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Signs of the turbulent times

Photo by Lincoln Anderson

Photo by Lincoln Anderson

After the Eric Garner verdict and protests and the subsequent killing of two police officers, signs show that it will take a while for the wounds to heal. At left, graffiti on the Lower East Side commemorates Garner and others who were killed by police, including Michael Brown, as well as Oscar Grant, who was shot in San Francisco in a BART train station, and Israel “Reefa” Hernandez, who was Tasered to death in Miami after being caught graffitiing. Meanwhile, in Chelsea, the day after the two officers were killed, a man who said he formerly worked for the Department of Homeland Security was walking in the Sixth Ave. bike lane holding up a pro-cop sign that was getting honks from passing police cars.

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