Police Brutality: Protestors Shut Down Times Square*

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Police Brutality: Protestors Shut Down Times Square*

By Andrei Burke

Protestors in New York City shut down Times Square as part of national protests for victims of police brutality. Meanwhile, tensions have eased in Ferguson.

Peaceful vigils were held in 90 cities across the United States last night as part of the social media led National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality.

Among the victims remembered were Michael Brown, 18, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed during an incident with an officer in a St. Louis suburb last Saturday; and Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Staten Island man who died of a fatal heart attack after being pinned to the ground during his arrest.

Brown and Garner were two of five unarmed black men killed by police in the last month. Mother Jones reports three others: John Crawford of Beavercreek, OH, who was shot inside of a Walmart…

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