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Hunger Grows Worse As Food Pantries Are Overwhelmed – Thanksgiving Weekend Digest

0 Comments 26 November 2014

SNAP cuts deepened food insecurity and soup pantry dependence for New Yorkers, Protests in response to the Ferguson decision continued nationally for a second night, And more Thanksgiving Weekend stories you should know.

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Black in NYC, Editorials, Marijuana in NYC, NYC Metro, The New Majority - Stories about Latinos in NYC

How Using Public Property Became A Violent Crime

0 Comments 25 November 2014

Since when did using public parks, building common spaces, or going to school become reasonable suspicion and an excuse for police abuse and overreach?

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The Slums No One Is Talking About – Morning Brief

0 Comments 25 November 2014

A slum by any other name is still toxic to the City's poorest tenants, Commissioner Bratton is splattered in protests ensuing after the Darren Wilson grand jury decision, And more Morning stories.

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Black in NYC, Editorials, NYC Metro

If Akai Gurley Could Have Been Saved, It Wouldn’t Have Been By “Retraining”

0 Comments 24 November 2014

Akai Gurley wouldn't have been saved by "retraining," but he was certainly a victim of the NYPD's culture of violence and the criminalization of non-White people in public systems.

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Donovan Lawson after taking several nightstick swings, including one to the face, by an NYPD officer who caught him farebeating in Brooklyn, New York City

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Video: Fare Beater Takes NYPD Nightstick Strikes To The Face – Weekend Watch

0 Comments 24 November 2014

Video emerges of fare beater taking several nightstick strikes from the NYPD shortly before unarmed Akai Gurley's slaying in Brooklyn, which was protested Saturday night by hundreds, And more Weekend stories you missed.

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Unemployment Reaches 6 Year Low – Weekend Digest

0 Comments 21 November 2014

NYC is coming closer in line with the national unemployment rate, The NYPD may have shot an unarmed man in Brooklyn, And more Weekend stories you need to know.

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NYC Metro

As NYPD Retrains, Bronx Community Is Introduced To Police Shooting Sim

0 Comments 20 November 2014

Considering the current excessive violence scandal and dark history hanging over the NYPD, could this police shooting arcade have been timed any more poorly?

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Lethal Snowstorm Brings Upstate To A Standstill – Morning Brief

0 Comments 20 November 2014

More snow expected after up to 15 ft falls and at least 7 deaths, Public school musicians get an appreciated surprise, And more Morning stories.

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NYC Metro

A Better Reason To Care About Where We House The Homeless

0 Comments 19 November 2014

Is NYC guaranteeing more homelessness by concentrating shelters in poor Black and Latino communities?

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1994: The Last Time The City Has Been This Safe – Morning Brief

0 Comments 19 November 2014

Crime hasn't been so low for the past three months in a while, Rikers addresses transgender abuse and violence with a new facility, And more Morning stories.

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