Posts Tagged ‘New York State’

Bronx resident Ramarley Graham was killed by the NYPD last Thursday after they suspected the 18-year-old of possessing a small amount of marijuana, pursued him into his home, and shot him.  Graham was unarmed. The same day, several NYPD officers beat 19-year-old Jateik Reed with batons, also suspecting Reed of possessing a small amount of marijuana.  The incident was […]

Lawmakers released their proposal for new state Assembly and Senate legislative districts yesterday.  Opposition to the crooked map lines is coming from many different areas, but there is at least one aspect of the new districts that is unquestionably good: they count New York residents where they are from. Until 2010, people who were incarcerated […]