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A handout from the United Klans of America left in an Orange, Conn. driveway - July 9, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Klan Handouts Left On Connecticut Driveways

One-page handouts from the United Klans of America were left folded in quarters in sandwich-sized bags in driveways in Orange and Milford.

07/09/2013

Rifle (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Connecticut Gun Laws Begin Taking Effect Today

Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.

07/01/2013

Voting booths stand at the ready as students return to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights Act Greatly Impacts New York City

Changes in New York election law will no longer have to be pre-cleared by the Department of Justice. That’s the effect of the high court’s ruling that struck down a part of the Voting Rights Act that since 1965 has protected minority voters.

06/25/2013

Joseph Esposito, as NYPD Chief of Department, attending an event at One Police Plaza - July 13, 2011 (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Fmr. Top Uniformed NYPD Officer Testifies In Stop-And-Frisk Trial As Activists Push For Change

Former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito was questioned by about whether the police department has any program for tracking officers who may have a suspicious pattern of racial profiling in using stop-and-frisk tactics.

04/09/2013

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NAACP President Jealous Denounces Stop-And-Frisk Policy

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous denounced the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in a sermon Sunday, and announced a second wave of activism against the policy.

02/17/2013

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Lawsuit Against NYC’s Sugary Drink Ban ‘A Disgrace’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday at the NAACP’s New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups for filing a lawsuit against the city’s ban of supersized sugary drinks.

01/25/2013

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New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville on June 10, 2012 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker/NYC Mayor's Office Flickr)

Bloomberg Defends NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Program, Says It Should Be ‘Mended, Not Ended’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the pulpit of a black church in a high-crime area of Brooklyn on Sunday to make a tough point: The New York Police Department policy of street stops would continue in a city where “96 percent of shooting suspects are black or Hispanic.”

06/11/2012

George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Makes First Court Appearance In Shooting Death Of Trayvon Martin

During the brief appearance Thursday, Zimmerman stood up straight and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him.

04/12/2012

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

NJ State Police Seeking Diverse Applicants; NAACP Remains Skeptical

Officer Julian Castellanos, head of the state police recruiting unit, said the force should ideally mirror the state population.

04/12/2012

Members of the New Jersey Supreme Court - Justice Anne M. Patterson; Justice Barry T. Albin; Justice Helen E. Hoens; Judge Dorothea O'C. Wefing (top) and Justice Virginia Long; Chief Justice Stuart Rabner; Justice Jaynee LaVecchia (bottom) (credit: New Jersey Courts)

Christie Pressed To Make NJ Supreme Court More Diverse

Groups representing minorities in New Jersey have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie to make the state Supreme Court more diverse. The Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter this month urging Christie to use his next appointment to nominate a minority.

10/21/2011

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

New Jersey State Police Under Fire For Minority Recruiting Practices

A decade after a discrimination court settlement, the percentage of black troopers has dropped from 8 percent to 6.4 percent in a state with an almost 14 percent African American population.

08/16/2011

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