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Park Slope »

Park Slope Police Tell Black Teens 'Get Out of the Neighborhood': Witness

The head of the 78th Precinct confirmed that his officers chase teens out of the area to prevent crime.

Financial District »

Downtown Panel Will Tackle Legacy of One of Nation's Deadliest Race Riots

A panel will discuss the implications of the Elaine Race Massacre on Sept. 20 at St. Paul's Chapel.

Civic Center »

DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into NYPD Shooting of Ramarley Graham

The unarmed teen was shot and killed by Officer Richard Haste in his Bronx Home in February 2012.

St. George »

Cars Vandalized with Racist Graffiti Following Eric Garner March, NYPD Says

The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a half-dozen cars found with racist graffiti, they said.

East Village »

What Happened in New York This Week: 5 Stories You Need to Read

DNAinfo's stories ranged from a shame campaign against dog scofflaws to the top laid-back rooftop bars.

Bed-Stuy »

Spike Lee Celebrates 'Do the Right Thing' With Bed-Stuy Block Party

Spike Lee is holding a block party Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing."

Central Harlem »

Ruby Dee, Actress and Civil Rights Activist, Remembered in Harlem

Ruby Dee, 91, who lived in Harlem for many years, died on Wednesday night.

Central Harlem »

Maya Angelou, Beloved Writer and Activist, Dies at 86

The poet, author and activist died in her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her family said.

Central Harlem »

Family of Man Who 'Baked to Death' on Rikers Island Plans $25M Suit

Jerome Murdough was found dead after being left in a sweltering jail cell. 

Civic Center »

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.  

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