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West Indian Day Parade

WATCH: Anthony Weiner's New Accent?

Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices

Who said Anthony Weiner doesn’t know how to get down? The New York City mayoral candidate showed off his Caribbean side during this year’s annual ...

PHOTOS: The West Indian Day Parade

Posted 09.03.2013 | New York

Monday marked the forty-sixth annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. The city's largest parade drew thousands of revelers, many wearing colorful c...

WATCH: Weiner Puts On Caribbean Accent

Posted 09.03.2013 | New York

Of all the New York City mayoral candidates jockeying for the spotlight at Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade on Monday, only one had his own float: An...

PHOTOS: West Indian Day Parade 2013

Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

At the 2013 West Indian Day Parade, thousands took to the streets and partied down Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway to celebrate their heritage. The boro...

Parade Begins With Sorrow After 1-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 11.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The city's West Indian Day Parade rolled through the streets on Monday with politics in the air and a child's death on marchers' mind...

Michael McLaughlin

Reining In Politicians At New York's Biggest Parade

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- For a few short hours on Labor Day morning, the toughest job in New York just might belong to Bill Howard. That's because Howard...

2 Fatally Stabbed, 2 Shot After West Indian Day Parade

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

Violence erupted in Brooklyn after an otherwise peaceful, jubilant, and colorful West Indian Day Parade Monday. At 6:30PM, a dispute between two m...

PHOTOS: The West Indian Day Parade

| Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

By DNAinfo Staff CROWN HEIGHTS — Thousands of people clad in feathers, flags and bejeweled bikinis poured into Crown Heights Monday for the 45th ...

Racist Facebook Cops Punished

Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

The NYPD has disciplined 17 of the department's cops who took part in a racist Facebook page titled "No More West Indian Day Parade Detail." NYPD s...

Former City Official Suing NYPD For West Indian Day Parade Assault

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

A former city official is suing the NYPD, claiming cops tripped him during last year's West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. Kirsten John Foy, who at...

Punishing Cops for Hate Speech

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Does the First Amendment protect a police officer who makes racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic remarks? Does it matter if the remarks are made in the officer's private capacity as an ordinary citizen?

Do NYPD Cops Have To Live In NYC?

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

A local lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require NYPD officers to live primarily within the five boroughs in an attempt to curb racist misconduct...

NYPD Facebook Probe Raises Free Speech Question

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The Facebook group was titled "No More West Indian Day Detail," referring to police patrol for a raucous annual Brooklyn parade. Sprinkle...

Councilman Requests Beer Summit With Bloomberg, Kelly Over NYPD Conduct

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

When in doubt, drink it out. City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten Jon Foy, an aide to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, have sent letters to...

The West Indian Day Parade: An Island Woman's Perspective

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

I am stunned by the disparity in perception on the part of some New York City police officers and the reality of my experiences at the West Indian Day Parade.

Ray Kelly Comments On Racist NYPD Facebook Group

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly broke his silence Tuesday regarding 70 pages-worth of racially charged comments by NYPD officers from the Facebook group...

NYPD Group Calls Caribbean Paradegoers 'Animals', 'Savages'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

The "No More West Indian Day Parade Detail" Facebook group for NYPD officers has vanished, but over 70 pages worth of racist, violent comments directe...

Police Who Detained Councilman To Be Disciplined

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

The New York Police Department has disciplined three officers who may have racially profiled, then detained a member of city council and another city ...

Bloomberg, Kelly Don't Really Care About Dirty Dancing Cops

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly aren't too concerned over a viral video of New York cops dancing dirty with some scantily cl...

WATCH: Bloomberg Suggests Beer Summit To Ease Race Relations

Posted 11.07.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg suggested that a black city councilman and a top city aide, also black, get a beer with the police officers who threw them to the grou...

After Bloodshed, Some In NYC Question West Indian Day Parade

AP | By KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 11.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Some city residents wondered Tuesday if it's time to pull the plug on the gaudy West Indian Day parade, scarred by violence repeatedly in ...

WATCH: Councilman Denounces NYPD For Detaining Him During Parade

Posted 11.06.2011 | New York

A city councilmember and a city aide who were detained by the NYPD during Monday's West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn say the incident never would hav...

67 People Were Shot In NYC This Weekend [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York

A violent Labor Day weekend in New York City, in which a total of 48 67 people were shot, [UPDATE: The NYPD now confirms 67 people were shot in violen...

PHOTOS: West Indian Day Parade Marred By Violence

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A shooting a few blocks off the route of the annual West Indian Day Parade on Monday night left a police officer wounded and a perso...

Parading Through The Summer: A Look At 2011's Carnivals And Bacchanals

Posted 11.05.2011 | Black Voices

The West Indian Day Parade, an annual Labor Day tradition in New York City, brings millions of people out in Brooklyn to play mas and to revel. The b...