Category: New York

New York Residents Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, Italian-Americans Call For End of Columbus Day

New York Residents Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, Italian-Americans Call For End of Columbus Day

  Yesterday, people in New York City rallied around Native Americans with a variety of actions, from Indigenous People's Day celebrations that highlighted the diversity of native culture and recounted people's histories of resistance, to a direct action that shut down the West Si ...
Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

A New York town called Liberty proved to be against liberty after it arrested a man for calling it a "shitty town" in protest over a speeding ticket. But now that the New York Civil Liberties Union stepped in, the town of Liberty will now learn a lesson in liberty, specifically the Fi ...
New York Cop Suspended After Snatching Camera from Citizen

New York Cop Suspended After Snatching Camera from Citizen

The video starts off with an Albany cop telling a skinny musician that he was blocking the sidewalk, which seemed wide enough to include a pair of car lanes. It ends with the cop grabbing a woman's camera who questioned exactly how the musician was blocking the uncrowded sidewalk in t ...
NYPD Wrongly Arrest Man for Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beverage in Public

NYPD Wrongly Arrest Man for Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beverage in Public

Since when has it been illegal to drink out of a brown bag in public? Shawn Randall Thomas was unlawfully detained and arrested for drinking a non-alcoholic beverage in New York City last month. On August 28, 2015, Thomas was walking home while drinking a malta in a brown bag. O ...
New York City Photojournalist Suspects NYPD of Stealing $100 From His Wallet After Detaining Him for Taking Photos

New York City Photojournalist Suspects NYPD of Stealing $100 From His Wallet After Detaining Him for Taking Photos

A New York City photojournalist was detained, taken to the precinct and stripped of his NYPD-issued credentials after photographing a sergeant during a fire at a housing complex in the Bronx Sunday night. David Torres also suspects police of stealing $100 from his wallet before releas ...
New York Man Reaches Settlement for Unlawful Arrest for Flipping Cop Off as More Video is Released

New York Man Reaches Settlement for Unlawful Arrest for Flipping Cop Off as More Video is Released

Nathan Baker. Remember that name. He's the Saratoga Springs cop who pepper sprayed a man before twisting his arm backwards to force him out of the car back in May. All because the man, Adam Rupeka of Cop Block, flipped him off as he drove by, an act that is protected by the First Amen ...
NYPD Cop Sentenced to Two Years for Role in Motorcycle Mob Attack on Driver

NYPD Cop Sentenced to Two Years for Role in Motorcycle Mob Attack on Driver

An NYPD cop who infiltrated Occupy Wall Street, encouraging activists to break the law, only to later be part of the motorcycle mob that chased down a family in a Range Rover, pulling the father out of the car to beat him, was sentenced today to two years in jail. Wojciech Braszczok, ...