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Protesters Sue NYPD Over Use Of Potentially Deafening LRAD Sound Weapon

Originally published in Gothamist. On the night of December 4th, 2014, demonstrators filled the streets in protest of the grand jury’s failure to indict Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner. Anika Edrei, Shay Horse, James Craven, Keegan Stephan, and Michael Nusbaum were among the crowd, and were in range when members of the NYPD began firing a Long Range Acoustic Device, also known as an LRAD, which aims a piercing noise at anyone within its focused cone of sound.

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Cop’s Instagram Reveals Passion For Arresting Activists, Overtime

New York Black Lives Matter activists are angry at a Queens NYPD cop over social media posts he made, including one of a shirt that reads I Handcuff Protesters (with “OT” bolded, for overtime) and another of a meme implying he’s tempted to “pop off rounds” on his beat “like the rest of the hood rats.”

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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 Plays “Musical Precincts” After Arresting Two Black Lives Matter Protesters

Two Black Lives Matter protesters from the activist group NYC Shut It Down were arrested outside of the 13th Precinct on Monday night, only to be shuttled out of the back door of the precinct house, and driven by squad car to the 5th Precinct in Chinatown.

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