Mayor Who Calls Himself a Progressive Leader Is Mad a Racist Policing Strategy Is Being Curbed

Jumping a subway turnstile is a minor offense, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has finally resolved to treat it that way. Last week, Vance’s office announced that it would no longer prosecute most people charged with fare evasion in an effort to decriminalize low-level, nonviolent offenses across the…

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After New York launches free public wifi, privacy advocates complain it's building 'massive database'

When New York started replacing its pay phones with wifi kiosks in January, the new free internet access was met with a great deal of excitement, particularly over the network's speed. The beta launch included just a dozen wifi hubs, but the city plans to convert 7,500 phone booths over the next few years so that free…