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Petition calls for police to wear on-body cameras

A Change.org petition is calling for NYPD mayor Bill de Blasio to require that police officers carry an on-body camera that records their interactions. 

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Wife of man who filmed Eric Garner incident arrested

Chrissie Ortiz, the wife of Ramsey Orta, the man who taped the NYPD’s assault of Eric Garner has been arrested for assault. 

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Spike Lee erects memorial in memory of Eric Garner

Film director Spike Lee has erected a memorial outside his Fort Greene studio for Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who died while being arrested by police in Staten Island. Garner died on July 18 after police placed him in a chokehold, an illegal move, for selling loose cigarettes. 

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Report: more proof that the NYPD is unfairly targeting blacks and Latinos

According to data compiled by staff at New York Daily News, the controversial crime-fighting strategy known as “broken windows” policing disproportionately targets blacks and Latinos.  From the 1990s, when “broken windows” was implemented, the number of summonses issued each year has soared from 160,000 in 1993 to a peak of 648,638 in 2005.

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Eric Garner death ruled a homicide

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into a choke hold by members of the NYPD was ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner. The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed police placing Eric Garner in an illegal choke hold while arresting him for selling cigarettes illegally. 

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Man who recorded Eric Garner chokehold arrested

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the NYPD putting Eric Garner in a chokehold–an act which was recently deemed a homocide–has been arrested on gun possession charges. 

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Officers involved in fatal shooting of Kaimani Grey set free

The NYPD police officers who shot an killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy will not face criminal charges. Lawyers for the family of Kimani Gray, who police say was armed when he died in March 2013, notified a federal just that prosecutors said “they are not pursuing criminal charges against the (officers) and will not be […]

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Video: Staten Island man dunks over NYPD car in memory of Eric Garner

A Staten Island man who was participating in a basketball tournament dunked over an NYPD squad car in memory of Eric Garner Friday evening.

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7 month pregnant woman allegedly placed in chokehold by NYPD

The NYPD is investigating whether one of its officers put 27-year old Rosan Miller in a chokehold. Miller is seventh months pregnant. The altercation was video-taped and resulted in the arrest of Miller’s brother and husband.

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Video: second incident of an NYPD officer choking a suspect emerges

Police are investigating another video of a NYPD police officer placing a man in a chokehold and punching him in the face at an East Harlem subway station. Video of the incident, which surfaced about a week after the death of Eric Garner, shows police arresting Ronald Johns, 22, on July 14 at the 125th Lexington […]

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