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The Brief Life And Tragic Death Of Akai Gurley

In November 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a rookie police officer in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. As the officer's trial begins, Gurley’s family and friends tell BuzzFeed News the definitive story of the man they lost.

Alex Ronan 3 years ago

Meet The Children Experiencing An Instagram Afterlife

It's not unusual to find personal meaning in a stranger's tragedy. But would you buy a T-shirt or get a tattoo memorializing a child you've never met? Meet the well-meaning, sometimes obsessive followers who have, and the parents living through their deceased child's online afterlife.

Alex Ronan 4 years ago