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‘Concerning And Unlawful Practices’: Letitia James Sues NYPD In Landmark Suit Over Handling Of Black Lives Matter Protests

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the city of New York on Thursday, naming Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan and police commissioner Dermot Shea in relation to a string of civil rights violations spurred from the months of […]

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Ring rolls out end-to-end video encryption after a class action lawsuit

In September, Amazon-owned Ring announced that it would bring end-to-end video encryption to its lineup of home security devices. While the company already encrypted videos in storage and during transmission, end-to-end encryption secures videos on-device, preventing third parties without special keys from decrypting and viewing the recordings. The feature launches today in technical preview for […]

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Labor Department Suspends Trump’s Federal Diversity Training Ban—Because It’s Racist and Dumb

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) Welp, Donald Trump is on his way out of office and it looks like some of his stupid-ass policies are soon to follow. Remember when the commander-in-insurrection issued an executive order barring federal agencies and contractors from funding anti-racism and diversity training? Well, last month, a federal judge blocked that […]

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Two Black Men Who Spent Nearly 18 Years in a Michigan Prison for a Crime They Didn’t Commit File $160 Million Lawsuit

Photo: Shutterstock It’s not always easy being a writer whose main focus is documenting racism and racial injustice in America. It’s a job that consistently requires the covering of sad and often infuriating stories. Among the hardest stories to cover are those that involve Black people spending years and even decades in prison for crimes […]

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Black Man Files Lawsuit After Being Jailed Due to Error in Facial Recognition Technology

Photo: Prostock-studio (Shutterstock) A Black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against police and county prosecutors after a misidentification by facial recognition technology resulted in him being jailed for 10 days. Advertisement According to NBC News, 33-year-old Nijer Parks went to Woodbridge police headquarters on Feb. 5 after finding out from his grandmother […]

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Prison Counselor Created a Burner Twitter Account to Mock Death Row Inmates, Lawsuit Says

A truck is used to patrol the grounds of the Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute on July 25, 2019 in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) A prison official at the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution has been accused of using a burner Twitter account to taunt a man who was recently executed by […]

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Chicago Woman Handcuffed In Botched Raid Cancels Meeting With Mayor

NewsOne Featured Video The Chicago woman whose privacy was violated during a botched police raid in February 2019 decided to forego a scheduled meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city officials on Monday, the Associated Press reports. Anjanette Young was scheduled to meet with Mayor Lightfoot on Wednesday at the Progressive Baptist Church, Young’ place […]

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Chicago Woman Terrorized In Botched Raid To Donate GoFundMe Money To Social Justice Efforts

NewsOne Featured Video Anjanette Young‘s whole life changed last year when she was subjugated to humiliation after Chicago Police officers mistakenly raided her home while she was naked and afraid in 2019. Young announced that she would be pouring back into her community, after receiving the generosity of strangers. The social worker will be donating […]

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NCAA to Argue Student-Athletes Shouldn’t Get Paid Before the Supreme Court

Photo: Jonathan Weiss (Shutterstock) The Supreme Court has agreed to take on an antitrust case that could either tighten or substantially loosen the limits of how much student-athletes are allowed to be paid. This will be the first time in over 30 years the court will rule on a case involving the NCAA. Advertisement According […]

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Bodycam Footage Shows Chicago Police Handcuffing a Naked Black Woman During Botched Home Raid

Screenshot: CBS2 For nearly two years, Anjanette Young has been trying to get Chicago police to account for the harm caused to her during a botched raid, in which officers broke down her door with a battering ram, handcuffed her and turned over her home. The entire time, Young, who had just stepped out of […]

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106 House Republicans Are Demanding the Supreme Court Declare Trump Winner of the Election

Clockwise from top left: Rep. Steve King (Photo by Lenin Nolly/Sipa USA), Rep. Steve Scalise (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA), Rep Jim Jordan (Tom Williams/Pool via AP), and Rep. Matt Gaetz (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. More than half of all the Republicans in […]

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Aurora, Colorado Officials, Police Officers and Medics File Motions to Dismiss Elijah McClain Lawsuit

Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) Attorneys for Aurora, Colo., police officers and medics involved in the death of Elijah McClain filed several motions with the U.S. District Court of Colorado last week to dismiss a lawsuit brought by McClain’s family in August. The lawsuit alleges that discriminatory practices are what caused officers to put a […]

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Leader of the Pro-Black ‘NFAC’ Militia Arrested and Charged by Feds

September 5, 2020, Louisville, KY, USA: September 5, 2020: Leader of the NFAC John Jay Fitzgerald Johnson, also known as Grand Master Jay, gives direction to members of the NFAC at G.G. Moore Park. (Credit Image: © Michael Clubb/CSM via ZUMA Wire) (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) A former DJ-turned-founder of an all-Black armed activist […]

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A Corrections Officer Trainee Says He Was Fired for Wearing a Black Lives Matter Shirt

A demonstrator wearing a protective mask waves a “Black Lives Matter” flag on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 2020. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg via Getty Images) After seeing six of his colleagues and a superior officer wear “Police Lives Matter” shirts,  Enow-Tambong Agbor-Baiyee, a Black corrections officer in training, thought it would be fine […]

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Lawsuit Demands Nearly 200,000 Purged Georgia Voters Be Reinstated Ahead Of Runoff Races

One of the leading organizations in the fight for Black voters‘ rights and education sued the state of Georgia over the practice of voter roll purging. According to GregPalast.com, the suit was filed Wednesday in the United States District Court Northern District of Georgia and accuses Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of violating the […]

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Nationwide, Firefighters Escalated Claims of Discrimination, Racial Bias in 2020

Photo: Firefighter Montreal (Shutterstock) Back in July, Black firefighters in Winston-Salem, N.C., protested outside Station 1 firehouse, demanding the termination of the current chief of the fire department and asking the city to seriously address years of racial and sexual harassment claims in the department. Advertisement With little movement from the department or the city, […]

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Lawsuit to Prevent Confederate Statues From Being Removed Heads Back to Georgia Courts

Macon, Georgia, USA at the War Memorial to Confederate Soldiers.Photo: Sean Pavone (Shutterstock) You know, you would think betraying your country and getting bodied for it hundreds of years ago would be enough to stop people from sympathizing with the Confederacy, but no. Instead, we’re in the year 2020, where a man in Georgia feels […]

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Dominion Staff Receive Death Threats in Wake of Sidney Powell’s Conspiracy Theories

Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell filed an error-strewn lawsuit this week. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images. Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. A baseless conspiracy theory that a voting firm is involved in a global plot to rig […]

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Former Student Sues Illinois High School for Blatant, Widespread Racism

Stanley Fabian (right) and his mother, TeSaxton Washington (left)Screenshot: CBS 2 A former student has sued an Illinois high school, citing multiple racist incidents he experienced and observed during his time at the school. Advertisement According to CBS Chicago, 19-year-old Stanley Fabian observed and personally experienced multiple instances of racism during his time at Minooka […]

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A Publix Worker Died of COVID After He Wasn’t Allowed to Wear a Mask

A 70-year-old deli worker at a Publix grocery store in Miami Beach wanted to wear a mask at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but wasn’t allowed, according to a wrongful-death lawsuit his family filed Monday.  Gerardo Gutierrez was already ill by the time Publix reversed its rule and let all of its employees don […]

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NAACP LDF Sues Trump on Behalf of Black Detroit Residents, Allege Voting Rights Act Violation for Attempts to Block Michigan’s Vote Certification

Photo: Jeff Kowalsky (Getty Images) After a week of foolery in the process of certifying Michigan’s election results, which show the state going for decisively for President-elect Joe Biden over incumbent President Trump, Black Detroiters are fighting back against what they see as an attempt to disenfranchise them. Advertisement On Friday, the NAACP Legal Defence […]

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Lawsuit Accuses Tyson Foods Supervisors of Placing ‘Winner-Take-All’ Bets on How Many Employees Would Catch COVID-19

Photo: Shutterstock Tyson Foods has been embroiled in controversy since April when supervisors for the company chose to keep a meat-processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, open despite a surge in employees testing positive for COVID-19. The plant was forced to shut down after more than 1,000 employees tested positive for coronavirus infection. After several of […]

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GTFOH Trump Watch: Hey, Wisconsin, I’ve Got $3 Million. Can We Put the Vote Count on Layaway?

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) After being informed that Wisconsin didn’t have time for Trump and his mall lawyers’ fuckshit and that if he wanted the state to hold a recount it would cost a cool $8 million, Trump’s campaign has come up with a partial payment in hopes of a partial recount. Advertisement According […]

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Family of Atatiana Jefferson Files Lawsuit Against Fort Worth, Texas, and the Ex-Officer Who Shot and Killed Her

A mourner pays respects before the start of the funeral service for Atatiana Jefferson on October 24, 2019, at Concord Church in Dallas, Texas. On October 12, 2019 Jefferson was at home with her nephew when Fort Worth police officer Aaron Y. Dean, who was responding to a non-emergency call, fired one shot through a […]

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The Littlest Prince


 Donald Trump’s life, in and out of politics, has unfolded as a series of endless dreary compromises forced upon other people. This has mostly worked out for him, at least insofar as he has been permitted to indulge in whatever stupid, grasping, childish cruelty he desires because it would have been much more annoying and […]

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Charges Dropped Against Ex-Giants Cornerback DeAndre Baker

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Whew, chile, Florida will never fail to Florida. Former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has had all charges against him dropped by officials in Florida’s Broward County. Why you ask? Well, the attorney representing the victims allegedly tried to extort him. Advertisement Now if that ain’t some straight Florida […]

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Former Iowa Football Players Withdraw $20 Million Settlement and File Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against University

Photo: Grindstone Media Group (Shutterstock) A group of former players for the University of Iowa football team have withdrawn a $20 million settlement and filed a lawsuit against the school, citing years of racial discrimination. Advertisement According to the Associated Press, Damario Solomon-Simmons, the attorney representing the 13 former students, withdrew the settlement after the […]

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Former Amazon Worker Files Lawsuit Claiming Company Put Black and Latinx Employees at Higher Risk for COVID-19

Photo: Bebeto Matthews, File (AP) Christian Smalls, a former assistant manager at an Amazon warehouse who was fired after organizing a protest outside his workplace, filed a class-action lawsuit against the company on Thursday. The suit alleges that Amazon failed to provide protective gear to its “predominantly minority” workforce during the first wave of the […]

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U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policy

Photo: Glen Cooper (Getty Images) A U.S. appeals court has rejected a case challenging Harvard’s affirmative action policy. Advertisement According to CNN, the case was brought forth by a group of Asian American students who felt the university’s policy disproportionately benefited Black and Hispanic students. Judge Sandra Lynch wrote the ruling for the appellate panel […]

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Former Louisville Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting Faces Lawsuit for Sexual Assault

Photo: Louisville Metro Police Department In June, The Root reported that former Louisville Metro Police Detective Brett Hankison—one of three officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor and the only officer facing charges related to the shooting (essentially for the bullets that missed, but whatever)—was accused of sexual assault by two women who posted about their […]

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