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Syracuse Police
2:40 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Police Taser Policy Draws Questions at Syracuse Common Council Meeting after Shock of Disabled Man

Barrie Gewanter of the New York Civil Liberties Union addresses Common Council meeting on police taser-use policy, that drew disabled advocates.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The incident of Syracuse police using a taser on a man on a Centro bus has raised questions about use of force policies.  Among the complaints are charges that top city officials are ignoring the issue.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE
6:17 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Killer Freed; Victim's Family and Transgender Community Fear for Their Safety

Attorney and Transgender Alliance Founder Mallory Livingston, LaTeisha Green's mother Roxanne, and father Albert Cannon.
Credit Scott Willis, WAER News

The transgender community in Syracuse fears for its safety now that the killer of a young trans-woman is free. 

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.

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CIVIL RIGHTS
11:54 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Coalition Demands Accountability, Change in Treatment of Disabled by Police

Syracuse Police remove Brad Hulett from a Centro bus in May.
Credit Centro bus video; screen capture

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. 

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.  Regional director of the NYCLU Barrie Gewanter sums up what happened…

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Drug Arrest Bias
5:58 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Law Enforcement in Onondaga County Accused of Racial Bias in Marijuana Arrests

Charges of racial bias in drug arrests come out of NYCLU study
Credit surfky.com

Onondaga County has the third largest racial disparity in marijuana arrests in the state.  

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