Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID-19

By James Ives, News Medical. -

Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, contracted COVID-19 in March. She stayed quarantined in her room for a month to isolate from her two sons [...]

Private Feds Cash In On Unusual Contempt Case

By Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News Service. -

Manhattan — With trial still months away, taxpayers have paid more than a quarter-million dollars to a private law firm deputized by a federal judge to convict an environmental attorney of [...]

Thousands Of Police Discipline Records Kept Secret For Decades Published

By Eric Umansky, ProPublica. -

Until last month, New York state prohibited the release of police officers’ disciplinary records. Civilians’ complaints of abuse by officers were a secret. So were investigators’ conclusions. The [...]

Housing Rules Could Force Newly Released Prisoners Into Homelessness

By Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal. -

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the population of New York City’s jails has been nearly halved. According to New York state data, the city’s average daily jail population dropped from 7,214 [...]

Massive March Demands Justice And Liberation For Palestine

By Samidoun. -

Thousands of people joined a massive rally and march for Palestine in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the “Day of Rage” against Israeli annexation, colonization and Zionism in Palestine on [...]

Cops Off Campus And Out of Our Unions!

By David Klassen, Spectre Journal. -

The union I am a part of, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) at the City University of New York (CUNY), voted not only to kick the cops off campus but also to drive the cop union out of the [...]

What It’s Like To Not Pay Rent, According To Striking Tenants

By Caroline Spivack, Valeria Ricciulli, and Diana Budds, NY Curbed. -

Defective locks make for dubious building security. Walls sag with water damage and look as if they’re melting. An infestation of vermin plagues apartments. These are the conditions that some [...]

Lawyers Get No Bail In Property Damage Case, Face 45 Years In Prison

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

The Center for Constitutional Rights and a coalition of other civil rights organizations are calling on federal prosecutors to release on bail two New York attorneys who are accused of throwing [...]

NYPD Officers Arrest And Pepper Spray Queer Liberation March Protesters

By Sydney Perriera and Aviva Stahl, The Gothamist. -

NYPD officers arrested and pepper-sprayed protesters at the Queer Liberation March Sunday afternoon while attempting to arrest two people for graffiti, according to witnesses. Numerous videos [...]

Police Attack Occupy City Hall As Budget Vote Nears

New York City - Early this morning, New York Police officers swarmed the hundreds of people who have been peacefully occupying the park in front of City Hall for the past week and calling for a [...]

Occupation Of New York City Hall To Defund The Police

New York City - More than 170 local & national organizations, brought together by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), released a follow-up to their April letter calling on New York City [...]

NYPD Cops Encouraged To ‘Strike’ On July 4

By Craig McCarthy and Tina Moore, NY Post. -

A labor strike is brewing in the NYPD. A pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4 — as retribution for police reform and a perceived [...]

City Bar Calls For Investigation Following Arrests Of Legal Observers

By Tom McParland, Law.com. -

The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to “immediately investigate” the alleged targeting of nine legal observers earlier [...]

NYPD Accused Of Deliberately Targeting Legal Observers

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

On Thursday evening before curfew, Rex Santus was standing alone on a quiet Mott Haven street corner when he caught the attention of NYPD officers passing in an unmarked minivan. As eight [...]

Over A Thousand Cyclists Take Over City Streets On Solidarity Protest Ride

By Elizabeth Kim, Caroline Lewis, Ben Yakas, JB Nicholas, Jake Offenhartz and Karen Yi, Gothamist. -

Over a thousand cyclists biked their way from Brooklyn to Manhattan as part of a Black Lives Matter solidarity ride Monday evening. The ride started at Grand Army Plaza just before 6:30 p.m., and [...]