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06.30.15 Keegan Stephan

On Monday night, Black Lives Matter activists crashed the Bryant Park screening of 1946 film noir classic The Killers. They held up a sign mirroring the movie poster, replacing the faces of Hollywood actors with NYPD cops who have killed New Yorkers. They held a prolonged mic check, detailing the facts of each case. Minutes […]

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06.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Witnesses say that four people were arrested in Harlem during a peaceful march in remembrance of the nine Charleston Shooting victims on Monday night. The Daily News reports that around 200 people showed up at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. statue at 125th Street to honor the six black women and three black men who […]

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06.22.15 Prachi Gupta

It’s so popular to blame Barack Obama’s presidency for everything from the poor economy to the reason Two and a Half Men re-runs still air that it’s become a meme. But on Sunday, Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins attributed New York’s recent anti-cop sentiment on the president without a hint of irony or humor. […]

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05.18.15 Prachi Gupta

Too often with videos documenting police brutality, we see one of two things: Either a crowd of bystanders looks on helplessly as officers abuse their power, or the crowd gets involved, and then there are mass arrests. In this video shot by Copwatch Patrol Unit member Michael Barber, however, neither of those outcomes happened — […]

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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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05.14.15 Liam Mathews

In a bit of dead-on satire that’s both hilarious and disheartening, The Nightly Show’s Mike Yard instructs would-be videographers to make sure they rotate their phone sideways so the camera films the police beatdown in full-frame horizontal mode instead of narrow vertical. In the segment, called “The Nightly Show Film School with Professor Mark Yard,” […]

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04.30.15 Bucky Turco

Over 100 people were arrested during protests for Freddie Gray in Manhattan on Wednesday evening. Demonstrators assembled in Union Square and held signs that read “Blue Lies Matter” and “Broken Windows Severs Spines,” among other placards showing solidarity with Baltimore and Gray, an unarmed black man who died after being injured while in police custody. […]

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04.28.15 Aymann Ismail

Hours before violence broke out on the streets of Baltimore, friends, family, community leaders, and elected officials held a memorial service for Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man who died from a spinal injury while in police custody. ANIMAL was there to ask the people one question: Why did you attend the funeral? Raspy Rawls […]

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Liam Mathews

Public urination is a very low-level offense, usually written up as a violation with a $50 fine. It’s one of the broken-windows offenses that the City Council wants to decriminalize, since it happens so often; is not that big of a deal; and disproportionately affects non-criminals like Ryan Scails, who was violently shoved into a […]

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04.16.15 Liam Mathews

Internal Affairs is investigating an NYPD officer who injured a protestor during Tuesday’s anti-police brutality protests, DNAinfo reports. The as-yet-unidentified officer is caught on video shoving Elsa Waithe, causing her to fall onto a metal tree guard. Waithe was hospitalized with injuries to her ribs. Waithe’s friend, activist Keegan Stephen, visited her at Methodist Hospital. […]

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