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Legislation in the Offing to outfit cops with Body Cameras

Legislation in the Offing to outfit cops with Body Cameras

🕔09:53, 16.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt If Public Advocate Letitia James’ proposal for a pilot program to outfit police with body-worn cameras is enacted, three Brooklyn precincts will be at the top of the list for the equipment. Under James’ proposal, unveiled at

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Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

🕔09:47, 16.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller 66 Rockwell is one of the newest luxury high-rise residential buildings changing the landscape of downtown Brooklyn. The tower has a number of affordable units available with rents as low as $546 for a studio and

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Central Brooklyn on sale? Meet the Aussie who’s buying up the neighborhood and then some…

Central Brooklyn on sale? Meet the Aussie who’s buying up the neighborhood and then some…

🕔16:14, 15.Aug 2014

  Alan Dixon is CEO of Dixon Advisory USA (Dixon USA), a firm that oversees more than 60 full-time staff in the New York area office, according to his website. Dixon USA, a subsidiary of Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services

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Night Out Against Crime Brings Police & Community Together

Night Out Against Crime Brings Police & Community Together

🕔11:41, 8.Aug 2014

  By Stephen Witt Deputy Inspector Scott Henderson, the Commanding Officer of the 81st Police Precinct, stood just outside Jackie Robinson Park and noted (with pride) how nearly a thousand people turned out for the precinct’s National Night Out Against

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Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

🕔11:23, 8.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Eddie Ellis became an ancestor during the early morning hours of July 24. Ellis transitioned at age 72. Although he was private regarding his personal health issues, it is believed he died as a result of

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Feds demand reform over abuse of teenage inmates at Rikers Island

Feds demand reform over abuse of teenage inmates at Rikers Island

🕔11:11, 8.Aug 2014

  By Stephen Witt In a scathing 79-page report, the federal government found the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) fosters a consistent “culture of violence” against teenage inmates at Rikers Island. The report covered the years 2011-13 and

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The View From Here:   Actions By Police Nothing New

The View From Here: Actions By Police Nothing New

🕔10:48, 8.Aug 2014

by David Mark Greaves The pundit denial of the behavior some European-Americans have toward those who are visibly of African heritage is always astonishing to see. “It wasn’t racism because the Supervising Sergeant was an African-American woman,” they cry in

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Boys & Girls H.S. Administrators Design a Day “Most Awesome,” Fit for a King …

Boys & Girls H.S. Administrators Design a Day “Most Awesome,” Fit for a King …

🕔12:27, 26.Jul 2014

Text: Bernice Elizabeth Green. Photos, this page: Dr. Olivia Cousin. 1,000 Children, Volunteers participate in day-long community service activities and mighty walk for Nelson Mandela On July 18, people around the world celebrated the life, spirit and principles of Nelson

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Brownsville Tenants Face Denial of Basic Services

Brownsville Tenants Face Denial of Basic Services

🕔11:10, 26.Jul 2014

As temperatures began to rise in early July, tenants at 702 Rockaway Avenue had no relief from the heat. Electricity and gas to the entire building was shut off. There was no garbage collection. And the protective intercom system cover

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DOE Rejects plan to educate young African-American and Hispanic males

DOE Rejects plan to educate young African-American and Hispanic males

🕔21:15, 25.Jul 2014

By Stephen Witt The city’s Department of Education (DOE) was not among 60 of the nation’s largest school districts pledging support of President Obama’s initiative to improve the educational futures of young African-American and Hispanic boys beginning in preschool and

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