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A Brooklyn defendant seeking release from prison has petitioned a federal court for access to evidence that he says is buried in a Red Hook evidence warehouse underneath Superstorm Sandy debris. … Full Article

NYC dance performance targets social injustice

An emotionally charged series in New York City is exploring racial and social injustice through dance, photography and public dialogue. … Full Article

Court rules city within right to revoke a use of Atlantic Ave. subway tunnel

The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association (BHRA) is still prohibited from using the long-abandoned, circa-1844 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tunnel under Atlantic Avenue as part of a historic preservation effort, an appellate court has ruled. … Full Article

PLO balks at claim it owes over $1 billion to Israel terror victims

Victims of terror attacks in Israel more than a decade ago are not entitled to boost a $654 million lawsuit award to more than a billion dollars by tacking on interest, lawyers for Palestinian authorities said. … Full Article

St. Francis to host discussion on NYC policing

The deaths of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley at the hands of New York Police Offices as well as the killings of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos have brought New York to the forefront in the debate on police and public safety. On Monday, March 30 from 12:30pm-2pm, St. … Full Article

Federal prosecutors charge town official with tax evasion

A Long Island town official has been charged with six counts of tax evasion, according to an unsealed indictment released last week. … Full Article

James calls for immediate appeal for release of Garner records

A judge on Thursday refused to release testimony heard by a grand jury that declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, finding he hadn't heard a valid reason to make the secret information public. … Full Article

Vote to confirm Loretta Lynch further delayed

WASHINGTON — A Senate stalemate over legislation to combat human trafficking deepened Thursday, almost certainly delaying a confirmation vote on the president's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, until mid-April. … Full Article
BK Live 3/17/15: Rap Sheet Errors

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses Brooklyn rap sheet errors

Thousands of New Yorkers are caught in what is being referred to as the “rap sheet trap,” uncorrected errors on records of arrests and prosecutions. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 47 years to life in prison for quadruple gang-related shooting

A Brooklyn judge has sentenced a 21-year-old man to a lengthy prison term for causing the death of one and injury to three others during a basketball tournament at a public housing complex. … Full Article


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