Kanye West donates $150,000 to GoFundMe for Jemel Roberson, who was fatally shot by police

Roberson's death has drawn widespread outrage, as the Chicago-area security guard was shot by police while detaining an attempted shooter.

This Texas college professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

On Wednesday, University of Texas at San Antonio president sent a letter to students saying school administrators are conducting two investigations into the incident.

New Dallas district attorney wants to charge officer with murder for killing Botham Jean

John Creuzot said "manslaughter is an inappropriate charge based on the circumstances."
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 11: Rapper 21 Savage; the police shooting of Tyler Gebhard (full transcript)

On episode 11 of 'Mic Dispatch,' Chantel Simpson talks with 21 Savage about black youth and money management, and Aaron Morrison talks with the family of police shooting victim Tyler Gebhard.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 11: 21 Savage helps teens with finances; Tyler Gebhard’s family speaks out

'Mic' correspondents talk to rapper 21 Savage about his efforts to help young people learn money management and the family of Tyler Gebhard, who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 6: Desmond Phillips; Sky Cubacub

In this episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' shooting victim Desmond Phillips' father talks to 'Mic' about the aftermath of his son's death, and correspondent Chantel Simpson visits inclusive fashion designer

Meet Rakem Balogun, the Texas man whose support for a cop killer made him an FBI target

In the debut episode of Mic Dispatch, Texas-based community organizer Rakem Balogun explains how Facebook posts about the 2016 Dallas police ambush led to his five-month imprisonment.

Black legislator gets police called on her while canvassing her own district on Fourth of July eve

It was Independence Day eve, but that didn't stop a black legislator from being treated like a would-be criminal in her own district.

National Walkout Day detentions highlight concerns about racial bias in police response to protests

At least two black students in Chicago were handcuffed during nationwide walkout demonstrations that some have called historic.

Police body cams are meant to increase transparency, but officials limit access to protect officers

It's the opposite of what body cams were created to do.
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Michael Bennett’s attorney: White NFL quarterbacks should join in Kaepernick’s anthem protest

"If a white quarterback who has the stature of a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers took to protest, it could have a major impact."

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Here are three times — this week —Trump’s comments have been rebuked by the groups he was addressing

Plus details on a history of Suffolk County police misconduct.

Baton Rouge police chief resigns after a year of political turmoil over Alton Sterling shooting

Baton Rouge's mayor had campaigned on a promise to replace the city's police chief, in the wake of Alton Sterling's shooting death.
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Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer

The woman had reportedly called 911 to report an assault late Saturday night.

Before you call the police, ask yourself: Could this get someone killed?

Your problems are best solved without inviting people with guns.

Did Betsy DeVos hurt sexual assault survivors by agreeing to hear “both sides”?

A lawyer who attended one of DeVos' Thursday "listening sessions" on campus assault spoke out about her experience and concerns.

Betty Shelby, officer acquitted of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, resigns

She had been working in an administrative role since being acquitted of a manslaughter charge.
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Decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cocaine and heroin? Oregon may try it.

The governor called it “an important step towards creating a more equitable justice system to better serve all Oregonians.”

Ohio police officer who fatally shot John Crawford III inside a Walmart won’t be charged

Crawford's family will pursue a civil suit against the officer, the city and Walmart.

Parents claim Texas teen livestreamed his suicide as part of deadly “Blue Whale” internet craze

The game is now linked to two deaths in America.

After the Newark riots, one family staged a quiet, generations-long rebellion by staying in the city

On the 50th anniversary of the protests, the Williams family reflects on their decision to stay and help their city in its efforts to both rebuild and grow.

Jeronimo Yanez, officer who killed Philando Castile, gets $48,500 in severance pay

Yanez will also be paid 600 hours' worth of accrued comp time.

NRA breaks its silence on Philando Castile: “It’s a terrible tragedy that could have been avoided.”

"I don’t agree with every single decision that comes out from courtrooms in America,” NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch said in an interview on Sunday.
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Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter leadership for shooting injury

The officer is suing Black Lives Matter, claiming it incited violence against police.

This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

Black activists are speaking out against the NRA's controversial ad.
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Man arrested outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office for allegedly threatening to shoot staffer

"We will get better aim" to solve the "Republican problem," Mark Prichard allegedly told a staffer for Sen. Jeff Flake.

Gov. Mark Dayton asks for police training fund to be named after Philando Castile

Dayton hopes the fund will help remedy police-community relations.

Philando Castile’s classmates give out the first scholarship in his honor, one year after his death

The Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship will be given to a young man of color annually, an award committee said.

Oklahoma Sen. Bryce Marlatt suspected of “forcefully” grabbing female Uber driver, kissing her neck

Sen. Bryce Marlatt reportedly began pawing his Uber driver while she drove him to an Oklahoma City hotel.

Philando Castile: Timeline of events since the Minnesota man was fatally shot by Jeronimo Yanez

Thursday marks one year since Philando Castile was fatally shot by the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer.