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  1. NYPD chokehold death: Grand jury's decision sparks outrage, surprise

    CBS News12/03/2014 - 01:00

    "Reaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. Garner's stepfather, Benjamin Carr, held yellow…

  2. Structural and Institutional Racism Exists Within Police Forces

    Vince Warren for the New York Times 11/26/2014 - 16:26

    The Ferguson grand jury operated in an unorthodox way in the Darren Wilson case: The prosecutor, Robert McCullough, presented all the evidence and then took a hands-off approach designed to shift responsibility for securing an…

  3. Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

    Reuters11/21/2014 - 01:00

    "Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager…

  4. Rampant use of solitary confinement in the US constitutes torture

    MSNBC.com by Alexis Agathocleous11/17/2014 - 01:00

    "George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay…

  5. Beyond the Indictments: Black and Brown Deaths at the Hands of Police Are a Crisis Boiling Over

    Huffington Post, Black Voices by Vince Warren11/14/2014 - 01:00

    A decision is expected any day in the grand jury investigation of Darren Wilson, whose August 9 killing of Michael Brown uncorked an endless wave of grief and anger among Ferguson's black population about decades…

  6. Former Gitmo Detainee: ‘It Is Time to Prosecute Those Responsible for My Torture’

    The Nation 11/13/2014 - 16:33

    “We tortured some folks,” President Obama said recently. I was one of those folks, and today I am at the United Nations to confront the government responsible for torturing me. It is the first time that…

  7. Federal court clears way for stop-and-frisk reforms

    Amsterdam News11/06/2014 - 01:00

    "New York City can now move forward and implement its reform measures to overhaul the NYPD’s controversial practice of stop-and-frisk after a federal appeals court rejected police unions’ motions last Friday to block the changes.…

  8. New York Allowed to Legally Abandon 'Stop-and-Frisk' Nonsense

    The Intercept10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "The Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted the city’s request to withdraw its appeal in Floyd v New York, a 2008 case challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program as implemented under then-Mayor Mike…

  9. Federal Court Greenlights New York Stop-and-Frisk Overhaul

    Wall Street Journal10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "New York City can move forward with a court-ordered overhaul of the police tactic known as stop and frisk after a federal appeals court Friday rejected an attempt by police unions to block the changes.…

  10. Unions’ Bid for Role in Stop-and-Frisk Suits Is Rejected by Court

    New York Times10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "A federal appeals panel on Friday rejected an effort by several police unions to intervene in two longstanding lawsuits challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics. ..." Read the full piece here.