Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 7:00 am

Opposition against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by police officers is still high after the deaths of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. In fact, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton believed tensions were as high as in the 1970s, when the crime rate soared along with the deaths of police officers. The night [...]

“No Justice! No Peace!” Protesters Rally Against Police Brutality At Millions March NYC

By: Monday December 15, 2014 10:21 am

More than 50,000 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Dec. 13 for Millions March NYC, which was organized by 23-year-old Synead Nichols and 19-year-old Umaara Iynaas Elliott. The march was organized in response to the recent lack of indictments against officers Daniel Pantaleo and Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown and Eric [...]

Victory For Occupy Philly As Wells Fargo Protesters Acquitted

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 5:52 am

12 Occupy Philadelphia protesters who staged a sit in at a Wells Fargo bank in Center City Philadelphia were acquitted of charges of conspiracy and defiant trespass for a 2011 protest during the Occupy Wall Street movement. The 12 – one woman and 11 men – were arrested Nov. 18, 2011 when they staged a [...]

Predators: HSBC Faces Lawsuit For Targeting Minorities

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 7:02 am

Admitted Drug Money Launders HSBC are going back to court. This time the firm will not be apologizing for helping Mexican Drug Cartels or 9/11 Hijackers evade the law but for predatory lending targeted at minorities. From the Associated Press: Three Atlanta-area counties have filed a lawsuit claiming that British bank HSBC cost them hundreds [...]

ACLU Sues Morgan Stanley Over Housing Discrimination Claims, Targeting the Securitizer Over the Originator

By: Monday October 15, 2012 7:45 am

The ACLU plans to sue Morgan Stanley on behalf of five named plaintiffs (they will seek class action status), for the investment bank’s role in fueling what they view as a discriminatory subprime bubble. In doing so, the ACLU will try to pioneer a new legal strategy, by going after the securitizer of the loans [...]

CFPB Rules Apply Disparate Impact on Fair Lending, Will Hold Banks Responsible for Their Contractor’s Conduct

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Regarding last week’s disappointing announcement that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will roll back a Federal Reserve rule on introductory credit card fees for subprime borrowers, the explanation I’ve been given is that the court in South Dakota – which already ruled against the government on this – could stretch far further than upholding introductory [...]

Long-Term Unemployed Discriminated Against in Hiring

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 9:35 am

The long-term unemployed have several disadvantages in this economy. First, with the high unemployment rate, they have substantial competition for finding work. Second, their benefits are always on the verge of running out, as state legislators try to trim them back and federal lawmakers try to stop the extensions. What’s more, at 99 weeks benefits [...]

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