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21 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Department Memo

Police reform advocates expressed cautious optimism this week over a new set of guidelines for when New York City police officers can stop and frisk people on the street, a reform aimed at reining in the department's controversial use of the tactic. "We're pleased," said Darius Charney, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. "We think it's ...

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MAR 04, 2015 - Vanity Fair

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MAR 04, 2015 - Huffington Post

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New York City Officially Adds Two Muslim Holidays To School Calendar

New York City is now the largest school district in the country to recognize two Muslim holidays on its official calendar. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday the addition of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the calendar, calling it a “change that respects the diversity of our city.” Today we'll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr ...

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MAR 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Critics Say Bratton's Marijuana Remarks Are Dangerous 'Reefer Madness' Propaganda

A statement from New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton blaming marijuana for a spike in the city’s murder rate is a classic piece of “reefer madness” drug war propaganda, critics said Monday. “Commissioner Bratton’s claims today about marijuana are straight out of the tired old drug war handbook and frankly, are ridiculous,” Gabriel Sayegh, the managing director of policy ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Bill De Blasio Refuses To March In St. Patrick's Day Parade That Mostly Excludes LGBT People

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he won't march in the Manhattan St. Patrick's Day parade because the event organizers aren't inclusive of gay people. The AP reports parade organizers are allowing one group to march in this year's parade with an LGBT-themed banner, but for de Blasio, that's not enough. "We need something more for it ...

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