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In this June 20, 2020, file photo, demonstrators march near the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
The Movement for Black Lives Wants to Radically Reimagine Policing. Here’s How.

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say the criminal justice system needs major changes. The Movement for Black Lives bill is hoping to capitalize on that surge of support.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma Is Tribal Land

The court's 5-4 decision means that a wide swath of Eastern Oklahoma is "an Indian reservation for the purposes of federal criminal law."

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Lawsuit: Breonna Taylor’s Death Was the Result of a Louisville Gentrification Plan

A multi-million-dollar gentrification plan was a factor in Breonna Taylor’s death, lawyers for her family said in an amended complaint filed on Sunday.

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The News Media Whitewashed Police Brutality for Decades. Here’s Why We Believed Them.

Reporters have often blindly parroted law enforcement’s version of events, marginalized Black and Brown voices, focused on violence rather than protesters’ demands, and used irresponsible language when covering police brutality.

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One Year Ago, Police Killed ‘Stoney’ Chiefstick at a Fourth of July Celebration. This Is His Story.

Community members in Poulsbo, Washington, will honor the life of Stonechild “Stoney” Chiefstick, a Native American man who was killed by police in 2019.

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Hollywood’s Decades-Long Love Affair With Copaganda Is Finally Facing a Reckoning

“It’s important to recognize that most [people] in the United States have never had an actual encounter with the criminal justice system, especially the police. Therefore, their sole source for understanding policing and what is considered proper behavior rests in media portrayals."

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.