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Transit Agencies Face the New Calculus of Broader Backsides

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY

Sandra Lee on an older-style New Jersey Transit train. The agency has a five-year plan to add 100 double-decker train cars.Each time a New York area transit agency decides to purchase new trains or buses, it must consider whether to make its seats wider, usually at the expense of passenger capacity.

Suit on Police Treatment of Livery Riders Is to Proceed

By AL BAKER

A civil rights lawsuit accusing the New York Police Department of flouting the rights of livery cab passengers has been allowed to move forward by a federal judge.

Tense Relations With Officers in a Crime-Ridden Precinct

By LIZ ROBBINS

In East New York, Brooklyn, the wariness between the police and residents has been a topic of conversation, especially since a shooting on Thursday night.

The Linden Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, near where a police officer shot and killed a resident on Thursday night.

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How a Racist Criminal Justice System Rolled Back the Gains of the Civil Rights Era

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On MLK Day: How a Racist Criminal Justice System Rolled Back the Gains of the Civil Rights Era

For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Democracy Now! Hosts a discussion of mass incarceration among African-Americans and how it has created a new Jim Crow era. READ MORE

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