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FBI To Finally Collect & Publish Info About Police-Involved Fatal Shootings

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AFRICANGLOBE - Responding to long running complaints about the lack of national data available for how often police resort to deadly force, the FBI on Monday announced plans to track and publish the statistics.

American Police Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

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AFRICANGLOBE - American police shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day. The death rate is more than twice that tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

For Every 1,000 People Killed By Police, Only 1 Cop Is...

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AFRICANGLOBE - A new study released by the Washington Post reveals that for every 1000 people killed at the hands of police, only one officer is convicted of a crime. Since 2005, although there have been thousands of fatal shootings by police officers, only 54 have been charged. Of those charged, most were cleared or acquitted.

Federal Charges Appear Unlikely In Ferguson Police Murder

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AFRICANGLOBE - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a White Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose executions style killing of an unarmed Black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Surprising Map Shows All The African Countries Where The U.S. Has...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Thirteen nations – stretching from the Horn of Africa to Mali’s western border – already house U.S. troops involved in “actual military operations.” Their presence is widely considered part of an expanding “shadow war” in the region – and the American people know very little about it.

Mass Incarceration and White Supremacy In America

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AFRICANGLOBE - Racial disparities among the incarcerated are glaring: one in every 36 Latino man and one in every 15 Black man is a prisoner compared with one in every 106 White man. Four percent of Native American adults are under correctional control. Data comparing White apartheid era Black incarceration rates in South Africa with current Black male incarceration rates in the US provides a jarring perspective.

Washington Post Accused of Pushing-Out Black Employees

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The Washington Post has pushed out -- or is trying to push out -- at least thirteen people through layoffs, coerced buyouts or outright dismissal on dubious charges," Fredrick Kunkle, co-chair of the Newspaper Guild unit at the Post, wrote in a memo posted on the Guild website Monday.

U.S. Expanding Network of Drone Bases to Hit Somalia, Yemen

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As Somalia undergoes its worst famine in six decades and Yemen slides into civil war, the administration of President Barack Obama is expanding its network of bases to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in both countries, according to reports published in two major U.S. newspapers Thursday.
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