NYC Mayor Tells Demonstrators To Halt Protests In Wake Of Officer Deaths

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April V. Taylor New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested that all political debate, demonstrations, and protests be put on hold until after two NYPD officers who were killed, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, are laid to rest.  De Blasio made the statement in an emotional speech at the Police Athletic League in Manhattan where he specifically requested ...

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Milwaukee Cop Not Charged For Killing, Governor Calls Up National Guard

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April Taylor Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has announced that police officer Christopher Manney will not face any criminal charges for the death of Dontre Hamilton in April, who Manney shot 14 times.  Chisholm states that the officer’s “use of force in this incident was justified self defense,” but eyewitnesses tell a different story, repeating the all too familiar ...

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Thousands Shut Down Mall Of America

April V. Taylor Thousands of protesters, many of whom are part of the group Black Lives Matter, shut down the Mall of America.  Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, it is the largest mall in America. Police dressed in riot gear arrested at least two dozen people for protesting racist police violence by disrupting shopping during the last shopping weekend left before ...

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Protesters Against Cuba-U.S. Plan Chant ‘Obama, Traitor’

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Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide. “The opposition will continue fighting, with or without Barack Obama,” Cuban activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known by his ...

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Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had contributed to police officers turning against him by running an “anti-police campaign” for mayor in 2013. Kelly appeared on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday to discuss the killing of two NYPD officers. When asked by host George Stephanopoulos if it’s fair for critics to partiallyblame ...

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Boko Haram Slaughters Mass Of Captives In Horrific New Video


A new video from Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are “infidels” or non-believers. There are so many corpses the gunmen have difficulty stepping to reach bodies still twitching with life. Most appear to be adult men. “We have made ...

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Homeless Persons Memorial Day Honors Dignity, Worth Of People Without Shelter Whom We’ve Lost


Sunday marks National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, commemorated on the longest night of the year. The event and awareness day honors the thousands of homeless people who have died and serves as a reminder of the innumerable hardships and risks people living without shelter face. Advocates hope that the designated memorial day will encourage health care providers, community organizations, and ...

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‘WATCH WHAT I’M GOING TO DO': Twisted rambling of cop shooter before he executed two NYPD officers in their squad car


Seconds before a cop-hating maniac ambushed and gunned down two NYPD officers in cold blood, he boasted, “Watch what I’m going to do!” Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s twisted advertisment of his execution-style assassinations of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu was revealed Sunday as detectives probed the motive for Saturday’s shocking slayings in Brooklyn. Just prior to killing Ramos, 40, and Liu, ...

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New Rikers Island Restrictive Unit Would Curb Violence: Jail Boss

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Correction officials on Friday encouraged the city’s jail watchdog board to approve a proposed rule change to allow for the creation of a 250-bed restrictive housing unit at Rikers Island for the 2.2 percent of inmates they say are responsible for the vast majority of violence. Speaking at a public hearing before the oversight board votes on the $14.8 million ...

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#BlackLivesMatter Condemns NYPD Cop Killings: ‘Not Our Vision Of Justice’


#BlackLivesMatter, a social movement founded in opposition to the violence and oppression black people in the U.S. face at the hands of law enforcement, officially condemned the “senseless” killing of two NYPD officers Saturday. “An eye for an eye is not our vision of justice,” the group said in a statement obtained by The Huffington Post. “We who have taken ...

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