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05.15.15 Prachi Gupta

A new art installation in Queens aims aims to foster empathy and create dialogue around police brutality by putting visitors into a disorienting space and confronting them with police sirens. According to Reuters, visitors will walk through a dark space in Long Island City’s Flux Factory “one at a time,” where they will be barraged […]

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11.14.14 Amy K. Nelson

Soon a grand jury will come back with a decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed on August 9, sparking protests, violence and tear gas for weeks in Ferguson. With many anticipating that the jury will not indict Wilson, there […]

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11.09.14 Amy K. Nelson

On Sunday morning, some Long Island residents awoke to KKK propaganda packets outside of their homes that used the death of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Two calls were placed to Suffolk county police on Sunday morning — one from Port Jefferson, […]

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08.26.14 Sophie Weiner

The rap group G-Unit featuring 50 Cent, Young Buck and Kidd Kidd released a video for “Ahh Shit,” a scathing indictment of police brutality and violence against blacks. The video features footage of Eric Garner as he was put in a fatal chokehold by a police officer and Reverend Al Sharpton’s condemnation of the NYPD, as well […]

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08.21.14 Sophie Weiner

Last night at around 7pm, protestors marched over the Brooklyn Bridge towards City Hall as a large Palestinian flag reading “Gaza. Boycott Divestment Sanctions” was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge. The flag was removed by the NYPD approximately 30 minutes later. Reportedly 300 people attended the protest. The "no justice, no peace" chant has made it's […]

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08.19.14 Bucky Turco

Occupy Wall Street organizer and activist Aaron Black tells ANIMAL that he scrambled to find cover during last night’s intense standoff between state/county police and protesters near the QuickTrip in Ferguson. This was what the scene looked like a little after 11PM. (Video: Aaron Black) […]

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08.18.14 Bucky Turco

Scott Olson, a veteran photographer who works for Getty Images, was arrested by state police in Ferguson earlier this evening for some reason. Amy K. Nelson has been reporting on the protests and was on scene as troopers zip-tied his wrists. “They said the media is required to be in a certain area,” said Olson, […]

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Amy K. Nelson

The crowd had gathered at the QuickTrip to begin its march down West Florissant Avenue. Just before it had left, gunshots had been reported near the QT parking lot. But up until that point, the night — like every other — had been peaceful. For the past eight days, life before midnight in Ferguson was […]

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08.16.14 Amy K. Nelson

It was at 11:33PM local time when the woman I call my ‘Ferguson fixer’ called my cell phone. Roberta, a mainstay here, had been helping me the last few days in this town, giving me a lift, pointing out people I should know, telling me about the politics, tipping me off when something may be […]

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08.15.14 Amy K. Nelson

About 12 hours after the city of Ferguson transformed into America’s version of Tahir Square, I arrived here and asked people a simple question: “Why are you here?” Amid a night of peaceful and triumphant protests, here are their answers: KAREN SCHERER, FERGUSON WALTER RICE, FERGUSON YOLANDA ELKINS, FERGUSON JERRYL T. CHRISTMAS, ST. LOUIS TAMARA SMITH, NORMANDY ANTHONY SHAHID,  ST. LOUIS […]

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