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.
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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.”
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.
In recent years, as the city grapples with a lack of affordable housing, New York’s homeless population has soared.
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."
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 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).
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 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.
Los policías y detectives de la ciudad de Nueva York portarán cámaras corporales un año antes de lo que inicialmente proyectaron las autoridades, El alcalde Bill de Blasio, el comisionado de policía James O’Neill y el presidente del Concejo Corey Johnson anunciaron este martes que acelerarán el equipamiento y que todos los oficiales que patrullen, tendrán el dispositivo a finales de 2018.