civil rights

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Asian American Activists Call For Multi-City Rallies In Support Of Indicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang

Photo by Phil GimDenouncing the prosecution of NYPD Officer Peter Liang — whose ricochetting bullet fatally hit unarmed black man Akai Gurley [/rookie-cop-indicted-akai-gurley-slaying-bensonhurst/] in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project — a group of Asian American civil rights leaders and activists have announced a national day of protest to be

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Protesters Gather Outside Weinstein’s Office To Fight For Adoptee Rights

Protesters surrounded the office of Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (3520 Nostrand Avenue), claiming she is an opponent of the rights of adult adoptees. According to Adoption Birth Mothers, an adoption-based blog [http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/brooklyn-new-york-adoptee-rights-protest-at-helene-weinsteins-office/] , the protesters were arguing for the right to have access to their child birth certificates.

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At Long Last, Kruger Now Supports Gay Marriage!

After being one of only two Brooklyn state senators to vote against gay marriage [/golden-pushes-hateful-anti-gay-legislation-again/] in 2009, being outed by the FBI [/senator-kruger-allegedly-steals-families-too/], criticized for his stance by Sheepshead Bites [/sheepsheads-senators-stand-alone-in-gay-rights-battle/] and numerous protests in front of his home and district office [/gay-rights-battle-lands-on-krugers-doorstep/] – beleaguered State Senator Carl Kruger has switched