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Report: Boko Haram forced nearly 1 million kids from their homes in Nigeria

More than 800,000 children, some as young as 4, have been forced to flee their homes since last year because of Boko Haram’s violent attacks on military forces and civilians in Nigeria, according to a new United Nations report.

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On third-year anniversary, Ramarley Graham’s family vows to pursue justice

Three years after NYPD officer Richard Haste chased unarmed Black teen Ramarley Graham into his grandmother’s bathroom and killed him for “acting suspicious and having a gun,” relatives made it clear that the $3.9 million wrongful death lawsuit they settled with the city last week will not prevent them from seeking justice and police reform.

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‘Fairness for all’: Cuomo unveils plan to improve police-community relations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his “Fairness for All” plan, is said to be a directive to restore and improve police-community relations.

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City Council propose funding for new police-bulletproof vests 

Rank-and-file NYPD officers may soon have new bulletproof vests, under a new $7.3 million funding proposal for fiscal year 2016 by the New York City Council.

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Cuomo vetoes bill to change city jails’ prosecutor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last week that would have allowed the Queens district attorney’s office to have jurisdiction and prosecute crimes that occur on Rikers Island and in other New York City jails.

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Lawmakers skeptical about NYPD body cameras

What good will the New York Police Department’s body camera program offer?

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Two Staten Island lawmakers to introduce grand jury transparency bill

Two weeks after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, two lawmakers have announced plans to introduce legislation that would require district attorneys to publicly release testimonies and evidence presented to grand juries.

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City Council bill requires officers to get consent before they search

NYPD officers may soon have to identify themselves first and then explain why someone is being stopped and questioned under a new bill introduced last week in the City Council.

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Mayor de Blasio opposes bill to make chokehold illegal

A day before Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman introduced a package of bills that would criminalize the use of chokeholds by NYPD officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not support such move, because there are some “extreme situations” in which an officer may be justified in using the maneuver.

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New weed rules, summonses—not arrests

Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton said officers will no longer arrest and charge New Yorkers for low-level marijuana possession, but will instead issue a summons for violation

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