[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Grand Jury decides on Eric Garner Case: No Indictment for NYPD Cop

Jeff Goldberg, WHRW News
Just a week after the Ferguson decision, a Staten Island grand jury has issued the decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Eric Garner in a choke hold on July 17, which resulted in his death later that day. Garner was approached by police for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. Where this case differs from Ferguson is the fact that there is clear video recording the incident. After a verbal back and forth with officers, proclaiming his innocence, the officers move closer to place handcuffs …

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Carly Klein, WHRW News

Devonté Hynes, also known for his music baby Blood Orange, has recently scored a short film documenting the recent November 24th New York-based Ferguson Protest.Aaron Stewart-Ahn directs the short film, capturing 7 minutes of the nightlong protest through the streets of New York City. The score, which was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of music, consists of Hynes solo on piano, adding powerful, quick notes to the introspective experience of the protest through the lens of the camera.
Following social media, Hynes uses his audience to share his stance …

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Jeff Goldberg, WHRW News
Just a week after the Ferguson decision, a Staten Island grand jury has issued the decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Eric Garner in a choke hold on July 17, which resulted in his death later that day. Garner was approached by police for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. Where this case differs from Ferguson is the fact that there is clear video recording the incident. After a verbal back and forth with officers, proclaiming his innocence, the officers move closer to place handcuffs …

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[1 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Jeff Goldberg, WHRW News
In a weekend of major sales, movie-goers found an unexpected sale online. Five films distributed by Sony Pictures have been leaked online this weekend. These films include Annie, due for release later this month, and Fury, which was released back in October, but is not yet available on DVD. Some websites were quick to point fingers in the direction of North Korea.
Recently, the reclusive country has been calling on Hollywood to block release of The Interview, the Seth Rogen/James Franco collaboration due on Christmas. The film …

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Patrick Hao, WHRW News
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1, is a terrible title to say to the teller as you pay for a ticket. Yet, this is the third film of the enormously popular adaptation of the Suzanne Collins book series. Although it’s adapted from the third book of the trilogy, the film is actually part one of the book, following the financial success of the last “chapter style” films of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises. Here a revolution is afoot in the dystopian future of Panem as Katniss …

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Jeff Goldberg, WHRW News
A British-led consortium has announced plans to place a lander on the south pole of the moon in 2024. They want to see if, eventually, humans can set up a colony there. This mission, however, is slightly different from any other space mission. Instead of the government spending possibly billions on the project, this company wants to raise funds for the mission from a public kickstarter. Lunar Mission One, as it is tentatively called, is the brainchild of David Iron, who says governments are finding it too …