Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio last November, was "directly and proximately" responsible for his own shooting death, argue the city's laywers in response to a civil lawsuit filed by the boy's family. Rice was killed while playing in a park with a toy gun, which Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann claimed he...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin rally in solidarity with the community of Ferguson, Missouri after news that officer Darren Wilson would not be charged for the killing of Michael Brown. (Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr)
The U.S. Justice Department has reportedly concluded that the Ferguson Police...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed its investigation into the...


Rage simmers on in Ferguson even as a judge turned down an ACLU move to block repressive police actions there. Still, many are speaking up and calling out what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls the "systemic racism (and) class warfare" against America's 50 million poor - with moves for new laws, less hardware, fundraising - without which "we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors."