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The New Yorker
What’s New About Bill Bratton’s N.Y.P.D.?Of broken-windows policing, Bratton said, “I rely on what my eyes show me.”Cred
What’s New About Bill Bratton’s N.Y.P.D.?
The New Yorker / Posted 2 days ago
Of broken-windows policing, Bratton said, “I rely on what my eyes show me.”Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker On a bitterly cold night in February, William Bratton, New York City’s police commissioner, joined several hundred... Read more
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DNA Info
Man Who Smuggled More Than 150 Guns Into Brooklyn Gets 18 Years in PrisonThe Georgia man got an 18 year sentence for selling guns to an undercover polic
Man Who Smuggled More Than 150 Guns Into Brooklyn Gets 18 Years in Prison
DNA Info / Posted 2 days ago
The Georgia man got an 18 year sentence for selling guns to an undercover police officer. View Full Caption DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A Georgia man was sentenced to an 18-year prison term for smuggling 151 firearms up Route 95, the "iron pipeline," into... Read more
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DNA Info
Illegal Hotel Operator Leaves Tenants Without Gas for 6 Months, They SayAnd they suspect it's a tactic employed by Highpoint Associates to force them t
Illegal Hotel Operator Leaves Tenants Without Gas for 6 Months, They Say
DNA Info / Posted 6 days ago
And they suspect it's a tactic employed by Highpoint Associates to force them to abandon their rent-stabilized homes. The lack of gas followed a fire on Feb. 4 at 412 W. 46th St., which the FDNY concluded was sparked accidentally by electrical wires... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Is disclosure in Garner case really worth the effort?The quest to unseal the records from the grand jury in the Eric Garner case goe
Is disclosure in Garner case really worth the effort?
Staten Island Advance / Posted 6 days ago
The quest to unseal the records from the grand jury in the Eric Garner case goes on. Proponents of such disclosure have struck out with multiple judges, but recently, they petitioned the Court of Appeals to hear arguments to overturn two lower-court... Read more
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New York Magazine
How to Solve NYC’s Rude-Cyclist ProblemLife in the fast lane.Photo: Rob Howard/Corbis When citizens of the internet g
How to Solve NYC’s Rude-Cyclist Problem
New York Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
Life in the fast lane.Photo: Rob Howard/Corbis When citizens of the internet get annoyed by boorish plutocrats, sexually rapacious entertainers, or lion-hunting dentists, they respond with a blowtorch of outrage. Out in the streets of an actual... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USRetail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores foll
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
Kiama Independent / Posted 7 days ago
Retail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores following public pressure to stop stocking some of the most lethal weapons associated with many mass shootings. Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell... Read more
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Manning River Times
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USRetail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores foll
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
Manning River Times / Posted 7 days ago
Retail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores following public pressure to stop stocking some of the most lethal weapons associated with many mass shootings. Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USRetail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores foll
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 7 days ago
Retail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores following public pressure to stop stocking some of the most lethal weapons associated with many mass shootings. Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell... Read more
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The North West Star
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USRetail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores foll
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
Retail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores following public pressure to stop stocking some of the most lethal weapons associated with many mass shootings. Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USA Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault ri
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault rifles. Photo: Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart, via Associated Press Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its US stores. The... Read more
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The Courier
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USRetail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores foll
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
The Courier / Posted 7 days ago
Retail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores following public pressure to stop stocking some of the most lethal weapons associated with many mass shootings. Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell... Read more
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WA Today
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USA Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault ri
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault rifles. Photo: Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart, via Associated Press Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its US stores. The... Read more
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Canberra Times
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USA Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault ri
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault rifles. Photo: Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart, via Associated Press Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its US stores. The... Read more
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The Age
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USA Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault ri
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault rifles. Photo: Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart, via Associated Press Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its US stores. The... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in USA Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault ri
Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault rifles. Photo: Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart, via Associated Press Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its US stores. The... Read more
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DNA Info
Groups File Appeal to Have Eric Garner Grand Jury Minutes ReleasedPublic Advocate Letitia James and several groups filed an appeal in a state cou
Groups File Appeal to Have Eric Garner Grand Jury Minutes Released
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
Public Advocate Letitia James and several groups filed an appeal in a state court to overturn the decision to keep the minutes and testimony from the Eric Garner grand jury secret. View Full Caption “New Yorkers have insisted on reform since the... Read more
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DNA Info
88th Precinct Needs More Officers and Patrol Cars, Pols and Police SayJames held the meeting to address concerns about recent shootings. View Full Ca
88th Precinct Needs More Officers and Patrol Cars, Pols and Police Say
DNA Info / Posted 10 days ago
James held the meeting to address concerns about recent shootings. View Full Caption CLINTON HILL — The police precinct covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill needs more squad cars and officers, Public Advocate Letitia James said Wednesday at a town... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
A fan of Chick-Fil-AHow refreshing to read "Meet the owner of NYC’s first freestanding Chick-fil-A"
A fan of Chick-Fil-A
Crain's New York Business / Posted 11 days ago
How refreshing to read "Meet the owner of NYC’s first freestanding Chick-fil-A" (Aug. 10). Chick-fil-A will provide gainful employment to construction contractors and their employees building each local store, and then to cooks, cashiers and those... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
LIVING MEMORYGlendale cemetery ceremony honors victim of lynch mob 100 years later Vowing n
LIVING MEMORY
Times Newsweekly / Posted 13 days ago
Glendale cemetery ceremony honors victim of lynch mob 100 years later Vowing never to forget, local elected officials and activists gathered on Aug. 17 at the Glendale grave of Leo Frank to mark the 100th anniversary since the Jewish factory... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
Remembering Leo Frank 100 years laterThe historic Leo Frank case serves as a stark reminder of the dangers Jewish pe
Remembering Leo Frank 100 years later
Queens Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
The historic Leo Frank case serves as a stark reminder of the dangers Jewish people still face if they do not confront hatred and stand united for justice. That sentiment belongs to Dan Leshem, executive director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
Hollis simmering over shelter rumorsA hot-button issue in Hollis got a little more heated last Saturday during a we
Hollis simmering over shelter rumors
Queens Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
A hot-button issue in Hollis got a little more heated last Saturday during a weekly protest aimed at a possible homeless shelter complex. Residents have been rallying for a month outside six buildings ranging from 202-04 to 202-24 Hollis Ave. amid... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
AARP launching city-based lobbying effortNew York City's grandmas and grandpas are about to get more help from AARP. Mo
AARP launching city-based lobbying effort
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
New York City's grandmas and grandpas are about to get more help from AARP. More than 1 million New York City residents are over 65, and that number is expected to grow by 40% by 2040, according to the mayor's office. Nearly 60% of private-sector... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Eric Garner case: coalition petitions state court to unseal grand jury documentsThe civil liberties organization, along with New York city Public Advocate Leti
Eric Garner case: coalition petitions state court to unseal grand jury documents
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 15 days ago
The civil liberties organization, along with New York city Public Advocate Letitia James and others, has requested that the New York court of appeals hear arguments to overturn lower court rulings that declined to make public the grand jury’s... Read more
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DNA Info
Rise in Clinton Hill Shootings Prompts Public Advocate to Host Safety ForumLetitia James will hold a meeting at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Aug. 19. Vi
Rise in Clinton Hill Shootings Prompts Public Advocate to Host Safety Forum
DNA Info / Posted 16 days ago
Letitia James will hold a meeting at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Aug. 19. View Full Caption CLINTON HILL — Public Advocate Letitia James will hold a town hall meeting at her old City Council district on Wednesday to address locals' concerns about... Read more
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Gulf News
Homegirl in a HijabSarsour seen as a potential and rare Arab-American candidate for office NEW YO
Homegirl in a Hijab
Gulf News / Posted 19 days ago
Sarsour seen as a potential and rare Arab-American candidate for office NEW YORK - Behind schedule as usual, Linda Sarsour rushed into the Times Square office of the civil rights group the Gathering for Justice last month, 40 minutes late for a... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
Lancman calls for safety equipmentReducing vehicle accidents and the city’s liability by utilizing existing techn
Lancman calls for safety equipment
Queens Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
Reducing vehicle accidents and the city’s liability by utilizing existing technology makes sense to Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), who is pushing officials to initiate a pilot safety program in some of its fleet. The councilman and... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
The frivolous pursuit of Garner grand-jury minutes wastes taxpayer moneyLast Wednesday, a four-judge panel of the Brooklyn-based Appellate Division, Se
The frivolous pursuit of Garner grand-jury minutes wastes taxpayer money
Staten Island Advance / Posted 30 days ago
Last Wednesday, a four-judge panel of the Brooklyn-based Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously affirmed a decision by state Supreme Court Justice William E. Garnett, a Staten Islander, denying the applications of various petitioners to... Read more
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NBC New York
Suspect Charged in Shooting of Off-Duty CopTori Saunders, 22, was hit with a slew of charges including attempted murder of
Suspect Charged in Shooting of Off-Duty Cop
NBC New York / Posted 1 months ago
Tori Saunders, 22, was hit with a slew of charges including attempted murder of a police officer, robbery, assault, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, police said. Law enforcement sources said Saunders was... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
New York's children feel the heat on school buses lacking A/COn one of the hottest days this summer some school buses didn't have air condit
New York's children feel the heat on school buses lacking A/C
Crain's New York Business / Posted 1 months ago
On one of the hottest days this summer some school buses didn't have air conditioning. A heat wave blanketing the city raised concerns among summer-school administrators and parents on Wednesday. Many students face long commutes on buses that either... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Garner grand jury fight belongs in LegislatureSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A state appellate court has spoken: The secret minutes of
Garner grand jury fight belongs in Legislature
Staten Island Advance / Posted 1 months ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A state appellate court has spoken: The secret minutes of the Eric Garner grand jury will remain sealed. Maybe now the advocates will take the fight where it belongs: To the New York State Legislature. The Brooklyn-based... Read more
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Officer.com
Release of Custody Death Testimony NixedNEW YORK (AP) — The public can't see the testimony a grand jury weighed before
Release of Custody Death Testimony Nixed
Officer.com / Posted 1 months ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The public can't see the testimony a grand jury weighed before declining to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, an appeals court said Wednesday, citing longstanding reasons for grand jury... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Bill de Blasio Demands A Federal Bailout For Puerto RicoWhile Greece may have kicked the can for the time being by imposing a third bai
Bill de Blasio Demands A Federal Bailout For Puerto Rico
Zero Hedge / Posted 1 months ago
While Greece may have kicked the can for the time being by imposing a third bailout whose terms are sure to led to the terminal collapse of the Greek economy (which has already moved on to barter), and lead to yet another in the immediate future, a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Grand jury transcript from Eric Garner case to remain sealed, court saysAn appellate court ruled Wednesday that most details of the grand jury proceedi
Grand jury transcript from Eric Garner case to remain sealed, court says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
An appellate court ruled Wednesday that most details of the grand jury proceeding that cleared a white policeman in the death of Eric Garner should remain sealed, a setback to activists who say Garner, an unarmed black man, was murdered. In its... Read more
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