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01.21.15 Prachi Gupta

Less than a month after the bill was submitted, city officials have voted to rename two Brooklyn streets after slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The New York Post reports that the vote was a unanimous decision reached by the The City Council Parks Committee. Liu and Ramos were shot and killed on […]

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01.04.15 Bucky Turco

Thousands of officers from the NYPD and police departments all across the country convened in Brooklyn to lay murdered officer Wenjian Liu to rest… and to protest Mayor Bill De Blasio. The majority of cops attending the service turned their backs, yet again, on outdoor screens showing the mayor as he addressed mourners inside the […]

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12.31.14 Prachi Gupta

City officials announced on Wednesday that they are moving to honor slain Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by naming two Brooklyn streets after them. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced their support for a bill sponsored by Council Members Mark Treyger and Rafael Espina, who represent the slain detectives’s […]

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12.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Elevated tensions between the NYPD and the mayor — high in the weeks after the protests for Eric Garner began — have skyrocketed after a mentally ill man ambushed and killed two officers on December 20. While police remain on high alert in the city, reports by the New York Post and the New York […]

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12.27.14 Bucky Turco

Hundreds of NYPD officers attending the funeral for Rafael Ramos — the police officer who was shot to death along with his partner Wenjian Liu in Bed Stuy — turned their backs on screens showing Mayor Bill De Blasio as he spoke at a Queens church on Saturday. The cops were watching the service on […]

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12.23.14 Bucky Turco

Murals honoring fallen police officers and victims of police violence were recently painted by graffiti and street artists in Manhattan and Bushwick. The tributes — commissioned by the L.I.S.A (Little Italy Street Art) Project — were done by Cassius Fouler and Bishop 203. “We wanted to do something that would make people take a moment […]

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