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8 dead in “act of terror” after truck drives into pedestrians, bicyclists in Manhattan

The situation is developing.

NYPD fatally shot Dwayne Jeune, again raising questions about training officers on mental illness

Dwayne Jeune's shooting death is at least the second time in less than a year that New York City officers have killed someone with a known mental health issue.
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Man who plowed car into crowded Times Square sidewalk charged with murder

The suspect also faces 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.
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One killed, 22 injured after car plows through Times Square sidewalk

Tweets from the scene show the car had gone off the road.
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Should assaulting police be a hate crime? Lawmakers across the US are saying "Yes."

Social justice activists say the laws are a backlash against Black Lives Matter supporters.
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Transgender person fatally attacked in New York identified

The NYPD said the medical examiner identified the victim as 59-year-old Brenda Bostick, a black transgender woman.

White man beats Asian victim in New York City while shouting "We are white power"

Steven Zatorski has been charged with assault as a hate crime.

This app exposes the white-collar criminals all around you

This app reveals the true face of modern crime, and it's not what you saw on the evening news.
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These NYPD officers bragged about a tiny marijuana bust — and Twitter destroyed them

When will police learn that Americans don't think weed should be a crime?

Justice Department calls NYC "soft on crime." Crime stats tell a different story.

2016 was the safest year on record in New York City.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam's death considered "suspicious," NYPD says

Abdus-Salaam's husband speaks out about recent reports that she possibly committed suicide.

Police shooting investigations are rarely transparent. Just ask these victims' families.

Years later, the families of Laquan McDonald, Ramarley Graham and Michael Brown are still getting crucial details.

Officer who killed Ramarley Graham resigns. Graham's family says justice wasn't served.

"New York City should be appalled with this decision," Ramarley Graham's mother said.

The NYPD sent video teams to film Black Lives Matter and Occupy protesters over 400 times

The worst part is that all evidence that they had permission to film is nowhere to be found.

White man kills black man in NYC, then 'New York Daily News' blasts victim's arrest record

Timothy Caughman's arrest record has nothing to do with why a white racist stabbed him.

Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory arrested at NYC's A Day Without a Woman protest

Linda Sarsour and Tamika D. Mallory were arrested outside of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan.

NYPD allegedly forced Muslim woman to remove hijab, took photos of her after arrest

Rabb Musa's lawsuit alleges that police officers flaunted her across the station and took photos of her without her hijab.

NYPD is investigating online threats made against Muslim activist Linda Sarsour

Glenn Maccioli asked Facebook users for Linda Sarsour's address.

Activists win access to NYPD's Black Lives Matter surveillance files

The NYPD conducted undercover surveillance at BLM protests related to the death of Eric Garner.

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Take these steps before you let any worker walk in the door.

Sikh, Muslim police officers in New York City will now be able to wear turbans, beards

Police commissioner James P. O'Neill announced the policy revision on Wednesday.

Michigan police say man did not threaten to set Muslim woman on fire because of her hijab

Campus police collaborated with the FBI to investigate the allegations.
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NYPD reportedly has a three strikes policy for arresting gropers

According to 'DNAinfo', this is because intent is otherwise hard to prove.

A Muslim woman was attacked at an NYC subway stop — it was the third such attack in 1 week

There has been a 35% uptick in hate crimes in New York City. The rate of anti-Muslim hate crimes might be much higher.
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Walter Scott: 5 other times police officers have walked after fatal use of force

The mistrial over the death of Walter Scott is a reminder of how often police aren't convicted for civilian deaths.
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One NYPD officer dead, one injured after shooting in the Bronx

This story is breaking.

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Bronx man holding glass bottle dies after being Tasered by NYPD

The incident marks the second time in recent weeks that NYC police have killed someone reported as emotionally disturbed.

With #SwipeItForward, NYC activists call out unnecessary policing of poor people of color

The vast majority of those arrested for fare evasion in New York City are people of color, criminal justice data shows.
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Vic Mensa: "There's no possible way that every one of these shooters was innocent"

'Clarify,' from 'Mic' and Spotify, explores the issue of policing and civil rights.
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Civil rights group sues the federal government over the surveillance of black activists

Color of Change said it believes the government is trying to hide details of its surveillance.