View looking up at the bottom of an NYPD helicopter in flight

Pictured: An NYPD helicopter hovers over our apartment, as it monitors a Black Trans Lives Matter gathering at the Brooklyn Museum last Sunday, June 7th.

Their eyes, now constantly in our skies.
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Opening a roof hatch to get the shot. (Photo credit: Marcy Mayer)

In the weeks since the killing of George Floyd, the thumping drone of these machines has become a fixture of life here in Brooklyn. (That, and the fireworks.) They were back again this afternoon as peaceful crowds gathered to observe the Juneteenth holiday, and to protest.

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