On Sat., Dec. 27th, a funeral service was held for slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, with thousands of officers, community activists and residents filling the streets to pay respects. Ramos, a Puerto Rican native who had been with the NYPD for two years, was killed in the Bedford-Read More »
A Staten Island’s grand jury’s decision on Dec. 3rd to not bring charges against New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner drew disappointed and angry protestors...
Eric Garner's death was a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure. For many across our city and our nation, yesterday's grand jury ruling compounds feelings of grief with dissatisfaction and anger. As we reflect on the weeks leading up to yesterday's decision and prepare our path forward, I want to share a snapshot...Read More »
A Staten Island grand jury has voted to not file criminal charges against New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The 43-year-old Garner was killed in July after Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and gun following Garner’s death.Read More »
“This is a deeply emotional day – for the Garner Family, and all New Yorkers. His death was a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure. This is a subject that is never far from my family’s minds – or our hearts. And Eric Garner’s death put a spotlight on police-community relations and civil rights...Read More »
The nation's eyes focused on Ferguson, Missouri on the evening of Monday, November 24, after a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. As protestors in Ferguson burned businesses and cars...Read More »