Monthly Archives: July 2013

NYPD Bus Stop & Frisk


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Why The Push to Abolish Rent Regulation Is Stupid And Irresponsible

On Rent Control in NYC:

“Here’s the reality: In the pre-deregulation year of 1996, when there were still more than 200,000 rent-stabilized apartments that cost less than $400, 80 percent were occupied by people making less than $25,000 a year, and half by people making less than $10,000. About 200—less than 0.1 percent—were occupied by people making more than $100,000.”

“Opponents of rent regulation often argue that it forces property owners to “subsidize” tenants who pay below-market rents.

But who is really “subsidizing” whom? Real estate in New York City is valuable because of its proximity to the biggest public transportation system in the world, and because it sits at the center of a metropolitan area sustained by the labor of millions of people. Why should these millions be forced to subsidize a few thousand multimillionaires who have bought up this land?”

http://gothamist.com/2013/07/31/abolishing_rent_regulation_is_stupi.php
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The Volokh Conspiracy » Boyce Martin’s Final Death Penalty Opinion

Via: Noam Biale

“The time, money, and energy spent trying to secure the death of this defendant would have been better spent improving this country’s mental-health and educational institutions, which may help prevent crimes such as the ones we are presented with today.” — Judge Boyce Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

http://www.volokh.com/2013/07/25/boyce-martins-final-death-penalty-opinion/
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Soros Justice Fellowships

“The Soros Justice Fellowships Program’s Advocacy Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition-building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research.”

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