New York rally for slain Akai Gurley

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May 29, 2016 by socialaction2014

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New Yorkers have held a rally against a court decision to acquit a police officer accused of killing unarmed black man, Akai Gurley in 2014.

Demonstrators in Brooklyn protested the ruling by Supreme Court Justice Denny Chun. They also chanted slogans against District Attorney Kenneth Thompson who recommended the officer serves no prison time. Former NYPD police officer Peter Liang gunned down Gurley in the stairwell of a housing project in September 2014. At least two protesters were reportedly arrested during the Justice for Akai rally. A series of police killing of African Americans has sparked civil unrest across the U-S and opened debates about existing racial discrimination within the ranks of police.

Alex Powers
Journalist and Commentator


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