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How a Mentally Ill Haitian Immigrant Got Killed by New York Police

Why did two NYPD detectives investigating a robbery shoot David Felix to death in April despite being informed he was a diagnosed schizophrenic?
Nick Pinto
6.25.15
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Experts Agree: America's Prison-Industrial Complex Is Broken

Not only are US incarceration policies unjust toward minorities and the mentally ill, but they haven't even meaningfully lowered crime, according to the latest studies.
Nick Pinto
2.12.15
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Why Did Police Arrest This Man in Front of His Kids at Eric Garner’s Funeral?

The NYPD could have arrested Calvin Bryant any time—but they chose to do so at Eric Garner's funeral, after his death was ruled a homicide.
Nick Pinto
8.4.14
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Why Did Police Arrest This Man In Front of His Kids at Eric Garner's Funeral?

NYC resident Eric Garner's death via police chokehold has been officially ruled a homicide. So why did cops arrest another man outside his funeral even though he wasn't doing anything illegal at the time?
Nick Pinto
8.1.14
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Protesters Shut Down Construction of a Fracked Gas Pipeline in New York City

Construction on the Rockaway Lateral natural-gas pipeline in Brooklyn was briefly halted on Saturday when protesters entered a gate and stormed into the drilling site.
Nick Pinto
7.22.14
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After a Police Dog Bit His Leg, This Protester Was Jailed Thanks to a Cop's Testilying

The expensive consequences of New York City's heavy-handed approach to policing protest have been on display lately, with video evidence playing a key role. But what happens when there's no footage to disprove shady testimony from corrupt cops?
Nick Pinto
6.25.14