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"A police shooting ignited unrest in Kenosha. Current and former officers say the department’s problems with race go much deeper.," by Robert Klemko, Washington Post, September 21, 2020
"“They didn’t see me as innocent”," by Kiana Moore, Vox, September 18, 2020
"Mass. High Court Lowers Burden For Proving Racial Bias In Police Stops," by Ally Jarmanning, WBUR, September 17, 2020
"Report: Death penalty cases show history of racial disparity," by Colleen Long, Associated Press, September 15, 2020
"Report: Racial Disparities In Allegheny County Juvenile Justice System Outpace Rest Of Nation," by An-Li Herring, WESA, September 14, 2020
"ABC News analysis shows Black Americans far more likely to be stopped by police," by ABC News, ABC News, September 10, 2020
"Investigation Focuses On U.S. Juvenile Justice, Issues Of Race," by Mark Brodie, KJZZ, September 09, 2020
"Faulty Facial Recognition Led to His Arrest—Now He’s Suing," by Natalie O'Neill, VICE, September 04, 2020
"After 6 Murder Trials and Nearly 24 Years, Charges Dropped Against Curtis Flowers," by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times, September 04, 2020
"Lawmakers Push For The Federal Government To Treat Racism As A Public Health Crisis," by Kira Lerner, The Appeal, September 04, 2020
"‘I wasn’t surprised. I was just hurt’: A Black professor says police demanded proof she lives in her own house," by Teo Armus, Washington Post, August 24, 2020
"Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?," by Sarah Souli, Politico, August 16, 2020
"INSIGHT: Handcuffs Over Homework—The Criminalization of Black Girls," by Rebecca Epstein and Yasmin Vafa, Bloomberg Law, August 12, 2020
"Study: Most Minneapolis police stops involved Black drivers," by Associated Press, ABC News, August 07, 2020