Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.
A group that supports the protesters in Baltimore gathered in Union Square Wednesday and shut down the outbound Holland Tunnel and several other city streets as they marched.
News of the unrest comes as the city reviews procedures at the correctional facility and lines up changes suggested by the federal government.
The Appellate Division justices say videotape, testimony and a prison misbehavior report provide substantial evidence that Colin Ferguson threatened violence and conspired to riot.
Police were on alert in Brooklyn Tuesday night following violence stemming from a deadly officer-involved shooting, as crowds gathered again to protest for a second night in a row.
The crowd of about 20 teens and other residents gathered at Nostrand and Synder avenues, outside the 67th Precinct station. Rocks and bottles were thrown, in protest of the police-involved shooting Saturday of 16-year-old Kimani Gray.
“You have a lot of kids graduating college, can’t find jobs, that’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kind of riots here,” Bloomberg said.
Gurmaj Singh, the current temple president, said the attackers used musical instruments, swords, bats and metal rods against worshippers in the temple.