Brooklyn Protest – George Floyd. (Photo: Adrian Childress/Bklyner)Late yesterday, both houses of the New York State legislature passed a bill to repeal Section 50-a [https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CVR/50-A] of the New York Civil Rights Law, which had previously shielded the disciplinary records of New York
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
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.
The 62nd PrecinctAdmir Kacamakovic, an ex-NYPD officer who illegally handcuffed and pepper sprayed a bar patron in 2008, was found guilty of violating the man’s civil rights. The New York Daily News is reporting [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/probation-cuffing-man-threatened-file-complaint-article-1.1421489] that Kacamakovic was sentenced to probation by Brooklyn
Below is a press release sent to Bensonhurst Bean last Friday by Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s office: > WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a history-making moment, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that the Respect for Marriage Act – his legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – is now officially a
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
(courtesy of NBC New York)Over the weekend, gay rights activists marched in front of State Senator Carl Kruger’s Mill Basin home, enraged at the senator’s recent vote against marriage equality in New York State. According to NBC New York [http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Gay-Marriage-Debate-Ends-Up-on-State-Senators-Doorstep-79173492.html]