It is now up to a military judge to determine if Bradley Manning will spend the rest of his life in prison even after being acquitted of the most serious charge against him.
Thousands of inmates July 8 renewed a hunger strike begun in 2011 to protest prison practices they say amount to torture.
Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.
More than 100 people celebrated the 4th of July here by demanding an end to U.S. government spying on its citizens.
This July 4, thousands of people will be taking to the streets to "restore the fourth" - the principals of the Fourth of July and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, i.e. the right to privacy.