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With #myNYPD hashtag, Black Twitter exposes police brutality

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The New York Police Department is known for executing a history of violent and discriminatory practices that many say unfairly target minorities. An effort to share positive stories and experiences through the #myNYPD hashtag backfired after members of Black Twitter jacked the hashtag to highlight police brutality carried out by the department. 

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NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

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The New York City Police Department has announced that it will be ending its monitoring of everyday activities of Muslims. On Tuesday, the department confirmed the dismantling of the anti-terrorism plan known as the Demographics Unit. The anti-terror program is getting a hard look from Commissioner William Bratton. Protocols for when and how to conduct […]

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Lawsuit: man sues NYPD over pepper-spray attack

A Queens man has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD after an altercation caught on surveillance video shows him getting repeatedly pepper-sprayed during a bogus attack.  Stefon Luckey, 34, says the officers also hurled racial slurs at him. 

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Lawsuit: NYPD accused of excessive force that left dead teen quadriplegic

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  The mother of a New York teen who was left quadriplegic after an encounter with New York City police says that excessive force led to her son’s condition. Karen Fludd’s 17-year-old Deion Fludd eventually succumbed to injuries sustained from the incident. 

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Man forced to rap for cops receives settlement

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A man who says that he was forced by members of the NYPD to rap for his freedom has received a settlement from the city. Quinshon Shingles, who goes by the stage name Sauce Da Boss, will be paid $7,500 for the incident. 

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Woman awarded $100,000 in lawsuit against city for mom’s death

A Brooklyn woman who was detained by the NYPD after her mother was fatally shot by a stray bullet between cops and an armed man will receive $100,000 from the city. Tashmaya Gay, 22, was standing on the stoop of a Crown Heights building with victim Denise Gay when police fired 73 shots at a […]

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Lawsuit: 10-year-old gets leg broken by cop after filming him

According to papers filed in a New York court, a Brooklyn cop kicked a 10-year-old boy in the shin, breaking his leg as the child recorded him with his cell phone. Police appeared at the boy’s mother Krystle Silvera’s Flatbush home looking for her ex-boyfriend. The lawsuit also contains allegations that Silvera was sexually assaulted […]

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‘Bill of Rights’ created to stop racial profiling

Civil rights leaders and retail executives met Monday to announce a “bill of rights” for shoppers. The list comes after a string of controversial claims made by African American customers while shopping at high-end retail stores in New York City.

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NYPD charges unarmed man, blames him for making them shoot innocent bystanders

An emotionally disturbed unarmed has been charged with assault after police found him to be responsible for the NYPD’s shooting of two innocent bystanders. Glenn Broadnax, 35, of Brooklyn was shot at by police after reaching into his pants pocket. The police say they thought he was pulling out a gun so they opened fire, […]

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Black police officer says she was racially profiled, falsely arrested by white cops while off duty

  A black police officer says she was improperly charged with resisting arrest by two white officers from her own department last week. Officer Delores Sharp, a 19-year veteran of the Nassau County Police Department, said she immediately identified herself as an officer during the Nov. 29 confrontation with an officer while she was shopping […]

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