After grand juries in New York and Missouri declined to indict white cops who killed unarmed black men, many have questioned whether the system is broken.
The New York City Fire Department ruled the incident an accident. But Garner’s family members said they suspect arson.
At legally authorized teen courts across the country, teens decide the real-life fate of other teens who’ve committed low-level offenses. The weirdest part? It seems to work — so why aren’t there more of them?
A lot of classic New York City spots might be disappearing, but you can still go to these distinctive shops, bars, and restaurants. For now, anyway.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
After thousands of protesters took to the streets and brought New York to a standstill overnight Wednesday, more crowds amassed for a second night.
A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday declined to charge an NYPD officer who killed the unarmed Garner with a chokehold. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has since announced that the federal government will launch its own investigation and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the NYPD will be retrained in an effort to reduce police violence.
Brace yourself for a cheesy epic.
Eric Garner, 43, died after being put into a chokehold and thrown to the ground in July by New York City police officers. Thousands protested his death.
Ninety percent of the students that ended up in detention were female.
Eric Garner died last month after he was put into an illegal chokehold by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Summer is fleeting. Go watch a sunset.
An internal NYPD report on the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner quotes an officer at the scene as saying the man was “not in great distress.” Chokeholds, which are forbidden under NYPD procedures, were not mentioned in the document.
An amateur video of the man’s death appears to show how the first responders neglected to perform routine procedures to help the dying patient. The four emergency workers will not be going on ambulance runs until the FDNY completes an investigation.
“Someone needed help and they felt privileged to be given the opportunity.” UPDATE: The VA also sent Michael Sulsona a brand new wheelchair.
This is one true way to prove you’re a real New Yorker.
This is either a brilliantly orchestrated stunt, or a horrifying, weird development in New York City’s Staten Island borough. Update — March 29, 11:30 a.m. ET: The film production company Fuzz On The Lens finally took responsibility for the publicity stunt.
Find out where you truly belong in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
Why is this happening?! It’s because de Blasio dropped this groundhog.
selfies are an underlying theme here
This pup surprised Staten Island commuters on Bus s94 when he hopped on board and took a seat. No one has claimed this adorably smart dog but there’s one thing for sure: he’s commuted his way into our hearts.
Find out what happened to the infamous Staten Islanders.
Curtis High School in Staten Island is now learning a good lesson about teenagers on Twitter.
Christmastime in the New York City borough still recovering from October’s Superstorm Sandy.
“I have no idea how it got there.”
President Obama surveyed the damage wrought by Sandy in New York. Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo, Janet Napolitano, and other officials were in tow.
New York City’s Lilliputian leader struggles to peer over the president’s shoulder in Staten Island today.
Not forever, at least. “I think that it’s a pretty natural complement to the type of work that Occupy has always done.”
Fulfilling a civic duty in the aftermath of a devastating storm.