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WNYC News

NYPD is Sued by Family of Brooklyn Teen

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

The family of Kimani Gray, who was killed by the police a year ago,  is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD. 

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WNYC News

Business Suffers in East Flatbush, Following Shooting

Friday, March 15, 2013

East Flatbush is a neighborhood on edge after the shooting death last weekend of a young man by police led to unrest along Church Avenue.  The street is also a shopping hub, and the tension there has been bad for business.

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WNYC News

Community Leaders Blame 'Outside Groups' For East Flatbush Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Community leaders in East Flatbush, Brooklyn say violence that has erupted over the past few days, following the killing of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, has been caused by people from outside the community.

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WNYC News

Flatbush Community Reels after Another Night of Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dozens of tall burning candles, handmade posters and two wine bottles wrapped in red bandanas remain at a vigil in East Flatbush for a 16-year-old boy shot dead by police last Saturday. That corner on Church Avenue and 55th Street is where a Wednesday evening vigil turned violent, for the second time this week, resulting in 46 arrests.

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WNYC News

Residents Say Simmering Tensions Led to Violence After Vigil

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.

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Schoolbook

Teaching With One Eye Open

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A special education teacher entering her fifth year at a Brooklyn school says she has tried to tune out all the noise of education politics. But not this year. 'If I know it's important to consider the experiences of my students outside my classroom, then I need to do the same for myself and other teachers.'

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