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Family of Ramarley Graham Demands Federal Civil Rights Investigation

It's been eight months since the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it would review the case.

Hunts Point »

Civil Rights Hero Commemorated in New Hunts Point Mural

A local graffiti artist depicted Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all-white school.

Crown Heights »

Congressman Major Owens Remembered at Medgar Evers College

The congressman, who died Oct. 21 at age 77, was honored in a service at Medgar Evers College Monday. 

Civic Center »

Bloomberg Sues to Stop Police Bias Law, Saying it Overreaches

In a brief filed in state court, the mayor's office says state law preempts the City Council's law.

Civic Center »

City Takes Next Step in Bid to Halt Stop-and-Frisk Rulings

The mayor's office is fighting a federal judge's ruling that found the NYPD violated rights.

Mott Haven »

Judge's Plan to Fit Cops With Cameras Worked in California, Study Found

A study showed that a California police department that used cameras reduced civilian complaints.  

Edenwald »

Cops Laugh After Terrorizing Family in Botched Raid, Lawsuit Claims

A Bronx family says police barged into their home and took them into custody, but cops had wrong place.

Jackson Heights »

Queens Corner to be Renamed for Community Activist

A corner in Jackson Heights will be renamed to honor a former activist who died in 1996.

Union Square »

Protesters March on Times Square After Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Hours after the verdict clearing gunman George Zimmerman of guilt, hundreds rallied.

Greenwich Village »

Pride Parade Electrifies Village After DOMA Ruling

More than a million attended the march in style, celebrating the days-old ruling on federal rights.

New York City »

Ray Kelly Says 'Nothing Nefarious' About Stop-and-Frisk Memo

Ray Kelly said that a memo urging officers to better document stop-and-frisks isn't related to a trial.

Midtown »

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Civil Rights Activism Revealed in New Musical

The show, presented by Making Books Sings, runs through Sunday at Theater 3 in Midtown.

New York City »

City Shells Out $22 Million to Settle Civil Rights Cases Against NYPD

Among the cases were brothers wrongly convicted of armed robbery and a girl arrested for doodling.

Greenwich Village »

Man Arrested for Giving Cops the Finger Says it Was a Joke

Robert Bell, 26, is suing for unspecified damages stemming from his arrest last year.

Greenwich Village »

Man Sues for Right to Give Cops the Finger After Village Arrest

A 26-year-old who gave officers the bird outside a West 4th Street bar says cops violated his rights.

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