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Judge Rules #BlackLivesMatter Is A Movement That Cannot Be Sued

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Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday. A police officer anonymously sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement, after being injured by a rock thrown during a protest over a […]

Bryson Tiller Drops New Video for “Run Me Dry” | Source News Flash

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Today in Source News Flash: While Bryson Tiller is touring with his sophomore album True to Self, he released a visual yesterday (September 12) to the “Run Me Dry” track – an ode to his complicated relationship with his girlfriend. While we await the follow up to Migos’ Culture, Quavo blessed his fans yesterday with Zaytoven-produced solo track “Stars […]

DOJ Will Not Charge Baltimore Police In Death Of Freddie Gray

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The Department of Justice will not pursue federal charges against Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries sustained in police custody in April 2015, sparking protests across Baltimore and a launching a federal investigation into the city’s policing practices. The […]

Reflections On Freddie Gray – No Justice, No Peace

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Words by: Sha Be Allah From The Source Magazine Issue #269 | 2016   Advertisement The word “riot” hasn’t been used in Baltimore since 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore became a focal point of police misconduct and […]

Why Accountability Matters, Especially For Those That “Protect & Serve”

If you have been watching the news or Twitter you might have seen the word “accountability” come across your screen several times. But what is it really? The dictionary version says this: “The fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.” Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors have always been about one thing: hold the police accountable […]

Lt. Brian Rice Acquitted Of Charges Related To Death Of Freddie Gray

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The highest ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been found not guilty of all charges by a Baltimore judge. Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty today in charges related to the arrest and death of the 25 year old Baltimore man who died in police custody last year. […]

Freddie Gray: Officer Who Was Driving Van Acquitted On All Charges

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In a move that may be a shock to many, Baltimore circuit judge Barry Williams, who has been presiding over the trials of the six police officers whom were indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, has acquitted the officer facing officer who was facing the most severe charges. Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., was the […]

Baltimore Cop Edward Nero Has Been Acquitted of All Freddie Gray Charges

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Baltimore Police officer, Edward Nero, was charged with second degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in the Freddie Gray case. As of Monday, he is a free man. On April 12, 2015 Freddie Gray died from a spinal injuries sustained while he was in police custody. There are videos of the incident […]

Teen Shot By Baltimore Police For Carrying ‘Replica Gun’

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On Wednesday [April 28], the anniversary of mass protests caused by Freddie Gray‘s killing by police, Baltimore cops shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica handgun, according to Al Jazeera. Two officers saw a teenager carrying what looked like a firearm, and they identified themselves and chased after the teen when he ran, […]

Freddie Gray 2016: No Justice, No Peace

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This story first appeared in our 2016 Sports, Culture and Women in Hip Hop Issue, on newsstands now featuring our Yo Gotti and Hip Hop & Hollywood covers. Almost a year since the police-related death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, authorities in Baltimore City are gearing up for more trials and potential tribulations. The word “riot” hasn’t […]

Retrial Date Set For Officer Involved In Freddie Gray Death

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A Maryland judge has announced a trial date for next year for the Baltimore police officer who was involved in the unlawful arrest and death of 25 year old Freddie Gray. Officer William Porter was the first of six officers to be tried in connection with Gray’s death, which resulted from injuries sustained while in […]

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Declares Mistrial In Freddie Gray Case

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Judge Barry Williams declared a mistrial today in the case of Officer William Porter, the first of six Baltimore Police Officers to go on trial for the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray while in police custody in April. The 26 year old officer was charged with misconduct in office, assault, reckless endangerment and […]

Freddie Gray Case: Jurors Deadlocked

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Deliberations will continue today as Judge Barry Williams has ordered jurors to work on getting a unanimous decision in the guilt or innocence of Officer William Porter for the death of 25 year old Baltimore man Freddie Gray. After 10 hours of deliberations on Monday, jurors sent a note to Judge Williams on Tuesday stating […]

America’s Melting Pot Boiling Over

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Volatile situations that have yielded nothing but the dead bodies of young Blacks and Latinos at the hands of law enforcement is a familiar story and open sore in American society, however, the deaths of African Americans at the hands of white civilians have once again become an issue of greater concern. Since the death […]

The First Freddie Gray Trial Begins A Full Week of Testimony

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Today [Monday, December 7] marks the first day of a full week of testimony for the first of six trials surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, a 25-year old resident of Baltimore, was arrested after attempting to flee police and possessing a knife. He would die a week later from severe spinal cord injuries […]

Jury Selection For Officer Involved In Freddie Gray Death Begins Today

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The first of six officers that have been charged in the death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray who died in police custody earlier this year will begin his trial today, with jury selection being the primary agenda in the city of Baltimore. Officer William Porter faces charges of assault, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in […]