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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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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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