ATLANTA, GEORGIA—When Yoehzer Yeeftahk saw images of Michael Brown’s lifeless body laying in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri for upwards of four hours, something within him changed. He told ThinkProgress he immediately thought of the lynching of African Americans that rocked his state just one generation ago.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

Young Civil Rights Activists Shut Down DC

Georgetown will never be the same. An area known for its high end shops, restaurants and exclusive real estate was the recent target of hundreds of protesters demanding unjustified police killings, shootings and arrests cease in the District of Columbia. In fact, many of the business areas in DC will never forget the presence of youth taking over the streets to protest police brutality.

BILL FLETCHER, HOST, THE GLOBAL AFRICAN: Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner--the list of African-American lives senselessly taken because of excessive policing is seemingly long and endless, underscoring the increasingly contentious relationship that exists between the black community and law enforcement. The tension between the African-American community and the police has reached a fever pitch this week.
GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

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