Last Thursday morning, Oct. 13, in the rain at jam-packed Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza in the financial district of New York, it was cleanup time by the occupiers. For the cops it was a low-profile day, but I counted 26 officers in uniform – 23 blue- and three white-shirted – scattered around the perimeter in twos and threes plus seven undercover men, presumably FBI/CIA, in suits.
For days, the world witnessed the flames of discontent and disenchantment engulfing the urban streets of England in the aftermath of the shooting death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police Service on Aug. 4.
On Feb. 18, 7 p.m., at Modern Times Bookstore, Krip-Hop Nation will present an author panel of new books by Black disabled writers and friends, including Toni Hickman of Texas, Adarro Minton of New York, Allen Jones of San Francisco and friends of Krip-Hop Nation, DC Curtis and Bones Kendall of Los Angeles.
New data from the New York City Police Department shows the final total of stop-and-frisks for 2008 to be a record 531,159. Over 80 percent of them were of Black and Latino New Yorkers.
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2691617&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak from Stacey Muhammad on Vimeo. On Nov. 25, 2006, undercover NYPD officers fired at least 50 rounds of...
From 2005 to 2008, approximately 80 percent of NYPD's total stops made were of Blacks and Latinos, who are more likely to have physical force used against them than Whites.
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