Public Advocate Letitia James said today she is “somewhat confident” a judge will agree to release more information about the grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner—and said if her office and advocates are not successful in a Staten Island courtroom, the fight won’t end there. 795 more words
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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago. 634 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Effective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.
As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, … 1,725 more words
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of street stops under the police department’s heavily criticized stop-and-frisk tactic has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday. 428 more words
What happens to education when students, from preschool to high school, are subjected to disciplinary policies that more closely resemble policing than teaching?
Around the country, advocates are collecting data illustrating the devastating effects of what they call the “school-to-prison pipeline,” where student behavior is criminalized, children are treated like prisoners and, all too often, actually end up behind bars. 2,341 more words