Tag: nypd

Bill de Blasio Talks ICE, Sex Work Decriminalization and Why Black People Should Support His Campaign

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Donald Trump won the 2016 Election because people stayed home instead of hitting the polls, not because the majority of the country is racist (03:25). […]

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No Regrets? NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Gets Real About Eric Garner, the NYPD, and Policing

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio has no regrets over how he handled the legal proceedings of Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who killed Eric Garner. During his interview with The Root, de […]

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2 Ex-NYC Cops Get Probation for Having Sex With a Handcuffed Teenager They’d Just Arrested

Photo: iStock Two former New York City cops slipped through a crack in New York law and now will serve just five months’ probation for having sex in the back of a police van with a handcuffed 18-year-old they’d just arrested on a marijuana charge. Prosecutors fought to have Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, […]

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New Yorkers Should Thank Police for the Summer “Slowdown”

Just ahead of a beautiful August weekend in New York, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, the highest-ranking uniformed officer in the force, was dispatched to local TV outlet NY1 to contradict the head of the city’s police union. It would be the first weekend since Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner […]

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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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GoFundMe for Officer Who Killed Eric Garner Reaches Nearly $100,000 in 2 Days

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Within days of officer Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD cop who caused Eric Garner’s death after using an illegal chokehold, being formally let go by New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill, a GoFundMe to support him has raised nearly $100,000. The total amount—just over $95,000 as of Wednesday morning—nearly exceeds Pantaleo’s […]

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NYPD Fires Officer Responsible for the Death of Eric Garner

People participate in a protest to mark the five year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner during a confrontation with a police officer in the borough of Staten Island on July 17, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Five years after “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for police […]

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Nine NYPD Officers Have Died by Suicide This Year. The Department Thinks It Has a Plan.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Just days after the eight and ninth New York City police officers killed themselves this year, the head of the city’s police union had some advice for members of the department struggling with depression and mental illness: “Don’t fucking do it.” “Officers, […]

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NYPD Union Chief Is Very Sorry for Sharing a Racist Video That Calls Black People ‘Monsters’

An NYPD union leader is claiming that a racist video he told thousands of his fellow cops to “pay close attention to” on Saturday was actually shared in error. Ed Mullins, president of New York City’s second-largest cop union the Sergeants Benevolent Association, shared a 15-minute video made by right-wing author Colin Flaherty that refers […]

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No Charges Filed Against NYPD Cop Who Said 50 Cent Should Be Shot on Sight

Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) Last summer, NYPD 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint against rapper 50 Cent after 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, aimed criticism at him on Instagram. According to the New York Daily News, 50 was commenting on a lawsuit that alleged that Gonzalez had […]

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Jazmine Headley, Violently Arrested for Sitting on the Floor of a Human Resources Building, Sues New York City

Jazmine Headley, center, joins attorney Brian Neary and her mother, Jacqueline Jenkins, outside a courthouse in Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 12, 2018. Her screams were bloodcurdling. Last December, exhausted after a three-hour wait at the Human Resources Administration (HRA) building in Brooklyn, where she’d gone to address an issue with her childcare benefits, Jazmine Headley […]

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NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Reportedly Used NYPD Security Detail to Move Daughter Out of Apartment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), Chirlane McCray (2L), Chiara de Blasio (2R) and Dante de Blasio (L) visit the house his grandmother was born in during a visit to Mayor de Blasio’s grandmother’s town on July 24, 2014, in Grassano, Italy.Photo: Giovanni Marino (Getty Images) New York Mayor and Democratic presidential long […]

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NYPD Suspends Officer Who Killed Eric Garner After Judge Recommends He Should be Fired

People participate in a protest to mark the five year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner during a confrontation with a police officer in the borough of Staten Island on July 17, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) A New York administrative judge has found, like those of us with working […]

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Suspect in Custody After Dousing NYPD Officers With Water; Other ‘Animals’ Allegedly Responsible Identified

Image: iStock One suspect is in custody after taking the phrase “Hot Girl Summer” a little too literally. When last we left you, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had spent the week dragging his archenemy, current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, after footage surfaced of NYPD officers being doused with water […]

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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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