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Without My Consent: The Eradication of Protective Consent Decrees

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Volume 23 The 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, passed following the publicly videotaped 1991 beating of African American motorist Rodney King by four LAPD officers and the catastrophic Los Angeles Riots a … Continue reading

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Driving while black: Carolina city crafts racial awareness police policy

By Luis E. Gomez, Associate Editor Vol. 20 The protests in Ferguson have prompted a national debate about race and the militarization of local police forces.  In Durham, North Carolina, racial profiling has played a major role in the city’s … Continue reading

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Missouri Governor May Call National Guard Back to Ferguson

By Lauren Tortorella, Associate Editor Vol. 20 As Ferguson, and the world, awaits the grand jury’s decision on whether or not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is considering calling up … Continue reading

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President Obama: Mistrust of Law Enforcement Greatest in Communities that Need it Most

By: Whitney Robinson, Associate Editor Vol. 20 President Obama shared a powerful and important message during his address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation this past Saturday.  According to Obama, the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, and the … Continue reading

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