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Hands Up, Don't Tax: The Tax Policy That Contributed to Eric Garner's Death

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

While tax policy may not be an obvious theme in the discussion of most race and policing issues, it is a significant contributing factor in Eric Garner's death on that summer day. If not for New York City's punitive tax policy on the sale of cigarettes, and the related retributory policing policy, Eric Garner would more than likely be alive today.

WATCH: The Bodega Supercut

Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

Racked put together this clever little supercut of bodega clips and naturally, most are from New York-based scenes. Keep an eye out for Spike Lee's Do...

Movie Review: Loosies

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Facinelli looks a little like the young Tom Cruise: same slightly rabbity smile that radiates a sense of both supreme confidence and gnawing insecurity.

I Love 'Loosies': In Defense of Black Market Cigarettes

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York
Christopher Mathias

People have the right to get fat and drink too much, and I should have the right to smoke without being taxed out of next month's rent.