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Ramarley ’s mother: ‘DOJ act now’

Flanked by dozens of youths outside the Department of Justice office in downtown Manhattan, the mother of Ramarley Graham urged U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to speed up his investigation and slap civil rights charges on Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who killed her unarmed son.

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Ramarley Graham’s mother: ‘DOJ should stop dragging its feet’

Flanked by dozens of youths outside the Department of Justice office in downtown Manhattan last week, the mother of Ramarley Graham urged U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to speed up his investigation and slap civil rights charges on Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who killed her unarmed son.

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Brooklyn family demands answers about relative who died in police custody

Kyam Livingston pleaded repeatedly for medical attention in the hours before she died in police custody at Brooklyn Central Booking jail, witnesses say

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Mothers Mourn: Families of men killed by police come together

“I’m feeling a little overwhelmed, kind of emotional, trying to fight back my tears,” Esaw Garner told the Amsterdam News, “but all the support from the people empowers me to keep getting the word out that we want justice for my husband, Eric Garner.”

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Protest marks year since death of Eric Garner

Dozens of demonstrators rallied on Staten Island Monday night to commemorate in advance of the one- year anniversary death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who was placed in what Police Commissioner William Bratton called a “prohibited” chokehold by an NYPD officer.

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Muslims raise over $50,000 to help rebuild burned Black churches

A coalition of Muslim groups launched an online fundraising campaign to help rebuild the Southern Black churches that have been either burned to the ground or severely damaged by fire in the aftermath of a white gunman killing nine Black worshipers in Charleston, S.C.

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Cuomo appoints special prosecutor for police killings

Flanked by police reform advocates and relatives of unarmed New Yorkers who died at the hands of officers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a long-awaited executive order Wednesday that gives the state attorney general’s office authority to investigate cases in which an officer kills an unarmed civilian.

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Activists label de Blasio, Mark-Viverito ‘sellouts’

Police reform advocates blasted their progressive allies in the largely liberal New York City Council after Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito reached an agreement to hire 1,300 new officers.

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NYC in mourning after Mother Bethel massacre

The names of nine African-Americans who were gunned down by a white man during a Bible study session at a historical Black church in Charleston, S.C., have been echoing across New York City since last week, as faith leaders, elected officials and hundreds memorialize the victims.

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Harlem’s First AME Bethel Holds Vigil for Charleston Shooting Victims

Hundreds packed the First African Methodist Episcopal Bethel church in Harlem Wednesday night to memorialize the nine people who were gundown during a Bible study session at a prominent historical black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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