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PR push for white officer accused of killing armed black man

PR push for white officer accused of killing armed black manNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a white police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man in Tennessee is calling for legal discovery documents to be sealed from members of the public.



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Police apologise for sending officers in blackface to impersonate black drug dealers

Police apologise for sending officers in blackface to impersonate black drug dealersOne night in February 1993, Frankie Caruso and another white Baton Rouge detective darkened their faces to impersonate black drug dealers, as part of what was then characterised as a successful sting operation. The blackface operation, which current officials said had been approved by the Police Department, drew swift condemnation this week from the city’s mayor and its police chief. “Blackface photographs are inappropriate and offensive,” Police Chief Murphy J Paul Jr said in a statement on Monday.



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White supremacist gets life for killing black man to start a race war

White supremacist gets life for killing black man to start a race warJames Jackson, 30, a former U.S. Army specialist, had hoped to start a race war when he attacked Timothy Caughman with a sword.



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Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandal

Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandalThe police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apologized after a photo surfaced showing two officers in blackface during a 1993 sting operation.



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Push to honor black tennis star comes amid blackface scandal

Push to honor black tennis star comes amid blackface scandalRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general.



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Virginia's black caucus, House Dems, in go-slow move, call for Ralph Northam's ouster. But governor stays silent

Virginia's black caucus, House Dems, in go-slow move, call for Ralph Northam's ouster. But governor stays silentThe measured approach could slow the sobering prospects for Democrats that the top three executive positions might be vacated..



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The Latest: 2 arrested at protest over black man's shooting

The Latest: 2 arrested at protest over black man's shootingMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a black man in an Alabama shopping mall (all times local):



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Black man slain by police: Protest after officer is cleared

Black man slain by police: Protest after officer is clearedMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a black man killed by a police officer who mistook him for a shooter at a shopping mall joined chanting protesters outside the Alabama attorney general's office Wednesday, a day after the state cleared the officer of wrongdoing.



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No charges for Alabama policeman who shot black man

No charges for Alabama policeman who shot black manAn Alabama police officer who shot and killed a black man he mistook for a gunman will not face any charges, the state attorney general said Tuesday. Emantic “E.J.” Bradford, 21, was shot three times by a police officer in a shopping mall in Hoover, Alabama, on November 22 of last year. The fatal shooting sparked protests by civil rights activists and accusations of racism against the police.



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Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decisionCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even before he announces whether he's a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina's African-American voters handed him in 2016.



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