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12.31.14 Prachi Gupta

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with five police union heads on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to improve increasingly hostile relations between the two groups. While no press was allowed inside the conference room of the Police Academy in College Point, Queens, sources told the New York Daily News that the two and a half […]

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12.22.14 Bucky Turco

After a senseless tragedy led to the death of two cops this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked New Yorkers to “put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside everything we will talk about in due time while two families try to piece their lives back together.” It was a sudden shift in […]

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12.18.14 Bucky Turco

According to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll, New Yorkers are a funny bunch. While 67% of New York City voters agree that the grand jury fucked up the Eric Garner case, 57% of those same voters aren’t cool with demonstrators protesting that bad decision in the streets. Only 34% think blocking traffic is okay. Some […]

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12.15.14 Prachi Gupta

Nearly 30,000 people gathered for the Millions March in Manhattan on Saturday. While it was generally peaceful, a few groups of rowdy protesters contributed to the NYPD reconsidering its hands-off approach. The video above shows one such group gone rogue, capturing the chaos on the Brooklyn Bridge (the Millions March ended at One Police Plaza […]

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Bucky Turco

On Saturday, the nearly 30,000-strong Millions March in NYC coincided with the BroFest known as SantaCon, with the former walking purposefully from Washington Square throughout Manhattan while the latter group staggered its way south from Midtown. While there was obvious tension between the two groups of people, there was also noticeable compassion and support. The […]

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Rhett Jones

A professor at Baruch College has been accused of assault against NYPD officers, alleged to have occurred on the Brooklyn Bridge during the Millions March protest on Saturday. Eric Linsker, 29, teaches composition at Baruch. Police claim that during Saturday’s protests he attempted to throw a garbage can on a police car and resisted arrest, kicking one officer […]

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12.14.14 Bucky Turco

Tens of thousands of people protested against police injustice in Manhattan on Saturday. Dubbed the Millions March, protesters chanted and pumped signs as they walked from Washington Square Park to Midtown and then down to One Police Plaza. According to the organizers, family members of Mike Brown, Jordan Davis, Shantel Davis, Sean Bell, Emmitt Till, […]

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12.10.14 Prachi Gupta

For one group of New York students, a peaceful show of solidarity with Eric Garner turned into an important act of civil disobedience after the Department of Education banned a march planned on Tuesday. DNAinfo reports that students and faculty at the East Side Community High School had organized a march during school hours, to […]

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12.09.14 Prachi Gupta

On Monday night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn might as well been the center of the universe. There were protesters, NBA players, rap royalty, a real life prince, a duchess, and a whole lot of media. As the masses gathered outside to protest a Staten Island jury’s decision to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo […]

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Prachi Gupta

Protests for Eric Garner continued for a sixth night in New York City, prompting a crowd to hold a die-in at Barclay’s Center during a Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game. The demonstration coincided with a visit from British royalty Prince William and Kate Middleton, creating a surreal scene. Outside, protesters outside chanted, ““I […]

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