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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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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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From Forced Vaginal Ultrasounds to Rollbacks: How Virginia’s Abortion Policies Changed in 8 Years

On Wednesday, a new law takes effect in Virginia eradicating restrictions that "were really a successful driver in people not getting abortions," said one activist.

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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.

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The Hell That Is Trying to Get an Unemployment Extension in Arizona

Additional unemployment insurance benefits were approved by Congress in March, but thousands of Arizonans are still waiting for help.

In this May 29, 2020 file photo, Denver Police officers form a line of defense as they square off with participants in a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Democrats Will Vote on Police Reform After Blocking GOP Bill Opposed by Civil Rights Groups

One month after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, Congress appears unable to meet protesters’ demands for police reform.