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Eric Garner’s Daughter Meets With NYC Mayor, Says Not Firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo Is ‘Unacceptable’

Emerald Garner, daughter of chokehold victim Eric Garner, gets emotional as she leaves the U.S. Attorney’s office, in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 16, 2019. Photo: AP Photo (Richard Drew) Though at this point it should be expected, it’s always a gut punch when a police officer takes a life—on video—and said death is ruled a homicide […]

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On 5th Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death, Protesters Will Take to New York City’s Streets Once More

On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, New Yorkers will once again return to the streets in protest—this time, at the forefront of their minds will be the Department of Justice’s recent decision not to pursue civil rights charges against the NYPD officer who placed Garner in a deadly chokehold. As NBC New York […]

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NYPD: It’s Not Racist When a Cop Calls You the N-Word

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) If you think that headline is clickbait, it’s not. It actually paraphrases the official New York Police Department’s training manual. An official investigation into complaints of biased policing against the NYPD’s officers reveals, among other things, that the outfit doesn’t consider cops using racial slurs as evidence of bias; that […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Turn Himself in to NYPD for Allegedly Groping a Woman at a Bar

Photo: Andy Kropa (Invision/AP) Cuba Gooding Jr., best remembered of late for portraying and partying like O.J. Simpson, will surrender to the NYPD on Thursday, following allegations that he groped a woman over the weekend. NBC News reports Gooding’s rep confirmed the actor will be turning himself in to the department’s sex crimes unit less than […]

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Sex Work Decriminalization Could Have Saved Layleen Polanco

Supporters and mourners of Layleen Polanco on stage at the Monday rally at Foley Square. All photos by Alyza Enriquez, for VICE. At Manhattan’s Foley Square on Monday evening, transgender community leaders, Black Lives Matter activists, and friends of Layleen Polanco could be heard sounding off from blocks away. More than a hundred people had […]

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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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