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Soul-Searching at the NYPD After Eric Garner Death

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton. (Allen Xie/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner from an apparent chokehold during a police arrest has put police–community relations in the spotlight nationwide...




  • Members of the local Malaysian community mourn lives lost in the flight MH17 disaster, at Washington Square Park, Manhattan, New York, July 21, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

    New York Malaysians Unite in Wake of Tragedy

    The warm, spirited celebration of Hari Raya (Grand Day of Rejoicing) at the Malaysian Consulate on Monday was perfused by a subtle air of somberness... Read more

  • A recreation of the scene from “Macbeth” where the Weird Sisters (Three Witches) are brewing a potion, at the American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan, New York. (Courtesy of American Museum of Natural History)

    Last Opportunity to See Power of Poison Exhibit

    Though we’re regularly exposed to poisons and toxins in our food (think the bitter taste in coffee and tea) and on the airwaves (think Alice... Read more

  • NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to a question about a published report that said his administration may have interfered with the corruption panel the governor created during a press conference at the University of Buffalo, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work. Cuomo says the commission made its own decisions and that his office only offered suggestions. Cuomo, a Democrat, created the commission a year ago and dismantled it this spring. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    US Prosecutor Warns NY Gov. Cuomo Over Corruption Probe

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan’s federal prosecutor threatened to investigate... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks in front of a housing construction site while unveiling his affordable housing plan in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, May 5, 2014. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Big Banks Join City in $350 Million Affordable Housing Project

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders announced that the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) has raised $350 million in capital to create and... Read more

  • Six Teachers, Two Administrators Fined $144,500 in Long Island Cheating Scandals

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove... Read more

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate testifies before the Senate Housing, Transportation and Community Development Subcommittee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    FEMA Chief Wants investigation Into Superstorm Sandy Claims

    WASHINGTON—The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator... Read more

  • Micheal Chu yells and curses at Falun Gong practitioners during a parade in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on April 26, 2014. Chu heads an organization devoted to harassing practitioners. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    Flushing ‘Community Leader’ Serves Beijing

    NEW YORK—On Oct. 1, 2009, a man the New York Times called one of New York’s “real mayors” looked down on the Chinese military as... Read more

  • House at 4519 Hill Ave. damaged by fire in the Bronx, New York, on July 30, 2014. (Peter Svab/Epoch Times)

    Three Families Homeless After Bronx, New York, Blaze

    NEW YORK— Streams of water flowed down Hill Avenue in the northern Bronx as FDNY finally subdued a fast-spreading blaze that injured 12 firefighters and... Read more

  • FILE- In this July 27, 2010, file photo, a pair of archeologists begin dismantling the remains of an 18th century ship at the World Trade Center construction site in New York. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773, before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Researchers: World Trade Center Ship Dates to 1773

    NEW YORK— Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York’s World Trade Center predates American independence. Columbia University scientists say they’ve determined... Read more

  • Environmental groups, labor unions, and community organizations gather in Times Square, New York, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over 150 people joined the rally to bring attention to the People's Climate March that will take place on September 21, ahead of the United Nations' Climate Summit. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Coalition Brings Attention to September Climate Change March

    NEW YORK–Local and national environmental groups, labor unions, and community organizations rallied at Times Square on Wednesday to bring attention to the People’s Climate March... Read more

  • Emerald Garner (R) stands next to the coffin of her father, Eric Garner, during his funeral at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on July 23. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom)

    Was a NYC citizen Choked to Death by the Police While NYC Paramedics Stood By?

    By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Four emergency medical workers who were called for a New York City man who died in policy... Read more

  • Lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan accompanied by her parents Fran (L), and Janet, speaks during a news conference at their home in Newtown Square, Pa., June 23. Sarah’s need for new lungs sparked a national debate on donor rules, and a national transplant board permanently adopted a rule that gives children a better shot at donor lungs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    New Yorkers Lag as Potential Organ Donors

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Far fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than Americans as a whole, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and... Read more

  • New York Charity Executive Accused of Larceny

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York authorities have accused an executive in charge of two charities established to help addicts with misusing $1 million in state funds... Read more

  • NYC Control Board Greenlights City’s Financial Plan

    NEW YORK—The New York City Financial Control Board voted to not take control of the city’s finances on Tuesday, greenlighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first... Read more

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to a question about a published report that said his administration may have interfered with the corruption panel the governor created during a press conference at the University of Buffalo, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work. Cuomo says the commission made its own decisions and that his office only offered suggestions. Cuomo, a Democrat, created the commission a year ago and dismantled it this spring. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Corruption Probe Poses NY Gov’s Biggest Test

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Allegations that his administration meddled with a state anti-corruption commission are posing the greatest political test of New York Gov. Andrew Coumo’s tenure —... Read more

  • President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Emily K. Rafferty speaks during the Fifth Avenue Plaza Groundbreaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 14, 2013 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    Metropolitan Museum President Announces Retirement

    NEW YORK—The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement. Emily Rafferty,... Read more


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