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View From Here By David Mark Greaves:  Senator Elizabeth Warren for President

View From Here By David Mark Greaves: Senator Elizabeth Warren for President

🕔11:18, 19.Dec 2014

Commentators are beginning to notice the coming together of the movement against inequality and the huge turnout of whites in police brutality protests taking place across the country, that are increasingly becoming anti-racist and ant-White Supremacy. There has been a

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Peacemakers needed for Citizens, Police and de Blasio

Peacemakers needed for Citizens, Police and de Blasio

🕔20:03, 18.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt Several civic leaders this week acknowledged the city is as divisive as ever, and that the healing and ramping down of heightened tensions starts and ends with the leadership of Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. The

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Elizabeth Warren: Remarks on Citigroup and its Bailout Provision in the Omnibus Bill

Elizabeth Warren: Remarks on Citigroup and its Bailout Provision in the Omnibus Bill

🕔19:59, 17.Dec 2014

Mr. President, I’m back on the floor to talk about a dangerous provision that was slipped into a must-pass spending bill at the last minute to benefit Wall Street. This provision would repeal a rule called, and I’m quoting the

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Local Elected Officials Struggle to Explain Vote on Police Discipline Bill

Local Elected Officials Struggle to Explain Vote on Police Discipline Bill

🕔18:58, 17.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  After a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the strangulation death of Eric Garner, several public interest groups intensified a call for Governor Cuomo to veto a bill that would

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View From Here:  Black Lives Matter

View From Here: Black Lives Matter

🕔11:53, 13.Dec 2014

What we’re seeing in the reaction to the failure to even indict police officers in the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown and the chokehold death of Eric Garner is that there is nothing “post-racial” about America and the people

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Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

🕔11:39, 13.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As protests surrounding unpunished police misconduct continued around the city last week, eyes are beginning to shift to the investigation involving the Nov. 20 shooting death of Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses.

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Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

🕔11:29, 13.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  For weeks, the entire globe has witnessed wave after wave of street protests taking place all across the country in response to grand juries bringing “no true bill” in police shootings of civilians of color. In

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Proposed Criminal Court in Brownsville Nixed in City Council Vote

🕔18:28, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt A move to make a Brownsville building and block into a one-stop shop for the prison industrial complex has the local City Councilwoman roiling. City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy said she found out that the de Blasio Administration

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Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

🕔18:19, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As this paper went to press, the news broke that the Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The decision comes on the heels of

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DA Responds to Barrons’ Call for Arrest in Gurley Case

DA Responds to Barrons’ Call for Arrest in Gurley Case

🕔17:46, 4.Dec 2014

That’s “putting the cart before the horse” says, DA spokesperson State Assembly Member-elect Charles Barron and City Council Member Inez Barron are calling on District Attorney Kenneth Thompson to arrest and charge Police Officer Liang in the killing of Akai

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