Civil Rights

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against City, Police Over Homewood Altercation

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Pittsburgh Police in a case once reviewed by the Allegheny County District Attorney, who raised concerns about charges police filed against two Homewood men.

06/23/2015

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50 Years Later, Reporter Recalls Covering March That Changed U.S. History

Fifty years ago, thousands of marchers were about to enter Montgomery, Alabama, the state capital, in a march from Selma in a movement to secure voting rights that would change history.

03/24/2015

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Activists Hope “Selma” Screening Will Make Impression On Local Youths

Bloody Sunday in Selma, March 7, 1965.

02/26/2015

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New Horizon Theater Presents “The Meeting”

February is Black History Month.

02/06/2015

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Local “Friendship Nine” Protestor Reacts To Judge Tossing Out Civil Rights-Era Convictions

Thomas Gaither, now a retired Slippery Rock University professor, was once a member of the so-called “Friendship Nine.”

01/28/2015

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FBI Investigating Man’s Claims That He Was Beaten At Halfway House

The FBI is now involved in the investigation into an incident at a local halfway house.

01/28/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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Protests Continue In Pittsburgh, Shutting Down Parkway, Oakland Streets

Local demonstrators will be out again today and this weekend to protest a decision by a grand jury in New York City that cleared a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

12/05/2014

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Protestors Demand Justice, End To Police Brutality During Downtown Demonstration

Across the country and here in Pittsburgh, protests continue today in response to a decision by a grand jury in New York City to not indict another white police officer in the death of a black suspect.

12/04/2014

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Judge Refuses To Enter Judgment Of Acquittal On Remaining Leon Ford Charges

Allegheny County Judge Donald Machen refused to enter a judgment of acquittal on the remaining charges against Leon Ford Tuesday.

10/07/2014

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Civil Rights Investigator Charges State Civil Rights Agency With Discrimination

A state agency charged with investigating civil rights violations now finds itself accused of violating the civil rights of an employee.

09/22/2014

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Juror Excused In Trial Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Jury deliberations in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End, will begin from the beginning.

09/11/2014

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2nd Day Of Deliberations Ends In Trial Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Jury deliberations resumed Wednesday in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End.

09/10/2014

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Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Trial Of Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

The jury heard closing arguments today in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End.

09/09/2014

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Defense Expert: Police Violated Procedure In Traffic Stop That Left Man Paralyzed

The trial for a man of a man left paralyzed following a traffic stop in the city’s East End in November of 2012 resumed Monday morning.

09/08/2014

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