Tag Archives: civil unrest

Tweet Of The Day

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Baltimore Protests Spread To Manhattan

Via AM New York: Several hundred vocal demonstrators marched through Manhattan streets Wednesday night to protest the death of a Baltimore man in police custody that has sparked widespread riots and looting across Maryland’s largest city. Police said dozens were arrested throughout the evening in Manhattan after they resisted officers trying to keep them on sidewalks and off streets clogged …

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Hillary Calls For Police Body Cameras

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Baltimore To See Pro Baseball First

It’s believed that this is a first for major league baseball: “After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow’s game between the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public,” the team said in a statement. “The Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for May 1-3, …

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Hillary Reacts To Baltimore Riots

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BALTIMORE: Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Calls Out National Guard

Via ABC News: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency today following a violent gathering in Baltimore, where people threw objects at police, set cars on fire and looted businesses. Hogan also activated the National Guard. The standoff began near the Mondawmin Mall in the northwest part of the city, the Baltimore Police Department said, as the group …

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Ferguson Police Chief To Resign

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President Obama Speaks At Selma,
Gives Nod To Battle For LGBT Rights

Via the New York Times: In an address at the scene of what became known as “Bloody Sunday,” Mr. Obama rejected the notion that race relations have not improved since then, despite the string of police shootings that have provoked demonstrations. “What happened in Ferguson may not be unique,” he said, “but it’s no longer endemic. It’s no longer sanctioned …

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Pussy Riot – I Can’t Breathe

From their clip description: Pussy Riot’s first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror – killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all …

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Quote Of The Day – Barack Obama

“There’s no black male my age who’s a professional who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys. It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, …

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Time Lapse: NYC Civil Rights Protest March

Via Time Magazine: Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Saturday to demonstrate against police violence in the wake of several deadly confrontations this year between officers and unarmed black citizens. This time-lapse video, made at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan, shows demonstrators marching over a 90-minute period. Authorities estimated …

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Jon Stewart On Eric Garner

Via Gothamist: Sharing the same outrage that many felt after an NYPD officer was not indicted for choking Eric Garner to death, a disgusted Jon Stewart appeared on The Daily Show last night. He said, “I honestly don’t know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less …

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Sen. Rand Paul Blames Cigarette Taxes For The Death Of Eric Garner

(Via Igor Volsky at Think Progress)

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Open Thread Thursday

Have you ever been arrested during a protest? How were you treated? Did the record of that arrest affect you in the future?

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Tomorrow’s New York Daily News

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will …

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Obama Reacts To Garner Decision

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De Blasio Urges Calm As Protests Over Garner Decision Are Planned Citywide

From his press release: “Today’s outcome is one that many in our city did not want. Yet New York City owns a proud and powerful tradition of expressing ourselves through non-violent protest. We trust that those unhappy with today’s grand jury decision will make their views known in the same peaceful, constructive way. We all agree that demonstrations and free …

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STATEN ISLAND: No Charges For NYPD Officer Who Choked Black Man To Death

Eric Garner’s crime was selling loosies. Using chokeholds to bring down a suspect is against NYPD policy.

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Three Democratic Reps Make “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Gesture On House Floor

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