Tag Archives: New York City

Audit Finds New York City Bail System Costly And Discriminatory By
Nearly two years after the suicide of a former Rikers inmate highlighted a punitive bail system, an audit released Thursday shows that it costs New York City $116 million a year to lock up mostly young black men awaiting trial for...
New York To Pay Out $56.5 Million Over Bogus NYPD tickets By
(REPORT) — New York City has agreed to pay out as much as $75 million in taxpayer money to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit regarding hundreds of thousands of bogus summonses that lawyers alleged were the product of the NYPD’s quota system. The proposed...
Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub In New York, Hidden In Plain Sight By
They called it Project X. It was an unusually audacious, highly sensitive assignment: to build a massive skyscraper, capable of withstanding an atomic blast, in the middle of New York City. It would have no windows, 29 floors with three basement levels, and enough food...
Judge Orders NYPD To Release Records On X-ray Vans By
A state judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to release records on a secretive program that uses unmarked vans equipped with X-ray machines to detect bombs. The ruling follows a nearly three-year legal battle by ProPublica, which had requested police reports,...
VIDEO: Time Lapse Shows Massive Size Of New York Police Brutality March By
(TheAntiMedia) The whole country, and the world, stood up to police brutality and institutionalized racism today. This short time lapse video puts the protests into perspective. While the mainstream media may report hundreds or maybe a thousand, you need to know the truth....
Justice Is Blind To Those Who Can’t Afford It By
WASHINGTON — Two days after a Staten Island grand jury acquitted NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, banking and financial services giant BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP) was able to delay sentencing that would force it to pay $8.9 billion for pleading...
Like Eric Garner, We Are All Caught In A System Designed To Fail Us By
A mourner places a candle at a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion...
Stop-And-Frisk Policies Proof Of Racism In America By
A plethora of legislative changes were made during the 1960s that were supposed to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their skin color, had access to housing, an education and the right to vote. That racism persists in America today, though, comes as a surprise to...
NYC Agrees To Stop-And-Frisk Monitor, Reforms By
NEW YORK (AP) — The new mayor on Thursday delivered on his campaign promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, agreeing to the appointment of a monitor and seeking to end a 14-year court fight that culminated in a judge’s ruling that New York City had discriminated...
Gov. Cuomo Plans To Change Medical Marijuana Laws In New York By
When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state via executive action comes into effect, as many as 100,000 individuals with serious health problems in New York City will gain access to the drug. Despite having publicly opposed...