Gulf Between Cops & Protesters Widens

By M.L. Nestel, The Daily Beast - December 28, 2014

On a bright winter afternoon, about 200 or so fed-up protesters marched a mile from the notorious Louis H. Pink Houses in crime-ridden East New York, protesting the killing of a young black man by cops. 


The protestors were remembering Michael Brown, Eric Garner and, this time, Akai Gurley: all unarmed black men killed by white police officers who have so far faced no punishment. The police departments say procedures were followed, and grand juries have listened. No indictments have been handed down against the police officers in question. But members of the black community say the cops are, at best, enjoying a culture of impunity and, at worst, getting away with murder.

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