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NYPD Edits Wikipedia Entries On Eric Garner, Other Police Brutality Victims: When is Police Intelligence an oxymoron it seems always.

March 18, 2015

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NYPD Edits Wikipedia Entries On Eric Garner, Other Police Brutality Victims

Someone should let the NYPD know that rewriting a Wikipedia entry doesn’t mean they’re rewriting history.

ThinkProgress:

The New York Police Department has anonymously edited and tried to delete Wikipedia pages about police brutality victims, Capital New York has discovered. Edits coming from 1 Police Plaza headquarters targeted pages for Eric Garner, Sean Bell, and Amadou Diallo.

NYPD IP addresses were used to edit the Wikipedia page on the “Death of Eric Garner,” who was killed by police chokehold and inspired massive nationwide protests in the fall. Capital New York found that the department changed “Garner raised both his arms in the air” to “Garner flailed his arms about as he spoke,” and added the sentence “Garner, who was considerably larger than any of the officers, continued to struggle with them,” among other changes.

Someone at the NYPD also tried to delete the article on Sean Bell

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