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NYPD Officer NOT Indicted for Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

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Regardless of the verdict, activists with the Ferguson National Response Network are organizing national protests for the day after the grand jury announcement, with the largest demonstration planned for Foley Square in lower Manhattan. “A grand jury indictment doesn’t equal justice,” organizers note. “In cases where a grand jury has indicted, the majority of time the officers are found not

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Court Ruling in Major Education Case

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STATE SUPREME COURT FINDS FOR PLAINTIFFS IN MAJOR SCHOOL FUNDING CASE November 18, 2014 – New York, NY — Rejecting the state’s attempt to dismiss a major litigation seeking to enforce the funding and other constitutional mandates established in the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York litigation (“CFE”), Justice Manuel J. Mendez of the New York

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