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04.23.15 Prachi Gupta

A bill that would enable the state attorney general to investigate deaths of unarmed civilians in altercations with the police has failed in the state Senate. Capital reports that it was “voted down 20-16” in the GOP-led Senate Finance Committee. The bill was proposed by Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins after Eric Garner died at […]

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01.29.15 Rhett Jones

The latest nominee for Attorney General says that she does not agree with President Obama that weed is no more dangerous than alcohol and she would not support legalization. Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is currently facing confirmation hearings in front of Congress to take over the AG position from Eric Holder. According […]

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12.08.14 Rhett Jones

As citizens around the United States are increasingly losing confidence in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would like New York’s governor to grant him power to override local attorney generals in cases involving police killing unarmed citizens. Following the high-profile cases of Eric Garner and Mike Brown in which officers […]

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11.16.12 Andy Cush

Earlier this month, state Attorney General Eric Schneidermann announced he would look into price gouging allegations across New York, and yesterday, he gave the first round of accusations, against 13 gas stations. The stations–which include Shell stations in Queens, Nasssau, and Westchester counties, and two USA Petroleum stations in Suffolk–ran prices ranging from $4.74 to […]

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