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Mayor Meets Protesters, but Rallies Go On

wsj.com — Seeking to calm protests calling for wholesale changes to law-enforcement policies, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with some of the movement's organizers Friday, praising them as part of the Democratic process while again rejecting violence against police.

Prosecutors: Rapper Bobby Shmurda ‘Driving Force’ Behind Deadly Gang

wsj.com — Chart-climbing hip-hop artist Bobby Shmurda was described Thursday by prosecutors as the driving force behind a drug-dealing operation and deadly gunfights involving rival gangs. The rapper was arrested Wednesday morning along with 14 others as part of a two-year investigation by the New York Police Department and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor into a street gang known as GS9, which operates in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood.

Protesters Converge on Barclays Center

wsj.com — Several hundred protesters massed outside Barclays Center, blocking traffic and clogging entrances to the Brooklyn arena during a basketball game attended by Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

NYPD Discloses Details of Police Retraining Program

blogs.wsj.com — The New York Police Department on Thursday laid out details of a three-day program to retrain 35,000 police officers as the mayor and police commissioner worked to combat fallout from a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed Staten Island man.

Ferguson-area tensions calm as residents mark beginning of holiday season

marketwatch.com — FERGUSON, Mo.-Area residents came out in a show of support Thursday to clean up debris, spruce up buildings and celebrate Thanksgiving. Although some demonstrators moved to several department stores around the St. Louis area, where they interrupted shopping late on Thanksgiving night into early Friday morning, there was no immediate word of any arrests, the Associated Press reported.

Violence eases in Ferguson on second night of protests

marketwatch.com — FERGUSON, Mo.-Protesters took to the streets here for a second consecutive night in response to the grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer. However, police described the evening's protests as an improvement from a day earlier, when more than 20 buildings were set on fire, and welcomed Gov.

Ferguson beefs up response after violence

marketwatch.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday he would triple the National Guard presence in the St. Louis region in the wake of widespread violence following a grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer.

Ferguson Grand Jury’s Decision Sparks Fresh Violence, Unrest

online.wsj.com — CLAYTON, Mo.- A grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, leading to violent confrontations between police officers and protesters Monday night. Fires still burned just before dawn after a night of violence from some protesters and arrests by police officers.

Ferguson Hit by Looting and Arson After Grand Jury Decision

online.wsj.com — FERGUSON, Mo.-Peaceful protests here quickly gave way to looting and arson in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the summer shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Ferguson hit by looting, fires after grand jury decision

marketwatch.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Peaceful protests here quickly gave way to looting and arson in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the summer shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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Dec 20, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio: Two NYPD officers were shot "execution style." wsj.com/articles/two-n…

Dec 20, 2014

Bratton: NYPD and other agencies has received a wanted warning from Baltimore police about the same time the ambush was taking place.

Dec 20, 2014

Bratton: Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed woman believed to be his girlfriend earlier this morning in Baltimore. wsj.com/articles/two-n…

Dec 20, 2014

Bratton: Officers "never had the opportunity to draw their weapons." wsj.com/articles/two-n…

Dec 20, 2014

NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton: two officers, "assassinated." wsj.com/articles/two-n…

Dec 20, 2014

Bratton: he and Mayor met with familes of two "murdered" officers. wsj.com/articles/two-n… via @WSJ

Dec 20, 2014

RT @JonLemire: This is a big moment for @BilldeBlasio. Just as big as the speech he gave on Staten Island after the Garner grand jury decision.

Dec 20, 2014

Mayor de Blasio & Police Commissioner Bratton will hold briefing on shooting death of two NYPD officers at 7 p.m. wsj.com/articles/two-n…

Dec 20, 2014

Update: Two officers ambushed by gunman outside a Brooklyn housing project have both died; Gunman committed suicide. wsj.com/articles/two-n…



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