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Family speaks out in Sacramento police shooting

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/27/18, 11:26 am

Sequita Thompson, the grandmother of a man killed last week by Sacramento, Calif., police, lamented her loss and called for police reforms Monday. Stephon Clark, 22, was unarmed in Thompson’s backyard on March 18 when police in pursuit of a fleeing vandalism suspect came upon him. Thinking he had a gun, they shot at him 20 times. He had only a cellphone in his possession. Members of the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics on Sunday wore black warmup shirts with Clark’s name on them before their NBA game in Sacramento.

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Desegregation pioneer Linda Brown has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/27/18, 10:47 am

Linda Brown, the child at the center of the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case to desegregate public schools, died Sunday. She was 75. Her father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll her in a nearby public school in Topeka, Kansas, but was told Linda had to attend a school miles away. The NAACP sued on the family’s behalf, and the case joined with others from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for a hearing before the high court.

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The cry from the classrooms

Education | Shocked by last week’s school shooting, students are pushing lawmakers to protect them
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/21/18, 02:10 pm

This could be the start of the #MeToo movement for gun control.

Teenagers across the country still reeling from last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., skipped class en masse Wednesday to deliver a stinging rebuke to federal and state lawmakers reluctant to impose new restrictions on guns. From Tallahassee, Fla., to Washington, D.C., the students vowed to be the catalyst for a cultural change in the way Americans think about guns.

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