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Norman Siegel

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Donald Sterling, Free Speech, and Privacy

(3) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 7:12 PM

NBA players, fans and civic leaders seemingly all agree with and are applauding NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's decision to ban for life LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for Sterling's racist objections (secretly and illegally recorded) to his lady friend's associating publicly with African Americans. Most of the NBA players are...

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NYPD Sets Stop-And-Frisks Record In 2008

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 3:30 PM

In 2008 the NYPD set a new record with 531,159 stop-and-frisks. During the first three months of 2009 they were on pace to shatter that record, performing 170,000 stop-and-frisks. This was happening even as the news media was focused on the arrest of Professor Gates. The reactions of many Americans...

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Yes to the Office of Public Advocate

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2009 | 5:56 PM

Two decades ago, an amendment to the New York City Charter created the Office of Public Advocate, a unique position with the power and authority to protect and enhance the rights of all residents of this great city and, most importantly, to hold government accountable for its actions. There is...
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