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2 Tacoma Police Officers Charged With Murder and a 3rd Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Manuel Ellis

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Weeks before George Floyd was murdered by ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, another Black man in Tacoma, Wash., died in police custody shortly after telling the officers who were restraining him, “I can’t breathe.” That man was 33-year-old Manuel Ellis, and on Thursday, two of the police officers involved…

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Can’t Stop Karening: Amy Cooper Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Employer Alleging Discrimination After She Was Fired When Central Park Video Went Viral

Whatever happened to just taking the L? Whether it be the former president and his acolytes or the Central Park Karen, there’s an alarming lack of folks going, “you know what, that’s on me, I fucked up.” One would hope a year was enough time for Amy Cooper to realize why she was wrong, why she faced the consequences…Read more...

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