The Poor Door: Building Has Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor

By: Monday July 28, 2014 6:33 am

Not that America has become a divided, classist society or anything. Oh wait, it has. Poor Doors New York City approved plans for a new 33-story luxury high-rise at 40 Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that will include a separate entrance for tenants in “affordable” housing, what some have called the [...]

Prison Officers Routinely Brutalize Mentally Ill Inmates at Rikers Island But Are Never Punished

By: Monday July 14, 2014 1:33 pm

A four-month investigation by the New York Times has uncovered a regular pattern of prison officers at Rikers Island committing brutal attacks against inmates in the New York prison. The investigation found that the vast majority of inmates who are attacked are mentally ill and in handcuffs when abused by officers. The media organization found [...]

FBI, JTTF & US Marshals Are Reportedly Visiting Political Activists About Thirty Year-Old Case

By: Friday July 4, 2014 10:37 am

Agents with the FBI, US Marshal’s Service and Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF) have reportedly been making visits to over a dozen political activists in Chicago, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area to ask about a case that is more than thirty years old. The case involves Donna Borup, who the FBI believes was [...]

Stop-and-Frisk Victims Submit Challenge to Court Ruling That Removed Judge from Lawsuit Against NYPD

By: Monday November 11, 2013 12:06 pm

A motion to reconsider a ruling in a lawsuit brought by victims of stop-and-frisk against the policy and practice carried out by the New York Police Department has been filed in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Federal judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court of New York ruled on August 12 ruled [...]

CEO of Trade Association Defends Decision to Not Donate to Occupy Sandy

By: Friday November 16, 2012 12:33 pm

A CEO for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Gary Shapiro, has published an editorial, which defends his decision to not donate support the relief effort being undertaken by Occupy Sandy in the aftermath of the superstorm. The op-ed is remarkable because it indicates just how much respect the relief effort has garnered. For background purposes, [...]

Jetskier Unwittingly Exposes JFK Airport Security Faults, Gets Arrested

By: Monday August 13, 2012 12:45 pm

A man who was out drinking with his friends and decided it would be fun to race and see who had the fastest jet ski has been arrested for criminal trespassing after breaching security at JFK Airport in New York. The breach occurred after his jet ski broke down in Jamaica Bay, and, after his [...]

Titillating Reports on Occupy Wall Street Tie to Unsolved Murder Likely Result of DNA Contamination

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 2:38 pm

UPDATE — 6:50 PM EST Nearly twenty-four hours, a new development from NBC confirms what I suggested might have happened. Investigators are now reporting “contamination at a city laboratory could have led to the match between DNA found at the murder scene of a Julliard student eight years ago and a chain used at a recent [...]

In the Middle of Negotiating New Agreement, City Raids Occupy Buffalo

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 8:59 am

“Now there’s pollution where there once was something beautiful.” – @BootsofSolidarity, Buffalo occupier The city had police move on Occupy Buffalo early in the morning after it decided not to renew the occupation’s permit for Niagara Square. At least ten were arrested and tents and personal property were bulldozed. Occupiers had been offered an agreement [...]

Occupy Wall Street Occupies the Agenda of Manhattan Community Board

By: Friday October 21, 2011 10:08 am

Sign in Liberty Park shows occupiers are committed to keeping activity in the park drug-free and the park clean and sanitary. An unusually dynamic and lively Manhattan Community Board 1 Meeting took place blocks away from Liberty Park yesterday. The Quality of Life/Financial District Committee met to deliberate over Occupy Wall Street and hear remarks [...]

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