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MSNBC unveils new series on race and crime

  MSNBC’s Ari Melber joins Thomas Roberts to discuss the network’s new series, “Presumed Guilty,” which examines race and the criminal justice system in the U.S.

Presumed guilty: Why is there no punishment for racial profiling?

Twenty-five states have passed legislation to discourage racial profiling but only 12 of those actually ban it. States that penalize police found guilty of profiling? Five. Full story

House Dems convene dialogue on race and justice

"It absolutely is possible to legislate attitudes,” said Maya Wiley. “It is because by legislating opportunity you change how the attitudes are developed." Full story

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  Democrats strike back at GOP fight against voting rights

Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, joins Martin Bashir to explain why Republicans need to engage on the wider conversations being held at the state and national level on voter I.D. and racial profiling and how they must stop “acting as if this is a problem from 50 years ago.”

  White House plans to challenge new state voter ID laws

Fresh off of signing a bill that limits women’s access to abortion clinics, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is set to sign what many are calling the most restrictive voting bill in the country. This comes as President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder assured civil rights leaders in a me

  Florida protesters demand legislation inspired by Trayvon Martin death

Melanie Andrade, Florida A&M chapter president of the Dream Defenders, who has been protesting at the Florida capitol since the not-guilty verdict was read in the trial of George Zimmerman, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the components of the protest group's proposed "Trayvon Martin Act."

  Cardin: Racial profiling doesn't add to good police work, alienates communities

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., joins Ari Melber to discuss his proposed bill that would outlaw racial profiling at the federal level.

  'Stop and frisk' policy: Is it racial profiling?

NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn discusses her city's "stop and frisk" policy and its debatable constitutionality.

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Sanford Police Chief Smith, Mayor Triplett and Seminole County Undersheriff Harriett attend a prayer service at the New Life Word Center Church in Sanford
Sanford Police Chief Smith, Mayor Triplett and Seminole County Undersheriff Harriett attend a prayer service at the New Life Word Center Church in Sanford

(L-R) Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith, Mayor Jeff Triplett and Seminole County Undersheriff Steve Harriett attend a prayer service at the New Life Word Center Church led by a coalition of local ministers to move the community forward after the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial and verdict