June 15, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Dodgy parking tickets

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An article appeared recently on the website engadget: Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices New York City police were taking $1.7 million a year from drivers obeying parking laws. By Jon Fingas From engadget Open data policies in government don’t just exist for the sake of convenience — sometimes, they can reveal serious […]

US Court says violating your work’s computer policy isn’t a crime

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By Jon Fingas  From engadget Your employers might shake their fists when you check Facebook at work, but they can’t have you sent to prison for it. A US appeals court has ruled that breaking corporate computer policies isn’t against the law all by itself — you have to commit a specific crime to get in […]

W.I. Day Parade in Brooklyn Mon (7)

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By Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown from New York Daily News NYPD dispatching additional 1,500 cops to monitor pre-dawn parties before West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn The NYPD is dispatching an additional 1,500 cops to keep an eye on pre-dawn parties before the West Indian Day Parade. The J’Ouvert march through Flatbush is […]

Holder promises ‘fair and expeditious’ investigation of Eric Garner death

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By Zoe Tillman, From Legal Times Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential federal civil rights violations in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold. Holder’s announcement came after news earlier in […]

Distorted and inaccurate mainstream media coverage marred the West Indian American Day Carnival parade –

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By J. McCallister From New York Daily News – and others also took aim at the Labor Day festival Newsweek.com reveals the carnival procession was pelted with “racially charged” and anti-Caribbean comments on a police officers’ website and Everybody’s Caribbean magazine says carnival leadership is out of step Yes, I said to the parade, not […]

Shooting death of homeless camper sparks outrage against Albuquerque police

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By David Usborne  From The Independent UK The latest shocking death at the hands of Albuquerque’s Police Department has sparked protests- the department that kills more people than the NYPD Captured by a video camera on one of the officer’s helmets, the slaying by Albuquerque police of a homeless camper in the foothills outside the […]

Black Brooklyn pols ‘vindicated’ in stop-and-frisk ruling: Clarke

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says black elected officials in Central Brooklyn are feeling “somewhat vindicated” over a recent court ruling against the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop-and-frisk policy against Blacks and other minorities. “We feel somewhat vindicated in our observations,” Clarke, who represents the 9th […]