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04.02.15 Liam Mathews

Capital New York examined data from reported police stops between 2005 and 2014 and compared those numbers with shootings in the city and found no conclusive link between number of stops and number of shootings. The controversial, unconstitutional policy of stopping “suspicious” people is ideally meant to stop violent crime before it happens, but mostly […]

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03.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Zachary Tumin, the NYPD bigwig in charge of beefing up the NYPD’s social media presence, gave us all a lesson about how to NOT talk about mental illness when he tweeted this on Monday morning: This is a real problem, evrywhre. via @ThisIsFusion People off their meds r losing it &wlking into police bullets. http://t.co/VIEK72R75H […]

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08.14.14 Marina Galperina

The city is attempting a “fundamental shift” on dealing with gun violence, as shootings are up 12% this year. On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to expand the “Violence Interrupters” program as part of a “Gun Violence Crisis Management System,” DNAinfo reports. The $12.7 million in funds will go towards strategies for […]

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06.03.14 Joseph Schulhoff

Megan Carloto, a 22-year-old UCSB graduate, was one of the victims shot by suicide-killer Elliot Rodger. After her release from the hospital, Megan shared some of her recollections and thoughts with ANIMAL. “I think the only thing that saved me was the fact that I was on my bike. I was moving faster and he […]

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05.19.14 Andy Cush

It was a bloody weekend for the NYPD, as cops shot three people between Friday and Sunday, killing two. The first shots happened Friday afternoon, when cops pursued Scott Kato after he robbed an Upper East Side pharmacy, using a decoy pill bottle to track him. Kato allegedly reached for his gun in the ensuing chase, […]

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11.10.09 Cajun Boy

Barely an hour after the conclusion of the memorial service for the victims of last weeks Ft. Hood shooting, some lunatic with a gun in Portland, Oregon has opened fire in a strip mall, killing two people and injuring at least ten according to the latest reports. For the love of God when will this […]

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