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Fatima Ashraf and her husband Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, with their sons Ismael (at left) and Yousef (Photo courtesy of Fatima Ashraf)

Countering the Effects of Surveillance and Distrust

Black, Featured Posts, Muslim, Police, Politics, Voices' Picks March 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In this audio report, the mother of two young boys discusses how to deal with the effects of mistrust that police surveillance engenders, while a community activist urges the political empowerment of Muslims in New York.

More than 3,000 people gathered at Chatham Square to oppose Peter Liang’s indictment. (Photo via World Journal)

Protesting to Support Peter Liang

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Police March 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

More than 3,000 people gathered at Chatham Square in Chinatown to protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted in the death of Akai Gurley.

Peter Liang has wanted to be a police officer since his youth. (Photo via World Journal)

Peter Liang’s Mother Issues Statement

Brooklyn, East Asian, Police March 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm

The mother of officer Peter Liang has issued a public statement, printed in World Journal, that expresses condolences to Akai Gurley’s family and tells how despite family objections, Peter became a police officer, a desire of his since childhood.

Constance Malcom at a "Vigil for Delegation of Grieving Mothers" at Washington D.C. on Dec. 10, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Melkisethian, Creative Commons license)

The Road Ahead for the Mother of Ramarley Graham

Bronx, Police February 18, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Mother-turned-activist Constance Malcolm speaks to Colorlines about her continuing fight for justice for her son Ramarley Graham, who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer three years ago.

Peter Liang in Brooklyn court on Feb. 11 (Photo via World Journal)

Opinion: No Chinese Should be a Scapegoat

Brooklyn, East Asian, Opinion, Police February 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

In an editorial, World Journal says that many Chinese worry that NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted by a grand jury for murder, may be made into a scapegoat for racial tensions between the police and Black communities. But the paper warns against a rush to judgment.

The scene at a vigil in Chinatown for slain NYPD officers. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

A Vigil in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Police January 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

A vigil was held in remembrance of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, sponsored by numerous associations in the neighborhood, The Villager reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin, despite being criticized, continues to favor the indictment of policeman Peter Liang, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz at the memorial in Brooklyn to the slain officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos (Photo by bronxbp, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Cops: ‘Who Would Speak for Us?’

East Asian, New York, Police December 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Chinese cops are wondering who will support them as they mourn a fellow officer and worry about being targeted, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Protestors from Picture the Homeless said housing and jobs would help curb petty crime better than "Broken Windows" policing. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Homeless Opponents of ‘Broken Windows’ Protest Think Tank

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Police, Voices' Picks December 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Advocacy group Picture the Homeless rallied outside the Manhattan Institute with the intent of challenging pundit Heather Mac Donald’s support of the “broken windows” policing practice.

Shuck Seid (right) (Photo via World Journal)

Legendary Chinatown Auxiliary Officer Steps Down

East Asian, Manhattan, Police December 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Shuck Seid, 90, had worked in the NYPD’s auxiliary police force in Chinatown for 40 years, reports World Journal.

Protesting the Ferguson decision at Times Square (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Op-Ed: Marching for Justice Not Just Race

Black, Opinion, Police December 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

One college student tells why he marches in the wake of the Ferguson decision, and why he is hopeful for a life of liberty and justice for all, in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.