Top NYPD Officials Allegedly Destroyed Evidence Of Illegal Quota System

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An attorney for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit, Elinor Sutton, wrote a letter to Federal Judge Robert Sweet, detailing the fact that the City was unable to find any records of communication between Commissioner Kelly and four of his top subordinates that contained the word “summons,” or other variations, such as “summonses,” and “summary.” Sutton specifically stated, “It ...

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‘WHO SHOOTS A MAN HOLDING A BABY?': Dad, 21, fatally gunned down with daughter in his arms across from Bronx playground


The last thing Allen McQueen saw before succumbing to a gunshot blast to the head was his wide-eyed baby girl still cradled in his tattooed arms. The 21-year-old Bronx gangbanger was grasping one-year-old Taylor when he was fatally shot on Taylor Ave. near Guerlain Ave. in Parkchester at 1:23 p.m., police said. Despite being mortally wounded, he held onto the ...

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Gov. Cuomo promises executive order to appoint special prosecutor to probe police-involved deaths


Family members of New Yorkers killed by police pushed Gov. Cuomo Tuesday for a strong executive order appointing a special prosecutor to probe such killings. Cuomo said Tuesday the order would be issued that afternoon, but his staff later said it was still being worked on, after the governor sat down with the families. “We are hoping that he keeps ...

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‘My Mother Told Me Never To Marry A Black Woman': How Race Works In The Dominican Republic


Like most Dominicans, Roque Feliz has skin that, while dark, is not quite what his countrymen would call “black.” A heavyset man with full lips and close-cropped gray hair, Feliz says his mother told him never to marry a black woman, even though his father was black. “‘We have to refine our race,’ she used to tell me,” Feliz said ...

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The Number Of Black Elected Prosecutors In America Is Disturbingly Low


While the nation’s prisoners are predominantly people of color, the officials who put them there are overwhelmingly white — to an extent that surprises even those who study racial bias in the criminal justice system. A stunning 95 percent of the nation’s elected prosecutors are white, a new report reveals. The data, compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Technology and ...

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Judge refuses Suge Knight legal request to dismiss murder case


A judge on Tuesday ruled that Marion “Suge” Knight should stand trial for murder despite the fact that a key witness — one of the men he’s accused of running over — refused to identify him in court. Cle “Bone” Sloan told detectives it was Knight who ran over him and another man outside a Compton burger stand in January, ...

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Ex-Ala. trooper whose killing of protester sparked 1965 civil rights marches dies at 81; family friend says ‘may the scumbag rot in hell’


The former Alabama state trooper whose killing of a black protester 50 years ago galvanized the civil rights movement has died, the Daily News has learned. James Bonard Fowler, 81, died Sunday after a long, painful battle with pancreatic cancer, according to sources and a rep for the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office. “May the scumbag rot in hell,” a family ...

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Why Tamron Hall Isn’t Ready To Cover Her Sister’s Death On ‘Deadline: Crime’

Tamron Hall attends The Player's Tribune official launch party at Canoe Studios on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Tamron Hall, an MSNBC anchor and host of Investigation Discovery’s “Deadline: Crime,” told HuffPost Live on Monday that she isn’t ready to cover her sister’s deathon the show. Hall’s older sister was murdered in 2004. Police speculated that her death was the result of domestic violence after they found her body beaten and left behind in a swimming pool. Despite ...

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Jimmy Carter: Confederate Flag’s Symbolism Is Like A ‘Cancer’ In People’s Minds

Former US president Jimmy Carter, member of The Elders group of retired prominent world figures, listens as he addresses journalists during a press conference in an hotel in Jerusalem, on May 2, 2015, after a two-day-visit in Israel and the West Bank. AFP PHOTO/ THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that the idea that Americans should honor racism with the Confederate flag is similar to a disease in people’s minds. “I think in many people’s minds the Confederate battle flag is not only a memorial to our ancestors, which is perfectly OK, but also a symbol of white superiority and an inclination for people ...

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Eric Holder: ‘Act Of Terrorism’ In Charleston Should Serve As A ‘Wake-Up Call’

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Justice Department employees after delivering his parting remarks at the Robert F. Kennedy building April 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. The first African American attorney general in U.S. history, Holder is leaving his post as the country's highest ranking law enforcement official after six years on the job and will be succeeded by Loretta Lynch.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The killing of nine members of a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist was “clearly an act of terrorism” that should serve as a “wake-up call” to the American public about the domestic terror threat, former Attorney General Eric Holder told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. Holder said that based on what we know about ...

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