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The New York City Council speaker said Saturday that fewer arrests for low-level offenses would help police improve their relations with some communities.
Scott was shot April 4 and former officer Michael Slager initially said he fired after a tussle over his department-issued Taser.
At the National Action Networks’ annual convention Saturday, a crowd chanted “call the vote.”
Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.
Hurtful and horrific comments about a Brooklyn elementary school student and his mother appeared on Facebook recently, but the source is questionable.
The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe, claims that Eric Garner’s daughter is caught on video saying Sharpton is only interested in money.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
The rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley has been indicted, an attorney for Gurley’s girlfriend told WCBS 880 Tuesday afternoon.
New York State Assembly’s first African American speaker joined Saturday morning’s Action Rally.
Last month, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced no criminal charges would be filed in the case.
A hugfest between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton has been raising eyebrows.
Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Urban League and the NAACP are sponsoring the demonstration.
The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.
City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.