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New Jim Crow: ACLU Sues Georgia For Jailing Indigent Blacks

AFRICANGLOBE - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging debt collection practices that have resulted in the jailing of people simply because they are broke.

Juror In Michael Brown Case Sues To Remove Gag Order –...

AFRICANGLOBE - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown asked a federal court Monday to remove a lifetime gag order preventing jurors from discussing the case.

Milton Hall: 8 White Cops, 1 Black Man, 46 Bullets

AFRICANGLOBE - A video has surfaced showing a homeless man being shot dead by eight police officers as he held a small penknife. 46 bullets were fired. Milton Hall, 49, has been described as “a community worker, and he was always there speaking out for those whom he considered the weak, for those who did not have the strength to speak for themselves,”according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which released the disturbing video.

Judge Rules Against Police In Ferguson Protest Case

AFRICANGLOBE - A federal judge ruled Monday that a tactic police used to control protesters in Ferguson, Mo., is unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction halting the practice.

Florida Has Never Executed A White Person For Killing A Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - In Alabama, 6 percent of murders involve Black defendants and White victims, but 60 percent of Black death row inmates were convicted of murdering a White person. In Louisiana, a death sentence is 97 percent more likely in murder cases where the victim is White. Nationwide, only 20 White people have been executed since 1976 for killing a Black person. By contrast, 269 Black defendants were executed for killing someone who is White.

US Government Using License Plates to Track Movements of Millions

AFRICANGLOBE - A report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday details an immense operation through which nearly 1 billion license plate records of hundreds of millions of drivers are tracked and huge databases are amassed, providing the American government with access to the history and recent whereabouts of the majority of the US population.

Al Sharpton: NYPD Secret Recording is “Smoking Gun” In Stop-and-Frisk Case

AFRICANGLOBE - Rev. Al Sharpton has stated that the secret recording released in court depicting a NYPD inspector instructing officers to specifically stop and frisk young Black men is a "smoking gun," proving the NYPD uses racial profiling.