Tag: police shootings

  • How I Learned Not to Call 911

    During the time my mother, Marguerite, had most of her manic episodes, we lived in a one-bedroom apartment in the West Farms section of the Bronx that was protected mostly by a police lock. It was an old-school twentieth-century New York situation, with a floor-mounted steel bar affixed to a dead bolt so no one […]

  • New Video Shows Chaos After Saheed Vassell Shooting

    A video obtained by the Village Voice shows the chaotic aftermath in Crown Heights after four police officers shot and killed 34-year-old Saheed Vassell on Wednesday. In the video, a response team tends to a fallen Vassell while police officers are frantically trying to clear the scene of various shocked onlookers and passing cars. Police […]