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New York City Has A Plan To Keep Black Kids In School And Out Of Jail

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK - The largest district in the country is taking steps to make sure that its littlest, most vulnerable students are not pushed out of school f...

NYPD Commissioner Plans To Step Down Next Year

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Monday that he will leave his post by the end of 2017. “When I find the right time, that’...

The NYPD's War On Dirt Bikes

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.22.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly said that the Vision Zero is part and parcel of Broken Windows policing, a controversial low-level enforcement philosophy which has come under scrutiny by activists and protesters the last few years.

Blood In The Water, Art Stops Guns: A Peace Angels Project Initiative

Lin Evola | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Lin Evola

I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.

Useful or Not, Broken Windows Policing Remains Morally Indefensible

Nick Malinowski | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Nick Malinowski

At a community meeting I attended last summer in Brooklyn, a resident complained to the Commanding Officer of the local precinct about a violent crime that occurred on her block: a gun point robbery. What were the police doing to solve the crime and to ensure that it doesn't happen again, the woman asked?

Why New York Cops Spent Their Workday Playing With Kids

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Fifth-graders at Public School 112 in Brooklyn, New York, were handed mock police badges Tuesday morning instead of name tags or gold stars. Rather th...

Gang Raids and Our Addiction to 'Super Predators'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.30.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

A reported 120 alleged gang members had been were arrested, surpassing the 2014 raid in West Harlem's Grant and Manhattanville Houses for the biggest in the city's history. One man even fell to his death from a building as he ran away from cops. Since the shooting death of police officer Randolph Holder last October, the frequency of the raids has notably increased.

Diamonds, Dinners and 'Rats': The NYPD's Political Gangsters

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime
Josmar Trujillo

If the NYPD has nothing to hide then a deeper and more transparent gaze into what makes the department tick shouldn't be a problem. A federal investigation alone does little in this regard, playing out behind the scenes and scrutinizing only a handful of cops.

New York City Murder Rate Drops To Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

New York City saw a significant drop in major crimes in the first quarter of 2016 with the fewest murders and shootings in its recorded history, Mayor...

New York City Police Chief Bill Bratton Slams Ted Cruz On Muslim 'Patrols'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ripped into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday for stating that he would empower law enforcement to “...

National Security State, Police State

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology
Josmar Trujillo

While it may seem strange to have a multinational corporation ostensibly defending Americans against improper searches from the government, stranger yet is that police want to be at the forefront of a debate on civil liberties.

Apple, the FBI, and Our Pathetic "Debate" About Privacy

Jess Coleman | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Jess Coleman

Why is the American public so impervious to a vigorous discussion about privacy? Perhaps it's because we don't understand it all that well.

Will the Feds Fail Eric Garner?

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 02.23.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Earlier this month it was reported that federal prosecutors have begun to show evidence to a grand jury, raising hopes that Pantaleo, who was not indicted by Staten Island grand jury, might face justice.

Bratton OKs Broken Windows 'Reform'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 01.28.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

With constant reminders that they wouldn't be in any way, shape, or form disturbing the way Broken Windows policing operates in New York City, the city council today rolled out a new set of bills said to adjust some penalties for low-level offenses.

NYC Mayor Defends Idea That Women Should Use ‘Buddy System’ To Avoid Assault

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 01.12.2016 | Women

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton are receiving criticism for their recent comments about rape and sexual assaul...

'Failure To Supervise' Goes All The Way To The Top

Erica Garner | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

We need leaders willing to call out the corruption of our criminal justice system and clean it top-to-bottom. It's time to step up and become the leaders we've been waiting for. It's time we stopped demanding justice from others and started creating it for ourselves. Who's with me?

Zeroing In on Police Leaders and Politicians

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Josmar Trujillo

The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.

Mayor de Blasio's Midterm Report Card

Tom Allon | Posted 12.28.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Since we're living in a data-driven, grades obsessed world, it's time to gather around for Mayor Bill de Blasio's midterm report card. It's halfway through the Mayor's four-year term. First terms are notoriously hard but since this is the big time, there's no grading on a curve.

NYPD Commissioner Blasts LA's 'Overreaction' To Bomb Threat

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- While Los Angeles public schools shut down Tuesday after an anonymous bomb threat, New York City handled the same threat by dismissing it....

NYC's Top Cop Chastises Trump For Fear-Mongering About Muslims

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City's top cop had a message for Donald Trump and other peddlers of doom on the campaign trail Thursday: Stop. It's not helping...

Paul Ryan Pledges 9/11 Bill Is All But Done

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hopes rose Wednesday that Congress was finally going to pass a new bill to aid ailing and dying 9/11 responders, with House Speaker Paul...

Don't Blame The New York Judge Who Referred Alleged Cop Killer To A Drug Program

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

A New York judge is taking on the mayor and police chief over a decision he made last year -- and it turns out the law is on his side. Manhattan Supre...

Weathering the Police Reform Storm

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.02.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

With reforms like these who'll be surprised by the next high-profile incident of police abuse? Not me.

James Blake Says Cop Who Slammed Him 'Doesn't Deserve' To Have Badge

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.12.2015 | Sports

Former tennis star James Blake says the New York City cop who slammed him to the ground should lose his job. "I don't think this person should ever ha...

NYPD Releases Video Of Cop Slamming James Blake To The Ground

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.11.2015 | Sports

Security footage released by the New York City Police Department on Friday shows a plainclothes cop slamming former tennis star James Blake to the gro...