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NYC Council passes Community Safety Act, overrides Mayor's veto Special 

In an historic vote today, a proposal to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act passed the New York City Council.

Community Safety Act passes; rapper Immortal Technique comments Special

New York - The New York City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto? of the Community Safety Act, two bills aimed at stopping the NYPD's use of "stop and frisk."

White woman caught up in 'stop and frisk' suing NYPD

New York - A young white woman from New Jersey who experienced what hundreds of thousands of blacks and Latinos endure each year-- 'stop and frisk' policing-- is suing the New York Police Department following her harrowing and humiliating ordeal.

Op-Ed: New York — A racial time bomb?

New York - Major Bloomberg's "stop and frisk" policy in New York has been heralded as the reason for the drastic drop in crime in the city. But the strategy may now be out of control and could be threatening the racial fabric of the city.

NYPD Chief wanted to 'instill fear' into minorities

In a major reveal, Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) has alleged that NYPD chief Ray Kelly utilised the stop and frisks to "instill fear" into minority communities.

Oakland community outrage over Bratton, 'stop-and-frisk' Special

Oakland - Oakland, California residents expressed their outrage at the city's hiring of a former top New York and Los Angeles 'supercop' known for bringing highly controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policing tactics to those cities.

Federal judge rules NYPD 'stop and frisk' unconstitutional

New York - A federal judge has ruled a portion of the New York Police Department's controversial 'stop-and-frisk' program unconstitutional.

Op-Ed: 150 years later, US blacks still not fully emancipated

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing millions of blacks from the cruel bondage of slavery.

NYPD stop-and-frisk Harlem teenager for being a 'f**k**g mutt'

New York - An audio posted to YouTube by The Nation records a stop-and-frisk encounter between a Harlem youth and NYPD officers. The audio confirms fears that the controversial policy is being used in a discriminatory manner that promotes racial profiling.

Op-Ed: Ray Kelly's NYPD — Still worthy of the public's trust?

New York - A litany of abuses, civil rights violations, official misconduct as well as allegations of brutality and corruption has left many wondering if the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is still worthy of the public's trust?

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File photo: A federal judge has ruled the NYPD s  stop-and-frisk  program unconstitutional.
File photo: A federal judge has ruled the NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' program unconstitutional.
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