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Black man choked to death by cops

With images of Marlene Pinnock, a black woman brutally beaten by a California Patrol office on July 1 still fresh on the nation’s mind, another more fatal scene was captured on video yesterday from Staten Island.

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Jersey man killed after fleeing police

Investigators from the Hudson County prosecutor’s office are probing a police shooting in Jersey City that left a man dead. Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino says Lavon King, 20, had five open cases in Superior Court for drugs and theft, as well as a pending violation of probation.

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City officials rally to ‘civilianize’ NYPD jobs

Hoping to increase the number of police officers available for local community policing, New York City council members, other public officials and union leaders rallied in support of civilianizing clerical and administrative jobs performed by NYPD officers.

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Under Mayor De Blasio Marijuana Arrests are More Frequent Than Bloomberg and Guiliani.

Since Mayor De Blasio took office the NYPD has arrested an average 80 people per month, 86 percent of those were either Black or Latino.

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2015 New York City Police department budget: New Yorkers cry foul

On June 6 petitioners gave testimony at City Hall on how NYPD policy disproportionately affects their communities. Those who attended and spoke to the crowd in attendance feel NYC taxpayers deserve a say in how their money and resources are allocated.

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NYPD makes mass gang arrest in Harlem`

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and New York City Police Department Commissioner William J. Bratton announced today the indictments of 103 members of three rival street gangs that had been terrorizing West Harlem for years.

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Sharpton demands justice for Bronx teen shoved through window by NYPD sergeant

The Rev. Al Sharpton recently came to the defense of a 14-year-old Bronx boy who underwent emergency surgery to remove pieces of glass from his chest, lungs and heart, and got at least 50 stitches following an altercation with a New York Police Department (NYPD) sergeant who allegedly shoved him into a glass storefront window.

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NYPD disbands Muslim surveillance unit

The NYPD is shutting down a surveillance operation aimed at Muslims. Known as the Demographics Unit, NYPD tactics included going undercover to gather information on Muslims, along with eavesdropping on public conversations among those in the faith.

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NYPD reminds Harlem pedestrians to be careful

The 29th Precinct in Harlem NYPD is reminding pedestrians to be careful by handing out fliers along 125th Street.

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Bratton and de Blasio look to change the ‘language’ of policing

According to New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, officers will be retrained on how to talk to the public

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Record number of prisoners, falsely convicted of crimes, exonerated in 2013

A recent report reveals that a record 87 exonerations occurred in 2013, bringing the total to 1,304 known exonerations in the last 25 years.

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Judge rules NYPD cops must submit to sobriety tests following shootings

Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten ruled that members of the NYPD must undergo a breathalyzer test immediately following certain shooting incidents, according to a statement released on Jan. 2.

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Journalists no longer have access to NYPD precinct crime logs

Getting information from the New York Police Department about crimes just got harder.

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Council overrides Bloomberg veto

Last week, the New York City Council decided to remind New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that his word isn’t final. The council overrode Bloomberg’s veto regarding the Community Safety Act, voting 39-10 to overturn the veto on the creation of a permanent inspector general for the New York Police Department

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NYPD hires more 911 staffers

Amid rumors that the New York Police Department would put officers on duty taking 911 calls, the city announced a plan on Friday to hire another 150 staffers for its 911 call centers. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters that the callers will be civilian employees of the NYPD. They will answer calls and dispatch NYDP radio cars.

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Profile on, NYPD: Bloomberg does inevitable

You knew it was coming, but many New Yorkers were still left disappointed. On July 23, Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the Community Safety Act (aka the “anti-racial profiling, anti-stop-and-frisk” and “inspector general” bills). Politicians and activists alike had something to say about the veto and what it meant to citizens in the five boroughs.