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Three incidents of gun-related violence throughout the city

Ten people were shot — three fatally — as violence erupted around the city overnight. Between 10 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday, nine men and one woman were shot in seven incidents in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, cops said. A 25-year-old man was killed in Brownsville, Brooklyn, after he was shot multiple times on Sackman St. about 10:30 p.m. He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died, police said. His name was not immediately released. NYDailyNews 


Cyclist killed in Queens

A cyclist was killed in Queens yesterday after colliding with an open door of a parked car. According to police, the 39-year-old male cyclist was biking eastbound on Union Turnpike at around 8:15 p.m. when “he struck a parked car at the location when the operator of the vehicle opened his door.” Gothamist


TV writer pummels poodle

It was hardly a fair fight. A 230-pound, washed-up TV screenwriter took out his anger on his 4 1/2-pound poodle — punching the pooch in the face so hard that it died from a brain injury, police said yesterday. Ted Shuttleworth, 51 — who had a brief stint writing for “NYPD Blue” — was arrested yesterday morning at his home in Sunnyside, Queens. NYPost


Stop-and-frisk critics march down fifth

Civil rights activists are taking part in a silent march through Harlem today, calling for an end to racial profiling and the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The Reverend Al Sharpton and NAACP President Ben Jealous is joining the families of Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham as they walk along Fifth Avenue from 110th Street to 79th Street, to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s residence. Critics say the stop-and-frisk policy unfairly targets hundreds of thousands of blacks and Latinos each year. NY1


Fifth-grader to read banned speech

A letter sent to parents Friday confirms that 10-year-old Kameron Slade will be allowed to recite his speech on same sex marriage at a special assembly at PS 195 on Monday. NY1