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AFRICANGLOBE - Donald Trump was angry about the settlement that New York City reached with the Central Park Five—the men who had, as teen-age boys, been wrongly convicted in the “Central Park jogger” rape case. And, in early May, 1989, Donald Trump took out a full-page ad in the Daily News to say what he thought he knew about the case. “How can our great society tolerate the continued brutalization of its citizens by crazed misfits? Criminals must be told that their CIVIL LIBERTIES END WHEN AN ATTACK ON OUR SAFETY BEGINS!”
AFRICANGLOBE - The family of Kalief Browder -- the Bronx teen who spent three years in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail without a conviction -- will sue the city for $20 million, according to documents submitted to the city comptroller's office Thursday. Browder took his own life in June, and his parents, Venida and Everett Browder, say their son's suicide was a direct result of his harrowing ordeal at Rikers Island prison.
AFRICANGLOBE - The men spent a cumulative 60 years imprisoned before their convictions were vacated last year. All three men were investigated by retired police detective Louis Scarcella, whose murder cases are under review by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
AFRICANGLOBE - There are critical similarities between the furious controversy in the fall about the Ebola crisis in the U.S. – that never materialized – and that which has followed the heinous murder of two New York City police officers allegedly by an apparently mentally unstable man.
AFRICANGLOBE - Asked in his press conference Monday what his attitude was toward protesters who called officers murderers and racists, de Blasio indicated that those who “say inappropriate things, who say hateful things,” are to be reported to the police as criminals. He insisted that the way to “contribute to making things better” in a democracy is to “show respect and support for our police.”
AFRICANGLOBE - To Patrick Lynch, a cop’s killing is unacceptable. But to Patrick Lynch (and to too many white people), a cop acting as judge, jury and executioner is somehow acceptable. The NYPD has “become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act accordingly.” Wartime? These are the marching orders to the 35,000 armed members of the biggest police department in the United States. The fear inside that police union boss is not just about the actual violence which may befall his members; it’s a fear that the NYPD is in danger of losing its monopoly on the threat of violence.
AFRICANGLOBE -Two New York City police officers were killed today when they were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, city officials said. The suspect in the shooting was also dead, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the officials said.
AFRICANGLOBE - A New York City police union has put its members on alert after a previously unheard of group known as the "Ten Black Guerilla Family" allegedly threatened to kill on-duty police officers in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the strangulation death of Eric Garner.
AFRICANGLOBE - New York City police shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old Black man Thursday night in a Brooklyn housing project, in what the city’s political establishment is referring to as an “unfortunate accident.” The news of this latest murder by the New York Police Department (NYPD) comes as the ruling elite prepares a crackdown in advance of a grand jury decision on whether to bring charges against the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed Michael Brown in August.
AFRICANGLOBE - A shocking video of a New York City police officer beating a young man bloody has emerged. In the video, you can see a stupefied man who has been identified as 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, who allegedly jumped a subway turnstile, get hit hard over the head with a nightstick and thrown around while bleeding profusely.
AFRICANGLOBE - Macy’s is coughing up $650,000 to settle accusations of racial profiling against its store in New York City’s Herald Square, the. The retail giant signed on to an agreement on Tuesday with the attorney general of New York.
AFRICANGLOBE - Historically America has much invested in criminalizing African-Americans—this is one way to justify the historical wrongs inflicted. And, under the guise of “fighting crime” the war against Black America continues.
AFRICANGLOBE - A luxury condo building on New York City’s Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a “poor door,” for low-income tenants.
AFRICANGLOBE - New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement with the five men whose convictions were overturned in the rape and beating of a White woman in Central Park in 1989, according to a report published Thursday.
AFRICANGLOBE - A new report from the New York City Department of Health reveals that, in 2012, more African-American babies were aborted than born. Here are the stunning numbers from the Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes:
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