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Black People Arrested in NYC Protests Were Charged with Felonies at Much Higher Rate Than Whites

New data backs up a report by VICE News in June that found that Black and brown people were being punished more severely than white people for joining the demonstrations.
Carter Sherman
2 days ago
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‘It’s Sexual Assault:’ Why Some Activists Are Trying to Get ‘365 Days’ Removed From Netflix

TikTok teens love the film, which tells the story of Italian mobster who kidnaps a Polish woman.
Carter Sherman
2 days ago
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The Supreme Court Just Ruled to Let Religious Employers Deny Workers Birth Control

In 2017, the Trump administration issued new rules that allowed private employers with religious and moral objections to avoid covering birth control.
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2 days ago
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Ghislaine Maxwell Groomed Girls for Epstein by Trying to ‘Normalize Sexual Abuse', Prosecutors Say

She allegedly "enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, then developed them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them.”
Carter Sherman
7.2.20
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Trump’s Justice Department Is Targeting Black Lives Matter Demonstrators as Domestic Terrorists

Attorney General Bill Barr is targeting protesters with harsh, federal prosecutions for civil disturbances that potentially carry decades in prison.
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Neda Toloui-Semnani
7.1.20
PROTESTS

The 2 Lawyers Accused of Firebombing an NYPD Car Just Got Out on Bail

Besides explosives and arson charges, the government tacked on another charge that Rahman’s lawyer said is usually seen in cases of gang violence or terrorism.
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Carter Sherman
7.1.20
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The Supreme Court Just Delivered a Huge Win for Abortion Rights

June Medical Services v. Russo is the first major test for abortion rights since conservative Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch joined the bench.
Carter Sherman
6.29.20
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1 in 3 Women Struggled to Get Birth Control or Reproductive Health Care Because of Coronavirus

The pandemic has been even worse for women's reproductive health care than the 2008 recession. And this is just the beginning.
Carter Sherman
6.24.20
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Here's What Juneteenth Looked Like in New York City

Thousands marched across the five boroughs to commemorate Juneteenth and to demonstrate against the systemic racism embedded in U.S. society.
Carter Sherman
6.20.20
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Black and Brown Protesters in New York Were Jailed Longer and Punished More Harshly Than White, Data Indicates

Of 72 "protest-related" arraignments handled by New York County Defender Services, just 5% were white people.
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Neda Toloui-Semnani
Joe Hill
6.17.20
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The Supreme Court Just Saved LGBTQ Workers’ Rights. And Neil Gorsuch Led the Way.

“Only the written word is the law, and all persons are entitled to its benefit,” he wrote.
Carter Sherman
6.15.20
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The NYPD Crackdown on Protesters Is Creating the Perfect Breeding Ground for Coronavirus

Protesters are being held as long as 50 hours with no protective gear or ability to socially distance from other protesters in custody — or cops.
Carter Sherman
Neda Toloui-Semnani
Joe Hill
6.5.20
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