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Hundreds of U.S. mayors have rejected the ongoing militarism supported by the present and Congress and instead called for a budget that supports "human and environmental needs."
Over 250 Democrat, Republican, and Independent city leaders that make up the U.S. Conference of Mayors...
Sorry, more bad news. Friday, another white cop - Ray Tensing - got away with the murder of another black man, Samuel DuBose. The third such travesty in about a month, it came days after the acquittal of Philando Castile's killer despite damning, heartrending video. Here's more: See the young daughter of Diamond Reynolds, handcuffed (WTF?) in the back of a cop car, try to comfort her distraught mother before pleading, “I don’t want it to be like this anymore.”