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NYPD: Black Cops Fear Other Cops

Black cops fear other copsBlack New York City Police officers often think that they are being racially profiled by their white colleagues, according to a shocking new report by Reuters.

The wire service interviewed 25 black male officers, ten current cops and 15 retired. With just one exception, they said that they have been victims of racial profiling by police, both when wearing the uniform and while off duty. For its article, Reuters identified racial profiling as “using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.”


Gun-smuggling ring from Atlanta to JFK used Delta flights to move weapons

Delta worker smuggled gunsA gun-smuggling ring that brought illegal firearms into Brooklyn via commercial airline flights was dismantled after investigators pinched the mule and then nabbed his hookup — a Delta employee in Atlanta.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson was expected to announce on Tuesday the arrest of gun-runner Mark Henry and several co-conspirators, law enforcement sources said Monday.


The Interview will be in select theaters on Christmas Day

The InterviewThe Interview is making it out for Christmas. After a week of drama surrounding hacking, threats, and Presidential disses, Sony has decided to give The Interview a limited theatrical release on December 25th. "We have never given up on releasing The Interview, and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day,"

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, says in a statement. "At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."


Keurig recalls over 6.6M coffee makers due to burn risk

Keurig recallSorry, coffee lovers.

Keurig Green Mountain is recalling about 6.6 million MINI Plus Brewing Systems in the U.S. and 564,000 in Canada following burn reports, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The model number is K10 and recalled brewers have an I.D. number starting with "31," according to the safety commission on Tuesday.


Gun law loophole could have provided Brinsley's murder weapon

Gun loophole for Brinsley gunWhile authorities search for details in the shooting deaths of two Brooklyn police officers at the hands of Ismaaiyl Brinsley, just hours after he shot his ex-girlfriend in the stomach, they do know that Brinsley did not initially purchase the murder weapon.

Police say Brinsley used a semiautomatic Taurus handgun, bought in 1996 at a pawn shop in Atlanta by someone else, to kill the two officers before turning the gun on himself.


Judge strikes down wage boost for some home workers

home care workersA federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that would have meant higher pay for some home health care workers.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said part of the rules approved last year conflict with federal law that has long exempted third-party providers of in-home care for the elderly and disabled from complying with minimum wage and overtime laws.


Arizona abandons experimental drug cocktail used in Joseph Rudolph Wood execution

Execution drugsArizona officials will no longer administer the two-drug combination used in the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood this year.

The state Department of Corrections will instead try to obtain drugs that were successfully used for many years but have become obsolete and difficult to obtain after an EU-led boycott. If the state cannot get those drugs, it will use a different three-drug combination that will include midazolam, the sedative used in Wood’s death.


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