In waning weeks as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch asserts more control over Federal prosecutors in New York

In waning weeks as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch asserts more control over Federal prosecutors in New York

LETTER FROM NEW YORK : Under Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts more control over the work of Federal prosecutors' offices in New York, including of the Eric Garner civil rights investigation.

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Hakeem Jeffries calls on the DOJ to expand its investigation of the NYPD

Hakeem Jeffries calls on the DOJ to expand its investigation of the NYPD

Despite uncertainty over the commitment of U.S. Attorneys Preet Bharara and Robert Capers to rigorous police reform, some elected officials and police reform activists are turning to Federal prosecutors with requests for independent reviews of the New York Police Department.

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de Blasio silent as D.A. Donovan's office delays Ramsey Orta's release from Rikers

de Blasio silent as D.A. Donovan's office delays Ramsey Orta's release from Rikers

Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed dismay at the video of the Walter Scott shooting in South Carolina, but the mayor is mum on the retaliation by police, corrections officials, and prosecutors directed at Ramsey Orta, the videographer, who record a video of the Eric Garner chokehold homicide on Staten Island.

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DIGEST : Delay in release of Eric Garner grand jury records ; Sheldon Silver and Eric Schneiderman updates

DIGEST : Delay in release of Eric Garner grand jury records ; Sheldon Silver and Eric Schneiderman updates

DIGEST : (i)  Judge orders postponement of oral arguments in case seeking release of Eric Garner grand jury records ; (ii) Speaker Sheldon Silver stepping down ; (iii) Assemblymember Catherine Nolan campaigning for speakership ; and (iv) Eric Schneiderman se mantiene silencio sobre la corrupción gubernamental.

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Bill de Blasio : Je ne suis plus Charlie

Bill de Blasio : Je ne suis plus Charlie

Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced some of the protest chants by some police reform activists exactly one week after he defended free speech following the deadly attack at Charlie Hebdo.

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Ferguson protesters arrested near Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade [UPDATED]

Ferguson protesters arrested near Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade [UPDATED]

Activists demonstrating in Midtown Manhattan in solidarity with Ferguson protesters got too close to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, resulting in skirmishes with and arrests by NYPD.

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