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‘Blue Courage’ was created after the incidents of Ferguson brought on a new sense of urgency to police demilitarization. Source. Tweet

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In recent years, a number of states have been making it increasingly difficult to vote. One method of disenfranchisement has been voter ID laws. A Federal appeals court in Texas has now struck down that state’s favorite voter suppression tactic. One day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country wielded that law to strike down a Texas voter suppression law. A unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an opinion written by a George W. […]

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The Deep Web Explained by Keanu Reeves from Duncan Elms on Vimeo. Tweet

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“I originally set up in the middle of the street but was told by an officer that I was going to go to jail if I kept playing and that I couldn’t play in the street,” Pittman posted on his YouTube page. “I then asked if I could just move it back to the sidewalk and the officer said yes. So I did.” Dozens of people are seen in the video cheering for Pittman during his performance. After he was done, Neptune Beach police officers are seen in the video approaching him. Neptune Beach Police […]

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The Guardian is tracking police shootings by country and it yields surprising results for the United States compared to many of it’s peers. Police in specific US cities will kill more suspects in a few days than entire countries do in decades. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. “It’s rather difficult to compare data from different time periods, according to different methodologies, across different parts of the world, and still come to definitive conclusions. But now that we […]

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