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Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Millions March in NYC

Millions March in NYC

Black, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks December 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Thousands of marchers in NYC joined the Millions March protests on Dec. 13, 12014.

A Saturday of Protest: Ready for Millions March

A Saturday of Protest: Ready for Millions March

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Video December 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Protesters prepare for the Millions March on Dec. 13, organized in response to the grand jury decisions in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.

Protestors from Picture the Homeless said housing and jobs would help curb petty crime better than "Broken Windows" policing. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Homeless Opponents of ‘Broken Windows’ Protest Think Tank

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Police, Voices' Picks December 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Advocacy group Picture the Homeless rallied outside the Manhattan Institute with the intent of challenging pundit Heather Mac Donald’s support of the “broken windows” policing practice.

Protestors against the Eric Garner grand jury decision on Dec. 3 (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Veto Police Discipline Bill, Activists Tell Cuomo

Criminal Justice, New York December 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Activists are urging NYS Gov. Cuomo to veto a bill permitting police unions to discipline their members, Gotham Gazette reports.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.

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A Night of Protests: Ayotzi 43

Protestors gathered in Times Square Dec. 3, in one of 43 protests around the nation to mark the disappearance in Mexico of students known as the Ayotzi 43.

Times Square Protests over Ferguson

Times Square Protests over Ferguson

Criminal Justice, New York December 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm

At Times Square, protests over the Ferguson decision continued on Dec. 1, drawing a young crowd.

Protestor in Times Square (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision

On the night of Nov. 24, New Yorkers protested the grand jury’s decision in Missouri not to indict the police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown.

Jalal Sabur delivering fresh produce. (Photo by Maura Ewing via Mott Haven Herald)

Busing Families – and Food – to Prisoners

Criminal Justice, Food November 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

A farmer from Germantown, New York, is delivering produce for prisoners at correctional facilities around the state, and busing families to see their loved ones, Mott Haven Herald reports.