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Hundreds rally for justice in White Plains

Hundreds took to the streets in White Plains Saturday to demand reforms to the justice system. The rallies come after grand juries in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict white

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2014, 2:47 AM

Updated 3,476 days ago

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Hundreds took to the streets in White Plains Saturday to demand reforms to the justice system.
The rallies come after grand juries in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of black men Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Demonstrators say they chose to march in the city's main shopping district because they want to send a message that though everyone is out buying gifts, this year is not business as usual.
Protesters ended their march by laying a casket with the names of black men killed by cops at the steps of the White Plains Police Headquarters.
The NYPD's Internal Affairs Unit is investigating separately as to whether any officers will be disciplined in Garner's death. If the probe determines there was misconduct, the officers involved in the Garner case could face penalties ranging from reprimands to dismissal.
The federal government is also investigating the Garner case to determine if civil rights charges are warranted.


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