Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday June 10 1. Activists Move to Get Cops Who Shot Tamir Rice Arrested A group of Cleveland activists announced that they will file a number of citizens’ affidavits to seek arrest warrants in the police shooting death of Tamir Rice. The affidavits that the civil rights leaders, clergy members and activists are seeking will,…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday May 5 1. Group behind SEPTA ads hosted Texas event where shooting occurred  The group that hosted the provocative cartoon contest where two gunmen were slain after opening fire on a security guard was also behind the controversial anti-Islam advertisements displayed on SEPTA buses this spring. The American Freedom Defensive Initiative…

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Tommy Miles

Not again. Not another unarmed man killed by those whose salaries we pay. Not another death swept aside by grand jury proceedings. Not another black man killed on the street by police. Not again. On the heels of the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., yet another racially tinged killing has…

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IN 1991, a large black man was beaten by four white police officers. The videotaped attack appeared to be a clear case of police brutality. The black community was outraged, national publicity ensued, and the officers involved were criminally charged. That was the case of Rodney King, whose videotaped police beating was remarkably similar to the case…

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THE NEW YORK City Medical Examiner has found that a police chokehold killed 43-year-old Eric Garner during an arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. The death has been ruled a homicide. This is not news for those of us who watched the videotape of the encounter that killed Garner. Anyone who saw the father of six…

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