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Emancipate Statement on RPD Murder of Darryl Tyree Williams

Emancipate Statement on RPD Murder of Darryl Tyree Williams

Thursday evening as members of the Emancipate NC team stood in a parking lot in southeast Raleigh, and watched balloons float into the air, celebrating the life of Darryl Tyree Williams, a man who was killed by RPD simply for being Black in an overpoliced...

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Updates From The Raleigh No-Knock Litigation

Updates From The Raleigh No-Knock Litigation

As our case against the Raleigh Police Department’s use of no-knock and quick-knock warrants progresses, the City of Raleigh’s attorneys are using questionable methods to attack the character of the plaintiffs, rather than own up and pay out the damages they owe....

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Report Back on Durham DSS Public Records

Report Back on Durham DSS Public Records

Art by Dawn Blagrove For some time, Team Emancipate has been investigating the Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS). Last fall, we released a report full of county-level reforms to make Durham’s child welfare system work better for kids and their...

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The Fight to Preserve Community

The Fight to Preserve Community

In Greenville, NC, Emancipate is working as part of the Peace Not Police coalition to build alternative structures for authentic community safety. Long-time community members like Jerome Wilson are essential to that cause. Such “anchor neighbors” provide safety and...

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To Know King

To Know King

Commentary by Dedan Waciuri To know King? Or to love King? Kwame Ture (previously known as Stokely Charmichael) once stated that, “It is one thing to love King, but how well do we know King?” This question, raised during his speech at Spelman College, was meant to...

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The Story of April Barber

The Story of April Barber

Recently, on the Black Light Mass Incarceration Show, Emancipate NC's Cierra Cobb interviewed April Barber. In 2022, April earned one of the first commutations from Governor Roy Cooper from the Juvenile Sentencing Review Board. April went into prison pregnant at the...

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Protect Black Humanity

Protect Black Humanity

As 2022 comes to a close, Executive Director Dawn Blagrove responds to the arrest of a student at Winston Salem State University. Please make an end-of-year donation to Emancipate NC to protect Black humanity in North Carolina and keep our mission strong in...

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Standing Up to SRO Abuse in Greenville

Standing Up to SRO Abuse in Greenville

Image by Amanda Denise, NewsChannel 12. School Resource Officers are supposed to keep students safe -- but like most police in this country, they are actually trained to view the very people they are supposed to protect as the enemy. At North Pitt High School in...

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Emancipate NC Settles Public Records Suit With Durham DSS

Emancipate NC Settles Public Records Suit With Durham DSS

Photo depicts some of the attendees at a Roundtable event at Duke Law School to discuss “Keeping Families Together in Durham County” held on December 6, 2022. Last month, we reported that Emancipate NC sued the Durham County Department of Social...

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Emancipate NC Forces RPD to Ban No-Knock Warrants

Emancipate NC Forces RPD to Ban No-Knock Warrants

Image by Brett Villena for the Indy Week The Indy Week’s “Trauma and Lawsuits” article on Wednesday profiles two families’ whose homes were wrongfully invaded by Raleigh police using unconstitutionally quick warrant entries. The families are represented...

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Dear Raleigh PD, De-Escalation Takes More than A Few Words

Dear Raleigh PD, De-Escalation Takes More than A Few Words

Image of Kerwin Pittman being interviewed by ABC11 News For over four years, Emancipate NC has been demanding accountability for misconduct by the Raleigh Police Department. The tragic and all-too-familiar cases ranging from Kyron Hinton in 2018 to Daniel Turcios...

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Victory in Alamance!

Victory in Alamance!

This month, an Alamance Superior Judge entered an order dismissing the majority of a defamation suit against a Black anti-racist activist, Dejuana Bigelow, and the entirety of a defamation suit against her co-defendant, a white anti-racist activist, Jennifer Love. Ms....

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