The women, comprised of a mostly African-American book club, were traveling on the train and discussing a romance novel when a train employee told them they were offending other passengers with their noise level. The women were then escorted off the train to awaiting police.
“We’ve heard your concerns about last week’s video. We made a mistake, and want to get better at earning the trust of our black audience,” posted the media company.
Claude Ruffin, 62, says officers came into his room at a Long Island City shelter on New Year’s Eve, grabbed him and walked him outside. When the veteran pulled his arm away from one of the cops, a struggle ensued. It wasn’t until Ruffin felt one of the cop’s guns that he realized he was dealing with law enforcement.
The New York Daily News reports that the Southport Correctional facility near Elmira, NY has shelled out $10 million to prisoners in 175 settlements over the past five years. The lawsuits all share the same details of abuse, torture, and mistreatment.
Trayon Christian was awarded $45,000 from the company this week. The incident happened in April 2013, when the then 19-year-old went to the Manhattan location to purchase a $348 Ferragamo belt. Barneys employees allegedly believed he bought the belt with a fraudulent credit card.
Alan Newton spent years in a legal battle with the city after he was released from jail in 2006, the NY Daily News reports.
New York City police officials on Thursday settled a lawsuit over surveillance activities of Muslim citizens, agreeing to bar officers from opening investigations based on a person’s race, ethnicity, or religion, reports The Hill.
The editor-in-chief of the popular blog Urban Bush Babes is suing the New York Police Department after she says officers falsely arrested her outside a Brooklyn nightclub.
The New York Daily News reports the 16-year-old was hit with a flashlight by Officer Sean McCamman during an arrest in June 2014.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Bill Cosby on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand in 2004.