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Ramsey to Co-Chair White House Task Force

@WhiteHouse announces creation of a Task Force on 21st Century Policingto be co-chaired by the PPD's own @PPDCommish pic.twitter.com/Y2F123hcBg — Philadelphia Police Department (@PhillyPolice) December […]

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Don’t See Race in Ferguson? Then You’re Part of America’s Race Problem.

Like many, I’ve struggled to find a way to come to terms with the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the killing […]

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Is This Top Philly Cop the Answer to America’s Post-Ferguson Police Problem?

On Monday night, as much of the country reeled at news there would be no indictment of the police officer who shot an unarmed black […]

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This Thanksgiving, Ferguson Makes Football Seem Small

On Monday night, three days before a colossal NFL game between the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, a major news story began playing out making […]

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Questlove Weighs in on Ferguson Via Twitter

The Roots‘ co-founder and drummer Questlove took to Twitter to weigh in on the dramatic events unfolding in Ferguson. His response is simple, but pretty […]

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Ferguson, Under Cover of Darkness

Mike Brown’s mom while hearing the decision. A video posted by Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:57pm PST There was a […]

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WATCH: Philadelphia Reacts to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: The Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown last summer will not face charges in the case, a grand jury has determined. […]

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Grand Jury Makes Ferguson Decision

AP reports: “A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death […]

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Philly Police, Activists Prepare for Ferguson Reaction

Over the summer, the nation’s attention focused on Ferguson, Missouri, for several weeks as protesters clashed with cops in the aftermath of the shooting of […]

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Have We Entered the Era of Crowdsourced Hate-Funding?

Lynching rose to prominence in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most notably in the Deep South during the dawn of […]

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Michael Nutter’s Beautiful, Empty Words About Ferguson

OK, we’ve probably beat up on the Philadelphia Police Department enough for one summer. We’ve suffered through a new scandal, retreaded an old scandal, questioned […]

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“Wannabe” Anarchists Taunt Police in West Philly

A pack of what some are calling “trust fund anarchists” crashed a peaceful Ferguson rally in Clark Park Saturday evening, then tried (and failed) to goad […]

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Retired Philly Police Captain Joins Ferguson Protests

Fresh outta Ferguson: RT @jaketapper: Retired Philly police Captain Ray Lewis #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/Dnz6aZ8dto — Angelo Fichera (@AJFichera) August 22, 2014

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Where Is the Outrage Over James Foley’s Beheading?

There have been two weeks of outrage over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The details of the shooting are still fuzzy, but […]

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Philly Police Commissioner Advising Ferguson Officials

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is also president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association — and it is in the latter role this week that […]