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article Jacob Riis Tenements is a luxury rental apartment complex in Brooklyn that has had a controversial history of violent crimes.
Its tenements are mostly occupied by poor, mostly Black residents of Brooklyn and New York City.
Tenants are forced to live in conditions of chronic homelessness, with police officers stationed outside of the apartments, often patrolling the buildings looking for crimes.
Tenant protests and actions have been violent, and at times deadly, since 2010.
In the first year of the complex, two of its tenants were killed, and dozens were arrested and charged with murder.
Tenanted tenants of Jacob Riises tenements have been the focus of many media reports.
Riis has been accused of being an accessory to murder and of condoning violence against tenants.
Tenements are a source of many tensions between tenants and the police, particularly with respect to the eviction process.
Tenants at Jacob Riides Tenements (Photo by Mike Segar/Getty Images) Riis and the other landlords of Jacob Rises Tenements in Brooklyn (Photo: Courtesy of the Jacob Riizes Tenements Foundation)The NYPD, under Riis ownership, and the city of New York, have been at odds for some time.
In 2013, a report by the New York Civil Liberties Union found that police and other law enforcement officers frequently used excessive force, including hitting people with batons, beating people with their fists, and using excessive force against people who were not resisting arrest.
A recent lawsuit filed by tenants at Jacob Risks Tenements alleged that the police had targeted and targeted the tenants based on race and ethnicity.
In March 2017, the Brooklyn Supreme Court agreed to hear a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD, the NYPD’s Brooklyn Borough president and the NYPD Commissioner’s Office over the arrest of a tenant in Jacob Riuses Tenements.
The tenants alleged that they were targeted because of their race, including because of a prior arrest for possession of marijuana.
According to the lawsuit, the tenants’ landlords and the borough’s police department used force against them, including using batons to “force the tenants to the ground and then slam their heads into the concrete.”
The tenants were able to flee the building after the incident.
As a result of the lawsuit, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced in June 2017 that he would investigate whether or not the officers had used excessive or excessive force on tenants, and if so, the extent of the force used.
The NYPD has said that officers have used the tactic in the past and that there have been no reports of injuries, but the NYPD has not publicly released details about any specific incidents.
Risi, who has been named as one of the five defendants in the lawsuit as well as the city’s former police commissioner, announced that he was resigning as the borough president in June.
“I want to be clear that I do not support the actions of the NYPD and that I deeply regret any pain that the NYPD has caused tenants, residents, and their families,” Riiis said in a statement, according to The Associated Press.
A spokesperson for the Jacob Rides Tenement Foundation, which owns Jacob Riisses tenements in Manhattan, told VICE News that the group has no comment on the allegations.
On Wednesday, Barry Schein, an attorney for the tenants, said in an interview with Gothamist that the organization “will be pursuing legal action” against the police.
The police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Jacob Riis tenement in Brooklyn, New York (Photo via Jacob Riiscis Tenement, via Shutterstock) Tenant protests in New York in 2017 (Photo courtesy of The Jacob Riys Tenement Fund)In the past few years, a series of high-profile arrests of tenants and tenants’ advocates have sparked outrage among tenants and other New Yorkers.
One of the most recent cases was that of a New York woman named Jennifer St. Clair, who was arrested in January 2018 and charged as a felon in possession of a weapon.
St. Clair was also a member of a tenants group called “We the People.”
She and a group of other tenants organized protests in Brooklyn against what they called an “unfair eviction” and against police violence against residents.
In March 2018, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced that a grand jury had indicted Barrett Brown, a Brooklyn resident and the leader of the tenants group, on charges of first-degree murder and second-degree assault in the deaths of Anthony Dennison and David Brown.
Bail was set at $150,000, which was later increased to $250,000.
Brown’s attorney, Daniel J. B. Goldstein, told New York Daily News that Brown had been released