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Black woman assaulted, spit at by cab driver in New York who hurled slurs at her
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Black woman assaulted, spit at by cab driver in New York who hurled slurs at her

Police announced on Saturday they are searching for a man accused of assaulting a Black woman who tried to intervene in a fight between him and another cab driver in New York. The 52-year-old woman offered to help when she saw two men fighting in the Midtown section of Manhattan when she saw a yellow taxi driver and a Pedi cab driver on Sept. 7, according to the New York Police Department. One of the two men hit the woman multiple times and spit on her while anti-Black slurs during the incident. The victim was not hospitalized. The incident is currently under investigation. More information about the incident can be found here.
Black judge in New York accused of making racist, homophobic remarks in court
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Black judge in New York accused of making racist, homophobic remarks in court

A Black judge in New York is reportedly accused of making homophobic and bigoted comments, per court court papers. Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court Judge Harriet Thompson allegedly made comments such as Hispanic people have “deceitful traits” and homosexuality is an “abomination,” reported the New York Post. According to court filings, the Inspector General for New York state courts "substantiated" the claims against Thompson who was suspended with pay afterwards, reported the New York Post. The judge was reportedly also accused of criticizing the appearances of court workers and using racist, and anti-gay slurs. Matthew Berman, Judge Thompson's attorney, reportedly told The Post: “The judge denies all of the allegations that are asserted against her.” More details about the alleg...
Video: NYPD detective hits young woman in the face, community outraged
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Video: NYPD detective hits young woman in the face, community outraged

A police officer in New York was caught on camera punching a woman during a tense situation as officers were reportedly trying to arrest a man as they were being crowded. The incident happened on Tuesday as police were trying to arrest a man for attempted murder in Harlem, reported NBC4 New York. The video shows a detective, identified as Kendo Kinsey, punch a woman, identified as 19-year-old Tamani Crum, in the head as she rushes towards the officers during the arrest. In the video, Crum can be seen flying back upon impact and hitting her head on the sidewalk. Crum was among three people arrested by the NYPD. She was initially facing multiple charges, but today, the NYPD released a statement saying she was charged with obstruction. The NYPD released body camera footage...
Black firefighter in New York says captain took him to racist “Juneteenth” party
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Black firefighter in New York says captain took him to racist “Juneteenth” party

A Black firefighter in New York has reportedly filed a lawsuit after a fire captain allegedly took him and a small group of firefighters to a racist party. Jerrod Jones, a 14-year veteran of the Rochester Fire Department, is seeking $4 million in damages after a fire captain brought him and three other firefighters to a private party during their shifts, reported the Democrat & Chronicle. In a notice of claim filed on Thursday, Jones said the fire crew were in uniform when they arrived at a mansion in a wealthy neighborhood. Jones said he immediately felt uneasy when he saw a cutout of former President Donald Trump because on-duty firefighters are not supposed to attend partisan political events, reported the Democrat & Chronicle. At the residence, he said he also saw ...
Video shows off-duty police officer pull gun on neighbor in New York
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Video shows off-duty police officer pull gun on neighbor in New York

An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged after he was caught on camera pulling a gun on his neighbor following an alleged road rage incident in New York. According to police, 32-year-old Douglas Debonet got out of his car in the city of Selden and broke the side-view mirror on a vehicle involved in the alleged road rage incident, reported CBS New York. Debonet later went to the driver's home and threatened that person's father at gunpoint during an argument in Long Island. Debonet and the victims are reportedly neighbors. CBS New York reported the victims are people of color, and the family said they believe the incident was possibly racially motivated. Debonet was charged with criminal mischief and menacing. He was suspended from the NYPD without pay. ...
Man jailed in Washington after allegedly threatening to shoot Blacks at Buffalo grocery store
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Man jailed in Washington after allegedly threatening to shoot Blacks at Buffalo grocery store

A man in Washington state was reportedly arrested last week after he allegedly phoned racist threats to businesses, including threats to shoot Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Joey George of Lynnwood, a Seattle suburb, was in U.S. District Court in Seattle for a detention hearing on Monday. According to prosecutors, the 37-year-old man called a grocery store in Buffalo twice in July threatening to shoot Blacks and made statements about a “race war,” according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors said George did not call Tops, the same grocery store where 10 Black people were killed in May, but did mention the attack. According to investigators, George phoned threats to businesses in at least eight states. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Woods asked Magistrate Judge ...
Off-duty officer accused of fatally shooting young man with toy water gun in the Bronx
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Off-duty officer accused of fatally shooting young man with toy water gun in the Bronx

An off-duty correction officer has been arrested and charged with killing an 18-year-old man who had a water gun in New York. Police said officers responded to a call about a man who was shot in Morris Heights just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Raymond Chaluisant was found unconscious with a gunshot wound to his face, according to NBC4 New York. Officers found Chaluisant about a half mile away from where authorities believe he was shot. Chaluisant was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, Dion Middleton, an off-duty correction officer, allegedly shot Chaluisant. Authorities said Chaluisant had an amped-up water gun in his car that can shoot beads filled with water. Police said currently there was no evidence Chaluisant fired the gun ...
3 Black women accused of attacking White woman in NYC
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3 Black women accused of attacking White woman in NYC

Police are searching for 3 Black women after a White woman was assaulted in what police called a racially-motivated attack. The woman was attacked while riding an MTA bus the three suspects were also on July 9 when an argument occurred. The dispute escalated and the suspects began hitting the woman over the head with an unknown object, according to New York Post. The victim suffered lacerations and was taken to a local hospital. According to police, one of the suspects said they “hate White people” during the confrontation with the 57-year-old woman who was assaulted. NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is currently investigating. New York Police Department issued a press release saying, “The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in ascertaining the whereabo...
Exonerated man accused of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X sues NYC for $40 million
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Exonerated man accused of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X sues NYC for $40 million

One of the men who was wrongfully convicted and spent 20 years in prison for the murder of civil rights leader Malcolm X is suing the city of New York for $40 million. Lawyers for Muhammad Aziz filed the complaint on Thursday. Aziz, who is now 84, is suing for the denial of his due process rights, malicious prosecution, and negligence by law enforcement. Malcolm X was murdered in 1965. Three men were accused of the crime. Aziz was arrested in 1965 along with Khalil Islam. More than 55 years after Malcolm X was assassinated, Aziz was cleared of the murder last year. Authorities discovered many flaws in the case against him and at least one other man accused of killing the civil rights leader. Islam served 22 years in prison and died in 2009. He was posthumously cleared of wrongdoin...
Video: Rapper Styles P intervenes as cops manhandle Black woman in New York
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Video: Rapper Styles P intervenes as cops manhandle Black woman in New York

Police in Yonkers, New York were caught on camera manhandling a woman suspected of an alleged crime when rapper Styles P, who happened to be nearby, intervened on the woman’s behalf. Police claim the Black woman, who was engaged in a food delivery on Tuesday, was riding her moped recklessly on a sidewalk and tried to flee officers after not providing valid proof of registration. Two officers are seen on video forcefully trying to subdue the woman who was facing the pavement. Styles P, who reportedly owns a juice shop near the area where the incident occurred, confronted the officers on the sidewalk about how they were treating the woman. The Yonkers Police Department’s accusations about the woman’s registration not being valid have not been verified. More about the incident can be...