Tag: NYPD

Outrage After DA Decides Against Charging NYPD Cops Who ‘Murdered’ Black Man In His Own Home

The family of a Black man who was Tasered, shot and killed in his apartment by NYPD officers was reacting with outrage at a prosecutor’s decision against charging the cops who were involved. The decision came amid nationwide protests against police violence and racism and what if oftentimes a deadly combination of the two. Bronx […]

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All Police Can Be Secret Police

The president’s move also gave local officials something dramatic to stand up to—and distance themselves from. Last week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was gassed by federal agents at a protest “as dozens of reporters and photographers—and a sardonic crowd of demonstrators chanting, ‘Fuck Ted Wheeler!’—watched the mayor cough, don clear plastic goggles, and give an […]

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NYPD Uses Unmarked Van to Grab Protester Off the Street: ‘It Was Like a Kidnapping’

Screenshot: MichelleLhooq Twitter New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had to answer for the NYPD again on Wednesday morning, after a viral video showed officers in an unmarked van, some of whom were in plainclothes, grabbing a young, female protester off a Manhattan street on Tuesday evening. Advertisement The video instantly recalled reports coming […]

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NYPD Uses Unmarked Van to Grab Protester Off the Street: ‘It Was Like a Kidnapping’ [UPDATED]

Screenshot: MichelleLhooq Twitter New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had to answer for the NYPD again on Wednesday morning, after a viral video showed officers in an unmarked van, some of whom were in plainclothes, grabbing a young protester off a Manhattan street on Tuesday evening. Advertisement The video instantly recalled reports coming from […]

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Outrage Against NYPD Builds After Viral Video Of Protester Being Thrown Into Unmarked Van

Source: Ira L. Black – Corbis / Getty The NYPD continues to face major backlash amid protests against police brutality. Criticism for the department peaked again on Tuesday when a video went viral of cops throwing a protester into an unmarked van. According to Gothamist, plainclothes officers grabbed the protester — who was identified as […]

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Customers Who Refused Masks Assault Trader Joe’s Workers, Send One to the Hospital

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images On July 14, two customers entered a Trader Joe’s grocery store in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan without masks. They refused orders from workers to wear a mask, and began assaulting workers there, according to employees of the store and the New York City Police Department. The men are […]

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ProPublica Publishes Database Containing Thousands of Police Misconduct Complaints After Federal Judge Blocked Their Release

Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP (Getty Images) In the weeks following the first Black Lives Matter uprisings, criminal justice reform advocates scored several major legislative wins. In New York state, one of these was the repeal of Civil Rights Law 50-A, which shielded the misconduct records of law enforcement from the public. Advertisement Last week, however, a […]

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NYPD Chief Brags That District Attorneys Won’t Prosecute Cops Under New Anti-Chokehold Law

Photo: Shutterstock Police have been resisting forcefully to this year’s protests against their practise of brutalizing and killing Black people with impunity, and have also been pushing back against any policy shifts that could require them to face even a modicum accountability for this kind of activity. Advertisement Lawmakers in New York passed a law […]

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NYPD Commissioner Big Mad That People Have the Audacity to Demand Police Reform

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) You know, seeing police officers throw temper tantrums over people asking them to try to avoid killing Black people as much as possible only further amplifies the fact that they may not be the right people for this job. The commissioner for the New York Police Department is the latest […]

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Black Protesters Arrested By NYPD Were Charged With Felony Way More Than White Demonstrators, Data Shows

Source: Pacific Press / Getty After George Floyd‘s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, protests erupted around the world, causing further examples of police brutality to be caught on camera amongst demonstrators. One police department that faced major criticism was the New York City Police Department when brutal clips showed incidents like officers shoving pedestrians […]

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