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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Mourners pay their respects at the funeral service for Eric Garner held at Bethel Baptist Church on July 23, 2014 in Brooklyn. Garner, 43, died after police put him in a chokehold outside of a convenience store on Staten Island for illegally selling cigarettes. (Photo by Julia Xanthos-POOL/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Expects Lawsuits To Be Filed In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton expects that a number of lawsuits will be filed in the wake of the death of a man in police custody.

07/27/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Attorney: Justice Department Report Could Strengthen Civil Rights Suits Against Newark

Attorney David Kreizer has several lawsuits against the City of Newark, but admitted that civil rights cases can be tough.

07/26/2014

President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Rev. Martin Luther KIng Jr. on July 3, 1964, in Washington D.C., after the president signed the Civil Rights Act. (Credit: Getty Images)

Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was A Victory For Women, Too

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/25/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Jason Collins Breaks Down Wall For Gay Athletes

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/24/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: The Day DOMA Was Defeated

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/23/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Voting Rights Act Gave African-Americans Voice In Government

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/22/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was Johnson’s Tribute To JFK

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/21/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Teen’s Killing Sparked 1964 NYC Race Riot

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/18/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: ‘Mississippi Burning’ Case

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/17/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Remembering March On Montgomery

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/16/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Remembering 1963 March On National Mall

Over the next two weeks, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot will take a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/15/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: 2 ‘Freedom Riders’ Discuss Movement

Over the next few weeks, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot will take a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/14/2014

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New Yorker Looks Back On Work As Freedom Rider On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act

Wednesday marked 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. New York City Freedom Rider Lewis Zuchman is looking back.

07/02/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Election Day Hotline Will Be Open For Voters On Tuesday

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his Election Day hotline with help people facing language issues, polling place barriers and other potential civil rights problems.

11/03/2013

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