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Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish New Yorkers

by Associated Press
NYPD officers.

katie chao and ben muessig, Flickr

Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday.

   Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who heads the special victims division, said there's been an increase since July 1, when reports about the unrest in Gaza and the Islamic State group became front-page news.

Morning Brief: September 8

by Jeff Coltin
iPhone 5c

John Karakatsanis/flickr

Consumer tech-giant Apple is all set to launch the latest iPhone on Tuesday in Cupertino, California. Rumor has it they may drop a new “smart watch” as well. But while some techies are going wild following the rumor mill, most people seem to not even be able to tell the difference. Like in 2012 when Jimmy Kimmel Live tested people on the street about the “new” iPhone they were holding.  

Thousands to March Against NYPD Chokehold Death

by Associated Press
Al Sharpton.

Ewils Photo, Flickr

Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The Saturday march in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Eric Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

Thousands to March Against NYPD Chokehold Death

by Associated Press
Al Sharpton.

Ewils Photo, Flickr

Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The Saturday march in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Eric Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

Parents Demand a Federal Probe in NY Police Shooting

by Associated Press
Police Car.

Noonday News, Flickr

The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 are demanding a federal civil rights probe.

The parents of Ramarley Graham led several dozen people in a short march from a park to the federal prosecutor's office Wednesday.

They submitted a letter demanding a full federal investigation, a grand jury probe and a meeting with the U.S. attorney.

NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases

by Associated Press
NYPD car.

Jason Lawrence, Flickr

New York City has dropped its appeal of rulings in stop-and-frisk cases. The move is aimed at speeding reforms it has agreed to in a settlement.

   The city's law department filed papers Wednesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

   The goal is to end years of litigation over the city's controversial anti-crime tactic. Those who brought lawsuits did not oppose the action.

   The city reached a deal earlier this year with plaintiffs in lawsuits.

Still Cool to be a Cop

by Jeff Coltin
Law enforcement explorers at Fordham

Explorers during morning exercises, Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Police officer has always been one of the coolest professions, up there with astronaut and rock star. But is it still that way in New York City?

NY Judge Rejects Stop-Frisk Police Union Claims

by Associated Press
NYPD squad car.

rollingrck, Flickr

A judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a court ruling concluding that New York City's stop-frisk tactics sometimes are discriminatory.

   Judge Analisa Torres issued the decision Wednesday. The unions had sued to get the ruling overturned after the city decided to settle the case. It agreed to make reforms to the program to ensure there is no discrimination against minorities.

   The judge rejected the unions' claims the reputations of their members were damaged by the decision finding discrimination.

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