Mayor Michael Bloomberg

New Report, Book Reveal Depths of NYPD Spying on Muslims

  In the midst of intense scrutiny of the New York Police Department’s racial and religious profiling policies, a group of Muslim youths say they were beaten by NYPD officers late last month in a Bronx park. Two sisters, ages … Continued

Judge: New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy is Unconstitutional

In a landmark victory for civil rights, a federal judge ruled Monday that the New York Police Department’s problematic stop-and-frisk policy violates constitutional rights and must be changed.  The ruling comes after a four-month-long trial that has shined light on sanctioned racial profiling in the … Continued

Possibility of Ray Kelly Heading DHS Raises Rightful Concerns

During an impromptu speech Friday, President Obama spoke movingly about the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case. He personalized the tragedy, noting that “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” His statements brought to mind passages from his book, The Audacity of … Continued

In Light of Zimmerman Ruling, Racial Profiling Poses Even Greater Threat to Black & Brown Bodies

In the days since a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, there has been an outpouring of reactions across the Internet and in the streets. Race, as it did in the commentary surrounding the trial, has played … Continued

Politics

Second Amendment Lobby Successful in Midterms

On November 2, the Second Amendment Lobby made its usual show of support for a staggering number of candidates. Whether or not Americans made a conscious decision to vote on this issue, the results show that gun rights groups endorsed … Continued

Politics

The Manhattan Mosque: Of Republican Bigots and Spineless Democrats

It’s amazing.  Republican bigots continue to pile on the anti-Islam, anti-mosque bandwagon, and Democrats continue to get sucked into their trap of right-wing demagoguery, spineless and afraid of their own shadow.  Even Harry Reid, majority leader of the U.S. Senate, … Continued