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Video: Dearborn bicyclist plans to file civil rights lawsuit over scuffle with police

Video footage of the Dec. 7 incident shows police approaching Ali Beydoun as he tried to fix his bike chain in the middle of a street on Dearborn’s east side at 4:47 a.m., and eventually forcing him to the ground and into a police cruiser in a loud, physical struggle. Full News here – Detroit […]

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Civil rights group wants public apology from Patterson

A civil rights organization has called for a public apology from … Full News here – Click On Detroit News

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Autopsy: Detroit woman, 19, whose slaying drew civil rights complaints died of

Autopsy: Detroit woman, 19, whose slaying drew civil rights complaints died of … DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – An autopsy on a 19-year-old black woman killed on a suburban Detroit porch where she'd reportedly gone to seek help after a car crash confirms that she died of a gunshot wound to her face. Renisha McBride, of […]

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‘Insufficient evidence’ that Imad Hamad sexually harassed women, Arab civil rights group says

An independent investigation found ‘insufficient evidence’ that a Dearborn-based senior leader at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) sexually harassed several women, the group said today. Imad Hamad will no longer lead the ADC’s Michigan office, but will remain on staff as an adviser to the office. Full News here – freep

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Civil rights groups worry stop-and-frisk policies coming to Detroit

A coalition of civil rights advocates spoke out Thursday against the Detroit Police Department’s decision to hire consultants with a conservative group that promoted the controversial stop-and-frisk program in New York City that critics say tramples on constitutional rights. Full News here – freep

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Local civil rights advocates call for federal charges against Zimmerman

Local civil rights leaders are calling on the U.S. Justice Department to consider new charges against George Zimmerman after his acquittal late Saturday night on murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Full News here – freep

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Giving a snapshot of civil rights history

Detroit — Mamie Chalmers was nervous before talking to a smattering of 10th-graders Wednesday. She doesn't like to speak in front of groups. Then again, she hasn't had much practice. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Supreme Court poised to upend civil rights policies

Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind? Full News here – freep

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Detroit EFM Kevyn Orr to be welcomed with civil disobedience and mass protests

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday called for mass protests, and it appears he may get his wish. Full News here – Detroit News

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FBI: Armed Neo-Nazi supporter put metro-Detroit Jewish and civil rights

FBI: Armed Neo-Nazi supporter put metro-Detroit Jewish and civil rights … The FBI recently notified Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Executive Director Scott Kaufman that their names were on a hit list found in Schmidt's belongings. “We get threats all the time in terms of … Full News here […]

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Feds start school civil rights investigation

Detroit — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will meet today with Detroit Public Schools officials to investigate allegations of civil rights violations stemming from massive school closures in the district. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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DIA installation looks at Civil War

The Detroit Institute of Arts is presenting a new installation of American art that examines the Civil War… Full News here – Click On Detroit News

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Union members to receive civil disobedience training ahead of massive protest

The civil disobedience training is planned at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn on Saturday morning. Full News here – freep

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Parents file civil rights complaints against DPS

More than 35 complaints have been filed with the U.S. Department of Education against Detroit Public Schools, accusing the district of a range of failures, from not meeting the educational needs of bilingual students to pulling effective principals out of buildings. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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ACLU civil suit filed on behalf of Highland Park Public Schools students, parents

The American Civil Liberties Union announced a lawsuit on behalf of Highland Park Public Schools students and their parents … Full News here – Click On Detroit News

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