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

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“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

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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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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 volumes. 

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

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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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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision

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Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July. Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old Eric Garner’s death will not go in vain.

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