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Breaking: Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley


By Diamond 3:02 pm February 10, 2015 From NY1: Law enforcement sources tell NY1′s Dean Meminger that rookie officer Peter Liang has been indicted in the shooting death of Akai Gurley. Gurley was shot to death in a dark stairwell at the Pink Houses in East New York on November 20. Investigators say rookie officer […]

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Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown


By Diamond 2:59 pm January 12, 2015 “For New Yorkers who value fair policing, though, the slowdown is an occasion to celebrate,” writes Aurin Squire for the New Republic.

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Video: black man assaulted by cops while doing Ellen Degeneres dance dare

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm December 30, 2014 A black man was thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares.” 

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Mother of man who killed NYPD cops apologizes to their families

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm December 23, 2014 The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.

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Eric Garner’s daughter visits memorial of slain NYPD officers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:33 am December 23, 2014 The daughter of a man who died during an altercation with NYPD police officers visited the New York City Police Memorial on Monday to express her condolences following the deaths of two NYPD officers who were murdered on Saturday. 

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 22, 2014 Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Woman seeks to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ for clothing


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm December 19, 2014 An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the last words of a dying New York City man who was killed during an encounter with police. 43-year-old Eric Garner died when an NYPD officer placed him an illegal chokehold during detainment. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

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Video: police attack 12-year-old child as witnesses plead for them to stop

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:32 pm December 19, 2014 A video uploaded to Facebook earlier this week shows NYPD officers detaining two 12-year-old children, and one of the officers repeatedly punching one of the handcuffed boys. 

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Georgetown’s Men’s basketball team dons ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm December 11, 2014 Georgetown University’s Men’s basketball team became the latest set of athletes to outwardly condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer who fatally choked a 43-year-old man. Few words had to be said by team members, because the words on their warm-up shirts spoke […]

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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 8, 2014 A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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