By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could […]
Murder of police officers condemned by Shartpon, family of Eric Garner, others Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shot them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Reports indicate that officers Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot […]
Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by cops, the cameras continue to […]
Woman choked over barbecuing onsidewalk By Jeremy Pasker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News NEW YORK—The black community is in an uproar after a video surfaced showing a seven-months pregnant woman being held in an apparent chokehold by an NYPD officer. The Police Department said her family was grilling on the […]
By Herb Boyd Special to NNPA NEW YORK—The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning, July 19. “They […]
Black folks for years have been shouted down when they’ve complained that police departments have harbored virulent and active racists. We wonder how many of Mr. Setiawan’s colleagues knew of his sentiments when he was serving on the department. Furthermore, we wonder how many of them had concerns and, of those, we wonder how many […]
The stop-and-frisk policy practiced by the New York City police department was little more than “indirect racial profiling,” according to a federal judge who ruled that police routinely violated the 4th and 14th amendment rights of blacks and Latinos.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at the ruling, saying, “This is a very dangerous decision made by a judge who I think does not understand how policing works.”