Cop Who Bragged About Ripping Down Mask to Pepper Spray Protester Escapes Discipline for Use of Force

The NYPD officer who ripped down the face mask of a Brooklyn protester and pepper sprayed him in the face in the early days of

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At protests that draw counter-protesters, people on the left more likely to face arrest

by Clark Merrefield, Journalist’s ResourceJanuary 12, 2021 As hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters took over the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, journalists chronicled the striking differences in how law enforcement officials treated the insurrectionists compared with how they treated racial justice protesters who marched in dozens of cities last spring and summer after Minneapolis police

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Attorney General James’ NYPD Suit Points Another Finger at Top Cop for Protest Crackdowns

Greg B. Smith, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 14 at 8:40pm ESTby THE CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea were the two biggest names cited by state Attorney General Letitia James in a lawsuit filed Thursday seeking a monitor to oversee the NYPD’s handling of protests. But a

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For New Yorkers Brutalized in Black Lives Matter Marches, Response at Capitol Brings Disbelief and Bitterness

Rachel Holliday Smith and Eileen Grench, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 6 at 10:06pm ESTby THE CITY For many Americans, Wednesday’s insurrection at the Capitol proved shocking. For many New Yorkers who were harassed, arrested or brutalized while marching in support of the Black Lives Matter movement last year, the treatment of

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NYPD Brass Blamed for ‘Abuse of Authority’ that Drove Excessive Force in George Floyd Protest Crackdowns

Greg B. Smith, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 18 at 10:46am ESTby THE CITY Mayor de Blasio apologized to New Yorkers after a city report found too many cops were underprepared and went overboard in policing the largely peaceful demonstrations. An unprepared NYPD often overreacted during the mass police misconduct protests that

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Drawing Lessons From Protests, Black Women’s Group Makes Holidays Happier for Foster Kids

Eileen Grench, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 17 at 8:27pm ESTby THE CITY Last Saturday, a group of masked women stood together in the doorway of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village and cheered as they set another meticulously wrapped box onto the pile of what would quickly become a mountain of

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