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 [...]

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 [...]

The Liberal Outrage Toward Brown University Students Who Shut Down Lecture by NYPD Chief

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:20 pm

The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.” According to President Christina H. Paxson, [...]

CUNY Student Group: Six Students Violently Arrested Protesting Petraeus Await Charges

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:06 am

(update below) Six student activists were violently arrested yesterday outside of a City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus. The activists have yet to receive charges, currently detained at the New York Police Department’s 20th Precinct. They await an arraignment hearing scheduled for “between 9:00 [...]

Occupy Marks Two-Year Anniversary as Richest 1% in America Continue to Get Richer

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:22 am

Two years ago, a group of Americans in New York City sparked a movement that redefined protest and struggle. Around one hundred people took over a park near Wall Street to call attention to income inequality and economic injustice. Occupy Wall Street participants called themselves “occupiers.” They were a group fed up with what the [...]

Suspicionless Surveillance of Muslim Americans by NYPD Challenged by ACLU Lawsuit

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 11:59 am

A lawsuit against unlawful surveillance against Muslim communities by the New York Police Department (NYPD) was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), New York Civil Liberties Union and Clear Project yesterday. It stems from many of the revelations that came out of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting the Associated Press did last year on how [...]

Did an Undercover FBI Agent Entice Tunisian Student Linked to Canada Terror Plot to Commit Visa Fraud?

By: Friday May 10, 2013 11:02 am

The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) commissioner, have stopped another individual from committing an act of terrorism. So it seems. An FBI press release announced that charges against [...]

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