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Can NYC “Profile” Young Muslim Males?

Aug 24, 2005

Earlier this month Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Councilmember James Oddo both suggested that random searches in the subway weren’t good enough; the police should target particular people. “When we look


Four Trends That Shape The City's Political Landscape

May 25, 2005

 The election of Antonio Villaraigosa as Mayor of Los Angeles encouraged Fernando Ferrer's campaign to rally Hispanic support. But it is not a strange kind of vanity that turned Michael Bloomberg into


New York’s Responders and Protectors

Mar 24, 2005

They stand apart, the 70,000 or so people hired to respond to crises in the city, protecting the lives and property of New Yorkers – police officers, firefighters, corrections officers,


Who Got The Death Penalty

Feb 24, 2005

New York State's death penalty law was in effect just short of nine years before the Court of Appeals struck it down for its "coercive jury


Wall Street Bonus Babies

Jan 28, 2005

 Every year at this time, wine sellers take out their $500 bottles of Bordeaux; car dealers expect a rush on $100,000 Bentleys, Porsches and Lamborghinis; real estate agents


Repealing the Urstadt Law

Jan 25, 2005

Ask most housing advocates what one move would improve the lot of tenants in New York City, and they would answer: Repeal of the Urstadt Law. The state law, which


New York Lawyers: A Profile

Dec 28, 2004

Think “New York Lawyer” and it is easy to picture a partner who earns $1.391 million a year (which was the average compensation for a partner in a top New


The Citizen

Nov 01, 2004

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