In an act of desperation, the city of New York has used the media to launch a "despicable" attack on the federal judge presiding over a landmark stop-and-frisk trial, attorneys for the plaintiffs say. Early Wednesday morning, the New York Daily News published a story describing an internal report c ... More >>
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke at historically black Howard University last week, and it was a major event. No, he didn't seem to win any black votes for the GOP -- even his fans admit as much. But white people of the rightblogger variety were all over it, and that's what counts. Some ... More >>
In the most non-rightblogger tone possible, Obama has been on quite a roll when it comes to his administration's assault on civil liberties lately. Not one, not two, but three different pieces of legislation and policy with the potential to drastically infringe on the civil liberties of Americans ... More >>
Another Saturday, another national group of brown people proves Toure right by being homophobic passes a same-sex marriage equality resolution. LULAC, the League of United Latino American Citizens, passed a resolution at their annual convention today in suport of equal marriage rights for same-sex ... More >>
New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, said to be a big step up from the Crown Vic fleet circulating the city, might be so yesterday. That's because embattled mayoral candidate/ Comptroller John Liu, who has become very vocal on a variety of issues as his campaign progresses, will not ink the agreement unle ... More >>
Ah, New Jersey. The land where fake orange tans and affable, clueless Republicans come together to make magic. New Yorkers should consider themselves lucky to live so close to New Jersey, particularly right now. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, one-time potential Republican presidential candidat ... More >>
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's top aide Paul Browne, the department spokesman, was present when cops forcibly hauled NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft to the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward, a lawsuit to be filed this week alleges. If proven true, Browne's presence at Schoolcraft ... More >>
Two city council members told the Voice this week that orders given by precinct supervisors in Bedford-Stuyvesant's 81st Precinct appeared to encourage officers to violate the civil rights of local residents. Meanwhile, a civil rights organization called on the city to investigate how NYPD q ... More >>
More bad news for Bloomberg-stoppers: the Justice Department has issued a letter to the city's corporation counsel, saying AG Eric Holder has no objection to the city council's overturn of term limits. The review was necessitated by the Voting Rights Act. The letter, signed by Justice's voting secti ... More >>
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Equal Protection for ALL Voters
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