New York City black activists call on de Blasio and City Council to ‘take your handcuffs off of the police’

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City activists and leaders demanded New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to reassemble its anti-crime unit after 28 people died in shootings in June, along with a growing amount in July.

Several black community leaders gathered in Brooklyn on Tuesday and called upon the mayor, the City Council, and clergy leaders to end violence ravaging their communities. 

The activists disparaged the police reforms proposed by city officials and accused them of urging anti-cop activists such as Black Lives Matter to dictate city policy. They called upon de Blasio not to sign the police reform bill that the City Council just passed.

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