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Crime

Police often use broad exemption to keep videos from public

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — The video is brief but disturbing: An officer is seen hitting an unarmed suspect with his pistol as the man falls into the grass. An autopsy would later show that he died from a gunshot to the back of the head. […read more]

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Op-Ed

NYPD’s ‘Aggressive Policing’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Three reports released this month on the arrest activities of the New York City Police Department should ratchet up the already significant questioning of the department’s use of the “broken windows” approach to policing. That theory asserts that Read More

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Op-Ed

Two Faces of Racism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffick in Read More

Entertainment

[TMZ] Rapper Too $hort Arrested for DUI

[TMZ] Rapper Too Short has just been arrested for DUI … after allegedly attempting to run from police, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ,  Short — real name Todd Anthony Shaw — was pulled over in L.A. a couple hours ago for some traffic violation … and Read More