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BLACK LIVES MATTER $5,000 Bail For Activist Arrested Protesting No Jail Time For Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley

(Ken Thompson, Protest at his home via @AshAgony, and Akai Gurley)

This article originally appeared in Filming Cops and has been re-posted with permission.   [Update and Correction Below]  A Brooklyn judge has set bail at $5,000 for one activist arrested protesting the sentence of former NYPD officer Peter Liang in front of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s house on Tuesday night. The activist, Jason …

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Thousands Show Up To Protest Trump Appearance In Manhattan, Lead To Violent Clashes With NYPD And Trump Supporters

Mass demonstrations by diverse groups joined forces against Donald Trump Thursday evening in Manhattan (Rebecca Lawrence)

Midtown Manhattan became a heated battlefield Thursday evening as thousands of protestors convened around Grand Central Station to protest a GOP fundraising gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where all three remaining Republican presidential nominee hopefuls were in attendance.  The NYPD was out in full force, prepared with riot gear, …

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Brooklyn District Attorney Recommends No Jail Time For Peter Liang, Rookie Cop Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Akai Gurley

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Peter Liang’s sentencing is set for April 14th, however, today the Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson issued a statement that he does not recommend prison time for Liang.  This may come as a victory for the protesters, particularly in NYC’s Chinese community, who feel like the conviction was racially-biased and scapegoated …

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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 …

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