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As Above, So Below

Thinker’s Notebook   By Marlon Rice I can tell you dozens of subway stories from my time growing up in this community.  When I was a kid, my mom would take the train home and if she needed extra hands to carry bags then she’d call me when she was leaving work and I would […]Read More

Black children can bring a backpack full of fear and

By Michael A. Johnson A Brooklyn, NY white woman dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” calls the police on a Black child she falsely accused of sexually assaulting her. When, in fact, according to the store’s surveillance video, his backpack, unbeknownst to the child, “accidentally” brushed up against her. The boy is traumatized and confused, he begins to […]Read More

Since Primary Defeat, D.A. Charles Hynes Cuts New Path

By Mary Alice Miller Brooklynites first became aware of Hynes when he was special prosecutor during the Howard Beach incident. Since then, Hynes – as district attorney for 24 years – has created a number of programs designed to assist people of color returning from prison. Voters in communities of color might have assumed that […]Read More

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After woman Dies In Brooklyn

Witnesses say cops did nothing while woman convulsed for hours before dying By Stephen Witt The family of a Brooklyn woman who died in a Brooklyn holding cell after cops reportedly refused to help the convulsing victim despite the pleas of other inmates for help filed an $11 million federal wrongful death lawsuit this week. […]Read More

Freeing Marissa Alexander

Truthout.com Three years ago, a single warning shot sent Marissa Alexander to prison. Last month, an appeals court overturned her conviction, ruling that the jury received flawed instructions on self-defense. Supporters are calling for the prosecutor to drop all charges rather than subject Alexander to a new trial. As reported earlier in Truthout, Marissa Alexander, […]Read More

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Felony marijuana bust A 24-year-old man was charged with criminal sale of marijuana on March 30, cops said. Police members of the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit (SNEU) made the collar after observing the man exchanging the drug for money on the northwest corner of Lincoln Place and […]Read More

Bed-Stuy pols inspect Fulton Park Apartments

A who’s who of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s elected politicians made a surprise visit to a low-income housing complex to decry conditions, but tenants and long-time workers were divided on the conditions with many saying they have improved – not worsened. The only sure thing is the six-story, four building, 287-unit Fulton Park Apartments complex on Chauncey Street […]Read More