Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

One day after names of candidates were floated to potentially replace U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, a news report highlighted White House efforts to dictate legal strategy to U.S. Attorney Capers in the first contentious Court case involving President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn may be called upon to defend Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn may be called upon to defend Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

If U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-Brooklyn) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) and others are unable to negotiate the release of individuals detained at JFK Airport under President Donald Trump's anti-immigration Executive Order, then resolution may need to be reached in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

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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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Russell Simmons : Bratton is pushing de Blasio around like a 'bitch'

Russell Simmons :  Bratton is pushing de Blasio around like a 'bitch'

Music mogul Russell Simmons appeared on Hot 97 FM last week to discuss stalled police reforms and made a point to complain that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have betrayed their promises of changing the NYPD.

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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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de Blasio silent about NYPD scandal of deception and fraud of Wikipedia entries

de Blasio silent about NYPD scandal of deception and fraud of Wikipedia entries

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has his own checkered history with Wikipedia, is keeping his distance from a scandal involving the NYPD making deceptive and fraudulent edits to Wikipedia pages about corruption and brutality.

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