When Rights Collide

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Heather Pia Ledezma, age 4 and from Mexico, during an immigration rally July 7, 2014 in Washington. Participants condemned the President's response to the child migrant crisis. (Win McNamee/Getty)

The rhetoric about immigration is heating up in Washington as lawmakers debate what to do about the 57,000 minors who have crossed the border since October. But we want to hear from you: What should should we do about this recent border crisis? Plus: Discussing the potential fallout after the Brooklyn DA's recent announcement that he'll stop prosecuting low-level marijuana offenses, grading Mayor de Blasio on housing and development after six months, and the co-founder and President of Lyft discusses the contested legality of his ride-sharing app.

How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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Six Months In, Is De Blasio's Housing Policy Truly Progressive?

As the mayor's housing plan — including increased density — has taken shape, how does it compare to his progressive vision for the city? 

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Deportation vs. Asylum: What's Your Take on the Border Crisis?

Roughly 57,000 minors from Central America have crossed the border into the US since October. Some policy-makers say they should be deported as quickly as possible. Others say they should be welcomed as refugees. What do you think about the tone used by policy-makers and the status of these young immigrants?

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Lyft Launches - And Unlaunches - in NYC

Lyft, that ride-sharing startup, was set to launch in  NYC until the city threatened to seize their cars for operating without a livery license. John Zimmer, co-founder and President of Lyft, discusses his efforts and what comes next.

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Whose Side are You on in the LIRR Dispute?

Both sides are close to a "breakthrough" in the Long Island Railroad labor dispute. Long Island commuters - whose side are you on, what do you make of the union demands? Call 212-433-9692...

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