Latino soccer fans and players are being excluded from the ongoing debate on the proposed construction of a soccer stadium and tennis courts in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. A Queens Latino editorial says the debate should include those who use the park the most.
A Russian Bazaar opinion column looks at reasons behind the steady drop in the number of immigrants from nations of the former Soviet Union, much of which has to do with American reluctance to issue visas to citizens of those countries for a myriad of reasons.
Amsterdam News and Carib News cover rallies, panels and editorials berating gun and youth violence. More than superficial criticism, the words that echo through activists and leaders tell the public to root out the sources of violence.
The funeral for Kimani Gray, a teenager who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer, was followed by a demonstration in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, with plenty of police present, local news outlets report.
The controversial stop-and-frisk policy that has led to more than five million people stopped in the streets of New York over the last 11 years "must stop," the Amsterdam News says in a scathing editorial.
El Diario-La Prensa is calling for the dismissal of a police detective who fatally shot an unarmed national guardsman after pulling him over last October in Queens, in a scathing editorial entitled “Fire Dt. Hamdy from the NYPD.”
Giving context to the shooting of teenager Kimani Gray last Saturday, an opinion piece in The Indypendent, and originally in SocialistWorker.org, calls the police precinct in East Flatbush one with "a long record of abuse and brutality."