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Bronx pawn shop owners violently beaten during looting riots

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A family of jewelry store owners in the Bronx who were brutally beaten and robbed last week are speaking out. Last Monday, on June 1, the Shen family got an alert from their security company that there was movement in their small pawn/jewelry shop on East 188th Street in the Bronx. They had no idea Fordham was burning and they didn’t know about the citywide looting until they drove up to their store.
The street was on fire, cars were on fire and garbage was on fire. “I was so terrified, I had never seen violence like that before,” said Jessalyn Shen. The looters dragged a heavy safe out to the front of the store and forced it open. “That safe had layaways, repairs, our engagement rings, diamonds, a lot of stuff,” Shen said.
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New York lawmakers pass bill to make police records more transparent

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New York state lawmakers repealed a decades-old law Tuesday that has kept law enforcement officers’ disciplinary records secret, spurred by the national uproar over the death of George Floyd.
The New York City Council public safety subcommittee met Tuesday to discuss legislation aimed at police reform as state officials took steps to promote transparency.
Both the New York State Senate and Assembly approved the repeal of the law known as Section 50-a on Tuesday, which prevents the public from discovering an officer’s disciplinary record. “All across the nation, there is a shared sense of anger and frustration over the death of yet another unarmed black man at the hands of law enforcement,” said Speaker Carl Heastie. “We must provide greater transparency and accountability to the public in order for people to believe that the system is fair and just.”

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