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April, 2016

  • 19 April

    Protests Rage After Ruling Confirms No Jail Time For Liang

    Peter Liang testified that he had been given the answers on his CPR exam. (Mary Altaffer, AP)

    Peter Liang, the ex-NYPD officer who shot and killed unarmed Akai Gurley in November, 2014 will serve no jail time, according to a ruling handed down by Judge Danny Chun. Liang had previously been charged with manslaughter for shooting Gurley, but Judge Chun reduced his sentence to criminally negligent homicide. …

March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 11 February

    Justice for Akai Gurley? –Peter Liang Of NYPD Convicted Of Manslaughter By Jury

    Officer Peter Liang, whose ricocheting bullet killed Mr. Gurley, who was unarmed, in a Brooklyn housing project in 2014, reacted as the guilty verdict was read in court on Thursday. (Mary Altaffer)

    A rookie police officer, Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter in Brooklyn today for the Nov. 20, 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley.  The prosecution said Liang’s service weapon went off as he and his partner entered a dark stairwell where 28-year-old Gurley was walking with his girlfriend.  The bullet ricocheted off …

January, 2016

  • 26 January

    Black Lives Matter – NYCShutitdown Marches Through The Streets Of Manhattan For Yvonne McNeil

    Photo Credit: Keegan Stephan

    As they have every Monday since the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, Black Lives Matter/NYCShutitdown marched in the streets last night for the victims of police brutality. This week, the victim was Yvonne McNeil, an unarmed black woman who was killed by NYPD in 2009. As usual, local organizer Keegan Stephan …

  • 25 January

    NYPD Nearly Kills 86 Year Old Man With Taser

    Photo Credit: Shawn Inglima/NY Daily News

    John Antoine, an 86 year old man from Brooklyn, is suing the city after he was wrongfully tasered by the NYPD responding to a call about a suicidal man in his 20s. Via NY Daily News: “It is scary to think that our police force has such a lack of …

  • 22 January

    Watch: BLM Activists Crash DiBlasio’s MLK Day Speech

    MICHAEL APPLETON/MAYORAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFICE

    We first reported on this as it was happening on Martin Luther King Jr Day. DiBlasio clearly wasn’t ready for this!    

  • 19 January

    #ReclaimMLK – Black Lives Matter Demonstrations Interrupt DiBlasio’s Speech Honoring Dr King

    MICHAEL APPLETON/MAYORAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFICE

    New York City mayor Bill DiBlasio had hoped to be able to deliver a speech extolling the virtues of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with minimal confrontations. It turns out, he found himself caught between the legacy of the past and the determination of Black Lives Matter to create an …

  • 18 January

    Scenes From #ReclaimMLK

    Photo Credit: Truthout.org

    "We Shall Overcome": funeral procession for racism, poverty, imperialism, gentrification #ReclaimMLK @BLM_Boston pic.twitter.com/UCuT7Kc5LT — Liza Behrendt (@lizaveta9) January 18, 2016 Via Truthout.org: Increasingly, there are calls to “Reclaim King” as a radical. It is true that his assertion of Black peoples’ right to life, dignity and reparations was revolutionary.He recognized the …

  • 14 January

    #BlackInBrooklynTech – Students Use Hashtag To Highlight Shocking Acts Of Racism Experienced

    Photo Credit: msnbc.com

    “You’re going to end up like Sandra Bland” and “The day you get above a 90 average I’ll grow an Afro” are just two of the countless documented examples of overt racism and discrimination experienced by black students at Brooklyn Tech. The public high school, which is the largest high …

  • 12 January

    NYPD’s Finest: Cops Instagram Reveals Passion For Arresting Protesters, Violating Rights

    Photo Credit: Gothamist

    Yes, these are the people we arm and trust to enforce our laws. Via Gothamist: New York Black Lives Matter activists are angry at a Queens NYPD cop over social media posts he made, including one of a shirt that reads I Handcuff Protesters (with “OT” bolded, for overtime) and …