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Manhattan appeals court chastises police unions over stop-and-frisk

A federal appeals court in Manhattan grilled lawyers representing police unions attempting to disrupt settlement negotiations following a landmark ruling that held New York City liable for constitutional violations against blacks and Latinos. 616 more words

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Washington State could make history

This year, Washington State could make history as the first state to decide at the ballot to require background checks on all gun sales — a move that would send shockwaves through the leadership ranks of the… 288 more words

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Law and disorder

In many New Yorkers’ minds, the era of stop-and-frisk left with the prior mayor.

The practice was ruled unconstitutional. Bill de Blasio was elected in large part because of… 615 more words

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Policía y democracia

Para muchos neoyorquinos la era de “stop and frisk” ya es historia. No así para los sindicatos policiales.

Desde que un tribunal federal declaró que la práctica es inconstitucional —hace ya más de un año—, los gremios se han querido entrometer en un litigio del cual nunca fueron parte. 428 more words

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PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Enough discussion. TAKE A VACATION!

My fellow Americans there is  no new news to report on the Economic front.  The Fed’s Janet Yellen has noticed there are two America’s .  While the Senators I wrote to , on 5/9/14, asking for them to help us support their Legislation has fallen on deaf ears.  1,062 more words

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Like Bloomberg, Mayor de Blasio wants to ban large sodas

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Much like his predecessor, Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t a fan of large sodas.

The de Blasio administration is meeting with health advocates and beverage industry execs… 107 more words

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