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Black Lives Matter…Well Sort Of

AFRICANGLOBE - Planned Parenthood, the leading killer of Black lives which apparently don’t matter, had to show how much it “values” life by tweeting: “Today we reflect on #Ferguson, and the responsibility we all share to ensure safe communities for our youth and families. #BlackLivesMatter.”

How Economic Inequality And Racism Are Linked To Police Killings

AFRICANGLOBE - It is not by accident that America has become both the most unequal developed nation in the world, and the nation with the largest prison population. We're number one in police killings, incarceration and inequality—not Russia, not China. Our national self-image so steeped in the idea of freedom has not caught up with these ugly realities.

Will Video Cameras Reduce Police Brutality?

AFRICANGLOBE - If a cop can’t be indicted for choking a man to death on a city street, then under what circumstances can a cop be indicted? Garner was begging for his life and said "I can't breathe"11 times, as Pantaleo strangled him to death on a sidewalk in an incident captured on film.

Black Sororities And Fraternities Differ On Protests

AFRICANGLOBE - Last weekend Black Greek members and alumni participated in lay down protests across the country two sororities asked their members not to wear their letters during the demonstrations so as not to embarrass them.

5 Reasons Why White People Can’t Feel Your Pain

AFRICANGLOBE - Black people's frustation and anger over Garner runs much deeper than the decision not to indict the white cop who killed him; it is a reaction to a white supremacist system that oppresses us and excludes us in every area of American life -- economic, educational, social and political. Even the most empathic white person is just not going to know what that's like.

Time To Reform America’s Grand Jury System

AFRICANGLOBE - Rooted in history as a skeptical check on the crown, the American grand jury — a secret panel of 12 citizens — has become largely a prosecutor’s rubber stamp. Grand juries almost always return an indictment, except in one specific instance: when it comes to cases involving a police officer.

Ferguson And Staten Island: America, Separate And Unequal

AFRICANGLOBE - The message to Africans in America was loud and clear, “The American system of justice does not apply to you”. Neither Michael Brown nor Eric Garner was afforded the opportunity to face a jury of their peers for their alleged crimes. “Justice” was dispensed on the street by law enforcement officials.

10 Ways The System Is Rigged To Protect Killer Cops

AFRICANGLOBE - Let’s walk though 10 ways the system is predisposed to let NYPD Officer Daniel Panteleo off the hook, just as Darren Wilson, the White Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, last week escaped charges by a local grand jury.

Eric Garner’s Wife Lashes Out At Cop Who Strangled Her Husband

AFRICANGLOBE - The widow of Eric Garner, the New York man who was strangled to death on a sidewalk by a Staten Island police officer said she will never accept an apology from the killer cop who a grand jury decided not to indict yesterday afternoon.

Thousands Of New Yorkers Protest Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

AFRICANGLOBE - New Yorkers took to the streets after a grand jury refused to indict New York Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner. Protests included a "die-in" in Grand Central Terminal, blocked streets in Midtown, and an attempt to cross the West Side Highway.

No Charges For White Cop Who Strangled Eric Garner To Death

AFRICANGLOBE - A New York City grand jury on Wednesday returned no indictment against the white police officer who strangled Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man, while attempting to arrest him for breaking up a fight, local media reported.

Will Daniel Pantaleo Face Charges For Strangling Eric Garner To Death

AFRICANGLOBE - A Black man dies after a confrontation with a White cop. Crowds take to the streets incensed, decrying police brutality. And a grand jury is called to hear the case. The place is not Ferguson, and the case is not Michael Brown's. It's Staten Island, New York. And on Wednesday, a grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict white Officer Daniel Pantaleo, two officials said, who strangled Eric Garner to death.

Family Of Eric Garner Plan To Sue NYPD And The City...

AFRICANGLOBE - The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who was strangled to death by officers from the NYPD put the city on notice Tuesday that they intend to file a $75 million wrongful-death lawsuit.

How To Stop Police Brutality, Take Settlement Money Out Of Police...

AFRICANGLOBE - This week alone, Baltimore agreed to pay $49,000 to man who sued over a violent arrest in 2010, Philadelphia agreed to pay $490,000 to a man who was abused and broke his neck while riding in a police van in 2011, and St. Paul agreed to pay $95,000 to a man who suffered a skull injury, a fractured eye socket, and a broken nose in 2012.

Police And Vigilante Murders Of Black Americans Rooted In National Oppression

AFRICANGLOBE - Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Jordon Davis and Trayvon Martin and just the most publicized of the recent string of police and vigilante killings. Across the country Black men are being hunted down, some guilty of nothing more than “walking while Black,” while others are accused of petty crimes where the police have acted a judge, jury and executioner. These killings are but the tip of the iceberg.

So This Happened: NYC Teachers Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts To Protest Eric...

AFRICANGLOBE - In the wake of hundreds of protests to curb police brutality by police departments nationwide, hundreds of teachers in Staten Island, NY plan to wear pro-NYPD shirts the first week of school. The educators are wearing the shirts in protest against their union’s backing of an Eric Garner march that occurred in August.