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Last week, film director Spike Lee retweeted (to his 250,000 followers) the home address of an elderly couple in Florida named David and Elaine McClain. Lee mistakenly thought the couple were related to now infamous neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.  Turns out, although the McClains do have a son named William George Zimmerman, [...]

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Amateur Videos: Making Police Accountable?

On January 13, 2009 By Megan Bibb

On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22 year old African-American, was shot in the back and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer, Johannes Mehserle. The shooting occurred on a station platform. Grant was unarmed.

Within hours of the shooting, videos recorded on witnesses’ cellphones and digital cameras [...]

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