U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder discusses a new plan to prevent profiling by federal law enforcement. (Credit: CBS2)

Obama Administration Proposes Plan To Stop Profiling By Law Enforcement

The Obama administration has issued new guidelines intended to stop federal law enforcement officials from stopping people based on race, religion, national origin or other characteristics.


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U.S. AG: No Death Penalty In Suspected Brooklyn Gang Killing

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a gruesome murder in Brooklyn.


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.


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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.


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Special Prosecutor Charges George Zimmerman With Second-Degree Murder In Trayvon Martin Shooting Death

George Zimmerman is in custody, and has been charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case.


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Funeral Held For Congressman Donald Payne In Newark

The 77-year-old trailblazing politician died last week after a battle with colon cancer.


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Feds Arrest Over 100 In Massive East Coast Mob Takedown

Thursday was a good day for federal agents and bad day for the mob. In the morning the FBI made arrests from New England to Florida. In all, 127 mafia members and associates were charged.


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Cuomo: No Trial For 9/11 Mastermind Here

Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo said that the trial for the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks should not be held in New York state.