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NYPD Announces New Policies on Interactions with Trans New Yorkers

Just days before tens of thousands –– including contingents led by major LGBT community organizations –– are expected to march in Harlem to protest abuses in the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices, the police department has announced change Comments (8)
Legal

Davawn Robinson Retrial for Edgard Mercado's Murder Opens

The retrial of Davawn Robinson, the accused killer of Edgard Mercado, opened with the prosecution arguing Robinson intended to kill the 39-year-old gay man and the defense saying the death was an accident that came during “rough and kinky” sex. Comment
Legal

LGBT Leaders Lend Their Voices on Stop & Frisk  

"Today, we are going from dating on occasion to a marriage.” Comments (12)
Politics

Bias Slay Suspect’s Juvie Program Scored Only Modestly

The New York City juvenile justice program that was unsuccessful in treating one of the accused killers of Anthony Collao has recidivism rates that are only marginally better than the recidivism rates for all of the state’s juvenile justice programs. Comment
National

Little Blowback on LGBT Voices Urging Ravi Sentencing Restraint  

As debates raged in the gay blogosphere over the sentence that Dharun Ravi should receive after being convicted on 24 charges including invasion of privacy, witness and evidence tampering, bias intimidation, and hindering prosecution, a few queer voices seeking little or no jail tim Comment

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