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Youth Rally to Oppose Police Brutality and Racial Profiling

Chicago’s African American, Latino and Arab youth gathered Thursday evening at police headquarters on Chicago’s south side to oppose police brutality and racial profiling. While the action had been scheduled for some time, the protest was particularly timely -- coming on the heels of the death of three people of color, including an 8-year-old child, in the last two weeks as a consequence of police actions. The protest, organized by by the youth activist project Generation Y and its partners, drew attention to a recent report that shows a high incidence of racial profiling and abuse of youth by police, school officials and employers. The young people are demanding that Chicago mayor Richard Daley and police superintendent Phil Cline address the abysmal system of police accountability in Chicago, along with chronic problems of police abuse of youth -- and marched from police headquarters to Daley's house to make their point. Read more.

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