Daily Archives: August 23, 2016

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The Reason Black Lives Matter Isn’t Just for Black People

Police reform is often framed as a black issue, and for good reason; black people, along with other minorities, are disproportionately searched and shot by police more than white people. However, as the recent killing of a white deaf-and-mute man in North Carolina demonstrates, the push for police accountability and reform should not be strictly…

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NC private prison among 14 impacted by Department of Justice announcement

When Elizabeth Forbes, director of the prisoner advocacy group NC-CURE, received a call from a family whose incarcerated son was planning to commit suicide, she immediately contacted the prison he was housed in: Rivers Correctional Institution, a private prison in Winton, North Carolina. After several phone calls, prison officials promised to follow up with her….

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