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GOP Congressman: 'I've Never Thought' It Was A Good Idea To Block Obama's SCOTUS Pick

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another Republican lawmaker is breaking from his party and urging the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. ...

Eric Garner Prosecutor Once Again Escapes Scrutiny

Joel Cohen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Unless the Staten Island Grand Jury that investigated the killing learned something radically different than what the public saw on the clearly incriminating video, many concerned citizens must wonder why Pantaleo and his fellow officers were not indicted for the homicide.

Thank You,  Mara Jacqueline  Willaford  and Marissa Johnson

Erica Garner | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

I saw drones and battle tanks; I could very well have been in a war zone. I guess, in a sense, I was. I was in a space where large groups of Black lives were gathered in a system that is designed to respond to Black lives with violence. I know that I speak for Ms. McSpadden and Mr. Brown Sr. when I tell you to never stop fighting, and that we are grateful.

The Public Still Can't See The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

The public still can't look at transcripts from the grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner, a New York appeals court ruled Wednesday. ...

Christopher Mathias

The Fight Over Eric Garner Grand Jury Records Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Nearly a year after Eric Garner died at the hands of police, an appeals court Tuesday heard oral arguments over whether to unseal records ...

Special Elections Aren't All That Special

H. Gibbs Knotts | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
H. Gibbs Knotts

Special elections often get a lot of media attention and political pundits certainly prognosticate about the meaning of the results. But don't be fooled by the political clamor, special elections are actually pretty typical contests.

Christopher Mathias

The Fight To Release The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records Is Still Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices

With six Baltimore police officers facing criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, many New Yorkers still want to know why there were never any ...

Why We Need Independent Prosecutors

William Lynch III | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime
William Lynch III

Clearly the South Carolina Supreme Court did the right thing by assigning a special prosecutor to the Walter Scott case. And if South Carolina can do it, then the rest of the nation can do the same.

Christopher Mathias

Eric Garner Prosecutor Accused Of ‘Doubling Down On Race-Baiting'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

A dispute between the two candidates vying to replace disgraced Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) escalated on Tuesday, with the campaign of Democratic cand...

Christopher Mathias

Fight To Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records Moves To Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A New York state judge heard arguments on Thursday over whether to release records from the grand jury investigation into the death of Eri...

Christopher Mathias

Lawyers March For Release Of Eric Garner Grand Jury Records

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Eric Garner’s mother and daughter stood outside the 120th Precinct in Staten Island on Thursday before a crowd of over 100 people. E...

Amanda Terkel

Daniel Donovan, Prosecutor Who Failed To Indict Eric Garner's Killer, Running For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who gained national attention for failing to bring an indictment against the police offi...

Christopher Mathias

Judge Agrees To Consider Releasing Eric Garner Grand Jury Records

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.05.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A New York judge said on Monday that he will hear arguments later this month over whether to unseal the grand jury proceedings that result...

Amanda Terkel

Prosecutor Who Failed To Indict Eric Garner Killer 'Seriously Considering' Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who gained national attention for failing to bring an indictment against the police offi...

Here's How Little We Get To Know About The Eric Garner Grand Jury

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The public may never see what evidence was presented to the grand jury that chose not to indict the New York City police officer who put t...

Christopher Mathias

Still No Charges 3 Months After Eric Garner's Chokehold Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Chokeholds are dangerous and prohibited by the New York City Police Department. Yet on July 17, Officer Daniel Pantaleo wrapped his arm ar...

Is Anyone In NYC Voting Today?

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

Every four years New York City has a sleepy, quiet election day, with no major ballot initiatives and maybe one or two races that actually grab voters...

Sleeper Candidate?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The next eight weeks will show us whether the Republican candidate for comptroller can ignite widespread feelings against incumbency and the public demand for fiscal responsibility into support.