Qoute of The Day: ‘Yielding Troubling Information,’ NYPD Chokehold Review Board Says

eric garnerAMNY reports that an audit of complaints of the use of chokeholds by New York City police officers has “yielded troubling information,” said the chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board on Wednesday evening. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner Death Inspires Summer Camp In Harlem

wenn2598019The program is sponsored by Urban Art Beat, Art Start and The Next Youth Coalition. It launched on August 18 in the wake of protests over the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, both of whom died at the hands of police misconduct. Continue Reading →

Heroin Deaths Spike in Harlem And Other Boroughs

160798826The heroin death toll in New York City has more than doubled over the past three years, as the drug becomes popular in new areas and among different people, The New York Times reported Thursday. Continue Reading →

Sharpton And Thousands Gather For Eric Garner March

sharpton and more at eric garner rallyThousands of people have begun gathering on Staten Island for today’s much-anticipated We Will Not Go Back march against police brutality. Continue Reading →

Qoute of the Week: “I’ll be your Worst Enemy,” Harlem’s Al Sharpton

sharpton deblasioThere was an astonishing visual display of the battle for the future of New York yesterday in a round-table discussion at City Hall. Continue Reading →

Officer in Fatal NY Arrest Stripped of Gun, Badge (update)

erin carverA New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. Continue Reading →

Sharpton Reacts Over Death Of Man By NYPD Police Officer (update)

police choke hold manWhen LIRR workers and the MTA reached an agreement to avoid the strike that would have begun on Sunday, it seemed that Mayor de Blasio and his family would be able to leave for their ten-day Italian vacation on Friday, as scheduled. Continue Reading →