As the intervention by Federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Oregon, triggered what the A.C.L.U. deemed a "Constitutional crisis," U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14) made headlines by playing the victim card in response to the use of a sexist pejorative by a Republican Congressman. C-Span via YouTube (Screen Shot) (Fair Use)

AOC mum as Jimmy Dore rips into the Squad for enabling Nancy Pelosi to fully-fund Trump’s unconstitutional use of Federal Agents against protesters in Portland

Political commentator Jimmy Dore criticised U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for keeping mum as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supported funding of DHS Agents’ controversial tactics against Portland protesters.

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At the P.S. 33 elementary school in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, a poll supervisor attended to a registered voter, who was twice denied a ballot during the June 23 Democratic Part primary election. The voter waited over 11 hours to be able to cast an affidavit ballot due to missing pages for local elections and wrong information about the voter's party affiliation. Progress New York

As the Board of Elections tosses absentee ballots, a signaling that the Feds may countenance voter disenfranchisement

By Progress New York Staff The New York City Board of Elections is reportedly disqualifying between 20 to 30 per

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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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