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Activists crush NYPD over Buzzfeed report

03/09/2018
Amsterdam News

City Hall and the New York Police Department are feeling the heat after a recent Buzzfeed report on the disciplinary action taken against abusive officers.

According to Buzzfeed, between 2011 and 2015, at least 300 NYPD officers who committed offenses such as assaulting civilians, falsifying records and stealing kept their jobs. The website developed its story going through internal NYPD files, phone calls, court records and interviews with prosecutors and officers.

NOTHING NEW: SO-CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM LETS SGT. BARRY WALK IN DANNER KILLING

02/16/2018
Black Star News

In response to a not guilty verdict against the officer who shot and killed Deborah Danner, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokespersons Monifa Bandele, Vice President & Chief Partnership and Equity Officer at MomsRising.org and Rama Issa-Ibrahim, Executive Director of Arab American Association of New York.

At crossroads of policing and murder, a long push for accountability

02/15/2018
Christian Science Monitor

After her son Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by a New York police officer, Constance Malcolm says she dedicated herself to community activism almost by accident.

“I had to be Ramarley’s voice,” she says. “Even now, when you hear about Ramarley’s story, you think, 'Oh, yeah, that was the kid that was running from police into the house, and who hid in the bathroom.' Six years later, and that’s what you hear. I have to try to get that out of people’s mindset.”

NYPD sergeant acquitted in death of mentally ill woman

02/15/2018
Newsday

A Bronx State Supreme Court justice acquitted an NYPD sergeant of murder and other charges Thursday in the case of a mentally ill woman, Deborah Danner, whom the officer shot during a confrontation in her apartment.

Sgt. Hugh Barry, 32, showed no emotion to onlookers in the courtroom as Justice Robert A. Neary announced his verdict clearing him of one count of second-degree murder, two of manslaughter and one of criminally negligent homicide stemming from the Oct. 18, 2016, incident in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.

Cardi B Boycotts Super Bowl Halftime Show Unless Colin Kaepernick Returns

02/04/2018
XXL

Add Cardi B to the list of rappers who are riding for Colin Kaepernick.

The former NFL quarterback's controversy is still alive and well, and the Bronx rapper has her own boycott in mind, as a way of showing support. TMZ ran into Bardi Saturday night (Feb. 3), at the Maxim Party in Minneapolis, Minn., and asked the "Bodak Yellow" MC when she was going to perform during a Super Bowl halftime show. Cardi was quick with her response, stating plainly, "When they hire Colin Kaepernick back."

Colin Kaepernick Completes #10for10 Challenge Thanks to Some Celebrity Friends

02/03/2018
Newburgh Gazette

On Wednesday, he completed his $1 million goal on the 10th day of his "10 for 10" donation plan. After watching the likes of Chris Brown, Serena Williams, Steph Curry and more shell out hefty contributions, Kaepernick concluded his 10-day challenge after tapping Usher for a $10,00 donation to the H.O.M.E. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure) charity in Lithonia, Georgia.

COLIN KAEPERNICK TEAMS W/ USHER TO FINISH $1 MIL PLEDGE

01/31/2018
TMZ

Colin Kaepernick just wrote his LAST check as part of his "$1 Million Pledge" campaign -- and teamed up with Usher to end it with a bang.

Remember, Kaep first started the program back in 2016 ... vowing to donate $1 MIL of his own money to more than 40 charitable causes -- including Communities United for Police Reform and The Black Youth Project.

Over the past 2 weeks, Colin enlisted some HUGE stars to match his final 10 donations -- including Steph Curry, Snoop Dogg, Serena Williams, Chris Brown, T.I. and Meek Mill (from prison).

Meek Mill, Joey Bada$$ & Others Donate to Colin Kaepernick’s Cause

01/31/2018
Baller Status

While Colin Kaepernick's NFL remains in limbo, the movement he kicked off is going strong.

Rappers Meek Mill, Joey Bada$$ and Nick Cannon have each donated $10,000 to Kaepernick's Communities United for Police Reform in New York City charity.

As part of the former NFL star's "Million Dollar Pledge", in which he vowed to donate $1 million to various non-profits to help oppressed communities across the United States, Kaepernick matched Meek's donation.

All NYPD Officers on Patrol Will Have Body Cameras by End of 2018

01/30/2018
Observer

All NYPD officers and detectives on patrol will be outfitted with body cameras by the end of 2018—one year earlier than the city scheduled, city officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The de Blasio administration and the police department initially anticipated officers would receive body cameras by the end of 2019.

De Blasio’s preliminary budget includes $5.9 million in fiscal year 2018, $12 million in fiscal year 2019 and $9.5 million in fiscal year 2020 in funding to permit the city to roll out the program earlier.

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