Tag Archives: First Amendment

Eric Garner Non-Indictment Protest, Day Two

These are my tweets from the second day of protests in New York City after the non-indictment of the NYPD officer who killed #EricGarner. The NYPD was largely hands-off during the equally large protests after the non-indictment of the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, they quickly and violently cracked down on the protests over the #EricGarner non-indictment, using physical violence, pepper spray, and a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), or Sound Cannon, a weapon designed for the military and capable of causing permanent deafness.

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Video: NYPD Sergeant with History of Excessive Force Used Chokehold on Black Lives Matter Protester

The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the New York City agency that investigates cases of NYPD misconduct, has substantiated complaints of a police sergeant using a chokehold on a Black Lives Matter protester that I caught on video in August of last year.

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5 Protesters Arrested for Trying to Break Past Rockefeller Tree Barricade

MIDTOWN — Five protesters were arrested at Rockefeller Plaza on Monday night when they marched through the fenced-off area near the Christmas tree, leading to a scuffle in which at least one activist was injured, according to police and protesters.

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Five Black Lives Matter Protesters Arrested At Rockefeller Center: “The NYPD Went Berserk”

Five Black Lives Matter protesters—four of them women, including a 17-year-old and an intellectual property attorney—were forcefully arrested near the north entrance to Rockefeller Plaza on Monday night, after NYPD officers erected metal barricades to disrupt their weekly People’s Monday march.

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NYPD Violently Assaults Protesters, Arrests Family of Police Abuse Victims for Marching

In total, the NYPD arrested 15 people at the peaceful protest, which was held in solidarity with the #4thPrecinctShutDown in Minneapolis, where five protesters were shot by reported white supremacists earlier this week, and protests in Chicago, where videoof the horrendous police murder of Laquan McDonald was released two days ago.

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