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NYPD Brutally Cracks Down On Gaza Solidarity Encampments

On Tuesday night, members of the New York City branch of Socialist Alternative hit...

Acts Of Violence On A New York City Subway

In the early morning rush hour of April 12, working people in New York...

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Erica Garner: A Valiant Fighter Against Law Enforcement Violence

“When something happened to the Negroes in the South I said, 'That is their...

Mass Incarceration and the Racist Drug Laws

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought into public debate the issue of police killings of black people and rampant racism in police departments.

Justice System Fails to Indict Police Again – Report on Eric Garner Protests in New York City

Thousands of people gathered in Downtown Manhattan on Thursday night, December 4th, to demonstrate against...

Demand Justice for Cecily McMillan

By Meghan Shea, New York Cecily McMillan, a 25-year-old activist with Occupy Wall Street, was...

Stop Racist Police Profiling!

The Supreme Court's decision in the 1968 Taylor v. Ohio case loosened the requirements for establishing “probable cause” for a police search. This decision eroded the Fourth Amendment right protecting against “unreasonable search and seizure” by extending the definition probable cause for a legal stop to include the subjective “reasonable suspicion,” giving police officers wide latitude to determine what constitutes suspicious behavior. On this basis, the NYPD has implemented its “Stop and Frisk” policy, devastating communities of color, terrorizing youth, and bringing unnecessary pain and suffering to the families who have become its victims.

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