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Phil Datz, left, and his attorney, Robert Balin. Datz sued Suffolk County police after he was arrested following an order to stop videotaping the arrest of a suspect. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Cameraman Settles Suit Against Suffolk Police Over Arrest For Taping Officer

A freelance videographer has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department, after he was arrested an arrest following an order by a police sergeant to stop taping the arrest of a suspect.

06/17/2014

A New York University (NYU) student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities on February 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

End Of NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program Applauded

The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.

04/16/2014

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Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event at the school.

04/15/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

03/05/2014

Undocumented immigrants and immigration-reform advocates gather at a news conference Feb. 11, 2014, in lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Immigration Advocates Applaud Mayor Bill De Blasio’s ID Card Plan

Undocumented immigrants and their supporters are cheering Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for creating city identification cards this year.

02/11/2014

Members of the press and bystanders watch protesters being arrested during demonstrations on the eve of the Republican National Convention, Aug. 29, 2004. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the eve of the four-day RNC. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City To Pay $18 Million To Settle ‘Wrongful’ Arrests During 2004 RNC

The settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, would end nearly a decade of legal wrangling over more than 1,800 arrests, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct or parading without a permit.

01/15/2014

Boy Scouts (file / credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts To Admit Gay Youth Beginning New Year’s Day

Effective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.

12/28/2013

Stop and frisk Big DL

Stop-And-Frisk Actions Down 80 Percent Compared With Last Year

The number of street stops under the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday.

11/18/2013

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Lesbian Couple Appeals To State Panel After Being Denied Wedding

A lesbian couple urged the New York State Division of Human Rights Wednesday to rule that an upstate wedding venue broke the law when it refused to book their wedding last year.

11/06/2013

City leaders call on Bloomberg administration to drop stop-and-frisk appeal from the steps of City Hall, Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Following De Blasio Win, Local Leaders Call For City To Drop Stop-And-Frisk Appeal

“Mayor-elect de Blasio ran on a platform of changing stop-and-frisk and the people overwhelmingly supported that yesterday, so I hope the administration realizes – number one – this is going to happen anyway in two months,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

11/06/2013

NYPD Times Square

Under Agreement, NYPD To Stop Storing Names Of Those Stopped And Frisked

The NYCLU announced the settlement Wednesday, saying the NYPD will no longer store the names of people who are stopped, arrested or issued a summons when those cases are dismissed or resolved with a fine for a noncriminal violation.

08/07/2013

Mayor Bloomberg is joined by law enforcement officials in speaking out against City Council bills that would impact NYPD, June 24, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's office)

City Council Prepares To Vote On 2 Bills That Would Impact NYPD

One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.

06/24/2013

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Reports: Federal Monitor Could Be Appointed For NYPD Over Stop-And-Frisk

The New York Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday called a reported plan for a federal monitor on the NYPD to address the stop-and-frisk program a great step forward.

06/12/2013

2012 Stop-And-Frisks By Race (credit: NYCLU)

NYCLU: Stop-And-Frisk Ineffective At Taking Guns Off Streets

The New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD’s own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.

05/22/2013

The entrance to the D, F, N, and Q trains. (Credit 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten.

Judge Tosses Law Requiring Subway Passengers To Give Police Their ID

A federal judge this week threw out a New York City transit system rule that allowed police officers to demand identification documents from anyone riding the subway.

03/23/2013

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