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New Book Looks Inside the NYPD's Secret Spy Ring

New Book Looks Inside the NYPD's Secret Spy Ring
The author Matt Appuzzo discusses the New York Police Department's secret spying unit, and what that means for civil liberties in the Big Apple. The unit targets Muslim communities and liaises with other spy agencies like the CIA.
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De Blasio Takes Flack From Bloomberg, Elites in Race for NY Mayor

De Blasio Takes Flack From Bloomberg, Elites in Race for NY Mayor
The Nation's John Nicholas explains why Michael Bloomberg is upset of the success of Bill De Blasio's run for Mayor of New York, why we need real progressive economic policies and the message the New York's Mayors race will send to the rest of the country.
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Bill de Blasio Relieved to Not Get New York Post Mayoral Nod

Bill de Blasio Relieved to Not Get New York Post Mayoral Nod
The New York Post, along with the NY Times and the Daily News, have endorsed Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor. However, the News Corp publication's endorsement of Quinn is amazing in that it should tell every New Yorker that Bill de Blasio (or even Bill Thompson) is better for New York than Quinn.
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Without Irony, NY GOP Calls Dem Party Anti-Women

Without Irony, NY GOP Calls Dem Party Anti-Women
In an attempt to raise money the state Republican Party is using two high profile candidates in this year's New York City elections. One of the candidates, Anthony Weiner, is pretty much dead in the water. He's lagging well behind in the polls and will not make the Democratic runoff that will follow the primary. The other is former governor Eliot Spitzer, who is running for comptroller and currently leading in his race.
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Stop n' Think: NYC Scores Veto-Proof Majority for Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Racial Profiling by the NYPD

Stop n' Think: NYC Scores Veto-Proof Majority for Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Racial Profiling by the NYPD
The New York City Council has passed two bills with a veto-proof majority that will expand oversight of the NYPD. The new bills will allow New Yorkers a legal means to challenge the city’s controversial "stop and frisk" program. They also aim to limit the police department's ability to racially profile New York citizens
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Chaz Bolte
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NYC Closing Public Schools to Build High-Rises That Are Frequently Vacant Second Residences for the Wealthy

NYC Closing Public Schools to Build High-Rises That Are Frequently Vacant Second Residences for the Wealthy
New York City plans to knock down three public schools in order to build luxury high-rise apartments — many of which are second or third homes for wealthy non-residents — while relocating the students to other area schools. A more potent symbol of misplaced policy priorities in the city could hardly be found.
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