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'We Were Handcuffing Kids For No Reason': Stop-And-Frisk Goes On Trial

http://www.thenation.com

Recently a 16 year old was killed in the Bronx by police officers in plain clothes. Witnesses swear that the man had no gun. People take to the streets in protest. Police officers challenge stop and frisk laws. "Roughly 4.4 million people have been stopped by the NYPD during the joint tenure of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to official government data. Nearly nine out of ten have been released without an arrest or summons. About 86 percent of those stopped have been black or Latino. "

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Anti-Fed Film 'Silver Circle' to Premiere in NYC w/ Peter Schiff Q&A

http://silverunderground.com

A Facebook page has been created for the NYC premiere, which contains further specifics and can be found below.

http://www.facebook.com/events/333760286744549/

The premiere event will take place at Cinema Village East in NYC from March 22nd through March 28th. Showings will be held at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 7:10pm, and 9:15pm on each day of the premiere event. After the 7:10pm showing on opening night (March 22), Austrian economist Peter Schiff will be conducting a Q&A along with the Silver Circle team. Tickets are available at the link below:

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Another one: Marine busted at Empire State Building for carrying gun

http://dailycaller.com

Like the last case, this guy had a valid CCW (from Indiana), saw a sign and asked for help from a guard who called the police and had him arrested. He faces up to 15 years, and a minimum of two even with a peal deal.

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Crowd Boos Cops for telling Band to Stop Playing

http://www.youtube.com

Through the streets of Times Square What Cheer? Brigade runs in with the police and pulls some magic tricks..

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Cash-Strapped NYC Fines Man $2,000 -- For Not Watering Beehive?

http://newyork.cbslocal.com

It’s a new one in the annals of city government. The cash-strapped Bloomberg administration has mounted a “sting operation” against city beekeepers — ticketing a Douglaston man an unbelievable $2,000 for not watering his beehive.

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Brooklyn Man Still In Jail 5 Years After Charges Dismissed

http://gothamist.com

A Brooklyn man whose assault charges were dismissed remains in prison after already serving five years. ABC7 reports that Oswind David was sentenced to 23 years in Sing Sing because a jury was not aware that a judge has tossed out David's indictments due to a prosecutorial error.

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Cop Blocks Bike Lane To Ticket Cyclists For Not Using Lane

http://gothamist.com

Sometimes the NYPD's inanity is so perfect, so immaculately risible, that you just want to burst into applause and toss a bouquet of roses onto the hood of a squad car. Today is one of those days. According to a tipster, a cop parked in the bike lane on First Avenue near 23rd Street proceeded to write tickets for cyclists who weren't using the bike lane, because they had to ride around him to get by.

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NYPD Arrests Watercolor Artist for Painting Outdoors

http://hyperallergic.com

“I was arrested for graffiti. I wasn’t doing graffiti however, I was painting with watercolors on my own store-bought paper that I had taped to a temporary wall surrounding a construction site,”

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New tax to push cigarettes over $10 a pack in NYC

http://www.myfoxny.com

Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes? It might soon become a reality in many stores in New York City. The cigarette tax in New York would jump $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal struck between Governor David Paterson and state government leaders.

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Ad Criticizing Bloomberg for NYC's Marijuana Arrest Policy Censored

http://www.alternet.org

New York City has the dubious distinction as the marijuana arrest capital of the world. The mayor's office doesn't seem to want to allow attention drawn to it.

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