Obama: ‘Our history’ demands that we tackle justice reform

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While much of the country was watching Hillary Clinton testify before the Select Committee on Benghazi, leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement were keeping an eye on President Obama as he hosted a meeting on criminal justice reform with representatives of the Marshall Project, “a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom covering America’s criminal justice system.” The president managed […]

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‘Outsiders’ throw bricks at what was to be peaceful BLM protest

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Earlier today, police managed to raze the tent city protesters had erected outside of the Fourth PrecinctPolice Department and set up barriers around the building in anticipation of more #Justice4Jamar protests tonight. Police had to wrestle the barriers from demonstrators who tried to make off with them. That’s a good indicator of how the night […]

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Candidate ‘building relationships to leverage’ at White House

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Arecent “prickly”interview with Bret Baier went into “full-meltdown” when theFox News anchorsuggested toRepublican candidate John Kasich that even his supporters “don’t get” how he expectsto win the GOP nomination, particularly after having won only his home state of Ohio. Kasich isn’t the only long-shotrunning for office this year who’s refusing to give up despite the […]

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DeRay Mckesson reviewing proposed sentencing legislation

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We’ve mentioned it before, but according to a fawning piece in the New York Times Magazine, DeRay Mckesson was just another public school employee in Minneapolis who was watching the riots in Ferguson, Mo., unfold on TV and “decided to go see the protests for himself,” and thus the #BlackLivesMatter movement was born. Never mentioned […]

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Chicago activist wants attention paid to police, not Paris

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While “solidarity” marchers took to the streets of New York City Wednesday night to protest police shootingsin Chicago and Minneapolis, activists in Chicago held their own protests tonight following the release of dash-cam footage of teenagerLaquan McDonald being shot 16 times by a police officer. Tony Briscoe, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, took note […]

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