NEW YORK (CBS News) — Leaders of protests against police tactics in dealing with African-Americans say they plan to defy calls from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for a pause in demonstrations until the two officers ambushed and slain Saturday are laid to rest.
De Blasio’s calls came amid a widening rift with those in a grieving police force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of the two officers.
“We are in a very difficult moment. Our focus has to be on these families,” de Blasio said at police headquarters, referring to the families of the two slain police officers. “I think it’s a time for everyone to put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside all of the things that we will talk about in all due time.”
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(CNN) — To some, they’re the gut-wrenching emotional cries of a man whose stepson’s life was taken. Others say they were dangerous words that sparked a powder keg as violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last week. But did Michael Brown’s Read More
Andrew Chung, REUTERS (Reuters)—One of the dozens of rallies and marches in New York this week to protest police violence against minorities was organized by members of Occupy Wall Street, the driving force behind worldwide protests over economic inequality in 2011 and 2012. In Read More