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"White privilege" flyers are showing up around New York City criticizing police enforcement of social distancing laws along racial lines.

The flyers point out the glaring disparities between police issuing summonses to Black people for social distancing violations and few summonses issued to whites.

The flyers, posted in New York City's public parks, mocked the NYPD and asked white people to "recognize your white privilege."

Viral videos show police tackling Black men to the ground and arresting them for social distancing violations.

"If you are white and hanging out in a group of 5 or more people, please wait patiently for an NYPD officer to personally deliver a mask to you. Please practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet from others unless of course you are white, then there are NO rules or consequences because YOU ARE PRIVILEGED AF and it shows."

The sign offered friendly advice: "Recognize your white privilege" and "Don't be racist."

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The New York City Police Department has arrested more Black people for violating social distancing laws than whites for the same violations.

A review of court records showed that 88 percent of social distancing summonses went to Black people or Hispanics.

The shocking disparity is evident in cellphone video clips of NYPD officers using excessive force to take down Black people who cops claim are not social distancing.

The NYPD insisted the arrests are made "evenly and fairly" across the board.

But internet videos show Caucasian people and others sunbathing on packed beaches not far from where police officers patrol the beach. No arrests are made.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales said his office is reviewing the videos of violent street takedowns by his officers to determine if disciplinary measures are necessary.

"We're not targeting any particular neighborhood," said Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.

He conceded in a phone call with reporters that "none of these videos look great."

Thousands of Americans are defying draconian stay-at-home orders and protesting forced home detainment by local governments amid the flu-like coronavirus pandemic.

Update: The NYPD will stop enforcing social distancing rules after numerous videos of police arrests of Black people went viral.

District attorneys in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens will stop making arrests and prosecuting violators.

Police have arrested at least 120 people and issued nearly 400 summonses for social distancing violations between March 16 and May 5.

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Police have 5 suspects in custody after a gang of nearly 20 boys savagely stomped and kicked a 15-year-old girl in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY on Thursday.

Shocking surveillance video shows the teen girl curled up in a fetal position on the ground while a pack of teens swarm her and begin stomping and kicking her.

The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was treated for minor facial injuries and released.

Police are questioning the 5 boys who range in age from 14 to 16.

The violent assault was initially reported as a robbery. The victim allegedly lied when she told police the motive for the attack was robbery. The boys allegedly stole her cell phone and debit card.

One boy is seen in the video removing the girl's Air Jordan sneakers before fleeing.

The suspects, who turned themselves in on Friday, told investigators the brutal beat down was in retaliation for an earlier assault on a pregnant 14-year-old girl.

The 15-year-old girl and a cousin allegedly jumped the pregnant teenager earlier that day at school. The motive for the fight was not clear, but sources say the 14-year-old girl was impregnated by the victim's boyfriend, who is also 14.

Two of the boys seen attacking the 15-year-old in the video footage are brothers of the 14-year-old girl.

Police said the victim knew all of the boys involved in the beating. Their names and ages were not released and no charges have been filed, according to the NY Post.
 

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NYPD investigators questioned and released a 14-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College student, Tessa Majors.

The unnamed suspect was located at a family member's residence in The Bronx, where he was hiding out until a bite mark on his hand healed.

The NY Post reports he was questioned by police and released Thursday without charges.

A 13-year-old suspect told investigators that Majors bit the 14-year-old suspect on the hand during the struggle. The 14-year-old allegedly stabbed Majors in the chest with a red handled knife. Feathers were seen floating from her down coat during the attack.

Police swabbed the suspect's mouth for DNA, but a preliminary test result was inconclusive, according to the Post.

The boy had a smirk on his face as he left his attorney's office in Harlem around 4:30 p.m. Thursday (The NY Post removed the photo of the suspect smiling).

The teenager joined a younger boy and a woman in her 30s. The woman cursed at a reporter and knocked a recording device out of his hand as they crossed 125th Street, according to the Post.

The trio climbed into a white SUV, idling at a curb in front of a water hydrant and sped off.

A third suspect, age 14, was questioned by police and released on Dec. 12.

Community leaders urged police to use caution to avoid a repeat of the 1989 Central Park 5 case. Five Black and Hispanic boys were arrested and questioned without attorneys present in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case.

An inmate later confessed to the crime, saying he acted alone.

Director Ava DuVernay was among those urging caution.

"Certainly, in the investigative steps, the department will be more cautious because of the attention that was paid to the Central Park Five — everything they do is under the microscope," she tweeted.

NY residents expressed outrage over the way the case has been handled so far.

One Twitter user wrote:

"There is No Justice Especially for the Dead In NYC

This 14 year old THUG Ran from the Police Was caught 2 weeks later They took his DNA &Released Him

They could have held him for 5 days but didn't. Crime is up police R frustrated from all this BULL."

Another user tweeted:

"tessa majors can be stabbed in a park in NYC - and her attackers can spend Christmas at home before being arrested and released..."

And a third user tweeted:

"This is not cool.. everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Specially kids... cmon.. if this kid is innocent then you just ruined his life. If he is guilty then let the cops do their job. Stop letting the public judge people."

Police Chief Rodney Harrison acknowledged the public's frustration in a tweet on Thursday.

"Although he has since been released to the custody of his attorneys, the investigation remains very active. Our detectives are the best at what they do and are committed to finding justice for all parties involved."

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A NYPD detective working the murder case of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was previously accused of falsifying evidence in an unrelated case.

The Gothamist identified the detective as Wilfredo Acevedo who has been sued at least twice for making false statements in a previous case.

Acevedo and another officer were sued by a New York man who claimed they planted evidence in his apartment and accused him of a shooting in 2015.

The man was held in custody for one year and released after the charges were dropped.

Acevedo was sued by another New York resident who accused the detective of falsely arresting him on drug and gun charges. The city later settled the lawsuit for $50,000.

The manhunt has expanded for a 14-year-old boy believed to have stabbed Majors multiple times during an attempted robbery in a park on Manhattan's west side.

Police released three photos of the unnamed suspect and asked the public to call in with tips. The MYPD normally does not release photos of or identify underage suspects, but the boy is a fugitive and considered extremely dangerous.

The boy was being driven to a police station by a relative on Dec. 16, when, the relative claims, the boy jumped out of the car and fled at a Harlem intersection.

But investigators don't believe that story and the relative has since stopped cooperating with the investigation.

Police have a 13-year-old boy in custody who will be charged as a juvenile in the murder case. The boy told investigators that he and two friends - both 14 - went to Morningside Park around 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 to rob someone.

They spotted Majors walking alone in the park and attempted to steal her backpack. But Majors resisted and fought back.

The 13-year-old told police the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors in the face and upper body. She died from internal bleeding that same night.

Surveillance video supports the 13-year-old boy's account of the murder, his lawyer says.

The third suspect was taken into custody and questioned in the presence of his mother and a lawyer. He was released after he invoked his right to remain silent, police told the New York Times.

Majors was a journalism and music student in her freshman year at Barnard College when she was killed.

Anyone with information on the 14-year-old suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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The New York Police Department released three photos of a teenage suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a college freshman in a park.

The unnamed 14-year-old is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors to death during an armed robbery attempt in Morningside Park on Dec. 11.

A massive manhunt is underway for the boy who escaped while he was being driven to a police station on Dec. 16.

The boy was on his way to turn himself in to police when he bolted out of a car that was stopped at an intersection in Harlem. He hasn't been seen since.

Police arrested a 13-year-old suspect who is being charged as a juvenile in connection with Majors' murder.

Another a 14-year-old suspect was arrested but when investigators tried to interview the teen with his mother and lawyer present, he invoked his right to remain silent and was released, police told the New York Times.

The 13-year-old told police he and the two 14-year-old boys went to Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11 to rob someone.

They spotted Majors walking by herself in the park around 8 pm. They tried to rob her but she resisted and put up a fight.

She struggled up the steps and collapsed facedown on the street. A security guard spotted her and called 911. She was in respiratory distress and gasping for air when medics arrived.

She was pronounced dead at St. Luke's hospital. The medical examiner said she died from internal bleeding caused by multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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Police say a teenager who was believed to have been kidnapped off a Bronx street in front of her mother staged her own kidnapping.

16-year-old Karol Sanchez was the subject of a massive manhunt after a surveillance camera captured three males grabbing her off the street in front of her frantic mother on Monday night.

Police say Sanchez panicked after news of her ‘kidnapping' went viral on social media and made national headlines.

At 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, a "trembling" Sanchez approached a patrol unit near Eagle Avenue and East 156th Street - close to where she had been allegedly kidnapped the night before.

She will not face charges, an officer said as she was led out of the 40th Police Precinct after questioning Tuesday night.

Police are investigating whether Sanchez's boyfriend had anything to do with the fake kidnapping.

Sanchez's mother reportedly planned to move the family back to her native Honduras - but Sanchez didn't want to go.

"Her mother wanted to move them back to Honduras, but she [Sanchez] was adamantly against it," one high-ranking police source told the NY Post.

Sanchez and her mother were in town visiting family members when the fake kidnapping occurred.

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