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Another week, another incident of police brutality caught on camera in New York City. A new clip of surveillance tape shows two police officers wrangling an unarmed teen in Bed-Stuy by smashing him in the teeth with a gun. The worst part: The teen was holding his hands up in surrender when the beating start. The video, obtained by DNA Info, shows two cops in hot persuit of 16-year-old Kahreem Tribble on August 29. According...
Well, he spoke out to the "top brass"—an assembled group of several hundred high-ranking police officers—at a new police academy in Queens. The officers present were shown footage of numerous incidents of police brutality taken by the news media and watchdog groups. Commissioner Bratton held up the footage as examples of those on the force who are "poisoning the well." It's a strong hand to play as commissioner of a department that has quickly become...
Sunset Park police watchdog group El Grito de Sunset Park is organizing a public protest in response to two highly publicized incidents of police brutality: the kicking of festival street vendor Jonathan Daza by police officer Vincent Ciardiello, and the recent case of a pregnant being shoved in the course of a nearby arrest. Both incidents were filmed by private citizens.  The protest will take place this Saturday, September 27, from noon to 2 p.m.,...
In the latest (publicized) case of police brutality in New York City, an officer of the 72nd Precinct was filmed kicking a man who'd been wrestled to the ground by half a dozen other officers and forcibly handcuffed. The man in question was Jonathan Daza, a street vendor at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival on Sunday; the kick in question was delivered by Vincent Ciardiello, an officer who has since been suspended. In light...