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Dec 11, 2014
Dec 11, 2014

U.S. chokehold protesters ‘die-in’, issue demands in New York

/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Students at medical schools around the United States planned “die-ins” to protest the chokehold death by police of an unarmed black man and New York activists demanded the city take action after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved.

Protests intensified last week after the grand jury decision to not charge a white New York City police officer in the July death of Eric Garner, who was unarmed. The decision came a week after a Missouri grand jury did not indict a white officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014

NY police promise to rebuild trust as protests spread

/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the New York Police Department vowed on Tuesday to repair relations with poor and minority communities following the death of a suspect, even as protests over police violence flared across the United States.

The department will retrain its members in nonviolent ways of making arrests, Police Commissioner William Bratton said, adding that he had taken a non-confrontational approach to protests over a grand jury’s decision not to charge the officer involved in the controversial chokehold case.

Dec 9, 2014

NY police promise to rebuild trust as protests continue

/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the New York Police Department vowed on Tuesday to repair relations with poor and minority communities following the death of a suspect, even as protests over police violence flared across the United States.

The department will retrain its members in nonviolent ways of making arrests, Police Commissioner William Bratton said, adding that he had taken a non-confrontational approach to protests over a grand jury’s decision not to charge the officer involved in the controversial chokehold case.

Dec 9, 2014
Dec 9, 2014

Ghosts of lawsuits past prompt light touch on protests by NY police

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City, still paying for lawsuits over mass arrests during the 2004 Republican convention and Occupy Wall Street, is using a light touch on the latest wave of protests over police use of force, the police commissioner said on Tuesday.

Police Commissioner William Bratton noted that protests have been largely peaceful since a grand jury decided not to charge a police officer for killing a man with a banned chokehold.

Dec 9, 2014

NBA players in New York add voices to protests over police killings

By Scott Malone, Karen Freifeld and Emmett Berg

NEW YORK/BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) – Shopkeepers boarded up windows in California and basketball stars in New York wore shirts invoking the last words of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a police chokehold, amid racially charged protests Monday over a grand jury’s failure to indict the white officer involved.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and other players wore T-shirts emblazoned with the words “I CAN’T BREATHE” in pre-game warmups in at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, where Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were among thousands who came to see the team play the Brooklyn Nets.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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