New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of the NYPD’s spying on Muslim communities shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Mayor’s had a tense relationship with Muslim and Arab communities for nearly a decade.
The New York Police Department has spied on Muslim New Yorkers for no other reason than that they are Muslim. Yesterday, after months of near silence from federal officials, Attorney General Eric Holder called the program “disturbing”.
by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 2:10PM
Fox News is reporting a leader of an Anonymous offshoot, that’s believed to have caused billions of dollars in damage to governments, international banks and corporations, was allegedly led by Hector Xavier Monsegur.
by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 1:51PM
On Tuesday, McDonald’s denied participating in a campaign called “Three Strikes, You’re In!” that rewarded New Yorkers who have been victims of NYPD’s stop and frisk policies with a Happy Meal.
by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 4:18PM
The report found the racial dynamics of victims and offenders may play a key role in determining which offenders are sentenced to juvenile life without parol.
by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 3:21PM
The North Carolina law lets prisoners use statistical patterns to try to prove death sentences or jury selections were racially biased.
by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 1:09PM
The Associated Press reported Monday that the White House money has paid for the cars that plainclothes NYPD officers used to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods and paid for computers that stored even innocuous information about Muslim college students, mosque sermons and social events.
by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 4:43PM
New York City Police Department released new data to the City Council earlier this month revealed there were 684,330 stop-and-frisks in 2011—close to 90% of those stopped were black and Latino.
by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 10:55AM
Univision’s Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange with Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his show Sunday.
by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 11:19AM
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has submitted Freedom of Information Law requests to obtain public information regarding the sources of funding for these NYPD initiatives.
On campuses all over the Northeast, horrified students are discovering they were targets of surveillance, simply because they joined a Muslim student group. But domestic religious profiling is now routine for both NPYD and the FBI.
by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 3:50PM
Nineteen current and former UC Davis students filed a federal lawsuit against UC Davis over the University’s treatment of protesters during a Nov. 2011 demonstration in which campus police were caught on video dousing seated protesters with pepper spray.
by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2012, 11:11AM
The country’s 310 Indian reservations have violent crime rates that are more than two and a half times higher than the national average.
by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 4:36PM
Eighty-seven percent of those stopped in 2011 were Black or Latino.
by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 1:46PM
Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot and killed by a NYPD officer yesterday. It’s the third times NYPD shoots and kills a young male this week.
by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 4:59PM
A document obtained by the AP stands in contrast to statements by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said the NYPD never considers religion in its policing.
Even if the town cops’ lawlessness is fixed, questions remain that go far beyond East Haven’s city limits. The issue was not just that racist local cops wanted to deport immigrants; it’s that federal immigration authorities obliged them.
by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 4:12PM
A Hawaii-based Marine pleads guilty to assault in hazing case, gets 30 days in jail, lower rank.
by Hatty Lee on February 1 2012, 9:14AM
After decades of indiscriminately locking people up and throwing away the key, states are discovering yet another consequence of over-incarceration: rapidly aging prison populations.
Topics: Criminal Justice