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NYT: Judge Rules NYC's "Stop-And-Frisk" Violates Rights

Dealing a blow to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's fondness for fighting crime by stopping every black and Latino kid in New York City, a federal judge has ruled that the NYPD's "Stop-And-Frisk" violates the fourth Amendment of the Constitution. That's the one that deals with illegal search and seizures without a warrant. The judge also "called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms."

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Reason #367 Why You Don't Have A Job? You're Black and You Don't Know the Hook Up

Nancy Ditomaso on The New York Times Opinotator blog writes how "Black" Twitter and your Facebook friends who put extra sayings in their names like Natasha Ohsofine Washington, are not helping you get a job. This is because they don't know anyone. This is unlike your friends on "White" Twitter and their Facebook friends who don't have clever handles because they might know someone who has a job connection and everyone knows fancy job places don't hire people with elaborate nicknames as googleable public record.

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Poverty In America's Suburbs Jumps By 53 Percent

From the NYT SlideshowOnce a symbol of "making it," the suburbs continued their slide into growing older and poorer. The New York Times reports today that poverty level in America's suburbs has jumped by more than half since 2000, compared to the cities, which saw an increase of 26 percent. And the limping economy has only hastened the 'burb's poverty rate, with two-thirds of of that growth happening between 2007 and 2010.

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