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  1. Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

    Reuters11/21/2014 - 01:00

    "Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager…

  2. Rampant use of solitary confinement in the US constitutes torture

    MSNBC.com by Alexis Agathocleous11/17/2014 - 01:00

    "George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay…

  3. Beyond the Indictments: Black and Brown Deaths at the Hands of Police Are a Crisis Boiling Over

    Huffington Post, Black Voices by Vince Warren11/14/2014 - 01:00

    A decision is expected any day in the grand jury investigation of Darren Wilson, whose August 9 killing of Michael Brown uncorked an endless wave of grief and anger among Ferguson's black population about decades…

  4. Former Gitmo Detainee: ‘It Is Time to Prosecute Those Responsible for My Torture’

    The Nation 11/13/2014 - 16:33

    “We tortured some folks,” President Obama said recently. I was one of those folks, and today I am at the United Nations to confront the government responsible for torturing me. It is the first time that…

  5. Federal court clears way for stop-and-frisk reforms

    Amsterdam News11/06/2014 - 01:00

    "New York City can now move forward and implement its reform measures to overhaul the NYPD’s controversial practice of stop-and-frisk after a federal appeals court rejected police unions’ motions last Friday to block the changes.…

  6. New York Allowed to Legally Abandon 'Stop-and-Frisk' Nonsense

    The Intercept10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "The Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted the city’s request to withdraw its appeal in Floyd v New York, a 2008 case challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program as implemented under then-Mayor Mike…

  7. Federal Court Greenlights New York Stop-and-Frisk Overhaul

    Wall Street Journal10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "New York City can move forward with a court-ordered overhaul of the police tactic known as stop and frisk after a federal appeals court Friday rejected an attempt by police unions to block the changes.…

  8. Unions’ Bid for Role in Stop-and-Frisk Suits Is Rejected by Court

    New York Times10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "A federal appeals panel on Friday rejected an effort by several police unions to intervene in two longstanding lawsuits challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics. ..." Read the full piece here.

  9. Federal court ruling allows NYC to implement stop-and-frisk reforms

    PBS Newshour10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "The New York City Police Department is free to begin implementing reforms to its stop-and-frisk policy, following a federal court ruling Friday. ..." Read the full piece here.

  10. Appeals court clears way for N.Y. police stop-and-frisk reforms

    Reuters10/31/2014 - 00:00

    "(Reuters) - New York City can finally begin to implement court-ordered reforms to its controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, after a U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a last-ditch challenge brought by several police unions. ..." Read…