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Why New York City Needs an Anti-Profiling Bill to Protect LGBTQ New Yorkers

(16) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 2:19 PM

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have indicated that they do not believe in bias-based policing. If this is true, then why the resistance to Intro. 800-A, a bill that would prohibit bias-based profiling by law enforcement officers? Currently, New York City already...

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Hurricane Sandy, LGBTQ Youth and the Power of Community Organizing

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 6:06 PM

Battle on the Waterfront

For 12 years FIERCE has been waging a battle on the waterfront: a battle against the gentrification of our safe spaces and the displacement of LGBTQ youth of color. Last week New York City waged a different kind of battle along our waterfronts:...

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An Inspector General for the NYPD

(6) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 2:16 PM

"There is no need for an Inspector General in New York because crime is at an all-time low and the department is working well under its current leadership."

- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg referring to Introduction 881 -- a New York City...

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