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    To sparkle up your Winter wardrobe, or get a jump on Spring, Wilderside announces our new vintage jewelry shop.
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Making sure to share or donate your own jewelry, and trying to buy vintage rather than new, is a way to help the environment.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Wilderside Ltd presents its second eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ($2.99) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook;  and Smashwords independent EBook seller for $2.99, and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer. Next up...more platforms to come.

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Two stories about bad policing in the news today: Do we need the police?

The LA Times reports that in North Carolina, a man was killed by police after seeking help for having been in a car accident. The man’s name is Jonathan Ferrell, and he was a former football player for  Florida A&M University. The same day, The New York Post reports that police shot two innocent women […]

NYCLU Sues NYPD Over Arrest for Filming Stop-and-Frisk

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s unlawful arrest of a Brooklyn woman for recording a stop-and-frisk encounter in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

Poem dedicated to policeman fired for using Ebonics…

From TribLive News…The headline: “Man claims State Police fired him because he used ‘Ebonics’ in his reports“. The quote: “[William C. Peake of Pennsylvania] claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the State Police fired him…because of his race and a false claim that he used “Ebonics” in his reports.” A poem, written by […]

Green Party demands Independent Citizens’ Review Boards for Police

Green Party called two recent reports on police violence evidence of systematic abuses of power by police departments

NYCLU Demands Police Records on License Plate Readers

Every License Plate Reader photo is time, date and GPS-stamped, stored and sent to a database,

Stop NYPD Stop and Frisk? NYCLU has a App for That

NYCLU Releases “Stop and Frisk Watch” Phone App to Fight Back Against NYPD Stops The New York Civil Liberties Union today unveiled “Stop and Frisk Watch” – a free and innovative smart phone application that will empower New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police […]

NYCLU Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective & Racist

The New York Civil Liberties Union today released an analysis of new NYPD data that provides a detailed picture of the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, including new insights on the program’s stark racial disparities and its ineffectiveness in recovering illegal firearms.

NYPD Arrests NYCLU Legal Observer at Occupy Wall Street event

KW writes: The police must learn to change. The police must learn to respect people who are protesting. And, police departments should learn to fire police officers who are caught doing wrong. In addition, the public should have easy ways to recall politicians like Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who allow bad cops […]

NYCLU Challenges Nassau County PD’s Refusal to Release Records on Dealings with TV Personality Bill O’Reilly

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed court papers challenging the Nassau County Police Department’s refusal to disclose public records concerning allegations that the Department launched an internal affairs investigation at the behest of Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly of a detective whom the TV personality believed was romantically involved with his wife. The NYCLU filed […]

An Occupy Wall Street Idea: Poems For Police

Occupiers Should Have Two Poems In Their Pockets I have been watching LiveStream video of Occupy Wall Street and other occupations fairly obsessively. I aspire to be an eye witness, who will discourage the government from doing bad things to protesters. I try to e-mail my friends when important things are happening, like the fairly […]

NYCLU Urges Commissioner Kelly to Take Steps to Protect Protest Rights

 The New York Civil Liberties Union today called on NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly to take steps to protect the free speech rights of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City by ending the blanket videotaping by the Department of peaceful protesters, allowing the demonstrators to pitch tents and set up portable toilets, and preventing further mass arrests and […]

NYCLU Criticizes Taser Use by Suffolk, NYC, Albany, Nassau, Monroe, Rochester & Syracuse Police

IW: The Green Party of Suffolk has called for a moratorium on Taser use by Suffolk Police after Taser deaths in 2009 and 2011 Police officers throughout New York State are consistently misusing and overusing Tasers, according to a report released today by the New York Civil Liberties Union. The NYCLU’s analysis covers the following law enforcement agencies: Albany Police Department, the Glens […]

NYCLU: Suffolk PD Must Train Officers to Respect Right to Videotape in Public

Following the dismissal of charges today against a news cameraman who was unlawfully arrested after filming the aftermath of a car chase in Bohemia last month, the New York Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Suffolk County Police Department to ensure that its officers understand and respect people’s constitutional right to videotape police interactions with civilians […]

DOE Must Do More to Encourage Positive, not Punitive, Discipline in the City’s Schools

In testimony tonight on the disciple code for New York City public schools, the New York Civil Liberties Union will encourage the Department of Education’s ongoing efforts to include positive-discipline practices in the city’s schools – but will caution that the DOE’s disciplinary code and zero-tolerance policies criminalize student discipline and discriminate unfairly against students of color […]