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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

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. 633 more words

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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

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