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Report: Justice Department Is Pushing to Charge Police Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

After more than two years, there may soon be significant movement on the case.

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White Youths Shouting Racial Slurs Chase Black Teenager to His Death (Video)

After the presence of police frightened the gang away, 16-year-old Dayshen McKenzie collapsed in the Staten Island heat in what may have been an asthma attack.

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VIDEO: Are Home Buyouts the Best Way to Help Hurricane Victims?

Amid a decade’s worth of New Yorker articles about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath collected ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the natural disaster, the magazine published a short video report on the effort to incentivize residents of Staten Island, a place hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, into leaving parts of the disaster-prone borough.

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



House Keys, Not Handcuffs

A new book asks its readers to understand that the homeless in America need homes and serious social and public health services, not arrests, prosecution, police harassment and the continuing criminalization of the poor.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE



President Obama Tells Other Black Americans What They Already Know

President Obama’s observation that racism is “deeply rooted” in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn’t make it go away.

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Report: Grand Jury Won’t Indict N.Y. Cop in Eric Garner Case

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a policeman was preceded last summer by Eric Garner’s tragically similar case in Staten Island, N.Y.

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 READ MORE



Staten Island Man’s NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled Homicide

A medical examiner ruled that a police officer’s chokehold on unarmed New York City resident Eric Garner last month caused the 43-year-old man’s death.

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 READ MORE



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New York City Foreclosures Soar

Foreclosures in New York City rose 19 percent last year as filings fell nationally by 3 points, a new report says. Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a meager $1.9 million settlement with a robosigning giant, reports Catherine Curan at the New York Post.

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE


After Sandy, It’s Occupy to the Rescue

Members of New York City’s Occupy movement are waging an expanding relief effort for tens of thousands of people who remain without heat, power or hot water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Observers are calling it Occupy’s finest hour.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Truthdiggers of the Week: NYC Marathon Protesters

Even the world’s largest marathon was no match for the chorus of objections that erupted after it was revealed the race would go on despite the continued storm rescue and recovery efforts.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 READ MORE



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UPDATE: New York City Marathon Canceled

The initial decision to go on with the event as scheduled did not sit well with some elected officials, first responders, runners and others.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE


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