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Dr Wilmer Leon says Republicans are rewriting history on the Iraq War

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Jeb Bush the Echo Chamber and Revisionist History By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III   When asked by Megyn Kelly from Fox News, ”Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Jeb Bush replied, “I would have [authorized the invasion of Iraq], and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody. And so would almost everybody ...

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Innocent Man Who Spent 40 Years Behind Bars Now Suing Cops for Framing Him

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It seems now almost every week we’re faced with news of an inmate being exonerated. Sometimes the wrongfully convicted person is awarded a cash settlement as payment for having wasted their most precious years in prison. Now one innocent ex-convict is suing the police officers involved in his case for framing him. Ricky Jackson, 58, spent nearly 40 years in ...

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Was Law Enforcement in Baltimore Inciting Violence and Theft?

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Reported by Robert Stitt When people took to the streets of Baltimore to protest the death of Freddie Gray, several of the demonstrations spun out of control. The mainstream media showed video footage of fires, broken windows and looting. The videos showed protestors throwing bricks and bottles at police, destroying patrol cars, and looting stores. Threats were made against Mondawmin ...

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Candidate asks: Why did Bill Clinton put so many black men in prison?

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April V. Taylor Presidential candidate Rand Paul is determined to make criminal justice reform a key issue in the 2016 campaign, and in his most recent move, Paul slammed Hillary Clinton for the laws her husband enacted while in office that ‘put a generation of Black men in prison.’ In recent weeks, Paul has called out Hillary for running away ...

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School That Fired Racist Principal Now “Intimidating” Students, NAACP Alleges

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The academy that fired a principal for making a comment about “all the black people” leaving graduation is now intimidating students, according to the NAACP. During a Tuesday press conference in Atlanta, the NAACP  announced that it has “concerns” about TNT Academy in light of “recent emails and letters intimidating students and parents who are considering formal complaints to accrediting ...

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Another Innocent Man Released, This Time After Spending 21 Years in Prison

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Angel Echavarria is finally a free man after spending decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Echavarria, now 48, was released after spending 21 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. After a judge vacated the conviction, citing a prosecutor’s flawed case, Echavarria was released this past Monday. Echavarria had been convicted of the ...

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Chicago Violence: 81 Year Old Woman Gets Shot on Eve of Daughter’s Funeral

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By Nigel Boys After attending the wake of her 60-year-old daughter, Laverne Burress, on Friday afternoon, Iola Burress, was prevented from going to her funeral on Saturday, after she was caught in another round of violence to hit the city of Chicago. CBS Chicago reports that the 81-year-old grandmother nearly lost her own life when she was stuck four times ...

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