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N.J. police targeted black and Latino neighborhoods to fulfill ticket quotas, officers say

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

“According to an investigation by NBC New York’s I-Team, officers targeted minority neighborhoods in order to fulfill ticket quotas, racking up more and more overtime pay with each ticket they wrote — an unofficial policy that was widely understood in the department, police say.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/n-j-police-targeted-black-latino-neighborhoods-fulfill-ticket-quotas-n1137191

How the GI Bill’s Promise Was Denied to a Million Black WWII Veterans

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Racism is institutionalized throughout U.S. society. https://www.history.com/news/gi-bill-black-wwii-veterans-benefits

DNA exonerates man who spent 25 years in prison for 1985 rape he did not commit

Monday, February 10th, 2020

How many other innocent persons of color are in prison based on a racist judiciary and police force? https://abc7news.com/wrongfully-convicted-man-who-served-25-years-exonerated/5888178

America’s Breeding Farms: What History Books Never Told You

Friday, February 7th, 2020

African-American slaves were bred for profit by slaveowners. https://medium.com/the-aambc-journal/americas-breeding-farms-what-history-books-never-told-you-6704e8b152a4

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/27/u-s-owes-black-people-reparations-for-a-history-of-racial-terrorism-says-u-n-panel

Mayor Pete’s Invisible Black Police

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Once again, the corporate crime syndicate that controls both the blue and red political parties is trying to hijack the nomination process and install a racist candidate as the Democratic presidential nominee. https://www.theroot.com/mayor-pete-s-invisible-black-police-1840727624

Analysis shows unarmed young black men are 13 times more likely to be victims of police shootings

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Another example of racism pervading U.S. police departments: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/25/1914028/-Analysis-shows-unarmed-young-black-men-are-13-times-more-likely-to-be-victims-of-police-shootings

More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Capitalism is systematically racist. https://abcnews.go.com/US/50-homeless-families-black-government-report-finds/story

The Lawyer Who Has Overturned 135 Death Row Convictions

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Bryan Stevenson is a lawyer who for the past 31 years has worked tirelessly toward freeing wrongfully convicted inmates from death row and reforming the criminal justice system in America. Just Mercy, a film about his tireless efforts, is now in playing in theaters. https://people.com/movies/all-about-just-mercys-bryan-stevenson-the-lawyer-who-has-overturned-135-death-row-convictions

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

The state of Michigan and the city of Flint are clearly guilty of racist targeting and poisoning. Hopefully, the trial will move forward and the evidence will be seen worldwide. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-us-government-sued-flint-water-crisis-62509213