Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

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The NYPD’s Civil Forfeiture System Has Taken Millions From Low-Income New Yorkers


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On the afternoon of May 16 in the South Bronx, NYPD officers stormed into an apartment filled with young men, looking for a parolee. They quickly found their guy and placed him under arrest. Then they began going through the rest of the apartment. Nate Ortiz, 27, who had lived there with his mother and two sisters for his entire life, began to protest. If the parolee, a friend of his, didn’t live in the apartment, why were they searching it? He began to ask if the police had a warrant, and under what justification they were going through the rooms. The police just laughed at him at first, but when Ortiz persisted in asking about the legality of the search, they arrested him and everyone else in the apartment. Continue reading

Black Milk Talks Touring, Detroit’s Hip-Hop Scene & Streming Sales Scans

The producer/rapper also names his favourite album of 2016… so far

by Will Lavin

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Before dazzling the crowd at London’s Brooklyn Bowl with a show laced with soul, funk, and of course healthy helpings of hip-hop, Black Milk sat down with Gigwise to discuss tour life, his opinion on streaming equalling sales scans, meeting his touring band Nat Turner, and Detroit’s hip-hop scene… Continue reading