NYPD Claims Pot Arrests Are Based on 911 Calls

This week, the New York City Council held a joint hearing to discuss the city’s cannabis enforcement policies after activists decried an increasing number of minorities being arrested for pot possession, despite state and city policies decriminalizing low-level possession. Continue Reading →


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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, As City Backs Off Police Reforms

melissa-mark-viverito-de-blasio-brattonIn a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →


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Activists Gather To Discuss Gun Violence Solutions In Harlem

gun violnece talkThe group 100 Black Men of New York held what it calls a broad-based emergency summit to address gun violence, equal justice and the recent police shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas. Continue Reading →


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Council Leader Makes Impassioned Argument For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

a-Mark-Viverito_3The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →


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Harlem Council Leader Argues For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →


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