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The Political Reality of Gun Control

Aug 19, 2012

NEW YORK — The movie theater massacre by an assault rifle-toting suspect in Aurora, Colo. The slaughter of Sikhs at a temple in Milwaukee by a white supremacist with a


Gun Violence as Public Health Threat

Aug 07, 2012

Photo courtesy Save Our Streets, used with permission. NEW YORK — Amid debate over the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" policy and following a rash of fatal shootings — including the recent


How the NYPD overstated its counterterrorism record

Jul 10, 2012

  The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the country. As evidence of the NYPD's excellence, the department, its allies and


Are there alternatives to stop-and-frisk?

Jun 18, 2012

NEW YORK — In a manila envelope on the table in front of Marlene Steele are hundreds of letters from businesses, churches and foundations politely rejecting her request for help


Cab driver sex trafficking bill passed by Council

Jun 13, 2012

A sex trafficking victim testifies anonymously at Council hearing in December 2011. Photo by William Alatriste. NEW YORK – Cab drivers caught willingly transporting sex trafficking victims could face a fine


Stop-and-frisk lawsuit gets class status

May 17, 2012

A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department unlawfully targeted blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk crime reduction program. U.S. District Judge Shira A.


Making Phones Harder to Steal

Apr 13, 2012

  Following pressure from New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Sen. Charles Schumer, all four of the nation’s largest phone companies made an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to

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