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NYPD Officer Arrested After Hiring a Hitman to Kill Her Husband and Her Boyfriend’s Daughter

Photo: Getty Images New York police officer Valerie Cincinelli, mother of two, paid $7,000 as part of a complicated scheme to have her husband Isaiah Carvalho Jr. killed. According to the New York Times, Cincinelli, a 12-year NYPD veteran who once worked in a Queens domestic violence unit, also planned to have the daughter of […]

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NYPD Commander Texted ‘Not a Big Deal’ After Being Told of Eric Garner’s Death

Police officers protect people entering the Barclays Center for a Brooklyn Nets game while demonstrators protest a Staten Island, New York grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in July on December 8, 2014 in New York City.Photo: Andrew Burton (Getty Images) A Staten Island […]

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NYPD used facial recognition and pics of Woody Harrelson to arrest a man

The New York Police Department used photos of actor Woody Harrelson to arrest a man who was accused of stealing beer from a CVS after officers concluded from a partial photo that the suspect looked like actor Woody Harrelson. Facial recognition software was used to make the arrest in 2017, according to a report released […]

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Eric Garner Case: ‘Definition of a Choke Hold’

New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house May 13, 2019, in Staten Island, N.Y., as his long-delayed disciplinary trial in the death of Eric Garner is set to begin.Photo: Associated Press An NYPD trainer testified Tuesday that the maneuver used by Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo to force an unarmed black father to the […]

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NYPD Detectives Racially Profiled Over 360 Black and Latino Men While Searching for Howard Beach Killer

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Just two weeks after Chanel Lewis, 22, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano, shocking new details have emerged about the initial manhunt that left black and Latino men stripped of dignity, if not also their rights. According to the Daily News, […]

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Cop Implicated in Death of Eric Garner Is Headed to Administrative Trial as Data Shows Cops Still Use Choke Holds

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, speaking out May 9, 2019, after judge OK’d administrative trial for New York cop implicated in Garner’s deathScreenshot: Associated Press The New York City police officer implicated in the death of Eric Garner five years ago is set to face an administrative trial next week after a judge cleared the […]

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With Hints of the Central Park Five, Activists Charge That Disabled Black Man Possibly Railroaded Into Murder Charge

Chanel Lewis appears in court during his retrial in New York, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Lewis is accused of killing a woman who was attacked while running near her family’s New York City home. Photo: Curtis Means (The Daily Mail via AP, Pool) On Tuesday, Chanel Lewis was sentenced to life without parole for the […]

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Breastfeeding Mother Hit with $115 Ticket for Breastfeeding in Midtown NYC Traffic

Image: Getty Images Guillermina Rodriguez, a mother of four, found space to pull over after it took her about an hour to get from 42nd to 30th street in midtown Manhattan. She had a crying three-week-old baby crying in the back seat. “Even though I saw it was a commercial area I’m like, ‘I’m not […]

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These Lyin’ Eyes? Killer Cop’s Lawyer Says NYPD Surgeon Saw No Choke Hold in Eric Garner Death

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, surrounded by supporters at an NYC rally in July 2018Photo: Associated Press The latest twist in the saga to hold killer New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo responsible in any way for Eric Garner’s death may be the ultimate example of the old saying, “Who you gonna trust? Me or […]

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These Lyin’ Eyes? Cop’s Lawyer Says NYPD Surgeon Saw No Choke Hold in Eric Garner Death

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, surrounded by supporters at an NYC rally in July 2018Photo: Associated Press The latest twist in the saga to hold New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo responsible in any way for Eric Garner’s death may be the ultimate example of the old saying, “Who you gonna trust? Me or your […]

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Dallas Mavericks Star Kristaps Porzingis Accused of Beating, Raping Black Woman

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) After missing his entire season NBA season due to injury and requesting a mid-season trade to the Dallas Mavericks, forward Kristaps Porzingis had hopes of getting his career back on track in his new surroundings. But with serious rape allegations now surfacing from his playing days in New York, the […]

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Counselors, Not Cops: New Yorkers Protest Millions Proposed for School Safety Budget, Saying Money Fuels School-to-Prison Pipeline

Protesters at City Hall on March 20, 2019, in New York. Photo: Rob Robinson Guided by a coalition of 40 New York City social justice organizations, dozens of students, parents and advocates converged on New York’s City Hall Wednesday to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed increase to the NYPD’s School Safety Division budget, saying […]

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While Stop & Frisk Has Decreased Substantially in NYC, Significant Racial Disparities Remain: Report

Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) The good news is that Stop and Frisk—the NYPD’s practice of stopping and patting down people in New York City—has dropped by more than 98 percent since its height and that the rate of violent crime continues to drop. The not-so-good but frankly, not surprising, news, is that the percentage […]

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While Stop & Frisk Has Decreased Significantly in NYC, Young Men of Color Are Still Hit Hardest: Report

Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) The good news is that Stop and Frisk—the NYPD’s practice of stopping and patting down people in New York City—has dropped by more than 98 percent since its height and that the rate of violent crime continues to drop. The not-so-good but frankly, not surprising, news, is that the percentage […]

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New York Peace Officer Charged After Punching and Kicking Homeless Man in Shelter Lobby

Photo: Getty Images New York has a problem: Its police have a penchant for brutalizing its marginalized residents. After a verbal altercation at the Bellevue Shelter in Manhattan, on March 6, 2017, supervising sergeant Cordell Fitts and several other officers rushed and subdued a homeless man after he swung at Fitts in the shelter lobby. […]

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NYPD Commander Under Investigation for Ordering Officers to Shoot 50 Cent ‘On Sight’

Photo: Nicholas Hunt (Getty Images) Yes, you read that headline correctly. Because apparently it’s the NYPD who took 50 Cent’s “Get the Strap” mantra to heart. The New York Daily News has the scoop: A Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated by the NYPD for allegedly threatening the celebrity’s life — telling his officers at […]

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Jazmine Headley, Whose Child Was Snatched From Her Arms at a Public Benefits Office, Gets a Public Apology From New York City Council 

In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Jazmine Headley, center, joins attorney Brian Neary and her mother, Jacqueline Jenkins, outside a courthouse in Trenton, N.J.Photo: Mike Catalini (AP Photo) Jazmine Headley was thrust into national headlines in December when, during a visit to a New York public benefits office, her 1-year-old son was snatched from […]

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Did NYPD Spy on Black Lives Matter Protesters? Judge Rules Police Must Disclose Surveillance Data

A protester is arrested on Dec. 3, 2015, for blocking traffic outside Gracie Mansion, the traditional home of New York City mayors, while calling for further action against Daniel Pantaleo, the New York Police Officer who used a New York Police Department-banned choke hold and killed Eric Garner while detaining him in 2014. A New […]

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Police Union Issues A Statement That’s Somehow Worse Than How They Treated Jazmine Headley and Her Baby

Screenshot: CBS This Morning On Tuesday, Jazmine Headley, her family, and her advocates received some much-needed good news: the 23-year-old woman, who was arrested after NYPD officers attempted to rip her 1-year-old baby from her arms, was released from Rikers Island, and all charges against her have been dropped. It was a small victory. But […]

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