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The NYPD Wants You to Know It's Shooting Fewer People Than You Think

12/11/2014
Village Voice

Last year, eyewitnesses were certain that 16-year-old Kimani Gray was unarmed when two plainclothes officers shot him seven times in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. But the officers alleged that Gray pointed a .38-caliber Rohm's industry revolver at them.

Aggrieved family members demanded justice. Protests were held. Riots ensued. No one was indicted.

Activists demand sweeping reforms to NYPD after Garner death

Organizers say city must address the 'historic lack of accountability' in police misconduct cases
12/05/2014
Al Jazeera America

Following the chokehold death of Eric Garner at the hands of a New York Police Department officer, activists are demanding wide-reaching institutional changes to the way the department does business.

Garner, a 43-year-old black man, died on July 17 after a white police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, strangled him in an attempt to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

Amid Heightened Tension, Advocates Push Cuomo to Veto Police Discipline Bill

12/05/2014
Gotham Gazette

A day after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, two of most powerful men in the state, said they are interested in passing major criminal justice reforms during next year's legislative session.

Leading New York rabbis arrested for protesting death of Eric Garner

Many Jews among thousands who brought Manhattan and Brooklyn to a standstill in protest against police brutality. People of color treated eerily similar to how Jews were treated two generations ago, activists say.
12/05/2014
Haaretz

NEW YORK – Many Jews were among the thousands of people who marched in New York City streets Thursday night protesting the decision by a grand jury not to put a white police officer on trial for causing the death of an unarmed black man. More than two dozen demonstrators, including several leading rabbis, were arrested on the Upper West Side after they sat down in the middle of a major intersection in an act of civil disobedience

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