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05.18.15 Prachi Gupta

The activists that run the Illuminator Collective, who protest injustice and corruption with guerrilla light projections in New York City and beyond, are suing the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct. Members Kyle DePew, Grayson Earle and Yates McKee are alleging false arrest and improper seizure of property, according to a press release. DePew, Earle and McKee […]

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03.17.15 Liam Mathews

Tyeesha Mobley, a mother of two who lives in the Morrisiana neighborhood of the Bronx, has filed a lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the Administration for Children’s Services, DNAinfo reports. The suit claims that she was wrongfully arrested by a racist officer and had her children taken away after she called the police […]

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02.03.15 Prachi Gupta

A grand jury has dismissed terrorist charges against a Brooklyn teenager who was arrested for posting a Facebook status of gun emojis pointed at police emojis. According to the criminal complaint, Osiris Aristy’s multiple social media posts “caused New York City police to fear for their safety,” prompting them to show up at his Bushwick […]

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11.11.14 Rhett Jones

The internet community always finds a way: Four people were arrested on Monday after video circulated on YouTube of a fight in which pretty much everyone was in the wrong. The video shows a woman talking shit to a man about his out-of-date style, the man talking shit back about something or whatever, the man […]

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10.09.14 Marina Galperina

Graffiti legend COST was arrested on Sunday for allegedly putting up his signature wheatpasted art on scaffolding in the Meatpacking District. He was trailed walking to his car by the Cabaret Unit (a quality-of-life crimes patrol from Manhattan’s 6th Precinct; not the Vandal Squad), carrying “an extendable pole with a wet brush attached to it.” A search warrant was executed on the vehicle on Wednesday, where cops found more […]

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09.26.14 Marina Galperina

The NYPD is cracking down on people they believe are reselling Apple’s newest gadgets. After several days of waiting in line for the iPhone 6 release, a Chinese woman was apprehended by the cops near the Fifth Avenue Apple store. She tells the Daily News that the officers fabricated the story. Hui Lin, a 51-year-old […]

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07.07.14 The Law

It is a sad state of affairs when would-be graffiti artists get caught by the police in a city as big as New York, where there is plenty of real crime vying for the NYPD’s attention. So, please take the following advice and you will save us and yourself some late nights at the courthouse. […]

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02.19.14 Andy Cush

Shawn Thomas recorded the video above at the Utica Avenue 3/4 stop last Saturday. In it, we see a police officer standing on the platform with a calm civilian to whom he’s issued a summons. The clip proceeds without action for a few minutes, until Officer Efrain Rojas arrives. First, Rojas begins recording with his iPhone. […]

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02.18.14 Marina Galperina

A few hours ago, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina were walking down the street in Sochi when they were detained by the police for alleged hotel theft. Along with several activists and journalists who recently arrived to the Winter Olympics site, they were roughly shoved into vans. “We are not resisting arrest; they […]

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02.14.14 Marina Galperina

Yevgeny Vitishko, geologist and outspoken critic of the Sochi Winter Olympics’ devastating impact on the region’s environment and biodiversity, is being jailed for three years in a penal colony. In 2012, the 40-year-old environmental activist spray-painted ‘The forest is for everybody” on a corrugated metal fence around an illegal construction zone inside Sochi’s national park. Behind […]

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