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2003 Stories by Chisun Lee

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  • Muffling the Left

    published August 5, 2003

    The Bush administration is actively seeking to gag or punish social service organizations that challenge the party line on such matters as health... More >>

  • Overheated in Sunset Park

    published July 29, 2003

    The Acostas of 47th Street in Sunset Park hold their heads high. When they believe someone is disrespecting one of theirs, they bristle. Even when... More >>

  • Exposé Energizes Court Battle

    published July 15, 2003

    A month after its release, a meticulous exposé of the Justice Department's troubling treatment of immigrants detained after the September... More >>

  • Struggling to Study

    published July 8, 2003

    This week Nichole Thomas had expected to get off the treadmill of poverty and start covering real ground. "I've worked odds-and-ends jobs,... More >>

  • Activists Push Back at NYPD

    published July 1, 2003

    Sharpshooters will man the rooftops. Counterterrorism agents will patrol in civilian guise. Bomb squads will case subway tunnels. At least this... More >>

  • Devil in the Details

    published June 17, 2003

    Adrenaline coursing, civil liberties watchers have anticipated the coming of Patriot Act II for months. The Bush administration was expected to... More >>

  • A Lifetime in Limbo

    published June 3, 2003

    He disappeared down the rabbit hole. A year ago this week Jose Padilla, nabbed while on a visit to Chicago, was taken into military custody... More >>

  • Nanny Bill Gains Political Ground

    published May 6, 2003

    "I've been hearing about this for a long time," said Eunice, her gaze locked on a two-year-old playing with friends nearby. Around her in sunny... More >>

  • Security or Suppression?

    published April 29, 2003

    Early this year the NYPD gained greater power to investigate political activity, citing terrorism concerns. The department convinced a federal... More >>

  • 'Red Means Big Brother's in Charge'

    published April 22, 2003

    If the nation were actually to reach red alert status, odds are the "Privacy Threat Index" color chart at More >>

  • Ashcroft's New Ally

    published April 15, 2003

    He calls it "logical." If federal agents hesitate to investigate terrorist suspects because they are daunted by a legal hurdle, then remove that... More >>

  • Dollar Dissent

    published April 1, 2003

    Police horses won't stop them. Ranks of cops in riot gear won't stop them either. Even rush hour traffic on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue won't stop... More >>

  • Bracing for Bush's War at Home

    published March 25, 2003

    An ugly theory popped up in the nation's capital several weeks ago. The Bush administration would wait until war began, and worry gripped the... More >>

  • Fighting the Tide

    published March 18, 2003

    The telephone call, at once dreaded and long awaited, broke the unnatural calm. A reporter, an Urdu-English translator, and two immigrant... More >>

  • The Force Multipliers

    published February 25, 2003

    Under the order of a federal court, the police department on Friday proposed a set of internal guidelines for spying on New Yorkers who are not... More >>

  • Defending America's Least Wanted

    published January 14, 2003

    They are locked together in a five-by-seven prison visiting room with cinder block walls and steel doors. In the past 20 minutes, the young... More >>

  • Privacy Meets Public Safety

    published January 7, 2003

    Since the September 11 attacks, law enforcement authorities have been bickering with civil libertarians over how much access to people's private... More >>

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