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NYPD Chokehold

Suspect Accused Of Threatening To Behead NYPD 'Chokehold' Cop

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Crime

By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A Detroit-area man has been accused of threatening to behead a New York City police...

Christopher Mathias

How One NYPD Officer Went To Jail For Using A Chokehold -- And Why That's Unlikely To Happen In The Eric Garner Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Iris, left, and Ramon Baez, second from left, the parents of Anthony Baez, carry a banner as they march with at least 3,000 protesters down Broadway...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Calls Chokehold Bill ‘Totally Unnecessary'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton voiced full-throated opposition Thursday to a City Council bill that would criminalize t...

NYC Mayor Says He'd Veto Bill Criminalizing Chokeholds

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he would veto a proposed law criminalizing the use of chokeholds by police. The law, which wa...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Routinely Declined To Discipline Officers For Chokeholds

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In January 2008, a teenage high-school student in the Bronx had an argument with her principal. An NYPD officer assigned to the school qui...

Lawyer Connected To Chokehold Case Avoids Rape Charges

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accu...

Why Rants on Sharpton, NAN and the #JusticeForAll March Are Immature, Insensitive and Irresponsible

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

I honor the enthusiasm, the tenacity, vigilance of all who have marched, took rubber bulletts, made financial sacrifices, and found strength to go on anyhow. But as you assess where you are, and you find that this work is in your purpose, grab hold to your lane and stay in it with consistency and persistency.

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

After Chokehold Death, NYPD Pushes For More Stun Guns

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — With widely watched amateur videos of police killings as a backdrop, New York City police are hoping to arm more officers with stun ...

I Can Breathe; You Can Breathe -- Eric Garner Cannot

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

The root word for spirituality means "breath of life." It is the breath of life that feeds our humanity, our values, our sense of connection to all sentient beings, our spiritual pulse and our uniqueness as individuals. Our life needs spirit and our spirit needs breath.

Garner Protest Shuts Down Bridge During Morning Rush

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

A small group of protesters holding signs briefly stopped traffic on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York during the Monday morning rush. More...

Judge Releases Limited Details On Eric Garner Grand Jury

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The New York grand jury that voted not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man hea...

NYPD Body Camera Program Launched Prior To Eric Garner Ruling

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

The NYPD began training cops on the use of police body cameras on Wednesday, just hours before a grand jury announced it would not indict Daniel Panta...

Matt Sledge

NYPD 'Emasculated' Its Own Chokehold Ban, Watchdog Agency Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three months after Eric Garner died at the hands of New York police while shouting, "I can't breathe," a city agency has found that chokeh...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Chokehold Study Delayed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

The New York police misconduct review board is delaying the results of a study into the NYPD's use of chokeholds, delivering the news at a public meet...

Christopher Mathias

Most New Yorkers Want To See Criminal Charges In The Death Of Eric Garner

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A majority of New Yorkers think criminal charges should be brought against police officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop most directly involved ...

Wife Of Man Who Filmed NYPD Chokehold Arrested

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

The wife of the man who recorded video of New York Police Department officers performing a fatal chokehold has been arrested on assault charges. C...

NYPD Chokehold Death Leads To Push For Criminal Charges

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After her son was placed in a police chokehold and died saying, "I can't breathe," Gwen Carr would wake up screaming, "Let him go! G...

Christopher Mathias

New York Lawmaker Wants To Outlaw Police Chokeholds Once And For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It's been almost two weeks since Eric Garner died on Staten Island after being put into a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Since...

Matt Sledge

Why Bad New York Cops Can Get Away With Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two years ago, a black man named Darren Collins claimed that a New York City cop humiliated him in front of his friends in broad daylight,...

Pregnant Woman Allegedly Put In Chokehold By NYPD

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime

A New York City police officer allegedly placed a 27-year-old pregnant woman in a chokehold Saturday after she was accused of illegally grilling in E...

Eric Garner's Widow Asks For Civil Rights Investigation Over Her Husband's Death

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - The widow of a man...

The NYPD Is Getting An Overhaul, And That May Mean More Tasers

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime

New York City police officers have been ordered to go through a mandatory retraining in the use of force, police commissioner William Bratton told rep...

Saki Knafo

'It Ends Today': Eric Garner's Parting Words Become Rallying Cry At Vigil

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Dozens of New Yorkers gathered Tuesday near where Eric Garner died for a candlelight vigil in memory of the gentle giant whose ...

Spike Lee Posts Chilling Video Proving Chokehold Victim Is The Real Life Radio Raheem

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

After a disturbing video of New York resident Eric Garner being placed in a chokehold and restrained by police went viral, critics have publicly spoke...