Justin Volpe, the ex-NYPD cop convicted of brutally sodomizing Haitian immigrant Abner Louima with a broomstick in a police precinct, was released early from prison.

Although nearly a quarter of a century has passed since the NYPD’s brutal beating and savage sexual assault of Black Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, the incident sparked a public outrage that still resonates to this day.

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn, New York’s first African-American district attorney, died of cancer days after taking a leave of absence from his office. He was 50 years old. The New York Times reports that Thompson died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan with his family at his side. Thompson will be remembered as a progressive […]


If yesterday’s march in New York City is any indication, it appears there’s growing support nationwide for the Baltimore uprising ignited by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the unarmed Black man who died mysteriously in police custody nearly two weeks ago. The Baltimore crisis, which, depending on your perspective is either an “uprising” or a […]


When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes to fill. But if anyone is qualified to fill those shoes, it is his successor Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District in New York for the last five years after her appointment by President […]