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MN Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Castile Shooting

Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony, Minn., police officer, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic stop. Before Yanez, no officer had been charged in more than 150 police-involved deaths in Minnesota since 2000.

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Hostages to the Storm

Sept. 4 marks the 10th anniversary of an unthinkable police assault on unarmed citizens at the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans, a week after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Responding to a false “officer down” report, a group of cops stormed the bridge in a commandeered truck and began firing before the vehicle had even come to a stand-still. Two people were killed, Ronald Madison, a developmentally disabled 40-year-old, and James Brissette, 17. Four others were wounded. The officers and […]