June 9: 5 non-coronavirus stories from across the tri-state region

Looking for stories that are not about the coronavirus?  Here's a selection from across our regions.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2020, 4:02 PM

Updated 1,449 days ago

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 Looking for stories that are not about the coronavirus?  Here's a selection from across our regions. 
Camden provides example of how dissolving a police force can improve policingMillions of Americans have been protesting across the country for nearly two weeks to demand changes in policing after George Floyd, a black man, died after an encounter with a white police officer in Minnesota. Some Minneapolis officials are calling for a disbanding of the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of Floyd’s death. "We have had citizen review boards, body cameras and a black chief but we are still here watching black people get murdered and tear-gassed in our streets,” said Miski Noor, of the Black Visions Collective Rally.
Public defenders across the city stand in solidarity with the black community Public defenders from across the city stood in solidarity with the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday. Protesters walked from the Bronx Supreme Court and made their way to Foley Square to meet up with other protesters Many of them say that they became defense attorneys because of their own negative experiences with police and the justice system. 
Calhoun High School track coach to run 100 miles over 100 hoursShe is hoping to raise $127,000 and give $1,000 to every school on Long Island.
Hundreds denounce police brutality during protest in MilfordHundreds of people gathered in Milford in support of Black Lives Matter and to denounce police brutality.Monday's gathering was less about shouting and more about listening.People said seeing the conversations across the country about changing the way police departments are organized has them feeling optimistic that George Floyd's death in Minneapolis really could be a turning point.
NJ attorney general releases video, audio recordings of state trooper's fatal shooting of Poughkeepsie manThe New Jersey Attorney General’s Office on Monday released the dashcam video and audio recordings of a Poughkeepsie man being fatally shot by a New Jersey state trooper. Video shows 28-year-old Maurice Gordon being shot by Sgt. Randall Wetzell during a physical altercation on the Garden State Parkway in Bass River, New Jersey, on May 23. Gordon was unarmed at the time. Investigators say a friend of Gordon called the police a few hours before the shooting, saying he was worried about Gordon's well-being.
 
 
 
 


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