Officer Who Killed Eric Garner with Chokehold Told Grand Jury Being Filmed Didn’t Bother Him

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 2:02 pm

New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, according to his attorney, told a Staten Island grand jury that he was aware while he was taking Eric Garner down with a chokehold that he was being recorded. However, he was certain he was not committing any misconduct so it did not bother him that someone was filming [...]

Video of NYPD Cop Killing Eric Garner Was Not Enough to Convince Grand Jury Black Lives Matter

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 6:19 pm

The Staten Island grand jury’s decision to not indict white New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner, an unarmed black father of six children, is a savage reminder that there are certain lives in the United States that do not matter. Garner’s death was captured on video and showed Pantaleo employing [...]

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Arrested While Trying to Attend David Petraeus Event in New York

By: Friday October 31, 2014 1:04 am

(update below) Former CIA analyst and activist Ray McGovern was arrested as he attempted to attend an event in New York City featuring former CIA director and retired military general, David Petraeus. He was charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. At 92nd Street Y, which describes itself as a “world-class cultural and [...]

In Appeal, Diverse Groups Challenge District Court’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying

By: Friday July 11, 2014 10:23 am

A number of organizations and individuals have decided to support an appeal in a lawsuit against spying against American Muslims by the New York Police Department. In February, federal district court judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit brought by eight American Muslims. Martini refused to accept that surveillance by the NYPD had caused any suffering. He [...]

Activist Cecily McMillan Released from Prison, Reads Statement From Women of Rikers Island

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 1:55 pm

Cecily McMillan, a New York activist, who was sentenced to ninety days in prison for “felony assault of a police officer” after an incident at an Occupy Wall Street event, was released from prison. She delivered a statement to the press and took the opportunity to read a statement that she and the women of [...]

Podcast: NYPD Chief Bill Bratton, Police Raid in Harlem & Organizing for Police Reform in Democratic Veal Pen

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 11:31 am

It appeared that victories in the struggle against the New York Police Department were being achieved prior to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election and Bill Bratton’s appointment as NYPD chief. Organizations relentlessly fought against then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg and then-NYPD chief Ray Kelly, who they knew were champions of racist policing, such as stop and frisk. [...]

ABC News Beats Other Networks, Will Enjoy Privilege of Fawning Over Ray Kelly on Regular Basis

By: Friday March 28, 2014 5:43 pm

There was apparently quite a competition amongst news organizations over who would get to have the privilege and honor of fawning over former New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly on a regular basis, but ABC News won. The New York Times reported, “Several television news organization had been seeking to hire Mr. Kelly.” But [...]

Appeal Filed in Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying on Muslims

By: Friday March 21, 2014 10:15 am

A group of Muslims in New Jersey, who are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Muslim Advocates, have appealed a decision in a lawsuit against spying by the New York Police Department. In February, federal Judge William J. Martini of the United States District Court of Newark accepted most if not all [...]

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying, Argues Associated Press Caused Muslims to Suffer

By: Friday February 21, 2014 9:44 am

A lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department’s surveillance programs had involved discrimination because the department targeted Muslims at mosques, schools and restaurants in New Jersey was dismissed by a federal judge. The federal judge, William J. Martini, in the United States District Court of Newark, accepted most if not all of the government’s arguments [...]

The Creep of Counterterrorism: FBI’s Professed ‘Primary Function’ No Longer ‘Law Enforcement’

By: Monday January 6, 2014 5:01 pm

An FBI fact sheet accompanying every Freedom of Information Act response from the agency has changed, according to a Washington-based national security lawyer named Kel McClanahan. Noticed last month by McClanahan, ForeignPolicy.com reports that the fact sheet used to list the “primary function” of the FBI as being “law enforcement.” The new fact sheet indicates [...]

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