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  1. Center for Constitutional Rights files suit over “social isolation” experiments in prisons; prisoners keep arriving

    By Kathlyn Stone for FleshandStone.net06/03/2010 - 15:15

    Four more prisoners have been moved to secretive prison units known as Communication Management Units, or CMUs, Democracy Now! reports. CMUs are the subject of a lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights

  2. New York Times sees profiling where statistics suggest the opposite

    By Timothy P. Carney for The San Francisco Examiner06/03/2010 - 15:03

  3. Report: Minorities Much More Likely to Be Frisked by NYPD

    WNYC06/03/2010 - 15:00

    An analysis of police department data found blacks and Latinos were nine time as likely as whites to get stopped and frisked by New York City police last year, but they were no more likely…

  4. New Yorkers Stopped for Looking Too Brown or Black

    By Whitney Teal for Change.org06/03/2010 - 14:57

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has revealed that blacks and Latinos in New York are nine times more likely to be stopped on the street and "frisked" by local police officers, according to the New York Times.…

  5. Smears Put Cops In No-Win Dilemma

    By Andrea Peyser for The New York Post06/03/2010 - 14:54

    Commentary on inflammatory media coverage of NYPD

  6. City Council Members Shocked by "The NYPD Tapes"

    By Graham Rayman for The Village Voice06/03/2010 - 14:49

    Two city council members told the Voice this week that orders given by precinct supervisors in Bedford-Stuyvesant's 81st Precinct appeared to encourage officers to violate the civil rights of local residents.

  7. Times Hides Crime Facts

    The Daily News 06/03/2010 - 14:47

    Newspaper, Not Police, Is Biased

  8. Challenges to Stop-and-Frisk Date Back to 1999 Diallo Shooting

    The Wall Street Journal06/03/2010 - 14:46

    The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against the NYPD on Wednesday, claiming that the department’s database of people it has stopped and frisked, but cleared of criminal charges, violates constitutional…

  9. Judge Names Morgenthau to Monitor Fire Dept.’s Minority Hiring

    by A.G. Sulzberger for The New York Times06/03/2010 - 14:44

    Frustrated by what he has characterized as continued obstructionism by the Bloomberg administration, a federal judge on Wednesday appointed Robert M. Morgenthau as a special master to oversee the city’s adoption of practices aimed at…

  10. Judge Appoints Morgenthau To Help FDNY Hiring

    CBStv.com06/03/2010 - 14:43

    A federal judge in Brooklyn has appointed former longtime New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau as a special master to help force the city to improve the hiring the black firefighters.