Posts Tagged ‘Police Brutality’

Two cops accused of fudging Washington Heights man’s gun possession on search warrant, before grand jury | NY Daily News

Two cops accused of fudging Washington Heights man’s gun possession on search warrant, before grand jury | NY Daily News

BY Laura Dimon – Shayna Jacobs – Graham Rayman Two NYPD detectives — including one decorated by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg — were arrested Thursday on accusations they fabricated seeing a man with a gun in Washington Heights and repeated the lie on a search warrant and before a grand jury. Detectives Sasha Cordoba and […]


Breaking Video: Cops May Have Hit Young Man On Bike In Washington Heights

Breaking Video: Cops May Have Hit Young Man On Bike In Washington Heights

A smartphone camera caught what appears to be the aftermath of the cops hitting a young man on a bike in Washington Heights. The video was posted to YouTube yesterday by July Beatz. The raw video captures a tense standoff between the cops and members of the community. It looks like this could be the […]


UPinion: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

UPinion: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I’m white. Okay, I said it. For me it doesn’t matter. But, knowing full well what the advantages of being “white” are (see: white privilege) I try really hard to understand what life is like for people of color. My best friend is a dark skinned Latino man. His life is […]


Another Police Officer Indicted After Video Proves He Lied | Slate

Another Police Officer Indicted After Video Proves He Lied | Slate

By Leon Neyfakh The past year provided plenty of video evidence that, far too often, police officers lie at the expense of civilians in order to protect themselves. The Walter Scott cellphone video out of North Charleston showed Michael Slager planting a Taser next to his victim’s body, with the apparent hope of substantiating a […]


Time Travel: Shared Streets, Crossed Paths and a Death | NY Times

Time Travel: Shared Streets, Crossed Paths and a Death | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ with JANE FRITSCH Published: July 12, 1992 The only thing Jose (Kiko) Garcia and Officer Michael O’Keefe had in common was the sweltering, buzzing sidewalks of Washington Heights, a world where drug-fueled lawlessness too often seems to touch the lives of good and bad alike. Mr. Garcia, an illegal alien who came […]


EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

BY Rocco Parascandola | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS NYPD Narcotics Detective James Connolly’s fatal 2011 shooting of Amarilis Collado’s husband was not the first time the city cop killed a man. Four years later, the grieving widow still wants to know why Connolly was working the street after a previous on-duty slaying. “I don’t understand […]


Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

By JAMES DAO Published: July 7, 1992 A neighborhood’s simmering anger over the fatal shooting of a Washington Heights man by a police officer boiled over last night as scores of people rampaged through a 40-square-block area. One man died in the violence and at least 15 people were reported injured, as people overturned cars, […]


Must-See TV: Let the Fire Burn On PBS Tonight

Must-See TV: Let the Fire Burn On PBS Tonight

This is one of the most important documentary films you will see this year. Using archival news coverage and interviews, Let the Fire Burn brings to life one of the most tumultuous but largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and the controversial urban […]


Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

February 5 – 10, 2014 Opening Night – Feb. 5th  TICKETS ON SALE NOW! General Admission $25 Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege Playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O’Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. Directors: Ebony Golden and Axel Avin Jr. For more info: Facing Our […]


2nd Anniversary Vigil to Remember John Collado Goes Down Tomorrow

2nd Anniversary Vigil to Remember John Collado Goes Down Tomorrow

A Word From Da Urban Butterflies Da Urban Butterflies will join the Collado family-Saturday, September 7th in its 2nd Anniversary Vigil to Remember John. In our commitment to social justice and our work to end police brutality we are inviting our friends to be in solidarity with the Collado family in remembering the life of […]


Fruitvale Station: The Review

Fruitvale Station: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Before we even begin this, I must say that while I feel that this is one of the most important and powerful films I have ever seen, this a tough movie to watch. It is not for the faint of heart. So difficult in fact, that while I absolutely loved this […]


Todos Somos Trayvon – Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin

Todos Somos Trayvon - Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Video & Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Washington Heights stood in solidarity yesterday with the outrage and outright disgust that is sweeping the nation after George Zimmerman was found Not Guilty in the cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin this past Saturday. The gathered throngs marched from 168th Street and […]


Uptown Cares: Justice For Trayvon

Uptown Cares: Justice For Trayvon

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.” Hillary Clinton I sat in utter disbelief as the verdict was read. Prior to the […]


Family and Friends Mark Anniversary of Inwood Man Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Family and Friends Mark Anniversary of Inwood Man Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Sandra Garcia INWOOD — Friends and family gathered over the weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of an Inwood man who was shot and killed by an undercover police officer last September. John Collado, who was shot and killed by an undercover narcotics detective at his doorstep on Sept. 8, 2011, when his family […]


The Washington Heights Phoenix – From Riots to Renaissance

The Washington Heights Phoenix - From Riots to Renaissance

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 20 years ago, this very month, Washington Heights went up in flames, anger and disgust. The Crack epidemic had changed the neighborhood for the worst and corrupted everything it touched. Washington Heights went from being a tough but working class neighborhood to an open-air drug market and a war zone almost […]


The Million Hoodie March NYC In Pictures

The Million Hoodie March NYC In Pictures

Photography by Lenyon Whitaker (@lenyon)


Inwood family seeks federal probe after cop skirts indictment | NY Daily News

Inwood family seeks federal probe after cop skirts indictment | NY Daily News

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Flashing Lights: Paul Lomax’s Portraits of The Wall Street Occupiers

Flashing Lights: Paul Lomax's Portraits of The Wall Street Occupiers

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)


Ydanis Rodriguez Says Cops Assaulted Him in OWS Arrest | DNAinfo

By Shayna Jacobs MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — After spending 17 hours in jail, City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said he was assaulted by a cop during the dramatic sweep of Zuccotti Park that temporarily broke up the Occupy Wall Street encampment Tuesday morning. Rodriguez, bearing cuts on both sides of his face, allegedly ignored the orders […]


Op-Led: John Collado Remembered

Op-Led: John Collado Remembered

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Instead of planning their Thanksgiving festivities John Collado’s loved ones are mourning his tragic death at the hands of police during a botched undercover arrest in early September. Buoyed by the memory of this thoroughly decent man, the family and friends of John Collado are determined […]

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