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Here's Audio of What Sounds Like an NYPD Captain Pressuring an Officer to Target Black Men
gawker.com
July 14, 2016

When NYPD officer Michael Birch was summoned into a performance evaluation meeting with his commanding officer and a lieutenant one day in August 2012: wasn’t generating enough “activity.”

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‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Spam IMDb With Low Ratings
screencrush.com
July 12, 2016

Many users – mostly men – are giving Paul Feig’s reboot a 1/10 on IMDb, but what’s the point?

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Ghostbusters Director Paul Feig on the Films Misogynistic Trolls: Its Not for All These Guys!
The Daily Beast
July 12, 2016

The acclaimed filmmaker behind ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘The Heat,’ and ‘Spy’ opens up about his all-women franchise, Kate McKinnon’s character’s sexuality, and going to war with trolls.

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Woman Captured in the Iconic Baton Rouge Photo
dailymail.co.uk
July 11, 2016

Ieshia Evans, 28, a licensed practitioner nurse and mother from New York, has been revealed as the woman behind the iconic arrest photo from the Baton Rouge protest on Saturday.

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White Kansas Cop Threatens Little Black Girl on Facebook, Loses Job
theroot.com
July 11, 2016

The now-fired officer commented on pictures of a 5-year-old, saying, ”Hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last.”

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The Legal and Ethical Ramifications of Letting Police Kill Suspects With Robots
Motherboard
July 11, 2016

Dallas police used a bomb robot to kill a suspect in what was "essentially a jury-rigged version of a drone strike"—where do we go from here?

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Bomb Robot’ Takes Down Dallas Gunman, Raises Enforcement Questions
nytimes.com
July 11, 2016

But the decision to deliver a bomb by robot stunned some current and former law enforcement officials, who said they believed the new tactic blurred the line between policing and warfare.

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Dallas police department Twitter feed before the shootings.
slate.com
July 8, 2016

Before it began posting information about the apparent Thurdsay-night sniper attack in which at least four officers were killed at a protest march, the ...

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Who Are These Vanity Fair Cover Stories For?
jezebel.com
July 8, 2016

In a profile for Vanity Fair’s August 2016 cover, writer Rich Cohen struggled to separate actress Margot Robbie from her existence as a sexual being, as many male writers done about women forever. It’s synonymous with his style of writing about famous women in an oddly fantastical, idolizing tone.

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Tips For Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
.theroot.com
July 8, 2016

Its ok to step away from images of black bodies constantly being brutalized. Self-care is essential to the soul.

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