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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Applauds Russian Justice System In ‘Pussy Riot’ Case

There has been nearly unanimous outrage over the two-year jail sentence handed down for the members of the Russian punk band, but Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is defending the punishment.

08/22/2012

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NYCLU Criticizes Central Islip School District Suspensions

The NYCLU said in a letter to the Central Islip district that the students who walked out of class to protest budget cuts were exercising their constitutional rights and “should be praised for their idealism.”

04/25/2011