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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

The conversation below puts the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in a broader context. What we see from that 30,000-foot view is just … ugh. You’ll see. In black communities, “to protect and serve” often feels more like “to threaten and subdue.” Law enforcement in the U.S. should be just that — enforcement. What happened to […]

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She Tried To Save Her Son’s Life, And For That, We Tried To Take Hers

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She Tried To Save Her Son’s Life, And For That, We Tried To Take Hers

Many of us grow up hearing that justice is “letting the punishment fit the crime.” So if someone commits a horrible crime, it seems completely fair to punish them equally horribly. But what if we’re wrong? And what if, once we realize it, we can’t take the punishment back? Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-tried-to-save-her-sons-life-and-for-that-we-tried-to-take-hers

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When I Hear 'Tougher State Gun Laws,' I Think Of These 3 Maps. They're Burned Into My Mind.

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When I Hear 'Tougher State Gun Laws,' I Think Of These 3 Maps. They're Burned Into My Mind.

These maps show that states working hard to pass strict gun-control laws are mostly doing it in vain because the most permissive state laws in the U.S. sets the bar. And the bar is low. So it’s basically like that age-old saying, with a twist — if your friend jumps of a cliff/passes a really […]

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Get Ready To Bawl When You See How A White Cop Chose Not To Destroy A Black Man's Life. That Man Is Now An NBA Star.

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Get Ready To Bawl When You See How A White Cop Chose Not To Destroy A Black Man's Life. That Man Is Now An NBA Star.

Let’s get one thing straight — Caron Butler has accomplished what he has because he worked for it. This police officer didn’t give it to him. But the fact remains, Officer Richard Geller had the power to knock Butler off his path and decided not to. THAT’S how you wield authority. Read more: http://upworthy.com/get-ready-to-bawl-when-you-see-how-a-white-cop-chose-not-to-destroy-a-black-mans-life-that-man-is-now-an-nba-star

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Guess Where The 'Most Dangerous' Place In The World Is To Be A Journalist

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Guess Where The 'Most Dangerous' Place In The World Is To Be A Journalist

Riding motorcycles, chasing ambulances, and dodging death threats? No, it’s not the plot of a new crime thriller — it’s the real story of a fearless few in search of a story few others would try to tell. Read more: http://upworthy.com/guess-where-the-most-dangerous-place-in-the-world-is-to-be-a-journalist

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A Radio Show Spent Time In A School Where Shootings Happen So Often No One Talks About Them Anymore

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A Radio Show Spent Time In A School Where Shootings Happen So Often No One Talks About Them Anymore

Harper High seems like a normal school. But last year, there were 29 shootings. Yep, you read that right. 29. How can kids feel safe enough to learn when they are too busy learning how to stay alive? Guess what else? There’s a good chance you’ve never heard about the Harper High shootings because the […]

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