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‘Fascism Coming to a City Near You’: Trump Pledges to Deploy Secret Police Units to Major US Cities

In comments from the Oval Office on Monday, President Donald Trump intensified rising fears that his administration will deploy federal agents to Democrat-led cities across the country to replicate a widely condemned crackdown in Portland, Oregon that critics charge is not only authoritarian but part of the president’s effort to win a second term by …

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Trump Threat to Unleash Secret Police in Other US Cities Slammed as Scheme to ‘Steal the November Election’

Amid mounting criticism over the deployment of unidentified federal agents to Portland, Oregon—where they have been driving around in unmarked vehicles and snatching people off the streets—civil liberties advocates are increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump will similarly send “secret police” to other Democrat-led cites across the country as part of a 2020 campaign strategy …

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Report on Broken Windows Spending Bolsters Call to Redirect $1 Billion of NYPD Budget to Harmed Communities

After nearly a month of nationwide racial justice protests and renewed calls to defund local police forces and reinvest that money in resources that better serve communities, a new policy brief on Tuesday detailed how much policing in New York City is focused on drug and other low-level offenses and disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx …

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New Yorkers Confront de Blasio Over Defense of NYPD Violence as Calls Mount for Mayor’s Resignation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced angry New Yorkers who called in to WNYC‘s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Friday, demanding answers about the mayor’s response to racial justice protests in the city over the past two weeks and his persistent defense of violence from the NYPD.  Callers to the “Ask the Mayor” segment referred …

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Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Jamaal Bowman’s Progressive Primary Challenge Against Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel

Praising Jamaal Bowman as a “profound community leader,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the former middle school principal’s progressive challenge to longtime Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel on Wednesday evening, saying Bowman would help usher in a new era of people-focused leadership in Washington. “This moment requires renewed and revitalized leadership across the country AND at the …

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Poor New York City Neighborhoods Seeing Deaths From Covid at More Than Twice the Rate of Affluent Areas

New data from the New York City Health Department reveals a stark gap between the number of Covid-19 deaths in the city’s poor neighborhoods and those in wealthier areas. Low-income neighborhoods have experienced more than double the death rates seen in affluent parts of the city, Politico reported.  The report follows last month’s release of …

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