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Arrests made at rally to defend CUNY

Forty-one people were arrested March 24 in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office during a protest over proposed cuts to CUNY. Those arrested included students, faculty, staff and Councilmembers Inez Barron and I. Daneek Miller. They participated in a die-in, a tactic used by protesters in which they lie down on the […]

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QC student alleges attack by NYPD

On Monday Jan. 20, Queens College student, Alejandro Rodriguez was allegedly attacked by NYPD officers in Elmhurst, Queens. Two different cell phone videos display, in parts, what occurred. The first video shows Rodriguez, 22, emotional and accusing the officers of calling him a “little punk.” One of the officers responds by saying, “I’m giving you […]

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The impact of surveillance on Muslims at Queens College

The college campus is an environment where students, the vast majority of whom are young, are allowed to express themselves and develop their minds. Queens College is a prime example as the diversity among students strengthens such expression. However, a report authored and researched by Diala Shamas and Nermeen Arastu shows the extent of surveillance […]

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As Stop and Frisk Trial Continues, New Report Details Impact of Marijuana Arrests

“Bogus.” Bogus is the word the New York Police Department used in response to the numerous studies and reports that Queens College sociologist Harry Levine has made. His recent report, “One Million Police Hours: Making 440,000 Marijuana Possession Arrests in New York City, 2002-2012,”  details how much time and energy is invested by the NYPD […]

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Climate of fear still exists as new report details extent of NYPD surveillance program

Two years ago, The Associated Press released numerous stories of the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims and controversy erupted as to whether the NYPD could be trusted as a result of this evidence made public. A report by a coalition of civil liberty groups has detailed the impact of the surveillance program by […]

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NYPD informant, a CUNY student

A 19-year-old John Jay College student, who worked for the NYPD’s intelligence unit under orders to bait Muslims into saying inflammatory things, denounced his work as a paid informant to The Associated Press on Oct. 23. American Shaimur Rahman, who is of Bangladeshi descent, was paid as much as $1,000 a month and was asked […]

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Security Plans for On-Campus Violnce

Fact: Since 1927, published reports show that 289 students were shot and killed in school shootings. Of the 110 students who died, 38 percent of the deaths occurred at universities. Fact: FBI data from 2010 puts New York State as third — behind California and Texas — in number of murders. Fact: On Aug. 27, […]

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