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Arun Venugopal

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Mayor Defends Surveillance of Muslim Students

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim students at colleges across the region, student groups and college officials spoke out, with some calling for an investigation of the NYPD.

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Muslim College Students Alarmed by Reports of NYPD Surveillance

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Muslim college students across the region are expressing concern at reports that they were spied on by the New York Police Department.

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Occupy Protesters Sue City Over Pepper-Spraying Incident

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two women who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street protest last September are suing the city and NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. Videos of the incident, which went viral, seized the public's attention and galvanized the Occupy movement in its early days.

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City Expects Record Revenues from Fashion Week

Monday, February 13, 2012

The total economic impact of Fashion Week will be an estimated $865 million this year, according to city officials — an all-time high. The projection, which factors in current events as well as those surrounding September Fashion Week events, is 2- to 3-percent over last year's figures.

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Police Officers Demand City Share WTC Cancer Rate Data

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Union officials representing police officers are demanding that the city release data on the cancer rate among police officers who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 attacks. They argue the data is necessary in order to get cancer added to the list of diseases covered by the federal Zadroga Act.

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Giants Parade Renews Calls for Iraq Vets Parade

Monday, February 06, 2012

Elected officials and veterans groups are renewing their calls for a parade for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, in light of Tuesday's planned Superbowl victory parade for the New York Giants.

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For Owl Aficionados, Super Bowl Goes to the Birds

Sunday, February 05, 2012

On Sunday, there was a different kind of hooting afoot than most have come accustomed to during the Super Bowl.

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Occupy Wall Street, Vowing Spring Return, Dwindles in NY

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

These days, it's easy to miss the Occupiers at Zuccotti Park: Where there were once hundreds of demonstrators and a sea of tents — a roiling mini-city, complete with kitchen and laundry services -- the park that birthed Occupy Wall Street is now practically empty.

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Lawmaker Moves to Curb Religious Theft, Vandalism

Monday, January 30, 2012

State Senator Jeffrey Klein says there have been four acts of vandalism or theft at churches and synagogues in his Bronx district in the last two months.

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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly: I Won't Step Down Over Anti-Muslim Film

Friday, January 27, 2012

Police commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday he has no plans to resign following calls for him to step down after it was revealed that nearly 1,500 officers were shown an anti-Muslim film in which the city’s top cop appears as an interviewee.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Defends NYPD Top Cop Ray Kelly in Anti-Muslim Film Flap

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Thursday, dismissing calls for the city's top cop to step down over the showing of a controversial anti-Muslim film — one that he was interviewed for and appeared in — to nearly 1,500 officers.

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Nearly 1,500 NYPD Officers Exposed to Controversial Anti-Muslim Film: Cops

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The NYPD said it showed a controversial film about Islam to more officers than it originally indicated and was involved in its production — backpedaling on earlier remarks that it was shown only once.

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NYPD Played Controversial Anti-Muslim Film More Than First Indicated

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The NYPD showed a controversial film about Islam to more officers than it originally indicated, according to police documents obtained by NYU's Brennan Center for Justice.

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Occupy Wall Street Protestors Ask Judge to Dismiss Arrests

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Attorneys representing Occupy Wall Street protesters asked a federal judge to dismiss the mass arrests of 700 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge, in early October. The protesters' lawsuit, brought against the city, argues that the arrests, which took place during a march, were unconstitutional and resulted from the "entrapment" of demonstrators by police officers.

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Judge Hears Motion to Dismiss OWS Brooklyn Bridge Arrests

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Attorneys representing Occupy Wall Street protesters asked a federal judge to dismiss the mass arrests of 700 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge in early October. The protesters' lawsuit, brought against the city, argues that the arrests, which took place during a march, were unconstitutional and resulted from the "entrapment" of demonstrators by police officers.

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Occupy Wall Street Plans Candlelight Vigil for MLK Day

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Artists, civil rights leaders and members of Occupy Wall Street will converge Sunday evening in upper Manhattan for a candlelight vigil meant to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Activists Say Brooklyn Development Is Discriminatory, Favors Hasidic Residents

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Brooklyn community groups on Wednesday applauded a judge’s decision last week to block the development of an East Williamsburg housing project because they felt it favored Hasidic residents over other residents.

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New York City Opera Locks Out Performers as Contract Talks Break Down

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Despite the intervention of a federal mediator tasked with overseeing contract negotiations, the New York City Opera on Sunday announced a lockout of performers, the day before the year’s first rehearsals were to begin for La Traviata.

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Gambling Opponents Gear Up to Fight Cuomo

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo's call to expand gambling in New York is facing more opposition form religious and anti-gambling groups. Their concerns range from personal issues, such as a possible increase in gambling addiction, bankruptcy and suicide, to crime and other community problems.

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Governor Anderw Cuomo's Gambling Push Opposed by Native American Tribes

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Native American gaming interests plan to mount a campaign opposing Governor Andrew Cuomo's call for a "more comprehensive approach" to gambling, saying it would undermine their revenues and violate existing agreements.

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