nationwide boycott of retail outlets to protest the recent grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. Spearheaded by the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, the campaign …