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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

April 4, 2012

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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed By GREG RISLING | Associated Press – 1 hr 23 mins ago SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The dozens of student protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police at a California community college weren’t just angry about not getting into a meeting of school trustees. They were fuming about a new Santa Monica College plan that […]

City of Boston pays $170,000 to settle landmark case involving man arrested for recording police with cell phone

March 28, 2012

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City of Boston pays $170,000 to settle landmark case involving man arrested for recording police with cell phone Submitted by Online Coordinator on Tue, 03/27/2012 – 09:49 Simon Glik broke no law making video of police officers’ use of force against another man on Boston Common. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 27, 2012 CONTACT: Christopher […]

Sgt. Robert Borrelli says he got transferred to graveyard shift for blowing whistle on crime statistics

March 27, 2012

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Sgt. Robert Borrelli says he got transferred to graveyard shift for blowing whistle on crime statistics Borrelli says fellow cops at Rockaways precinct routinely downgraded crimes to keep rate artificially low BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3:00 AM Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3:00 AM An NYPD whistleblower says […]

Florida police chief under fire in case of slain teen

March 21, 2012

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Florida police chief under fire in case of slain teen By Barbara Liston | Reuters – 56 mins ago ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Florida politicians and civil rights leaders joined calls for the firing of a police chief in the case of a neighborhood watch captain who killed an unarmed black teenager, as new details emerged on Wednesday about police handling of the investigation. “The […]

NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption

March 11, 2012

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NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption BY DANNY GOLD MAR 9, 2012 11:27 PM Graham Rayman at the Village Voice brings us more on officer Adrian Schoolcraft, the modern day Serpico who was sent to a psych ward for reporting on corruption in the NYPD. While working out of the 81st precinct in Brooklyn, […]

At 12:45 am, police chief demands reporter make changes

March 11, 2012

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At 12:45 am, police chief demands reporter make changes March 10, 2012 10:05 am by Frances Dinkelspiel Update 2:30 pm. City officials respond to incident: Statement from Interim City Manager Christine Daniel: I take this situation very seriously. We understand and appreciate the depth of response to this incident.  The value of the free press in our […]

The Policy That Keeps Prostitutes From Carrying and Using Condoms

March 9, 2012

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The Policy That Keeps Prostitutes From Carrying and Using Condoms JULIE TURKEWITZ  MAR 9 2012, 8:07 Among New York’s most contradictory sets of policies is this: Since 1971, the city has pushed aggressively for condom use, distributing more than 200 million free condoms, turning the NYC condom into an icon with its own tag line (NYC […]