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Category: police brutality

Mayor de Blasio’s Bad Year

On December 18, the New York City Department of Investigation issued a decent report on the New York Police Department's failed response to the George Floyd protests earlier in  2020. I didn’t expect this. Indeed, when Mayor Bill de Blasio designated the Department of Investigation (and the Corporation Counsel) to

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Pictures from Sunday’s Police Brutality Protest at Washington Square Park

© Gregory Antollino [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignleft" width="240"] (We're living in a new world, but let's not abandon humor.)[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1011" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Sunday, June 7, 2020, © Gregory Antollino[/caption] © Gregory Antollino (share with attribution)

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The George Floyd Protests and the Future

I've litigated many police misconduct cases. These include excessive force (or police brutality), false arrest, malicious prosecution, interference with fair trial by perjury, and other areas. I have mostly practiced employment discrimination because juries understand that; regrettably, most juries do not understand police brutality, but maybe, finally, they will now.

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DeBlasio’s Disastrous Response to the Floyd Protests

This is week-old news, but I had some formatting problems. Those, plus my outrage led to my publication in Salon, which was named an editor's pick and got thousands of hits. Nevertheless, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. After the accumulated grievance of the Floyd George killing, Bill De

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