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Obama Commutes Sentences Of 11 Convicts in Florida

Five men, serving life sentences for drug crimes in Florida, have had those prison terms cut by President Barack Obama.

07/13/2015

Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter, resigned on Monday following backlash over her racial identity.
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Head Of Spokane NAACP Quits Amid Backlash Over Racial Identity

The president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter resigned on Monday following backlash over her racial identity when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white.

06/15/2015

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Race Matters: ACLU, NAACP, State Rep. React

Citing a recent CBS4 News investigation, the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP is asking the county commission to form a task force to improve the way citizens can file complaints against the Miami-Dade police officers.

05/18/2015

Shocking video shows Officer Michael Slager opening  fire on unarmed Walter Scott as he ran away. After 8 shots, Scott went down. Five shots hit him. Slager is now charged with murder.

Locals React To SC Officer Charged With Murder

Locals are reacting after a South Carolina officer was charged with murder after shocking video apparently shows him shooting a man while he was running away.

04/08/2015

Lavall Hall (Source: Lavall Hall Family)

Family Wishes To Release Video Of Miami Gardens Police Shooting

First they asked for an independent review of the shooting. They followed that up with a lawsuit. Now, the family of Lavall Hall has requested the Miami-Dade State Attorney allow them to make public a copy of a Miami Gardens Police recording of the actual shooting.

04/06/2015

Fort Lauderdale Police Seal (Source: CBS4)

Racist Fort Lauderdale Officers Could Seek Jobs As Cops Elsewhere

At a meeting earlier this week the Fort Lauderdale Police Department dropped a bombshell. The racist video and racist text messages exchanged by four police officers would not cause those officers to lose their law enforcement certifications.

04/02/2015

Fort Lauderdale Police Seal (Source: CBS4)

Citizens Police Review Board: FLPD Should Reopen Investigation Into Racist Cops

A Citizens Police Review Board is recommending that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department reopen its investigation into the case involving officers who made and shared a racist video and racist text messages.

03/30/2015

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NAACP Wants Victims Of Alleged “Racist Cops” To Come Forward

The NAACP plans to establish a call center where people who think they were subjected to racially offensive misconduct by four former Ft. Lauderdale police officers who reportedly sent racist and homophobic text messages between them.

03/27/2015

SELMA, AL - MARCH 07:  People wait to hear U.S. president Barack Obama speak in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Florida Women Travel To Selma For “Bloody Sunday” Anniversary

As thousands gather in Selma, Alabama on the 50th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” assault, two Florida women are also honoring the past.

03/07/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Justices Asked To Order Redrawn Congressional Districts

The Florida Supreme Court should order a third draft of the state’s congressional districts to fully eliminate illegal gerrymandering, attorneys for groups that have challenged the map argued Wednesday.

03/04/2015

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