On November 22, 2011, Rikers Island guards put Kevin Phillip into a segregation housing unit. It was punishment for something he did. Phillip spent 36 days there. On two Fridays over that stretch, Phillip asked the guards if he could attend a Muslim prayer service at the jail. The guards said that h ... More >>
There's a good chance this week will go down in New York City political history textbooks. And not for the best reasons. If you've watched the news (or Twitter) over the past three days, you've come across the Dan Holleran/Malcolm Smith story that involved bribing and mayoral rigging. Then, of cour ... More >>
The lengthy legal battle between New York's artist-vendors and the Department of Parks and Recreation continued this afternoon, as lawyers for both told Judge Richard Sullivan, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, that the other side is wrong about the basic fac ... More >>
The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York charged that the Wu Liang Ye branches on 39th Street and 86th Street (restaurants which were owned by the Chinese government) repeatedly engaged in unethical labor practices, including violating overtime and minimum wage laws. The judgment ... More >>
Hermann Göring got a fair trial at Nuremberg. But not Gitmo prisoners.
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