NYPD commissioner fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner's death
Monday, 19 August 2019 New York City's police commissioner has fired a police officer involved in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man. Police Commissioner James O'Neill had been deliberating whether to accept a disciplinary judge's recommendation that Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired for using a banned chokehold on Eric Garner. Attorney Vinoo Varghese joined CBSN to discuss the decision.
Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo recently recalled a time when members from the Oscars' governing body threatened not to vote for their film Selma after the cast wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts to the premiere as an homage to Eric Garner, a victim of police brutality. In an interview, Oyelowo said members of the Academy complained to their studio and producers, and DuVernay confirmed the events with a tweet.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. AOC said said de Blasio was using “budget tricks” and “funny math” to make it look like he had defunded the city’s police department. The Mayor appeared in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning. “Well, she’s just wrong.
A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold during an arrest, a few days after city council members voted to make it a crime for police to use the grip. Freddie Joyner has more.
The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit. The unit was originally aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies. A nationwide push for policing reforms followed the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In a major redeployment, the country’s largest police force will reassign some 600 plainclothes officers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department will immediately reassign some 600 plainclothes officers in its anti-crime unit to other duties, including its detective bureau and community policing, Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Monday. The move, which follows a number of policing overhauls signed into law last week by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is designed to modernize the country’s largest police force and build trust with communities amid heightened racial tension, Shea said.
Two friends who rose up from simple upbringings to becoming successful attorneys are now behind bars. Urooj Rahman, 31, is a corporate attorney. Colinford Mattis, 32, is a human rights lawyer. According to Newser, the pair is accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail in a police vehicle. They joined George Floyd protests in New York City last Friday night and threw the incendiary device in an empty NYPD patrol car. Rahman was photographed holding a Molotov cocktail in Mattis' minivan.
Members of the Tibetan community on Friday staged a protest against China outside the Chinese Consulate in New York. Demonstrators raised anti-China slogans and were seen waving the Indian and US flags. They were also seen holding a banner reading 'Global Movement to Boycott Made in China'. Last week, Indian American, Taiwanese Americans and Tibetans demonstrated against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. The protests come in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured. Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro-India and anti-china slogans.
To celebrate her daughter Kulture's second birthday, Cardi B went all out and got them matching gold anklets, watches, and rainbow Ugg slippers — because well, why not? As if that wasn't enough, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper also got a larger-than-life crystal manicure courtesy of her go-to nail girl Jenny Bui, whose salon, Nails on 7th in New York City, recently reopened with new safety and hygiene measures in place to protect customers.