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AFRICANGLOBE - Now that a grand jury in the same state indicted Liang for Gurley's death, the injustice against Eric Garner and his family becomes all the more clear. Pantaleo was infamously filmed strangling Eric Garner, which the city's medical examiner said caused the unarmed, 44-year-old man's death.
AFRICANGLOBE - A New York City police officer has been indicted for stomping on the head of a Brooklyn man pinned to the floor and pleading “Help me”. The incident is one in a spate of recent alleged police brutality or misconduct cases that have been caught on video.
AFRICANGLOBE - A New York Police Department officer caught on video punching an apparently handcuffed Black 12-year-old during a false arrest has been suspended, authorities said. The arrest was captured on a smartphone video that has been viewed more than 700,000 times on YouTube, as documenting and viewing police activity becomes more popular.
AFRICANGLOBE - Stolen Lives estimates that since Amadou Diallo was killed in 1999, unarmed and fired upon forty-one times outside his apartment building, at least 249 people have been killed by NYPD—the majority Black men or teenagers. “To be Black and male is to be always at war,”
AFRICANGLOBE - Daniel Pantaleo the NYPD officer who was captured on video placing a Staten Island man in a chokehold had a long history of complaints against him, a complaint filed against him following a March 2012 traffic stop.
AFRICANGLOBE - The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York made the announcement a day after a grand jury in the Bronx, New York refused to re-indict White police officer Richard Haste, who last year shot dead Ramarley Graham, 18, in his Bronx home.