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NYPD Cops Caught Pointing Guns at and Arresting Black Children for ‘Playing, High-Fiving’

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 According to a report published on Monday by the New York Civilian Complaint Review Board, two black children were handcuffed by NYPD officers because they were running with sticks while on their way home from school. Police stopped the two boys, ages 8 and 14, frisked them, and then handcuffed them and took them to the police station even though they weren’t doing anything wrong. That was just one example — there are dozens more. The aforementioned incident occurred back in March of 2018 but was not made public until after the case was recognized by the review board. The children were traumatized by the experience, especially the 8-year-old, who always dreamed of being a police officer someday, according to his mother. This case is among more than 100 complaints that the review board has investigated that took place between January 2018 and June 2019, most of which involved male children or teens of color. The review board found that of the 112 complaints that they reviewe