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Black Lives Matter

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Corey Gray

on 5 February 2016

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Transcript of Black Lives Matter

Terms You Should Know to be an Advocate
For Black Lives Matter

Indictment
- An indictment is a formal accusation by the state that a person has committed a crime. There are two ways that the state can indict a criminal defendant: by a grand jury proceeding or by filing a charging document directly with the court.
Defendant
- individual charged with the crime.
Prosecutor
- sometimes the District Attorney, lawyer of the government.

Statistics
19.3 percent of African Americans (25 and older) have a Bachelors degree.
17. 8 percent of African Americans voted in the 2012 presidential election. In comparison to the 2008 election, about 1.7 million voted.
African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population
One in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001.
What differences do you notice in today's society versus the 1950's and 60's?
Gun control
Music
Protests
Drugs
Incarceration
Crime
What are your thoughts?
Solutions against Police Brutality
Know your rights!
Get involved with marches and protests. Get your voice heard! (ATLBSU)
Record the police if you or someone else is being harassed by the police.
Vote!
Engage in conversation with police organizations.
Who is this?
More Terms
Grand Jury
- plays an important role in the criminal process, but no one that involves a finding of guilty or punishment to a party. Instead, a prosecutor will work with the grand jury whether to bring criminal charges or an indictment against a potential defendant. Typically reserved for serious felonies.
What happens
during
the grand jury proceedings? First, they are had in complete secrecy. The prosecutor presents the state's case, the prosecutor has no obligation to provide any evidence or information that may make the defendant less capable of committing the crime.
What happens
after
a grand jury proceeding? After the conclusion of the presentation of the evidence, the grand jury votes whether or not there is sufficient evidence or probable cause to bring charges against the defendant.
Discussion Video
What Now?
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