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    Vol.62/No.2           January 19, 1998 
N.Y. Cop Slays Another Black Youth  
About 75 people rallied December 28 outside the building where William Whitfield lived, protesting the killing of the 22-year-old Black man by a New York City cop. Whitfield, who was unarmed, was shot in the back by cop Michael Davitt in a Brooklyn grocery store on Christmas day. The rally was called by James Davis, a Black cop who urged those present to "march for victims of police violence as well as the violence we do to ourselves each day." Those who turned out were overwhelmingly people from the predominantly Black and Latino neighborhood who were furious at yet another killing by the police. "How many of us have got to die?" demanded Tory Vialet, a young man who knew Whitfield, as he described other cases of police brutality in the neighborhood.  
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