An exhibition organized by the New York Civil Liberties Union harnesses the power of art to illustrate the disastrous effects of over-policing.
The artist-run East Village gallery O’Flaherty’s exhibited all 700+ artists who submitted work for its final show.
The decision hits a sensitive nerve for workers who asked the museum to end its association with the NYPD after the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in 2020.
Chae Kihn, an independent New York photographer, is seen tackled to the ground by police in video footage taken at the scene.
A group of approximately 70 Trump supporters marched from City Hall to the Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, where they unfurled banners and chanted “Back the Blue.”
The proposal would expand the authority of officers to remove credentials from journalists and bar them from crossing police lines to cover news stories.
The protesters demand the NYPD expunge Jill Nelson’s record and to cancel her summons for a court appearance in August. Last month, she was arrested and detained for hours after writing “Trump=Plague” in washable pink chalk in uptown Manhattan.
“I frankly feel, as an African American woman and a person of color, that it’s open season on us in every way,” says Jill Nelson, a 67-year-old writer who was kept in a cell for more than five hours.
According to the MTL+ collective, articles have discredited their MTA actions and reduced one of its members “to the figurehead of a ‘violent’ Palestinian mastermind.”
In video footage captured by his friend, Amr Alfiky loudly and clearly repeats that he is a journalist and offers to show his press credentials while a group of police push him against a car and handcuff him.
The activists are calling on the governor to establish overdose prevention centers to combat the growing opioid epidemic.
The show offers rich historical materials, but little contextualization or insight into its relevance for our current political moment.