July 30, 2021

Ex- US police officer avoids prison in fatal stairwell shooting

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By Andrew Denney and Andrew Keshner, New York Law Journal   Former New York City Police Officer Peter Liang will serve no prison time for his on-duty shooting of an unarmed black man with a ricocheted bullet in a dark public housing stairwell. Acting Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun reduced Liang’s second-degree manslaughter conviction […]

Medical students hold “White Coat Die-In” across the U.S.

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By Megan Specia From Mashable Medical students staged so-called “die-ins” in universities across the U.S. on Wednesday as demonstrations on race issues in America continued. The students aimed to highlight the lack of diversity in the medical profession in the U.S. with the dramatic action that featured activists dropping to the ground wearing their lab […]

Holder promises ‘fair and expeditious’ investigation of Eric Garner death

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By Zoe Tillman, From Legal Times Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential federal civil rights violations in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold. Holder’s announcement came after news earlier in […]