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NYC Council Bills Take Aim At Police Chokeholds, Stop-And-Frisk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A pair of bills introduced in the City Council on Thursday target the way police patrol New York City’s streets.

One proposal would make the use of chokeholds by officers illegal while another would require cops to identify themselves to the people they stop and inform them of their right to refuse a search if there’s no probable cause. 928 more words

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Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job Safety

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Taxi drivers in the city say they do not feel safe, but they are hoping that a simple sign will help.

Two months ago Sanjeeda Khatoon fought off an attacker on the Lower East side, and even tried to chase him down. 360 more words

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Mayor de Blasio Is Cracking Down on Airbnb

Bill de Blasio is not amused by Airbnb, the bane of modern hotels, and, as of Friday, he’s going big stick on some of the properties that use the site for listings. 312 more words

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