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New York City Stands Up for Muslim New Yorkers

Carmelyn P. Malalis | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
Carmelyn P. Malalis

By Carmelyn P. Malalis, Nisha Agarwal, and Marco A. Carrión Xenophobic rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in recent months. Across the country, Musl...

'Good Guy' Narratives and Community Safety

John Lindsay-Poland | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
John Lindsay-Poland

"I'm too old for this s--t," the deputy says as we wait on the bus for processing. He is 65 years old. "I feel sorry for the ones coming up, I couldn't do 25 years of this." He is referring to a lack of public appreciation for police.

Freedom To And Freedom From

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Freedom to congregate in public places, attend school, ride a train, enjoy a concert or travel in safety are all in the crosshairs of an increasingly violent world, where terrorism and other mass casualty events have honed in on so-called soft targets.

Europe's Pseudo-Solidarité

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Dante Disparte

As the tug-o-war pulling apart Europe's political, social and economic cohesion plays out on the fringes -- with the improbable Brexit vote on one side and the failed coup in Turkey on the other -- forced solidarity is being called into question by an increasing number of once loyal countries.

6 'Pokemon GO' Tips for Playing at Night Without Getting Arrested or Stabbed

Inverse | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Rollin Bishop Pokémon Go, the augmented reality sensation swallowing the nation, makes few real...

Keep Guns Out Of Dangerous Hands In Orlando, In Chicago, In Every Community

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

More than 280 people have been killed in the great city of Chicago since the first of the year. Thousands more are living under siege in neighborhoods where they fear sitting on their front porches or letting their kids out to play because of the threat of gun violence. No one in the United States of America should ever have to live this way.

Time for a New Social Compact

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Another avoidable mass casualty event has been visited upon innocent Americans. This time 49 lives have been claimed with 53 others suffering severe ...

Wrong Road to a Cure

Gregory Floyd | Posted 04.29.2016 | New York
Gregory Floyd

Although a plan for privatization and other questionable cost-cutting remedies are not as clearly outlined as in NextGen NYCHA, once again we must be concerned that a new generation of problems will not be addressed by the prescribed road to a cure.

Apple vs. FBI: Much Ado About Nothing or a Temporary Truce?

Dante Disparte | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

Now that the FBI has magically cracked an iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook, the vitriol has calmed down in Apple's very public battle ...

Wildfire App Alerts Users of Emergency Situations

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

It's difficult to feel safe while venturing outside at night or in suspicious areas. While it's a troubling reality in many urban areas, college campuses are also vastly susceptible to public threats, where evening classes and late-night study sessions are unavoidable, and crime rates seem disproportionately high.

A Call for Creative Solutions

Victoria Espinel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

The November 13 attacks in Paris were tragic, and our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Paris. We stand ready to work with law enforcement to prevent future such horrific incidents.

Why the French Police Dog's Death Matters

Bethany Sales | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Bethany Sales

To kill a dog is to attack the very virtues of loyalty and innocence. In Diesel's death we are reminded that we are at odds with an ideology out to destroy not just Western virtues, but also everything that represents these virtues.

A Statement From a Collective of Delegates Attending the 2015 Latinx Ivy League Conference at Brown University

Paola Muñoz | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Paola Muñoz

Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.

Student Public Service Announcements for Safer Neighborhoods

Publicolor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education

Students participating in Publicolor's Summer Design Studio were asked to design a Public Service Announcement to improve their neighborhood.

WHO Calls For Tougher Laws To Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking and help reduce the toll of 1.25 million people killed each year in...

Colorado's Cannabis Industry Growing Pains Provide Lessons Learned for California

Fiona Ma | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Fiona Ma

Nearly 20 years after California jump-started a national dialogue on medicinal cannabis, the Legislature and the Governor have succeeded in negotiating a set of new bills to bring law and order to the Wild West economy of legal cannabis in California.

A Modest Proposal (For Hajj Accountability and Reform)

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

What is truly needed likely cannot be fixed with just a few minor tweaks, but will require a fundamental re-think on what constitutes a successful Hajj.

Privilege By Gaslight

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Allowing ourselves to be gaslighted undermines everything from the evaluation of candidates to the functions of a county clerk to the safety of the public. We are at our best when we refuse to be stampeded into defending the privileged or scorning journalistic scrutiny or devaluing civil liberties.

A Sustainable City Would Continue to Keep Cars Out of Times Square

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

It's a good idea to figure out a way to make Times Square's public space a more positive and family-friendly environment. It's a good idea to look at the design and make it a more attractive space. It's a bad idea to force pedestrians back into traffic as they were in the bad old days before Times Square banned motor vehicles.

'A Woman's Walk Is Never Done'

Amanda Spencer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Amanda Spencer

If you're male and reading this, let me ask you, when is the first time you feel awkward or intimidated after you leave your house in the morning?

ICYMI: Inside The Brains Of Happy Couples And Coca-Cola's Bad Science

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read pieces that ran against the conventional wisdom surrounding two controversial ...

The Value Of Public Service

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

After stopping thalidomide, Dr. Kelsey could've walked through the revolving door into a career with Big Pharma, but she stayed at the FDA, retiring in 2005 at 90 years old. Now that's a life of public service.

New Yorkers Come Out For National Night Out Against Crime

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 08.05.2016 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

New York City is the best place in the world to call home -- and thanks to the brave men and women of the NYPD, it is also one of the safest. Building working relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve is not just a policing strategy -- it is the most effective tool at our disposal.

The Disappearing Sex Offender

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.21.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

As a legislator, one of the biggest concerns I have is public safety. Keeping the public safe from the many dangers that are prevalent in today's society is a challenge. One area of work I have spent a great deal of time on is keeping children safe from sex abuse.

Reflections on Lethal Drugs, Sleeping and Waking Up

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

I have always loved the Supreme Court. As a law student, I made pilgrimages to the Court to listen to arguments. It fortified me and inspired me for the hard work and sacrifice ahead.