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#Ferguson Rep. Hank Johnson Drops Special Prosecutor Bill to Alter Grand Jury System

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) just dropped his second piece of legislation related to Ferguson and the death’s of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.   Johnson’s first bill would cut back Pentagon Program 1033.  This legisl...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress. This week will likely be the last week of the 113th Congress. When Congress reconvenes again in January, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate. But the last week of a C...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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First #Ferguson Bill Set to Become Law: Deaths in Custody Reporting Act

First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday) tonight and is on its way to be...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green Places St. Louis Rams in Congressional Record

Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Salutes the Rams as he talks on race in America, the U.S. justice system and Ferguson. Rep. Green also placed the names of all five St. Louis Rams players who conducted a “...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Friday Profits Drop 11%, Media Won’t Admit It Could Be Ferguson Boycott

Black Friday sales were expected to be 3% over what they were in 2013.  They weren’t.  They were down 11%. Was it the Ferguson protest movement — part of which centered around an economic boycott. “After day...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Election Day, Dec. 6: How Will Sen. Mary Landrieu Fare on December 6

On December 6, Sen. Mary Landrieu will go up against Rep. Bill Cassidy in an election that will decide who will serve Louisiana in the U.S. Senate.  In an interview in early November with Chuck Todd of NBC, Sen. Mary Landrieu...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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POTUS to Focus on Clay/Cleaver Request on Cops Using War Gear

President Obama will hold a series of meetings Monday at the White House regarding Ferguson and the many issues arising from the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Many protest r...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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“It Doesn’t Add Up” Nancy Grace Slams Darren Wilson’s Testimony

“There’s nothing here, not even a bruise.” Nancy Grace gives her blunt analysis on Darren Wilson’s testimony.  Several attorneys have commented on the way St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch conducted the non-prose...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Senate Democrats to Hold #Ferguson Hearing on Dec. 9

Here’s something you won’t see after January 1, 2015 when the Republicans control the Senate: A hearing on Ferguson.  When Republicans talk about “too much government” their focus is usually on EPA reg...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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First Stop on AG Holder’s Cop/Community Trust Tour: Atlanta

Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Ezell Ford.  Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss “building trust between law enforcement and the community” in different cities.  The first stop will be Atlanta on Monda...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal, Should Be Released in January

Over 1,000 days in jail. In the case of Marissa Alexander, a woman who was facing over twenty years in prison for shooting drywall, there has been a plea deal.  Alexander will agree that she is guilty on three counts of aggrav...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#HandsUpDontSpend: Pastor Jamal Bryant Urges Economic Boycott Ferguson Protest

Nov. 27 to Dec. 2nd. Baltimore based Pastor Jamal Bryant has kicked off an economic protest/boycott set to take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.  The economic boycott is a way to protest the lack of prosecution of Fer...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Wasserman Schultz Is Only Top to Admit Dem “Party Has a Problem”

“We’re looking to identify our mistakes.” Notice how Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is the only top Democrat to admit there’s “a problem” with gettin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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