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Brooklyn Defender Services May 10
Replying to @BklynDefender
“I'm a member of the . I'd moved out, went to college to try to make it better for myself and my son. My affiliation with my friends from the neighborhood got me indicted. I don't want my son or anybody else's to go through what I went through.” - Kraig Lewis
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Madina Touré 27 Apr 17
. and other marchers say the biggest gang in New York City is the NYPD at rally
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Democracy Now! 20 Oct 16
NYC: Federal Trial Begins for The
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Democracy Now! 28 Apr 17
New York: Hundreds Rally on One-Year Anniversary of Mass Arrest
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Anthony Posada Apr 26
"Instead of using resources & taxpayer money for raids, we should hire more peer mentors who can facilitate restorative justice practices...both can go into the schools to promote the change and build camaraderie" read Taylonn's piece
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Brooklyn Defender Services Apr 25
Replying to @BklynDefender
Nicholas, 18, was arrested on robbery charges, but the judge gave him a 2nd chance—a program w/ no jail time—and sealed his case. He thrived for 5 yrs until the Feds used this sealed case as a predicate in the RICO prosecution. Then he was sentenced to 6 yrs in prison.
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Alice Speri Apr 28
Replying to @alicesperi
In the Bronx, Preet Bharara brought federal conspiracy charges against 120 young men—what he called "the largest gang takedown in NYC history." As it turns out, most of those swept up were not in gangs and not accused of violence. Most sold weed.
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Citations Needed May 9
In this unlocked News Brief we discuss New York media's racist, factually incorrect coverage of the and how Preet Bharara went from careerist "gang raid" general locking up poor black teenagers to woke MSNBC platitude machine.
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Josmar Trujillo 7 Jun 18
The was 's case. Keep in mind that the liberal darling, prosecutor-in-shining-armor you all adore for his Trump tweets actually brought RICO charges against Black ppl for selling weed.
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Solitary Watch Apr 26
Great reporting on the case shows the inherent racism of RICO gang prosecutions, (and takes down liberal hero Preet Bharara): The largest gang raid in NYC history swept up dozens of young people who weren’t in gangs by ,
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Aaron L. Morrison May 1
Replying to @PreetBharara
One prominent, recent example is the NYC raid in 2016. used the full force of federal, state and local law enforcement to target black and brown communities with trumped up gang charges. The dragnet effort yielded mostly pleas to weed sales.
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KayMurda May 1
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material_grrl 19 Oct 16
A kid took a plea bargain to do 8 years today because he was friends with other "gang members." He doesn't have prior arrests.
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The New Inquiry 26 Apr 17
Replying to @newinquiry
One of the mothers of the has been evicted for the crime of allowing her son, who was put on a NYCHA banned list, to stay with her
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Allen Arthur 27 Apr 17
"My hands are tied but my voice is not." Parent of at rally
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Nastaran 8 Mar 17
Mother of facing insanely fucked up NYCHA eviction. Support her & her family on
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Josmar Trujillo 15 Sep 17
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Alice Speri May 2
Last night at the , said he read our story on the and that "intentions were good." Kraig Lewis, who lost everything he had spent his life building because of that prosecution, was in the audience. Pretty hard to hear about "good intentions."
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Robert Gangi Jun 10
Point . Central Park 5 not aberrational. It's emblematic -- see . See the everyday impact of quota-driven tactics on NYers of color.
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Josmar Trujillo Jun 10
., has re-opened so many eyes. Part of the legacy of police, prosecutors and media systematically bulldozing over the lives of Black/brown youth up til today is what happened to & the . Please help lift his story.
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