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  • NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

    NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops
    What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to outlaw...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • Racial strife can lead to progress

    Racial strife can lead to progress
    Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor, but as a parent. His...
  • Police make 5th arrest in Brooklyn Bridge melee that injured officer

    Police in New York City announced Sunday the arrest of a fifth person in a melee that left an officer with a broken nose as fallout continued over the slayings of two officers by a gunman who had posted online rants against police. The latest arrest...
  • Two police officers 'simply assassinated' in Brooklyn

    A man who posted anti-police rants online shot dead two New York City policemen as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, an attack that further shook a city where community-police relations have been tense following the deaths of unarmed black men at the...
  • 'This was an assassination': 2 NYPD officers killed in ambush attack

    A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police...
  • New York mayor de Blasio faces backlash following police shootings

    New York mayor de Blasio faces backlash following police shootings
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police...
  • N.Y. police say gunman who killed officers told bystanders to watch him

    Minutes before he gunned down two police officers, a man told two bystanders, “Watch what I’m going to do,” officials said Sunday as they pieced together the movements of a killer whose actions further roiled relations between the...
  • Protesters didn't cause slayings of New York police officers

    Without sufficient thought and care, the nation could too easily allow the cruel ambush killings Saturday of two New York City police officers to undermine the often tense but crucial national dialogue on race and policing that was spurred by the deaths...
  • The blame game in the New York cop killings shows a demonization double standard

    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., President Obama or any of the...
  • New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

    New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush before resuming rallies that have roiled the city and beyond over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. But de...