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New York man suing state for $25 million after wrongful conviction

  A Brooklyn man who was recently released from prison after serving 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit is suing the state of New York for $25 million.  Deacon wants $1 million for every year he served in prison. 

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Report: New York has the most segregated public school system in the country

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According to a report released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, New York is home to the most segregated public school system in the nation. Evidence as outlined in the report, “New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future,” shows that public school students in the state are increasingly isolated by race and […]

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New York to no longer place minors in solitary confinement

New York became the largest state in the country to ban placing inmates under the age of 18 in solitude. The decision comes as part of sweeping reforms of the state’s use of solitary confinement. 

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Lawsuit: high school football players say white rivals called them the N-word

Five black Long Island high school football players say they were called the N-word, targeted and assaulted during an intense rivalry game late last year. Amityville High lost the game against Comsewogue High School in November, but it wasn’t the loss that prompted students to file a lawsuit. 

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Should the ‘Central Park 5′ receive a settlement? The New York Post doesn’t think so

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to pay $250 million to five young black men who served years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yudef Salaam, Antron McCray and Korey Wise were found guilty of the 1989 rape of Trisha Meili. Known as the Central […]

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Avonte Oquendo’s remains found near Queens beach

A DNA test has confirmed that remains found on a Queens, NY beach are those of a missing autistic teen. 13-year-old Avonte Oquendo was last seen on Oct. 4 leaving the Riverview School in Long Island City along the East River waterfront. 

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VIDEO: police informant plants cocaine on black business owner in New York

The use of undercover informants is a pretty common practice to nab hard criminals. What isn’t supposed to happen is the blatant framing of an innocent man. The latter is exactly what happened to Donald Andrews Jr. in March. He runs a smoke shop in Scotia, New York. 

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New York form asks jurors if they’re ‘negro’

25-year-old New York resident Raena Roberson noticed an interesting description when asked to identity herself on a prospective juror form Monday at the Queens County courthouse. The options? Either “Black,” “African American” or “Negro.”

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New York prosecutor says she was forced to quit after complaining about racism

Katherine A. Lemire was a top lawyer for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly until she decided to take a position at another firm. Now, she has filed a lawsuit against her new place of employment, alleging that she was forced to quit after sticking up for a black co-worker. Lemire filed the lawsuit against Michael Stapleton […]

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Teen spent 3 years in prison for crime he didn’t commit

A 20-year-old man is free after spending three years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. In fact, Kalief Browder says he was never formerly charged with ANY crime. It was 2010 and Browder was a 16-year-old sophomore walking home from a party on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. 

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