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Brooklyn DA to exonerate another man wrongfully convicted of murder

Monday, Jan. 5, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to exonerate Derrick Hamilton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 21 years in prison.

Police killings and brutality: causes and solutions

In light of the killings and brutality, the reactions of the police and even of some Black leaders, have been interesting and instructive.

Illinois taping law disputed

Proposed changes to the Illinois “eavesdropping law” is getting backlash because it could discourage people from making video recordings of law-enforcement officers.

Supreme Court excuses cop’s ignorance of the law, Sotomayor finds fault in ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire.

Turmoil in the streets of NYC

With the killing of officers Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu, shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, New York City is in crisis.

Shaneka Thompson: the forgotten victim

With the senseless murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu dominating the headlines, many in mainstream media have forgotten about Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s first victim: Shaneka Thompson.

Free Mumia campaign continues during 33rd anniversary of his incarceration

Dec. 9 marked the 33rd anniversary of the near-fatal shooting and brutal beating and incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the hands of Philadelphia police.

Activists rally against ‘broken windows’

Activists have taken the city by storm the past few weeks protesting the lack of indictment of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner.

'Black Live Matter' heard 'round the world

Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter.

NYCHA for sale

Reports indicate that the New York City Housing Authority is selling 50 percent of its stake in housing projects, approximately 900 apartments, to private developers.

Eric Garner’s father pleads for peace after cops’ clearance

A slight tension was in the air at several key Staten Island locations early Dec. 3, as dozens of demonstrators withstood the chilly drizzle and staunch police presence in anticipation of a local Richmond County grand jury’s ruling on whether ...

Dante’s dilemma

Mayor Bill de Blasio could find very little wiggle room during a sharp grilling by George Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC’s “This Week,” last Sunday.

Barrons call on Brooklyn DA to hold public hearing in Akai Gurley case

Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron and Operation POWER are demanding Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson hold a public preliminary hearing for Akai Gurley, the 28-year-old unarmed man who was shot and killed by rookie police officer Peter Liang in ...

Marissa Alexander to be released in January

Black Florida mother Marissa Alexander is being released after accepting a plea deal.

Consumer Affairs investigates car dealerships and predatory loans

Last week, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin announced an unprecedented investigation into used car auto lending, issuing subpoenas to Santander Consumer USA Holdings and Santander Consumer Funding 3 LLC.