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City of New York reaches $40M settlement with Central Park Five

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with five men whose convictions were overturned in the Central Park Jogger case. The men, known as the Central Park Five, were accused of raping a woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. 

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Report: Fewer black, Latino students admitted to NYC’s top schools

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The number of black and Latino students admitted to some of New York City’s most selective schools fell sharply over the past year. The findings come as part of a report released by the Department of Education. 

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Charges dropped, residents released from jail after ‘cocaine’ proves to be soap

New York police have dropped charges against two New York residents who spent almost a month in jail for allegedly harboring cocaine. Tests confirmed two kilograms seized from the pair by police was actually soap.

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CNN guest self defense instructor compares ‘Knockout’ game to animal kingdom

On Tuesday CNN aired a segment that featured martial arts expert Rabbi Gary Moskowitz. He joined the show to give a demonstration of how to defend yourself against attackers participating in “Knockout.” The game is when assailants, who are often young teens, punch unsuspecting victims in the face/head in hopes of knocking them out with […]

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Court blocks stop-and-frisk ruling

A federal appeals court blocked a judge’s order requiring changes to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. The judge has also been removed from the case. In August Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city had violated the Constitution by executing its stop-and-frisk policy.

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NYC’s Leticia James makes history as first black woman to hold citywide office

Letitia James has just made history. James, a councilwoman who represents Brooklyn, has essentially won the position of Public Advocate in New York City. James beat State Senator Daniel Squadron in a runoff. Since there is no Republican candidate, James has won the position.

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21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.She’d been walking with friends when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them. Nettles died from her injuries.

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Michael Bloomberg Says He Might Feel Differently About Stop and Frisk If He Had a Son

In a recent interview, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that he might feel differently about the NYPD’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy if he had a son. But since he doesn’t, it’s cool.

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Sybrina Fulton – Mother of Trayvon Martin – Speaks Out on ‘Stop and Frisk’ Policy

Sybrina Fulton – mother of Trayvon Martin – spoke out on NYC’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy yesterday: “You can’t give people the authority, whether civilian or police officers the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin.”

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NYC Public Library System Drops $300M on Midtown Branch, While Harlem Library is Outrageously Underfunded

While the New York Public Library system intends to invest $300 million in renovations for its flagship 5th Avenue facility, Harlem’s Macomb’s Bridge library is housed in a converted studio apartment, and boasts 14 chairs, 10 laptops, and 61 shelves of books. Only 25 people can occupy the space at one time. Couldn’t some of that $300 million go to NYC’s underfunded libraries, like the one in Harlem?

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