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Another iPhone thief caught

December 12, 2011

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Another iPhone thief has been caught by NYPD plainclothes decoys, this time on the No. 4 train at Grand Central Station . Raymond Rodriguez, 47, of 986 Morris Avenue, the Bronx, was arrested and charged after he lifted the phone from the backpack of a plainclothes decoy police officer. Decoys have caught at least six phone thieves in the […]

Activists call for more alternatives to immigrant detention

December 1, 2011

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Two years ago, Alu Ibrahim, 30, fled civil war in his native country Sudan to seek refuge in the United States. Following U.S. immigration law, Ibrahim identified himself as an asylum seeker to immigration officials and was detained immediately at an airport in Texas. After spending two years in detention, Ibrahim begged a Texas immigration […]