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NYPD faces class-action lawsuit over controversial stop-and-frisk policy

A landmark trial challenging the New York police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy began in a lower Manhattan court on Monday. The class action suit accuses the NYPD of violating the constitutional rights of hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers on a widespread and systemic basis. New York city police…

Mayor Bloomberg to continue pushing for soda ban after leaving office

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, vowed on Tuesday to continue his fight for a controversial ban on large sugary drinks after he leaves office, in a tacit admission that he will not be able to resurrect his signature health measure before a successor takes over. After a state…

NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg: No more automatic jail time for pot possession

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in a speech on Thursday that he is eliminating mandatory jail time for people arrested with small amounts of marijuana. Arrests for marijuana possession have skyrocketed since he took office and the mayor has made it plain that he does not support marijuana…

New York mayor Bloomberg accuses NRA of backing ‘license to murder’

Michael Bloomberg launches nationwide campaign on gun reform and says ‘shoot first’ laws have harmed public safety New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has accused the National Rifle Association of promoting a gun culture at the expense of public safety by backing the so-called “stand-your-ground” laws at the heart of…

New York, New Jersey mayors call for end to illegal online gun sales

Two of America’s best known mayors, Michael Bloomberg of New York City and Cory Booker of Newark, said this week that it’s time for the acrimonious practice of illegal online gun sales to finally end. Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker said, ”Gun sales without background checks fuel gun trafficking and…

Bloomberg proposes alcohol restrictions in New York City

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, getting a drink in New York City is going to get a little bit harder. The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the city Health Department wants to cut the number of establishments that sell alcohol as a part of their Partnership…

New York firebombing raises alarm over spread of Islamophobia

NEW YORK — New York police arrested a man Tuesday over the firebombing of a mosque, but some say the incident reflects much deeper tensions faced by Muslim New Yorkers — and that police are partly to blame. Police say they are investigating whether the throwing of Molotov cocktails at…

Howard Kurtz to NYC: Apologize for media ‘censorship’ of Occupy evictions

CNN’s Howard Kurtz is calling for New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to apologize for the way the media was censored, roughed up and arrested during the recent eviction of Occupy Wall Street activists in Zuccotti Park. “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a post-midnight raid to clear the…

Watch: NYPD’s early morning raid on ‘Occupy Wall St.’

Video has emerged of New York City police preparing their raid, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said was necessary to protect protesters, into Zuccotti Park to crackdown early Tuesday morning on ‘Occupy Wall Street’s’ sleeping bags and tents. Police reportedly came at around 1 AM and cordoned off the park, ordering…

Security comes under scrutiny at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

NEW YORK — After a sexual assault at the crowded tent camp set up by Occupy Wall Street protestors in New York, security issues are starting to overshadow the more idealistic concerns of the activists. Ironically, the intense police presence deployed to keep the protestors under control does not extend…

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