Poet Michael Amity ran across this video online, and he doesn’t like what he sees.
At age 16, Kalief Browder was arrested and imprisoned at the infamous Rikers Island. After 33 months without trial or conviction, Browder was released and is now speaking out.
If Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio follows through on his commitment to drop the appeal to the case, Friday’s ruling will likely be the end to litigation over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.
Despite mass murders committed by suburban white men, it seems to be only inner-city black and brown youth that are the victims of Stop and Frisk.
A federal appeals court panel not only put the landmark New York Police Department stop-and-frisk ruling on hold; it also removed the trial judge from the case, finding that she had violated ethics rules.
A man is arrested for buying a belt with his own money. The stated reason? “Because he could not afford to make such an expensive purchase.” The real reason? Let’s discuss.
On Monday, the New York Police Department’s aggressive approach to stop-and-frisks took a major blow, with federal judge Shira Scheindlin ruling the policy was unconstitutional.
In the broadest legal decision on the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program yet, a federal judge ruled on Monday that the program is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment.
A legislative change in 2010 required the NYPD to purge its database of those who were stopped and never arrested or issued a summons. The city will now purge names and addresses from the database, resolving a 2010 class action lawsuit.
During two separate terrorist attacks over a decade apart, this gay couple was photographed in the midst of it all, serving their country and saving lives.
Approximately 50 residents of Jamaica, Queens, “engaged in a three-hour standoff with police in riot gear last night after a violent drug bust outside a local housing project.”
Adams’ testimony marked the latest in a series of explosive allegations leveled against the NYPD in an ongoing trial targeting the department’s “stop-and-frisk” policy.
Mike O’Shea was a physically powerful and courageous man, but what made him a hero to his lifelong friend, Andrew Cotto, was his capacity for love.
In video published Monday, the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the New York Police Department explained the horrors of stop-and-frisk searches.
A second New York Police Department officer confirmed Wednesday that the department’s management continued using a system of quotas for arrests and citations even after the legislature explicitly banned the practice.
Deanna Shoyer supported International Pink Day to as a way to teach her sons about he value of diversity and a show of solidarity against discrimination.
Atheism is on the rise in America. Secularism and scientific thought is creating a generation of voters with the ability to think critically about the issues. Will the popularity of disbelief give rise to a political party devoid of religious factions?
A thank you note to my bullies.
A 13 year old boy asks friends how they really felt about their parents splitting up when dad isn’t around like before.
The You Can Play campaign has brought together all the major professional sports in Australia to make their sports welcome to lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Ever wondered what would happen if you wrote down all the seemingly brilliant ideas you come up with when you’re drunk? Lawrence Benner tries it.
Dave Lesser has his own theory regarding why babies often say one parent’s name long before the other
A young man in a hoodie deliberately drops a wallet on the ground 50 times as a part of a videotaped social experiment. How many of those 50 people do you think return the wallet to him?
We have a lot of voices on GMP. Is yours getting heard?
“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.
Pete Louison tells passes along sage advice to his twenty-something year old kids who are about to enter the workforce.
The worst case scenario of a poor sex education is not an unhealthy sexual identity. It’s the unplanned birth of a child.
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