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Justice for India Cummings protesters shut down Main Street in Rochester, NY

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By Gene Clancy

Rochester, N.Y. – Protesters took over downtown streets during rush hour here to protest the death of India Cummings, who died in police custody in Buffalo, N.Y., in February. Continue reading

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The NYPD Caught on Tape

by The Nation’s Editors

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

On October 8, TheNation.com posted a video capturing rare audio of a stop-and-frisk being carried out by the New York Police Department. The surreptitious cellphone recording starts with an East Harlem teenager named Alvin asking plainclothes officers why he’s being stopped for the second time in a matter of blocks. They say he looks suspicious, then, when pressed, unleash a torrent of profanity, demanding to know who he thinks he’s talking to and threatening to jail him. Continue reading

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How Zuccotti Park Became Zuccotti Prison: Creeping American Police State

Photo Credit: Nick Turse

America may not be a traditional police state (yet), but it is an increasingly militarized policed state in which rights are regularly tossed out the window.

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