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‘Karaoke with a Cop’ in Philadelphia Aims to Change Perceptions of Police

In Philadelphia, two police officers have started a weekly “Karaoke with a Cop” initiative in an attempt to change negative perceptions of law enforcement. Officer Shamssadeen Nur Ali Baukman and Officer Justin Harris, who both grew up in West Philadelphia and are patrol officers with the city’s 18th Precinct, came…

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Family of De’Von Bailey, 19-Year-Old Black Man Shot by Colorado Springs Police, Rallies for Justice

Protestors rallied outside of the Colorado Springs police headquarters Aug. 13 to protest the police shooting of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey. His family is calling for justice through an independent investigation of the incident. A white police officer shot the teen responding to a report of a robbery Aug. 3. Officers…

Ex-Oklahoma Cop Who Victimized Black Women Gets 263 Years in Prison

By Sheryl Estrada Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, wassentenced to 263 consecutive years in prison on Thursday for rape, sexual assault and other crimes against Black women. From December 2013 to June 2014,Holtzclaw preyed onBlack women hebelieved to have criminal histories. The women alsoall live in one…