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Police Get Prison Time for Framing a Black Teen

Judge shuts down requests for more leniency in sentencing: "It would have sent the wrong message to the minority community."

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Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano claimed a perfect rate of solving burglaries, by charging his subordinates with stopping people of color at the "badlands"— the border of the predominantly white suburban city.

Officers Charlie Dayoub, Raul Fernandez, and Guillermo Ravelo complied with their chief's request, and paid the price. FBI investigations uncovered it, and all officers plead guilty. Dayoub and Fernandez thought that by cooperating, they would get leniency.

But U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced them to the maximum: one year in prison for the false arrests.

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Jeffery Epstein, a Lakeland, Fla. doctor, started yelling at airline employees in Orlando International Airport, and police arrived on the scene to stop the disturbance. Officers had to detain him because he started acting unruly and refused to calm down.

Epstein, a white man and Donald Trump supporter, felt betrayed by the white police officers.

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A handful of genetic testing companies have voluntarily agreed on a set of guidelines to address privacy after backlash concerns from consumers on sharing DNA data, especially since law enforcement now utilizes genealogy websites to crack cases.

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After a Typhoon of Publicity, Harvey Weinstein Charged with Rape

Allowed to turn himself in with pre-arranged bail already taken care of.

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There was one more red carpet for Harvey to walk down. At 7:30 this morning, the alleged rapist walked into a Lower Manhattan police station surrounded by cameras flashing and reporters shouting his name.

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Conservative Media Sued by Brother of Murdered DNC Worker As Crazy Conspiracy Theories Continue

Aaron Rich is suing for defamation, saying conservative figures and media have behaved with "reckless disregard for the truth."

Nearly two years after his death, Seth Rich's family is still dealing with a nightmare from the conservative media that continues pushing conspiracy theories surrounding his murder. But they're not taking it lying down.

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Two Black Men Accused of Attempted Armed Robbery by White Man — Video Shows the Opposite

More racism in. St. Louis law enforcement. It took police six months to review the video evidence. Go figure.

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Last summer, a white man told police two Black men attempted to rob him at gunpoint. It turns out it was the white man who attempted the armed robbery — but it took police six months to watch the surveillance footage that told the real story.

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Killer of NYPD Officer Suffered from Mental Illness, Family Says

According to the shooter's girlfriend he was a paranoid schizophrenic who stopped taking his medication.

The fatal shooting of a New York Police Department officer has left a community devastated as police try to piece together a motive for the murder. The shooter, who had posted anti-police sentiments online, suffered from a mental illness, according to his girlfriend and family.

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Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted in U.S., Says Report

The National Registry of Exonerations report analyzed data on crimes for which exonerations are most common.

Brian Banks had a promising football career when he was convicted at age 16 for a rape crime he did not commit. Banks was exonerated in 2012 after serving five years. TWITTER

There has been prior research pointing to racial bias and official misconduct contributing to higher wrongful conviction rates for Blacks than for whites. But the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) not only documents such instances; it also supplies a consistent source of data to explore what is driving that disparity.

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Trump, Sessions Allege 'Dangerous, Permanent' Spike in Crime

After the president signed three executive orders focused on crime reduction, new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to an upward trend in violent crime that data does not support.

President Donald Trump congratulates Jeff Sessions after he was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General as his wife Mary Sessions looks on during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2017. / REUTERS

The same day that President Donald Trump signed three executive orders pertaining to crime reduction, Jeff Sessions kicked off his first day as U.S. attorney general by presenting the nation with some alternative facts.

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Texas Cop Shown in Video Violently Arresting Black Women Suspended 10 Days

Once again, excessive force was used by a police officer against Black women.

A video of the incident was posted on YouTube.

A white Texas police officer caught on cellphone video wrestling a Black woman, Jacqueline Craig, and her daughter to the ground was suspended without pay for 10 days, but he will not be fired.

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Joe McKnight Case: Shooter Arrested, Sheriff Lashes Out at Critics, Black Community

At a press conference regarding the arrest the white man who killed McKnight, Sheriff Newell Normand allayed fears of a white shooter, saying, "predominantly, Black males … commit the murders."

At a press conference regarding the arrest the white man who killed McKnight, Sheriff Newell Normand allayed fears of a white shooter, saying, "predominantly, Black males … commit the murders."

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Georgia Cop Fired for Racist Facebook Messages, Boasting About Targeting Black Drivers

The cop's conduct highlights the realities of racial profiling in policing.

The cop's conduct highlights the realities of racial profiling in policing.

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