Posts Tagged: NYPD

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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If you want to work at The Strand, you first have to pass a literature test. But don’t worry, if you’re among the dozens of applicants that fail, you still can play Pokémon. Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest bookstore in Toronto, Canada and the longest-surviving LGBT bookstore in the world, needs some help. Hong Kong booksellers are […]

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Eric Garner: A Rumpus Roundup

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In July, unarmed black man Eric Garner died after he was placed in a chokehold by a white police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, on Staten Island, a suburban borough of New York City. This might sound eerily similar to the case of Michael Brown. Or similar to Akai Gurley. Or to any of the hundreds of […]

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House of Library Catalog Cards

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The New York Public Library owns an absolutely peculiar collection: a 6000+ cards  catalog of hand-typed children books reviews, written by librarians over the years. Lynn Lobash, NYPL reader services overseer, explained to Quartz that, “There’s about a billion card catalogs in the library, but these are special in that they were used as a […]

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Bringing Attention To Drone Use

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Animal New York interviews Essam, the artist behind a recent campaign aiming to start a conversation about the United States’ foreign, and what he believes to be imminent, domestic use of drones. To do so, Essam designed what appear to be NYPD endorsed advertisements that depict drones dropping bombs onto New York citizens, and posted […]

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NYPD/CIA Scandalous Surveillance

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“A months-long investigation by The Associated Press has revealed that the NYPD operates far outside its borders and targets ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government.” The NYPD is involved in a surveillance scandal, reaching far beyond their jurisdiction for the sake of spying, […]

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