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Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday blasted the idea of a response time slowdown after the firing of Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in Eric Garner’s death. “It gives the criminal element in the city a sense that the police aren’t going to do anything,” Bratton said on WOR’s “Len Berman and […]

Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.

During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

Attorney General of California Kamala Harris, who became the second Black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown are among leaders scheduled to serve in Congress in 2017.

New York's governor responds to the spike in hate crimes since the presidential election. His plans include a special police unit to stem the flood of incidents.

A judge gave the man who recorded Eric Garner's death a four-year sentence. Many believe Ramsey Orta has been a target of police retribution.

Principal Nadia Lopez has earned recognition for her inspirational programs. She's even more determined to steer her students on the path to success.

A win for Espaillat would set him up to become the first Dominican-American elected to Congress – if he wins the general election in November.

A wheelchair bound middle school student delivers an inspirational speech at graduation. The 14-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a gang member's stray bullet said, "I won today."

With more than 291 delegates up for grabs in New York in the Democratic presidential primary next week, front-runner Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders held dueling rallies Wednesday in the hopes of winning Tuesday's early voting race, reports BBC.

Professional basketball player Thabo Sefolosha files a civil lawsuit against five New York City police officers. He accuses them of making a false arrest, using excessive force and violating his civil rights.

A group of parents and a pro-charter school organization sue New York for allowing violence to go unchecked in classrooms. But the city's mayor says major crimes are decreasing.