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1of11WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 19: Bradley Beal marches to the MLK Memorial to support Black Lives Matter and to mark the liberation of slavery on June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images)Michael A. McCoy Show More Show Less
2of11A police officer observes as protesters march down Glen Street during a Black Lives Matter rally on Friday, June 5, 2020, in Glens Falls, N.Y. (Will Waldron/Times Union)Will Waldron/Albany Times Union Show More Show Less
3of11About a thousand people gathered in Saratoga Springs for a Black Lives Matter protest that marched through downtown and culminated with remarks in Congress Park. (David Lombardo / The Capitol Pressroom)(David Lombardo / The Capitol Pressroom) Show More Show Less
4of11Federal officers line up to deploy tear gas at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Marcio Jose Sanchez Show More Show Less
5of11Portland police stand guard Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. It wasnat clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by protesters in the cityas downtown. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)Paula Bronstein Show More Show Less
6of11Hundreds rally at the New York Police Department’s 71st Precinct on Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue to protest Wednesday’s fatal police shooting of Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old father of a teenage son, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Brooklyn Borough in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)Craig Ruttle Show More Show Less
Protester Keni Zoeli took this photo of a Saratoga Springs police officer and horse during the march, which looped down Maple Avenue from Broadway.
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9of11Protesters march against the Sunday police shooting of Jacob Blake Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Morry Gash Show More Show Less
10of11Protesters stand amid clouds of chemical irritant released by police outside the Public Safety Building in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Seven police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York, were suspended Thursday by the city’s mayor, who said she was misled for months about the circumstances of the fatal encounter. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)Adrian Kraus Show More Show Less
11of11Protesters march towards the New York Police Department’s 71st Precinct on Empire Boulevard to protest Wednesday’s fatal police shooting of Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old father of a teenage son, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)Craig Ruttle Show More Show Less
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo dismissed threats by the U.S. Department of Justice to pull federal funding from New York City as political, illegal and unconstitutional, and promised to pursue legal recourse if federal officials make good on those threats.
During a conference call with reporters Monday, Cuomo responded to the federal department’s claim that New York City, along with Portland and Seattle, has allowed “violence and destruction of property to persist” in their respective communities and have “refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”