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July 14, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Justice Department began a preliminary investigation Thursday into the actions of a dozen Philadelphia police officers who were captured on videotape kicking and beating a black man suspected of carjacking. The footage, shot by a news helicopter, shows the officers pulling Thomas Jones, 30, from the patrol car that he also allegedly stole. They then kicked and struck him while he was on the ground before taking him away in handcuffs and a headlock.
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July 14, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Justice Department began a preliminary investigation Thursday into the actions of a dozen Philadelphia police officers who were captured on videotape kicking and beating a black man suspected of carjacking. The footage, shot by a news helicopter, shows the officers pulling Thomas Jones, 30, from the patrol car that he also allegedly stole. They then kicked and struck him while he was on the ground before taking him away in handcuffs and a headlock.
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November 16, 1995 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ray Seals is a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he had much more to think about Monday than that night's game against Cleveland. He was weighing doubt and suspicion, pondering death, wrestling with the eternal American issue of race. He was wondering just what role prejudice may have played in the snuffing out of his cousin's life. Jonny Gammage, 31, died in the earliest hours of Oct.
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April 29, 1997 | BARRY SIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began as a typical political foray: Prominent defense attorney Jack McMahon, the Republican candidate for district attorney in Philadelphia, called the incumbent Lynn Abraham "racially insensitive." A familiar campaign claim, yet it uncommonly irked those in the D.A.'s office who knew McMahon from his eight-year tenure as an assistant D.A.
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April 29, 1997 | BARRY SIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began as a typical political foray: Prominent defense attorney Jack McMahon, the Republican candidate for district attorney in Philadelphia, called the incumbent Lynn Abraham "racially insensitive." A familiar campaign claim, yet it uncommonly irked those in the D.A.'s office who knew McMahon from his eight-year tenure as an assistant D.A.
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November 17, 1993 | From The Washington Post
Six months after the University of Pennsylvania charged a white student with racial harassment for calling five black sorority sisters "water buffalo," its new leaders announced Tuesday that they will scrap a controversial code barring racially demeaning speech because it is "not the best solution to the problems of racism in our community." The decision by interim president Claire Faigin and interim provost Marvin Lazerson drew reactions ranging from hope to fury among students at Penn.
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April 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
White residents came out onto their front steps Monday and turned their backs on about 500 blacks who marched through the working-class neighborhood in a protest against racial violence. Hundreds of police kept watch on the mostly white Grays Ferry section, where racial tensions have been running high since the beating of a black family by a mob of whites and the killing of a white teenager during a robbery.
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May 15, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A University of Pennsylvania faculty-student board refused Friday to dismiss racial harassment charges against a freshman who called some noisy black women students "water buffalo." But the outcome in this highly publicized test of campus free speech was left uncertain because the board, meeting behind closed doors, demanded that no one discuss what happened.
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April 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
White residents came out onto their front steps Monday and turned their backs on about 500 blacks who marched through the working-class neighborhood in a protest against racial violence. Hundreds of police kept watch on the mostly white Grays Ferry section, where racial tensions have been running high since the beating of a black family by a mob of whites and the killing of a white teenager during a robbery.
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November 16, 1995 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ray Seals is a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he had much more to think about Monday than that night's game against Cleveland. He was weighing doubt and suspicion, pondering death, wrestling with the eternal American issue of race. He was wondering just what role prejudice may have played in the snuffing out of his cousin's life. Jonny Gammage, 31, died in the earliest hours of Oct.
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November 17, 1993 | From The Washington Post
Six months after the University of Pennsylvania charged a white student with racial harassment for calling five black sorority sisters "water buffalo," its new leaders announced Tuesday that they will scrap a controversial code barring racially demeaning speech because it is "not the best solution to the problems of racism in our community." The decision by interim president Claire Faigin and interim provost Marvin Lazerson drew reactions ranging from hope to fury among students at Penn.
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May 15, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A University of Pennsylvania faculty-student board refused Friday to dismiss racial harassment charges against a freshman who called some noisy black women students "water buffalo." But the outcome in this highly publicized test of campus free speech was left uncertain because the board, meeting behind closed doors, demanded that no one discuss what happened.
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