constitutional rights

New York News
12:42 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

#ICantBreathe #Ferguson Demonstrations Today

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A group of some 75 University at Albany students shut down part of Washington Avenue on Wednesday afternoon in a peaceful protest, joining thousands of other Americans turning out in a show of solidarity against what's  perceived as police violence targeting black men. Events already were scheduled for today tied to Ferguson, but with Wednesday's grand jury decision not to indict a white New York City police officer caught on video putting a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, the number of protests has multiplied.

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New York News
12:36 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Sgt. Resigns, Charged With Misconduct After Video Goes Viral

Sergeant Sean Glans was admittedly caught on camera when a man refused to allow the deputy to search his car.
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An upstate New York sheriff's sergeant is suspended after he was caught on video allegedly slapping a young man who did not want his car searched. The video has gone viral nationwide.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Lawsuits Claim Vermont Cop Violated Rights After Stops

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Three men claim in separate lawsuits that a Vermont state trooper violated their constitutional rights when he improperly searched them after traffic stops.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 1, 2012

American's Unwritten Constitution

We speak with Akhil Reed Amar about his new book, America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, and periodically serves as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, and Pepperdine Law Schools.

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Vox Pop - Open Forum
3:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – ‘Stop and Frisk’ with Albany Law School’s Vince Bonventre : 7/17/12

Debate on the New York Police Department’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy reached a fever pitch this month as officials trade barbs amid what has thus far been a hot and volatile summer in many of the nation’s metropolitan areas, including New York, which saw 77 people shot in the first week of July, a 12 percent increase over the same period last year.

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