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Attorney Benjamin Crump, the attorney who successfully represented George Floyd’s family against Derek Chauvin, demanded the George Floyd Justice in Police Act be passed during the notorious March On For Voting Rights, August 28th. The George Floyd Act encompasses major policy changes regarding both law enforcement practices and accountability. The Democratic-led Senate passed the act, but has yet to have equal investment from the Republican side of things; which is necessary in enabling the bill....

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Released by Rhode Island’s police department was the anticipated body camera footage revealing grueling content of abuse. The body camera footage was released just last week, and in the video the officers are seen repeatedly punching the suspected teenage boys (unidentified) while they were being restrained by another cop. They even proceeded to spit on the children during a pandemic crisis.  The event occurred following a police chase, after the teens were said to have...

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This past Wednesday, in the middle of the night, Antwan Gilmore, a young Black man at the age of 27, was shot dead in his car by D.C. police at the intersection of Florida and New York avenues. A bystander allegedly called the cops, stating that the victim was unconscious and stopped at a traffic light before the cops showed up. Mentioned in an interview, five cops arrived on the scene after an officer called...

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It was this June that the grand jury of Guilford County decided not to indict North Carolina deputy, Michael Shane Hill, for killing eighteen-year old Fred Cox. Cox, a Black man who was shot dead at a funeral by the deputy, was said to have died trying to protect a bystanding mother and her son from a drive-by, according to witnesses. The incident happened in November, when Cox was attending a memorial service for a...

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Whether we believe it or not, we’re all conditioned by the information we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Today we trust technology more than ever, relying on our GPS, smartphone calendars, and virtual check deposits to keep ourselves on track. Then there are institutions such as school and work that we also receive information from, that can shape us as individuals. But there is one institution that we never graduate or move on from...

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A federal grand jury found the four former Minneapolis police officers violated George Floyd’s constitutional rights. As a result the four former officers have been indicted. This comes less than a week after Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed for a new trial after a photo of one of the jurors surfaced of him wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. The grand jury indictment says Chauvin used “unreasonable seizure, which includes the right to be free from the...

A 23-year-old man posted a video of an interaction he had with a Brooklyn Park Police Officer which caused outrage within the community located just ten minutes from where George Floyd was killed. In the video originally posted to James’ Instagram page you can hear the officer say “5-1-19 Murder in Progress.” The Brooklyn Park Police Department says the incident took place in 2017 but James Mccaskel who recorded the footage said it happened recently....

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What is Until Freedom? Until Freedom Is an intersection of a civil rights organization that is focused on marginalized communities, that is focused on integrating our culture, over voices into civil rights. When we decided to start Until Freedom, what we realized is that there are so many legacy organizations, different organizations and although we stand on their shoulders the way we want to organize is different, the way that hip hop responds to the...

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