Tag: NYC

Black NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Loses 20 Days’ Vacation for Her Role in Deadly Encounter

A protester holds up a sign with images of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both killed at the hands of police officers, during an August 2014 action on Staten Island in New York City.Photo: John Minchillo, File (Associated Press) New York City Police Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, the only other cop officially implicated in the […]

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Black NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Loses 20 Vacation Days for Her Role in Deadly Encounter

A protester holds up a sign with images of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both killed at the hands of police officers, during an August 2014 action on Staten Island in New York City.Photo: John Minchillo, File (Associated Press) New York City Police Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, the only other cop officially implicated in the […]

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NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Among Other Progressives Claims Democratic Primary Victory

Public defender Tiffany Cabán declares victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary race, June 25, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Scott Heins (Getty Images) In what will be a major upset to the Democratic Party machine and old-guard Democrats if it holds, a progressive and openly queer Latina attorney […]

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NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Democratic Primary Victory

Public defender Tiffany Cabán declares victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary race, June 25, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Scott Heins (Getty Images) In what will be a major upset to the Democratic Party machine and old-guard Democrats if it holds, a progressive and openly queer Latina attorney […]

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YouTube Star Etika Is Found Dead in NYC, Leaving Thousands of Fans in Mourning

Desmond “Etika” AmofaScreenshot: EtikaFRFX (YouTube) YouTube gaming star Etika was pulled lifeless from New York City’s East River days following his disappearance after he posted video that had fans and loved ones concerned for his safety. New York City police on Tuesday announced the death of the 29-year-old Etika, born Desmond Amofah, after having put […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrested and Charged With Groping Woman at an NYC Bar

Cuba Gooding Jr. in London, April 2018 Photo: John Phillips (Getty) Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing up to a year in jail if he’s convicted of forcibly touching a woman, a charge for which he was arrested Thursday after turning himself in to police in New York. But Gooding, through his lawyer, Mark Heller, says he […]

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Black Student Protest Leads to Prosecutor in the Central Park 5 Case Quitting Her Columbia Law School Job

Photo: iStock Another day, another example of karma coming for folks in the fallout over the wrongful prosecutions of the Central Park Five. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer has quit her part-time gig as a professor at Columbia Law School after renewed calls for her ouster by the Black Law Students Association, the New […]

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NYPD Apologizes for 1969 Stonewall Inn Raid That Sparked Modern Gay Pride Movement

Plaque on New York City’s historic Stonewall Inn outlines its landmark status as a key element in the history of gay rightsPhoto: Getty New York City’s police commissioner apologized Thursday for the “discriminatory and oppressive” police raid 50 years ago on the Stonewall Inn that inspired what became the modern gay pride movement. Just weeks […]

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