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Letitia James

NYPD Captain Thinks Acquaintance Rapes Aren’t As ‘Troubling’ As Stranger Rapes

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women

It’s a sad but true fact: You are more likely to be raped by someone you know than by a stranger. Out of every 10 sexual assaults, seven are perpetr...

NYC Official Says Rape is Inevitable at Rikers Island: If true, we cannot send anyone there

Nick Malinowski | Posted 06.26.2016 | New York
Nick Malinowski

As New Yorkers we must insist that our Government do better. If indeed the City is powerless to prevent its own employees from perpetrating sexual violence on some of the most marginalized people in our communities, than the City simply cannot take people into custody.

Why All New Yorkers Should Support the Bag Bill

Letitia James | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Letitia James

As you read this, chances are you've already used one today. Lightweight, durable, and convenient, plastic bags have become a staple of commerce -- so ubiquitous that most cashiers and shopkeepers usually don't even ask if you really need one.

Christopher Mathias

The Fight Over Eric Garner Grand Jury Records Continues | 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 ...

Christopher Mathias

Rikers Island Guard Repeatedly Raped 2 Women Inmates, Says Lawsuit | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

A male guard at New York's Rikers Island jail complex repeatedly raped two female inmates, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges. The suit, whic...

Christopher Mathias

Judge Denies Request To Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

A Staten Island judge has denied a request to release records from the grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man wh...

Christopher Mathias

Judge Agrees To Consider Releasing Eric Garner Grand Jury Records | 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...

Christopher Mathias

City Leaders Say Police Unions Have Obstructed Stop-And-Frisk Reform | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It’s a story Nicholas Peart has told many times. On his 18th birthday, he walked to a Brooklyn McDonald’s with his cousin and a friend...

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The prot...

A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

Top Aide To Letitia James Found Dead In Apartment

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.08.2013 | New York

Alfred Chiodo, a top aide to New York City Public Advocate-elect Letitia James, was found hanged in his Brooklyn apartment on Thursday, The Associated...

Horrific Ft. Greene Car Crash Kills Boy, Injures Three Others

| Posted 11.03.2013 | New York

By Janet Upadhye, Jess Wisloski and Claire Cameron BROOKLYN — A 9-year-old boy was struck and killed when a red Ford Expedition lost control on ...


| Posted 12.02.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton THEATER DISTRICT — Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James won Tuesday’s primary election runoff for public advocate, beating her...

Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow

Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

The runoff election for the the Democratic nomination for New York City public advocate is on Tuesday, October 1. Neither of the two candidates, city ...

A Common Sense Idea to Save NYC $20 Million

Richard Robbins | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Richard Robbins

The Public Advocate race on the other hand, will surely require a runoff, that could cost $20 million. Here's a simple, common sense idea that could save that money: postpone the Public Advocate runoff, and hold it during the November 5th general election.

An Open Letter to Council Member James

Simon McCormack | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Simon McCormack

The action you have taken makes it all but certain I will never vote for you, regardless of your other political positions, many of which I wholeheartedly agree with. Your clear effort to suffocate free speech is despicable and indefensible.

Whites Can't Get Arrested in NYC: Police Refuse to Arrest White Protesters at Police Headquarters

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.14.2012 | New York
Jesse Levine

White activists blocked the entrance of the NYPD headquarters at One Police Plaza, on Saturday, May 12, drawing attention to the city's ever-increasing, racially-skewed marijuana possession arrests.

Ray Kelly Comments On Racist NYPD Facebook Group

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly broke his silence Tuesday regarding 70 pages-worth of racially charged comments by NYPD officers from the Facebook group...

Shocker: Brooklyn Jobs And Housing The Old-Fashioned Way

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Kudos to Catsimatidis and Red Apple Group for their development the old-fashioned way, with their own cash and vision, and congratulations to the city government for making this all work.

Atlantic Yards Developer Sued By Construction Workers

Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

Claiming they were duped, seven Brooklyn construction workers are sueing the developer of the Atlantic Yards Project and a local community organizatio...

Taming a Dangerous Intersection in Brooklyn

Jeff Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeff Sherman

The first time you see the intersection of Washington and Atlantic, it's a shock. You're walking through a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood of brownstones, and suddenly you hit an eight-lane highway.

Why I Will Be Protesting Atlantic Yards Thursday

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

They may have scheduled a ground-breaking ceremony, but I just don't think the fat lady has sung yet, as far as the Atlantic Yards boondoggle/landgrab goes.