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Opinion: For some, protests are just an excuse for chaos

Over the past week we have seen riots and crime — not just peaceful protests — in response to the killing of George Floyd. To be clear, the officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck and killed him was rightfully charged with murder. Unfortunately, some have taken this tragic event as license to unleash chaos on our streets by burning down and looting stores, destroying public property, and attacking police. Perhaps even worse, most Democratic elected officials have instinctively blamed our police officers for these …

NYPD suspends two cops for attacks on protesters in Brooklyn

Two officers found to have brutally attacked protesters without just cause in Brooklyn last weekend have been suspended without pay, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Friday night. The first incident involves one officer who shoved Dounya Zayer to the ground during the May 29 protest near the Barclays Center. The shove, caught on camera, left Zayer with a concussion and other injuries. Update: Got her permission with a fuck yeah. The cop pushed her so hard at Barclays & she flung back. She is tiny. Now she’s in the ER after …

Photos: As protests continue, Brooklyn remembers Breonna Taylor at birthday vigil

Protesters came together in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday to remember Breonna Taylor, the young black woman fatally shot by Louisville police officers in early March, on what would have been her 27th birthday. Taylor, an EMT, was shot eight times by Louisville cops who wrongly believed there were illegal drugs in her apartment. Thousands of protesters descended upon the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch near Grand Army Plaza on Friday afternoon for a march in her honor. A woman yells back at chants of “I Can’t Breathe,” on Atlantic Avenue.Photo by Paul Frangipane The demonstration came on the…