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Atlantic Yards Modular Dispute Could Have Citywide Echo

It might just be a nasty business dispute. But the brouhaha between Forest City and Skanksa over delays and alleged design flaws at a planned modular tower could also affect whether pre-fabricated structures are seen as a viable way to build affordable housing in New York.

A New Yorker, Terrified of ISIS

City Limits often hears from New Yorkers we've met over the years. This week we got a note from a person worried that their family might be killed 6,000 miles away.

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Poverty Stats Set Mark for De Blasio's Effort vs. Inequality

Poverty's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.

Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole

The state's approval rate for parole applications has been sliced in half since 2005. Inmates convicted of high-profile crimes face almost insurmountable barriers—because of politics, not the penal code.

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Labor Trafficking Persists Amid Outrage Over Sex Trade

Sex trafficking is the target of increased awareness and enforcement. But other forms of the human trade—which might be more common—are proving hard to publicize or prosecute.

Analyzing the 2014 Primaries

A quick look at the Cuomo-Hochul vs. Teachout-Wu aftermath, the future of the IDC, the legislative agenda and Mayor de Blasio a year after the 2013 primary.

Advocates: NYS Must Simplify Laws Barring Felons from Voting

Right now, New York prevents prisoners and parolees from voting. Civil rights watchdogs say the system is so confusing it deprives legally eligible people from actually casting ballots.

Gowanus Developer Agrees to Superfund Cleanup Role

The project in question is one that was initially abandoned after the Superfund project was declared, but is now underway under different leadership.


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Who will take care of the interests of the Crimean Tatar people?

Over recent years the leaders of Majlis practically have come out against interests of Crimean Tartar People. Mustafa Dzhemilev and some other leaders of Crimean Tartars try to mistake their own group objectives for the interests of the whole national group. Herein, the actions of disobedience of Crimean Tartars, instigated by the noted persons, are used actively, allegedly, for the sake of defending of their rights, but in actual for the purpose of creation conditions for carrying out pressure on Ukrainian leadership. All mentioned above happens when the Ukrainian leadership does its utmost to improve economic and social situation of the Crimean Tartars even in the conditions of world financial crisis, which has appreciably worsened and added to difficulties of economic situation in Ukraine.
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Taser Timeout

* Taser abuse is rampant at the Jerome Combs Detention Center, an hour south of Chicago. More than 100 inmates were shocked by Tasers over a 28-month period, even though a quarter of the inmates were restrained at the time.
The Investigative Fund

Key New York Suit Calls Public Defender Programs Inadequate

An upcoming class-action lawsuit in New York's court of appeals could drastically change the structure of public defender programs nationwide.
The New York Times

NYPD Officers Under Pressure to Make Arrests and Meet Quotas, Officer Claims

In the 41st Precinct in the Bronx, a police officer claims that fellow police officers are pressured to meet a quota of 20 summonses and 1 arrest each month at the risk of punitive actions like loss of overtime and denial of days off.
WABC-TV News

New Option For the States On Inmates In the Census

For this year's count, states will have the option of removing prison inmates from local tallies, rather than adding them to local populations, which is widely felt to unfairly skew population numbers and political representation.
The New York Times

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