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NYPD officer suspended after viral video shows him using chokehold on black man

A New York City police officer has been suspended after a video posted online showed him apparently rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold after the city council voted to make it a crime for police to use the grip. New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called the apparent chokehold incident during an […]

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American Airlines passenger de-boarded for not wearing mask

American Airlines de-boarded a passenger from a flight after he refused to wear a face covering in compliance with its Covid-19 safety policy. Brandon Straka was asked to wear a face mask on Flight 1263 from New York to Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday. When Mr Straka refused, he was asked to leave the flight, the […]

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NYPD mistreating young men of color: Civilian Oversight Panel Finds

Nearly two-thirds of complaints accusing New York City police officers of mistreating young people involved male minorities, a civilian oversight panel said Monday. From January 2018 to last June, “males of color between the ages of 8 and 18 were a complainant” or victim in 64.8 precent of police misconduct claims made by young people, […]

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Two Buffalo police officers charged for shoving elderly protester

Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault on Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video that went viral showed them shoving an elderly protester to the ground at a march against racism. Officers Aaron Torgalski, 39, and Robert McCabe, 32, were part of a unit in tactical gear enforcing an 8pm curfew on Thursday during […]

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Teen who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a protest gifted red Mustang

When Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself. He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived […]

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Buffalo cops shove 75-year-old man to the ground amid George Floyd protests

Two Buffalo, New York, police officers were suspended without pay on Thursday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, as protests over the police killing of George Floyd continued into their tenth night. The video taken by a reporter from local public radio station WBFO and posted on its website […]

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Bulgarian-born artist who wrapped buildings and landmarks dies at 84

Bulgarian-born artist Christo, best known for wrapping buildings and famous landmarks in fabric or plastic, has died at his home in New York, aged 84. He passed away of natural causes on Sunday, according to a statement posted on the artist’s official Facebook page. Christo, who always worked with his wife Jeanne-Claude, famously covered the […]

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Man murdered by son during Zoom meeting, many on call dialed 911

About 20 people were tuned in to a Zoom conference call just after noon on Thursday when 72-year-old Dwight Powers unexpectedly slumped from his chair and disappeared off-screen. Near where Powers had been sitting in his Amityville, New York, home, his 32-year-old son, Thomas Scully-Powers, suddenly appeared, standing naked, witnesses told police. Several people on […]

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New York tourist arrested in Hawaii for posting beach pictures on Instagram

A tourist from New York was arrested in Hawaii after he posted beach pictures on Instagram when he was supposed to be in quarantine. The 23-year-old man was arrested for violating Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule and for “unsworn falsification to authority,” the Hawaii governor’s office said in a statement. He arrived in O’ahu on […]

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Viral Video: TikTok user ‘pulls new low’ after dumping crate full of cereal and milk on subway floor

A prankster with over 3 million followers on TikTok is in hot water for his latest ‘joke’ – one that involved dumping a crate full of milk and cereal on a New York City subway and leaving. Josh Popkin,known as @fckjoshy to his TikTok followers, is facing massive backlash for the prank that many described […]

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New York City hospital gifts over 4,000 staff free vacations

More than 4,000 staff members at New York City’s hard-hit Elmhurst Hospital have been surprised with a free vacation as thanks for their tireless work fighting the coronavirus pandemic in America’s epicenter. American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels Corporation teamed up for the gift “in recognition of the extraordinary care” the hospital staff “provide to their […]

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New York funeral home overwhelmed, corpses stored in lorries

Dozens of bodies have been found stored in moving lorries in New York, authorities say, after passersby complained of the smell. The Andrew T Cleckley Funeral Home in Brooklyn had rented trucks and put about 50 corpses inside with ice. One official quoted anonymously in the New York Times said the home’s freezer had stopped […]