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Civil Libertarians Sound Off Over NYPD X-Ray Van Program

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — X-ray vans can see into vehicles and even some buildings, and while they were developed for the military, they are now being used by the NYPD. 261 more words


Letitia James 'Somewhat Confident' Judge Will Unseal Garner Grand Jury Minutes

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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NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The Poor

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. 631 more words


Sharpton Blasts Idea of NYPD Slowdown and Announces Plans for a March

Rev. Al Sharpton fired back at police union officials this morning, slamming their criticism of his meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio and blasting the idea of a work slowdown in the wake of the medical examiner ruling Eric Garner’s death a homicide. 925 more words

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Advocates Rally Against Police Brutality and Broken Windows

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have vowed to re-train police officers following the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man in police custody. 808 more words

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Boy Scouts To Admit Gay Youth Beginning New Year's Day

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Effective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.

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