If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
Two officers from NYPD's 71st Precinct forcefully arrested a homeless man who pushed one of the officers at a Crown Heights youth center. After the push, one officer can be seen punching the man. A second officer uses her baton and pepper spray. Read the full story here.
An NYPD officer told a 16-year-old teen he stopped him because he was "a f***ing mutt" in audio captured by the teen and included in a report from The Nation criticizing the agency's stop-and-frisk policy. Read the full story here.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced its recommendation on Sept. 9 that 50 forms of cancer coverage be included under the James Zadroga Act.
Reynaldo Cuevas, 20, was accidentally shot by a NYPD officer during a robbery of a bodega grocery story where he worked. Surveillance video captured the shooting. Read the full story here.
Jeffrey Johnson, 58, can be seen raising his gun and pointing it at N.Y.P.D. officers on the sidewalk outside the Empire State Building moments before officers shot him. Nine civilians were wounded by police gunfire. Read the full story here.