NYCLU http://waer.org en Police Taser Policy Draws Questions at Syracuse Common Council Meeting after Shock of Disabled Man http://waer.org/post/police-taser-policy-draws-questions-syracuse-common-council-meeting-after-shock-disabled-man <p></p><p></p><p>The incident of Syracuse police using a taser on a man on a Centro bus has raised questions about use of force policies. &nbsp;Among the complaints are charges that top city officials are ignoring the issue. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:40:17 +0000 Chris Bolt 6672 at http://waer.org Police Taser Policy Draws Questions at Syracuse Common Council Meeting after Shock of Disabled Man Killer Freed; Victim's Family and Transgender Community Fear for Their Safety http://waer.org/post/killer-freed-victims-family-and-transgender-community-fear-their-safety <p>The transgender community in Syracuse fears for its safety now that the killer of a young trans-woman is free.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Green’s mother Roxanne says she has little faith in the legal system, after the Appellate Court in Rochester released Dwight DeLee on probation last week.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:17:27 +0000 Scott Willis & Maria Catanzarite 6538 at http://waer.org Killer Freed; Victim's Family and Transgender Community Fear for Their Safety Coalition Demands Accountability, Change in Treatment of Disabled by Police http://waer.org/post/coalition-demands-accountability-change-treatment-disabled-police <p>A cross cultural coalition of more than a dozen advocacy groups is stepping up pressure on the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, and Centro in light of the treatment of Brad Hulett.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The story has gathered momentum since the Post-Standard published a story last week about Hulett’s plans to sue the city, county, and Centro over the incident that took place back in May.&nbsp; Regional director of the NYCLU Barrie Gewanter sums up what happened…</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 03:54:08 +0000 Scott Willis 6160 at http://waer.org Coalition Demands Accountability, Change in Treatment of Disabled by Police Law Enforcement in Onondaga County Accused of Racial Bias in Marijuana Arrests http://waer.org/post/law-enforcement-onondaga-county-accused-racial-bias-marijuana-arrests <p>Onondaga County has the third largest racial disparity in marijuana arrests in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:58:21 +0000 Chris Bolt 3195 at http://waer.org Law Enforcement in Onondaga County Accused of Racial Bias in Marijuana Arrests