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Julia Craven

It's Difficult To Hire Black Officers Since Too Many Black People Have Been Arrested, Says NYPD Commissioner

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

The number of potential police officers of color who have criminal records is too damn high -- at least that seems to be New York police commissioner ...

NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Mulls Pardoning 1.2 Million Low-Level Offenders

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has proposed granting amnesty to 1.2 million low-level offenders with open warrants for minor offenses ...

There Are 1.2 Million Open Warrants In New York

AP | Posted 05.17.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sheila Beasley was struggling to clean up after her beloved Rottweiler, Rocky, on a Bronx sidewalk on a December day in 2008 when she...

CNN's Don Lemon To Bill Bratton: 'Do You Think That People Of Color Are Targeted By Police?'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.23.2015 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon had some pointed questions for Bill Bratton Wednesday night, asking the NYPD commissioner if he believes African-American men are disp...

Will the South Teach the North About Police Reform?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We are a long way from justice and this case will have to work its way through the prosecutor, jury selection and trial, but just the contrast of this tragic incident and that of Garner's death and others is remarkable.

No New Cops: Strong Communities Make Policing Obsolete

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

At just under 35,000, the New York City Police Department is bar none the largest police department in the United States. It's also one of the beefiest in terms of police-to-citizen ratio.

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner To Privacy Advocates: 'Get A Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

New York City police Commissioner William Bratton has a message for privacy advocates concerned over the NYPD’s new ShotSpotter program: “Get a li...

There Are Lies, Damn Lies and Then There's 'Community Policing'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 05.09.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Cops will never reform themselves. The attempts to bring them closer to us by quite literally packaging us in this same, tired concept of 'community policing' is a spin that no one seeking justice should fall for.

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Acknowledges Marijuana Prohibition Responsible for Increased Shootings

Tony Newman | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
Tony Newman

"In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with an '80s and '90s with heroin and cocaine," said Bratton. "We just see marijuana everywhere when we make these arrests, when we get these guns off the streets."

In Whose America?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In sum, we, the people, are ever less in control of anything. The police are increasingly not "ours," nor are the NSA and its colleague outfits "our" intelligence agencies, nor are the wars we are fighting "our" wars, nor the elections in which we vote "our" elections.

Broken Windows Cracks But Police State Grows

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.11.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

In the span of just over a week, two prominent proponents of Broken Windows theory, the policing strategy that cracks down on low-level infractions, backtracked on the role of the theory in lowering crime across New York city and suggested the theory was 'oversold'.

A Response to Bratton and Kelling

Steve Zeidman | Posted 03.27.2015 | New York
Steve Zeidman

De Blasio was elected on a platform of progressive reform. His administration has implemented new approaches in areas like education, housing, and immigration. Yet NYC law enforcement is based on a magazine article from 33 years ago. It is time for a 21st century approach to policing.

The NYPD Could Learn Something From The LAPD's Progress On Race Relations

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

Tense race relations following the Rodney King beating quickly made the Los Angeles Police Department one of the most notorious law enforcement organi...

Bratton To NYPD: Get Back To Work

www.nytimes.com | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

Seeking to end more than two weeks of a precipitous drop in police activity, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said on Friday that he had instruc...

Christopher Mathias

The Reason Some New Yorkers Actually Like The NYPD Slowdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A mass act of protest by New York City police is being welcomed by some critics of law enforcement. In the two weeks since officers Wen...

NYPD Union Rejects NYC Mayor As Deep Rift Persists

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - New York City police union leaders said they rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's leadership ...

Using the Slowdown

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 03.09.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The legacy of "broken windows" looms large in our society. The implication that cops stand between us and chaos isn't only a Bratton talking point -- people believe it.

Consequences of Turning One's Back to the Mayor

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 03.09.2015 | New York
Frank Ligtvoet

The police force has to act in function of our democracy. The uncooked actions of the police officers constituted an assault on that democracy.

NYC Mayor De Blasio: Police Were Disrespectful To Turn Backs

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 03.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department office...

Arrests Plunge Amid Alleged NYPD Slowdown

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

Police in New York City have made far fewer arrests and issued fewer summonses in the past two weeks amid claims that cops are holding back after two ...

Matt Sledge

New York Mayor Touts Record Crime Lows In Face Of Restive NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Hoping to shift the narrative from a stormy December of police reform protests and the murder of two officers, New York City Mayor Bill de...

NYPD Arrests Down For Second Week

Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

For a second straight week, New York City police officers sharply cut back on their actions in the street, arresting less than half as many people and...

Bratton Asks NYPD Not To Turn Backs During Slain Officer's Funeral

AP | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Mourners of a New York Police Department officer killed with his partner in an ambush shooting plan to gather at a funeral home on S...

How LAPD Cleaned Up Gang Activity Under Bratton And Changed Community Policing Forever

Pacific Standard | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern Cal...

Joe Biden Delivers Touching Eulogy For Slain NYPD Cop

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday delivered a heartfelt eulogy for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot dead "execution style" by a man who post...