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Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner To Privacy Advocates: 'Get A Life' | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Amanda Terkel

Police Unions 'Standing Down' After Controversial Comments In Wake Of NYPD Shooting | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City's police unions have agreed to refrain from putting out more statements on Saturday's cold-blooded murder of police office...

Pat Lynch, You Will Not Wage 'War' on Our Communities!

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.21.2015 | New York
Russell Simmons

I pray for unity in the city, as pain runs deep in many communities. But, we will no longer tolerate those, like Pat Lynch, who want to create more pain by attempting to divide the people and those who have taken an oath to protect and serve them.

NYPD Commissioner: Mayor De Blasio Has Lost Trust Of 'Some' Officers

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has lost the trust of some officers in the tense aftermath following the fatal shooting of two NYPD policemen, Poli...

The Pendulum of History Swings Again

Tom Allon | Posted 02.09.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

There is a third way for crime fighting: Keep "Broken Windows" policing but reimagine it so that petty crimes only lead to fines and summonses, not arrests and in extreme cases (like Eric Garner), forcible arrests that can lead to seemingly excessive use of force.

#WeCantBreathe: Peel's Principles of Policing Gone Wrong?

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | Posted 02.09.2015 | New York
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton has stated his guiding source of inspiration is Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles of Policing, a preventative philosophy used by members of the first police force in London in 1829.

Matt Sledge

New York Mayor: NYPD Will Use Less Force 'Whenever Possible' | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Flanked by top NYPD brass, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police ...