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New York City

Jump down to read ongoing coverage of the Eric Garner case

February, 2016

The Guantanamo in New York You’re Not Allowed to Know About, The Intercept, February 5th, 2016

January, 2016

NYC teacher fired for Central Park Five lesson, Daily News, January 8th, 2016

New York Prison Guards Instigated Attack on Inmate and Engineered Coverup, New York Times, January 7th, 2016

December, 2015

Conflict can destroy movements: We need to fight the system, not each other, Erica Garner in The Guardian, December 9th, 2015

November, 2015

Police account of Mohamed Bah’s death called into question, El Grio, November 4th, 2015

October 2015

NYPD Undercover ‘Converted’ to Islam to Spy on Brooklyn College Students, The Gothamist, October 29th, 2015

Rising Against ‘Police Terror,’ 3-Day Action Begins in NYC, Telesur TV, October 22nd, 2015

Rally in Brooklyn against police brutality, AM New York, October 22nd, 2015 (archived)

Rikers Island Almost Never Reports Sexual Abuse Complaints, Huffington Post, October 20th, 2015

Court Approves Civil Rights Lawsuit Against NYPD for Spying on Muslims, Colorlines, October 15th, 2015

NYPD to require officers to report every time they use force, The Guardian, October 1st, 2015

September, 2015

Questions on the Blake assault, New York Times, September 15th, 2015

August, 2015

A Night in Brooklyn Criminal Court, New York Times Magazine, August 13th, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Implicated in Torture by Prison Officials, Center for Research on Globalization, August 12th, 2015

Cell phone video shows alleged Suffolk County police brutality, Pix 10, August 5th, 2015

July, 2015

Sound of violence: Anti-lynching play uses audio footage of Eric Garner, The Brooklyn Paper, July 30th, 2015

Brooklyn Park pays $2.8 million to settle police brutality lawsuit, The Star Tribune, July 30th, 2015

Police Brutality Protesters Arrested at Sandra Bland March, The Gothamist, July 23rd, 2015

New York City Must Release Misconduct Records for Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Case, Reuters (via The Raw Story), July 23rd, 2015

How the NYPD Abused Citizens in the Name of Data, Five Thirty Eight, July 22nd, 2015

Teens Allegedly Hit as Warning, Punishment, at DYS site, Boston Globe, July 22nd, 2015

Back to the Future: Bratton Announces ‘Predictive Policing’ is Here; ‘Get Over It,’ Huffington Post, July 21st, 2015

Shut Down Rikers Island, New York Times, July 17th, 2015

Staten Island Man Claims NYPD Cops Took Him on a ‘Rough Ride’ Like Freddie Gray, New York Daily News, July 16th, 2015

Low-Level Crime Suspects Won’t Have to Post Bail Under the Bill de Blasio plan, New York Daily News, July 9th, 2015

Cuomo to Appoint Special Prosecutor for Killings by Police, New York Times, July 7th, 2015

June, 2015

Jury Rules for City in Police Brutality Case, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 29th, 2015

Some warn police brutality cases could trip up attorney general, New York Daily News, June 29th, 2015

Protesters enter NYC restaurant to remind patrons that BlackLivesMatter, Ben Sutton, Hyperallergic, June 29th, 2015

Harlem Black Lives Matter Protests End in Violent Arrests, The Gothamist, June 23rd, 2015

End Youth Detention and Torture at Riker’s Island, Marian Wright Edelman op-ed reprinted by the Pittsburgh Courier, June 17th, 2015

Denis Reyes’ Grieving Family Demands Answers a Month after Death during NYPD Encounter, Lauren Gambino for The Guardian, June 14th, 2015

New York City Passes ‘Ban the Box’ Bill, Huffington Post, June 10th, 2015

April, 2015

Police Violence Will Repeat Itself: Asian American Groups Call for Accountability, NBC News, April 28th, 2015

March, 2015

Not to Be Trusted: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in NYC, Color of Change News Accuracy Report Card, March, 2015 (PDF: ColorOfChangeNewsAccuracyReportCardNYC)

December, 2014

Asian Americans React to Garner Decision, Asian Journal, December 16th, 2014

November, 2014

Why is the NYPD Waging a Shadow Drone War? Vice.com, November 4th, 2014

October, 2014

Before the Law: Three Years on Rikers Island Without a Trial, The New Yorker, October 6th, 2014.  The young man featured in this article committed suicide in June, 2015.  See follow-up story & interview with journalist who wrote this story, on Democracy Now

2012

Cop who killed Shantel Davis Accused of Past Aggressive Behavior, DNAInfo, June 15th, 2012

Eric Garner (ongoing)

New York City Must Release Misconduct Records for Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Case, Reuters (via The Raw Story), July 23rd, 2015

Eric Garner is Remembered, One Year After His Death, New York Times, July 17th, 2015

Why Don’t Settlements Over Police Brutality Come Out of Police Budgets? The American Prospect, July 15th, 2015

Police Union Chief Calls Eric Garner Settlement ‘Obscene,’ The Gothamist, July 14th, 2015

Eric Garner Case Is Settled by New York City for $5.9 Million, New York Times, July 13th, 2015

NYC Policeman who choked Eric Garner eager to rejoin the force, Telesur TV (english), July 12th, 2015

Police Still ‘have a license to kill,’ says his mother Gwen Carr, New York Daily News, July 12th, 2015

Beyond the Chokehold: The Path to Eric Garner’s Death, New York Times, June 13th, 2015

NYPD Caught SanitiICANTBREATHEzing Police Brutality Entries on Wikipedia, David Kravets for ArsTechnica, March 13th, 2015

Eric Garner Memorial Destroyed on MLK Day, Yvette Caslin for Rolling Out, January 20th, 2015

Eric Garner’s Daughter Tweeted Address of Cop, AR Shaw for Rolling Out, December 27th, 2014

Eric Garner: Disenfranchised Businessman Murdered by Economic Racism, Munson Steed for Rolling Out, December 24th, 2014

Insensitive Cop Mocks Eric Garner with T-Shirt Line, Mo Barnes for Rolling Out, December 19th, 2014breathe easy

Kevin Powell Discusses Eric Garner, Mike Brown, AR Shaw for Rolling Out, December 17th, 2014

Asian Americans React to Garner Decision, Asian Journal, December 16th, 2014

Eric Garner Case Resonates with Asian Americans, NBC News, December 11th, 2014

Cop Who Killed Garner Had a History of Abusing Black Men, Mo Barnes for Rolling Out, December 9th, 2015

Eric Garner Support Goes Viral – I Can’t Breathe Hashtag, Renee Gardner for Rolling Out, December 4th, 2015

Eric Garner’s Widow Rejects Cop’s Apology, The Gothamist, December 4th, 2014

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