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New York activist turned himself in Saturday after standoff with police on Friday ended in no arrest
A Black Lives Matter protester turned himself in Saturday after the New York Police Department attempted to arrest him on Friday -- sending a large number of officers to his apartment allegedly without a warrant.
On Friday, NYPD officers attempted to arrest 28-year-old Derrick Ingram, co-founder of the nonviolent activist group Warriors In The Garden, at his apartment building in Manhattan.
Organization that runs Bronx Zoo apologizes for putting an African man on display in its Monkey House
For one week in 1906, the Bronx Zoo in New York kept a man from Central Africa in an enclosure in its monkey house. There, he stayed trapped in an iron cage with an orangutan while hundreds of people watched. Now, 114 years later, the organization that runs the zoo is apologizing.
A former assistant coach for Wake Forest University's men's basketball team has been sentenced to probation and community service in New York over an incident in 2018 when he punched a man who later died.
A Long Island man allegedly created a fake death certificate to avoid being sentenced for unrelated charges but a typo on the certificate gave him away, prosecutors said.
After experiencing a surge in calls, a transgender advocacy group launched a Spanish language version of their hotline on Wednesday.
A civil rights advocacy group is teaming up with district attorneys in three major US cities to launch commissions that they say will listen to victims of past misconduct within the criminal justice system and try to right the wrongs.
A statue in a Boston park depicting a formerly enslaved man kneeling before President Abraham Lincoln will be removed, according to city officials.
When Esmailin Sanchez decided to open a tattoo shop with his wife in New Jersey two years ago, it took a lot of work to get the shop up to par. He decided he needed some extra help, and hired a local handyman to work at the shop.
Three staff members charged in death of 16-year-old who went into cardiac arrest after being restrained at facility
Three staff members at a residential facility in Michigan have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 16-year-old was restrained, went into cardiac arrest and later died.
Two of them laid across Cornelius Fredericks's torso during restraint, causing his death, prosecutors said.
16-year-old boy goes into cardiac arrest and dies after staff at residential facility restrain him, lawsuit says
A 16-year-old Michigan boy went into cardiac arrest and died after several staff members of the residential treatment facility he stayed at restrained him, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
After dropping a lawsuit to block the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a group of Richmond, Virginia, residents on Wednesday filed a second suit with adjusted arguments, according to court documents.
Possible burned cross found on front yard of 17-year-old activist's house after he organized protests
A Virginia police department and the FBI are investigating a possible cross burning at the home of a 17-year-old activist the morning after he helped organize a Black Lives Matter protest.
A family posted a Martin Luther King Jr. quote in honor of Black Lives Matter. Their town told them to take it down
When George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, the Brown family wanted to honor his life and show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Since Avisia Brown and her mother had multiple health issues and didn't feel safe going to protests, they decided to put several signs on their house in Westchester County, New York. The signs included a bedsheet hung across the front window with a quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. saying, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
The body of a missing veteran was found in a stairwell on the campus of a Massachusetts VA hospital one month after he was reported missing.
New Jersey police officer charged with assault after allegedly deploying pepper spray 'without provocation'
A New Jersey police officer was charged with two counts of assault on Wednesday after allegedly deploying pepper spray on two people "without provocation," the Camden County Prosecutor's office said in a press release.