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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: a new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE Detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - NY: Criminal Justice

New York, NY - Border Patrol agents are now conducting ID checks aboard Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains, and there are charges that some New Yorkers are being stopped and questioned because of the color of their skins or their countries of origin. Maria Muentes with Families for Freedom calls it

New York, NY - Today marks one week since a New York state judge returned not-guilty verdicts for the three police officers charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell. That outcome has some people asking big questions about the NYPD and the sticky issue of race. Dr. Delores Jones-Brown of the John

New York, NY — The nation's prison population is soaring, but New York is an exception to the rule, according to a study being released today. The "Public Safety Performance Project" of the Pew Center on the States has determined that more than one out of 100 adults in America is now in prison

New York – Liberal and conservative organizations agree Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sentencing for drug crimes could be of great importance to African-American communities, and also could mark the start of wider reforms in drug laws. The court ruled that federal judges may ignore ex

New York, NY — A New York civil rights lawyer has played a major role in preparing the case argued before the Supreme Court this week, concerning the legal rights of Guantanamo Detainees. Michael Ratner, who heads up the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, says a core Constitution

New York, NY — Here's a chilling statistic: New Yorkers, especially people of color, are more likely to be shot and killed by police than residents of any other major United States city. That's the finding in an analysis of fatal police shootings in the nation's 10 largest metropolitan areas.

New York, NY – A lot of New York convicts are serving other people's time, leaving the real criminals out on the street. That's the conclusion of a new study by the Innocence Project, which has used DNA evidence to exonerate two dozen falsely prosecuted New Yorkers, seven of whom were wrongful

Patchogue, NY – A coalition of Long Island religious, labor, and immigrant leaders, as well as the N.A.A.C.P., meets today to demand an end to a rash of hate crimes in the area. From swastikas, to an explosion in the mailbox of a black household, to nooses at Hempstead city offices, local huma

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