Michael Brown

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"We are going to change a system in which tens of thousands every single year get criminal records for possessing marijuana, but not one major Wall Street executive went to jail for destroying our economy," said the Vermont senator and 2020 presidential contender
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Julián Castro
Former San Antonio mayor announces campaign while vowing to recommit US to the...
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Wesley Bell speaks during the dedication of a new community empowerment center in Ferguson, Missouri.
"We can't fundamentally reform our criminal justice system if we don't change...


Monday marked the sixth anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin by a white guy with a gun who shouldn't have had one, a killing that helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement. Unlike the Parkland victims, the thousands of mostly black kids protesting gun violence have often been dubbed thugs, not heroes. What is wrong with this picture? All victims, say black activists, deserve to be honored "for our moments of courage or grieving."

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