Four years ago today, Eric Garner was killed on Staten Island by police. The 43-year-old father died after he was put in a chokehold by New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
This month the Supreme Court avoided addressing a significant partisan gerymmandering challenge to a statewide redistricting plan imposed by the Wisconsin legislature.
Two months ago, Antonio de Jesus Martinez was on his way to a routine immigration interview in New York City with officials, which he was told could get him one step closer to permanent immigration status and avoid years of separation from his family.
The Trump Administration has been forcibly separating parents from their children at the border since mid-2017.
Next year, students as young as 4 or 5 years old who attend public school in Western New York’s Lockport School District could be subject to surveillance from facial recognition technology.
Black women across the country and in New York confront a staggering and persistent threat to their lives: the decision to have a family. Indeed, black women in New York are nearly four times more likely to die because of pregnancy or childbirth than white women.
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