A fire broke out Saturday night at a Wendy's fast food restaurant in Atlanta where a now-fired police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, Friday night. (Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency)
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Calls mount for ‘Radical Changes in Policy and Policing’ and the arrest of fired Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks

The head of CAIR-Georgia demanded actions to “end the systemic oppression and anti-black racism rooted in the Atlanta Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Sunday, June 14 Local activists and…

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Atlanta police shoot and kill Rayshard Brooks as protests demanding racial justice continue worldwide

“This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping,” said Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Demands for accountability and sweeping reforms mounted…

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Three police officers kneel on George Floyd during his killing as another stands by. (image: screenshot)
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Independent autopsy finds George Floyd death result of ‘sustained forceful pressure’

“What we found is consistent with what people saw. There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Monday, June 1, 2 PM MST The family…

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Watch: This Is What It Looks Like When the Response to Protests Against Police Violence Is… More Police Violence

Driving SUVs into demonstrators. Firing paint-ball rounds at people on their own front porch. Pushing an elderly man to the ground.       These were just a few of the incidents witnessed as a militarized…

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Reaction hits the streets against police killings

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Wow, there’s yet another argument from the “powers that be” to scold and admonish protestors. Now they can say they were risking their health and the health of their community by…

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