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The Islamic nation is currently engaged in talks with the West over its nuclear program.
The Obama administration insists Iran must reduce the number of its operating centrifuges and its stockpile of partially enriched uranium. It must also allow new monitoring of the country’s nuclear program.
On Monday Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency at the United Nations, said Iran must allow inspection of non-military sites for years as part of a final nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, scheduled to conclude by June 30.
Kalief Browder was a 16-year-old sophomore when he was arrested, and later charged with second-degree robbery. Except he didn’t do it. Here’s a timeline of what happened:
- Kalief Browder and a friend were returning home from a party in the Belmont section of the Bronx.
- They were stopped by a squad car; the officer said they took someone’s backpack.
- Browder said they didn’t rob anyone, so the police searched his their pockets, and found nothing.
- The victim was in the squad car, and told the officers something new: they didn’t rob him tonight, they robbed him a few days ago.
- Browder and his friend were taken to the Forty-eighth Precinct, where they were kept in holding cells, then they were transferred to Central Booking at the Bronx County Criminal Court.
- Browder had previous run-ins with the law as a juvenile and was therefore on probation, but he did not have an arrest record.
- Seventeen hours after the police picked Browder up, an officer and a prosecutor interrogated him, and he again maintained his innocence.
- The next day, he was led into a courtroom, where he learned that he had been charged with robbery, grand larceny, and assault.
- The judge released Browder’s friend, but since Browder was on probation, the judge ordered him to be held and set bail at three thousand dollars.