Eric Garner was arrested in Staten Island on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes and placed in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo, despite a coroner reportedly ruling Garner's death a homicide.
Mehserle testified that he meant to zap Grant with his Taser in an Oakland station - but instead pulled his .40 caliber handgun and blasted the man. read
"She pushed out a back door and ran into the darkness beneath overarching oaks. He lay on the floor near his kitchen, two bullet holes in his chest, blood pooling thick, dying." Read
"A man was watching him," said Rachel Jeantel, 19, who was on the phone with Martin just before he was fatally shot. "He said the man kept watching him. He kept complaining that a man was just watching him." Read
"Diallo was shot outside his Bronx apartment. The police officers had mistaken him for a serial rapist, who was later apprehended." Read
"They said they thought McDade was armed because ... he clutched his waste band as they chased him onto a dimly lit neighborhood street." Read
"The newly released cell phone footage undermines the statement, showing Powell approaching the cops, but not coming as close as was reported, with his hands at his side. The officers began shooting within 15 seconds of their arrival, hitting Powell with a barrage of bullets." Read
"New York City police officers shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray in East Flatbush, Brooklyn." Read
"Jonathan never had an opportunity to reply. He had bullets in him before he could ever hit the ground. So there was not sufficient warning. No one ever told him to stop. He didn’t have time to react." Read
Just over a week before his death, 19-year-old Christian Taylor tweeted that about being afraid to die young. Taylor was shot and killed in the Dallas suburb of Arlington during a struggle with an officer after crashing his car through a Buick dealership around 1am.
Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing fatally shot Sam DuBose, 43, during a July 19 traffic stop over an alleged missing license tag.
Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody in Baltimore.
Protests from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park have brought the crisis of public space to the forefront of our attention: Where can the public congregate?
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