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Black Lives Matter: 2014: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice

A guide on information and history surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality against black people in the United States..


Primary Sources

Race & Police

Resources Recommended by Urban Community

On the power of protests from SFGATE.com
"It’s a performance, and that’s the point. Nonviolent action has always been a performance that creates the space for a reckoning."

In Three Minutes... from Washington Post

General information from New York Times 

More on the case:

 Local Ferguson twitters:

What is Violence (and isn't) by Mia McKenzie (wrote Black Girl Dangerous)

Op Ed from Washington Post 

Eyewitness Reports from the DailyKos

Police Associations

Eric Garner

Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014 on Staten Island after being put into a chokehold by a police officer who suspected he was selling loose cigarettes. On December 3rd a Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed Garner.

Articles Before the Grand Jury Decision (background)

Articles After the Grand Jury Decision

Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice, a 12 year old boy, was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer on November 22, 2014 after police responded to a dispatch call describing a young African American man wielding a gun at people in a city park. On December 4, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder concluded that the Cleveland Police Department uses excessive force after justice officers examined over 600 cases from 2010-2013.