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Police Union Official: Cops in Garner Arrest Used Restraint, Not Chokehold

Saturday, December 06, 2014

WNYC
Ed Mullins, a veteran cop and the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, describes what he sees in the video of Eric Garner's arrest. It's probably not what you see.

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Protest Arrests, Theory and Reality

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Advocates say the majority are minor violations that will likely be dropped.

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Demonstrations Continue, Despite Rainy Weather

Friday, December 05, 2014

Demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan for another night on Friday, to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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How One Pastor Is Responding to Eric Garner

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Rev. Amy Butler of the Riverside Church says the church has a role in racial justice issues.

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As NJ's Red Light Cameras Go Dark, Local Officials Say, 'Not So Fast!'

Friday, December 05, 2014

New Jerseys' red light cameras are set to go dark in less than two weeks. But local leaders and police officials are making a last-minute push to continue the program.

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FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.

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Cablevision Violated Workers’ Rights, Court Says

Friday, December 05, 2014

A judge criticizes CEO James Dolan and finds Cablevision went too far in its effort to halt a unionization drive.

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From Pulpits and Preachers, Responses to the Garner Case

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
We asked rabbis and ministers, imams and priests to send us the sermons they're preaching to New York-area congregations this weekend.  Here's what they're saying.

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Why Did Christie Delete 12 Bridgegate Text Messages?

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
A new report contradicts sworn testimony by a top Christie aide and the governor's own story that the traffic jams were so unimportant he barely paid attention. 

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Can the NYPD Spot the Abusive Cop?

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The police department pioneered the use of computer statistics to identify crime trends. But it doesn't have a system to identify problem-prone officers.

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Cuomo Speaks on Garner Grand Jury Decision — A Day Later

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
Critics say the governor should have spoken sooner.

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Why Can't We Know More About the Grand Jury Decision?

Friday, December 05, 2014

We were given very few facts about the grand jury proceedings in the death of Eric Garner. That's because New York keeps them secret.

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De Blasio vs. Police Union's Pat Lynch

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The head of the city's police union blasted away at the mayor for his response to the Garner case on Thursday. But de Blasio is standing firm.

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The One Play to See Before the Year is Over

Friday, December 05, 2014

An autistic teenager, a drag queen and a girl in Rwanda who claims to see the Virgin Mary are subjects of shows not to miss, according to three critics. 

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Planning a Funeral for Akai Gurley

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
 A funeral for an unarmed man who was shot by an officer on patrol in a housing development stairwell is scheduled for Saturday as protests against police use of force continue.

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Seeking to be 'Strategic' While Marching and Disrupting

Friday, December 05, 2014

During a second night of citywide protests against the Garner grand jury decision, organizers said they support the spontaneous demonstrations but are also asking, 'What's next?'

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Former Civil Rights Leader Debates Students on Garner Protests

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Many of the protesters who've taken to the streets over the death of Eric Garner have been students. And not all agree the protests are helpful.

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DeBlasio, Bratton Unveil Details of Police Retraining

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD are unveiling more details about new police training designed to improve police-community relations.

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Sunset Park Gets The Runway Treatment

Thursday, December 04, 2014

WNYC
New York will invest $3.5 million in a fashion design and manufacturing hub in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.

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A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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