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The Week in Review: Attention on Women in Sports

A string of achievements by women in sports has increased attention on their individual successes and the larger role they play in the world of athletics.<p>American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey defeated Bethe Correia on Saturday to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Women’s …

AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

EDITOR'S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors …

Artist Nona Faustine Shoots Nude Self-Portraits At Former Slave Sites In NYC - PAPER

Nona Faustine, "From Her Body Sprang Their Greatest Wealth" 2013<br>Shot at the "site of Colonial Slave Market, Wall Street"<p>In our selfie-and-dick pic-addled age, it's refreshing to see someone taking nude self-portraits not for attention or for the gratification of another person but for artistic …

City Halls

A New Report Shows How the NYPD Hassles Minorities for Petty BS

The Police Reform Organizing Project has collected more than 100 stories that flesh out what many describe as a failed system that ensnares too many blacks and Latinos.<p>It starts off with what seems like a simple crime, if you can even call these things "crimes" with a straight face. Riding a bike …

NYPD Edited Police Brutality Wikipedia Entries

Computers traced back to the New York Police Department's Internet Protocol (IP) addresses have been aggressively editing the details on the Wikipedia entries of many of the city's most high profile instances of police brutality, and oddly some music-related entries as well. Capital New York …

NBA player: Police caused season-ending leg injury during NYC arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> NBA player Thabo Sefolosha says police caused his season-ending leg injury when he was arrested last week after leaving a nightclub in New York.<p>In a statement Tuesday, the guard/forward for the Atlanta Hawks described his injury as "significant," and said it "was caused by the …

Intense Video Shows NYPD Detective Going on Racist Tirade Against Uber Driver

Want some racist road rage with your policing? A video posted to YouTube this week by Uber passenger Sanjay Seth caught a New York Police Department …

Thousands attend funeral for slain New York City policeman

SEAFORD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Thousands of policemen from around the United States gathered on Friday at the funeral of a 25-year-old New York City officer who was shot in the head while on patrol, making him the third member of the NYPD killed in the line of duty since December.<p>Services for the New …

Why Cops Like Me Are Quiet

On my first day of police academy at Queens College in 1999, I, along with 1,400 other young men and women in ill-fitting suits, heard a lieutenant deliver this speech:<p><i>Ten percent of you were meant to be police officers. You have it in your blood and bones and you will excel in this profession. For</i> …

Law Enforcement

Deaf Woman In Bitter Lawsuit Against NYPD After Almost Fatal Arrest

A deaf woman who describes herself as a once happy and upbeat person prior to an almost fatal arrest in 2011 is now fighting a bitter legal battle …

Obama and Congress Establish Nationwide 'Blue Alert' System for Threats Against Police | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely watching policing in America. Check out the Officer Involved blog here.</b><p>President Obama signed a bill into law on Tuesday that mandates the Justice Department to devise a notification system to quickly relay alerts regarding threats and assaults against police officers to law …

NYPD officers retreat as residents stop arrest of teenage girl (VIDEO)

An incident in New York where local residents blocked police officers from arresting an underage girl shows a growing gap between civilians and …

NYPD Stop & Frisk - Arrest Man For Marijuana Joint In Harlem

Stop and Frisk, Harlem - NYPD Car Search