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#ReclaimMLK, Protesters Plan to Forge the More Confrontational Side of King’s Legacy this MLK Day

On Monday, during the federal holiday set aside to celebrate the life and work Martin Luther King Jr., a new generation of Americans tired of persistent racial inequality, discrimination, and police violence directed at specific segments of society will participate in actions designed to reclaim the legacy of the famous civil rights leader.

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America’s Children: The Trials of Growing Up in a Police State

After a year dominated with news of police shootings of unarmed citizens (including children), SWAT team raids gone awry, photo ops of militarized police shouldering assault rifles while perched on top of armored vehicles, and reports on how the police are using asset forfeiture laws to pad their pockets with luxury cars, cash and other expensive toys, the question arises: how do you prepare a child for life in the American police state?

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