Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

All posts by Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein is the founder of ShakingNews.

The NYPD is under fire.
New York City

Trouble for the NYPD

The New York City Police Department had a string of bad news stories over the past week. They settled a court case over illegal Muslim surveillance, paying millions in the process. A leaker revealed the disciplinary records of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, giving the police department another black eye. And…

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Why ShakingNews

Information is the lifeblood of democracy. When voters don't know what's going on in their community or why, important issues go ignored.  People then vent their frustration, unaware of the root causes of these problems and unable to fix them. Moments of annoyance build up into a feeling that representative democratic institutions are either powerless…

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