Then U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman at a 2019 press conference announcing the arrest of Michael Avenatti for extortion. U.S. Attorney General removed U.S. Attorney Berman from his post on orders of President Donald Trump. Screenshot of YouTube video : Source : U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (Fair Use)

After U.S. Attorney General William Barr met with NYPD officials, chaos reigns as U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman was fired amidst ‘tensions’ with White House and City Hall

Geoffrey Berman’s removal as U.S. Attorney revealed tensions with Mayor Bill de Blasio — but no indication of any accountability at the NYPD over abuses.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn is one of two Federal prosecutors' offices that consult with the New York Police Department before police respond to large-scale public protests. A lack of transparency by both Federal and Municipal law enforcement may be to blame for the NYPD's culture of secrecy. Progress New York/File Photograph

EDITORIAL : To restore faith in Government, U.S. Attorneys must shine a light of transparency on the NYPD

Public confidence in Government has collapsed due to systemic racism and corruption. To restore faith in Government, U.S. Attorneys must bring transparency to the NYPD.

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NYPD officers were prepared to make mass arrests during the Gays Against Bush march on 29 Aug. 2004 in Union Square. During the 2004 Republican National Convention, the NYPD made unlawful arrests of journalists, legal observers, and others -- violations of civil liberties repeated again in 2012 and 2020, without consequence. Progress New York/File Photograph

Top Federal attorney in charge of enforcing First Amendment rights and civil liberties ducks responsibility over deliberate NYPD arrests of legal observers

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman is ducking responsibility over NYPD violations of civil liberties following the deliberate arrests of legal observers at a Bronx protest. Past arrests of legal observers have been ruled unlawful by Federal Courts.

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A line of NYPD officers in riot helmets stood guard between metal barricades and a heavy truck to block the on and off ramps to the Brooklyn Bridge near Cadman Plaza on June 4, 2020. Cadman Plaza was the scene of a violent confrontation by the NYPD and citizens participating in a popular uprising against systemic racism and police brutality the night before, according to press reports. Source : Progress New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio ends curfew early after threats of litigation, as U.S. Attorneys remain mum about coördination with NYPD

Mayor Bill de Blasio ended a controversial curfew meant to curtail demonstrations of public outcries against racism and police brutality as Federal prosecutors with jurisdiction over violations of Constitutional and Federal civil rights and civil liberties have kept mum.

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U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue has neglected to enforce the Federal civil rights of protesters, but he has made it a priority to treat allegations of assault against NYPD officers as potential acts of domestic terrorism without public explanation to ensure public confidence is maintained in the work of his office. Screenshot of YouTube video : Source : U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (Fair Use)

Anti-racism protesters reportedly beaten at Cadman Plaza, near the office of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue has neglected to enforce the Constitutional and Federal civil rights of protesters and jail inmates at the same time he appears to give preferential treatment to NYPD officers.

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The public rebellion against police brutality in New York is raising questions about whether Federal prosecutors in New York City consider Federal civil rights discretionary in their application. Source : Public Domain by BlaueBlüte (CC0 1.0 Universal) ; photograph was cropped from original.

As DOJ ignores racism and police brutality at NYPD, unanswered questions about whether Federal civil rights are subject to discretionary enforcement

U.S. Attorneys Richard Donoghue and Geoffrey Berman remain mum about the Justice Department ignoring racism and police brutality at NYPD.

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Governments have divested from public housing in a bid to unlock the value of real estate for private landlords. To do this, public housing authorities have willingly demolished public housing. The same fate that befell Cabrini-Green in Chicago now threatens some NYCHA public housing apartment buildings, thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio (WFP-New York City). Source : Joe M500 (CC BY 2.0). Original photograph was cropped for this photo illustration.

de Blasio plans to convert another 1,718 public housing apartments in Manhattan under RAD, even after new signaling and the unknown threat of demolition looms over NYCHA

NYCHA CEO Greg Russ has signaled a new tune on the RAD conversion of public housing, contradicting RAD conversions and demolition seemingly yet to take place.

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Bodies of people, who have died from the Coronavirus pandemic, have been stored in large refrigerator trucks outside of medical facilities. One such truck is parked on West 12th Street, near 7th Ave. South, in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Staff Photograph

Editorial : St. Vincent’s Hospital closing and the collapse of public health before Coronavirus

What role did hospital closings, like St. Vincent’s in Manhattan, have on the collapse of public health in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic ?

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NYCHA RAD list leak
Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest announcement of RAD conversions coming to NYCHA appears to confirm data obtained by Progress New York about the partial privatisation of public housing in New York City. Progress New York/Photo Illustration

de Blasio’s latest announcement of RAD conversions confirms the leaked list of NYCHA public housing developments facing private landlord management

A list of public housing apartment developments identified for partial privatisation in 2020 appears to confirm data obtained by Progress New York, which reportedly revealed which NYCHA public housing developments would be put into the hands of private landlords under the controversial RAD programme.

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Members of the NYCHA preservation group, Fight For NYCHA, allege that the plan by Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) to put one-third of NYCHA's public housing apartments into a public-private partnership under a H.U.D. programme known as Rental Assistance Demonstration exposes tenants to the risk of civil rights violations. A news report reveals that such tenants will not be protected by a Court-ordered Federal Monitor. Fight For NYCHA

U.S. Attorney mum following revelation that NYCHA tenants lose Federal Monitor after RAD conversion under HUD settlement

The Settlement Agreement announced in Jan. 2019 by U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman denies Federal monitorship to NYCHA residents converted under RAD.

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