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Day: <span>June 11, 2020</span>

Remembering Bed-Stuy’s “Scooter Joe”

Peace-and-Justice during the age of aggressive policing More than forty years ago, two Bedford Stuyvesant cops – one Black, the other white – exemplified the policing the public seeks today. Joseph Willins and Kenneth Kaufman, known as The Scooter Cops of Bedford-Stuyvesant, teamed up to fight crime on the streets without putting up a “fight” […]Read More

What’s Going On

WHAT A WEEK! The fortnight from May 25 to June 7 will be one for the history books. Was last week akin to an Arab Spring for America and/or the world — or was it just an isolated incident? Cannot remember any comparable experience. The story unfolds as George Floyd, a handcuffed African American, was […]Read More

The Good in it All

Protesting has become the new social outing After three months of being quarantined into a bubble that consisted of the people you live with and a few close friends or family, the dozens of protests in our city haven’t just been an opportunity to express our collective outrage. They have been an opportunity to just […]Read More

Brooklyn Court Officer Suspended After Posting Racist Photo of Obama

By Ida Siegal A court officer in Brooklyn was suspended without pay for 30 days after she posted a photo of former President Barack Obama hanging from a noose on Facebook.A coworker of Sergeant Terri Pinto Napolitano says she should be fired for the offensive and racist post. The image Napolitano posted only not only showed […]Read More

Words We Thought We’d Never Hear, “Defund The Police”

Across the land and across the world multitudes are expressing outrage over the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the latest among countless victims to be killed at the hands of U.S. police. They are shouting an ultimatum that unchecked racism yields despicable injustice that can no longer be ignored, placated, justified or excused. […]Read More

In Brooklyn, Signs of the Times

Members of the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition organization of activist-leaders gathered in front of The Henry Ward Beecher Monument, at the request of Our Time Press, yesterday. The intention was to underscore the changing perception – and shifting currents — of leadership in America as well as to document a peaceful protest and press conference called […]Read More

“My Daddy Changed the World”

-Gianna Floyd, age 6 Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, QueensDistrict Attorneys Denounce Chokeholds“We support legislation that would criminalize … excessive force” STATEMENTAs we have seen recently with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and six years ago right here in New York City with the death of Eric Garner, the use of chokeholds and other holds […]Read More