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Bones of Black Children Killed By Police Are Used in Class

Families of MOVE bombing victims haven't given permission

(Newser) - Five children, ages 7 to 14 were among the 11 MOVE members killed in 1985 when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto the group's house. The city apologized for the attack last November, with the mayor saying, "This year we saw the pain and trauma...

Sole Child Survivor of '85 Philly Bombing Dies in Hot Tub

Michael Ward found on cruise ship, apparently drowned

(Newser) - Michael Moses Ward, one of two survivors of the 1985 bombing of the militant group MOVE in a Philadelphia neighborhood and the only child to make it out alive, has died at 41. Ward died aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean, say Florida medical examiners. His body was found...

Court Refuses to Reinstate Mumia's Death Sentence

Pa. judges order life in prison, or new hearing

(Newser) - Famed death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal earned some measure of triumph today as a US appeals court refused to reinstate his death sentence, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of killing a Philly cop, and has fought for retrial. The court upheld the conviction but said Abu-Jamal should...

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