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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 assau...

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

Erica Garner | Posted 01.11.2016 | 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

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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...

Sorry Bratton, You Can’t Say Race Has Nothing To Do With This

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has expressed unambiguous concern since news broke of some of his cops wrongfully slamming former tennis star Jam...

The Politics of the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.08.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

While homeless New Yorkers, some with addiction issues, have been harassed by cops on a two to three block strip there for years, some say that the intensity of the policing turned up after Extell, the mega developer of 'poor door' fame, bought property on that corner.

20 Months of Bratton and De Blasio's NYPD

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.02.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

As some New Yorkers start to wonder if the appointment of Bratton wasn't a remarkably stupid idea, the sum of the de Blasio and Bratton era paints a picture that ought to put to rest the idea that New York has substantively reformed the NYPD.

With the Rise of $uperPacs and Voter ID, Can '16 Be More About Democracy?

Mark Green | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgShrum vs. Lowry: As billionaires "bid" for President and key swing states disenfranchise millions of minorities and millennials, can the process of Democracy grab more attention than Trump's Hair and Wall? Then: does Donald vs. Jeb = insults vs. results?

Broken-Windows Policing Is a High-Arrest Program

Bernard E. Harcourt | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime
Bernard E. Harcourt

In a post titled "Don't Blame My 'Broken Windows' Theory For Poor Policing", Kelling maintains that his theory was never meant to be a high misdemeanor-arrest policy. That's hard to believe because George Kelling himself measures broken-windows policing by the number of misdemeanor arrests performed by the police.

The Bill Bratton Rope-A-Dope: Community Policing and More People in Jail

Nick Malinowski | Posted 08.11.2015 | Crime
Nick Malinowski

While the rest of the country's political class frets about how to reduce the prison population, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton wants more people in jail, going back to the future with the 1990s-era super-predation myths.

NYPD Stop Lying! Here's How to Handle 'Synthetic Marijuana'

Stefanie Jones | Posted 08.10.2015 | Crime
Stefanie Jones

The NYPD has been drumming up attention over the supposed dangers of "synthetic marijuana" -- a class of cannabinoid chemicals typically sprayed over plant matter and packaged with names like "K2," "Spice" and "Green Giant." Last week, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton used highly emotional language, calling it "weaponized marijuana" and saying it makes people "totally crazy."

Ramping Up the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.07.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The de Blasio administration, for example, has said that there should be some mental health treatment aspect as a response to rich people complaining about the homeless in their neighborhoods. It's all so very 'progressive' and sophisticated, you see.

NYC's New Crime-Stopping Approach to Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.23.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

In our efforts to stop animal cruelty, we're making great advances toward all of these goals. This week, we're adding another milestone to that list.

Back to the Future: Bratton Announces 'Predictive Policing' Is Here, 'Get Over It'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.21.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Another day, another reminder from NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton that the era of "predictive policing", the orwellian idea that cops can predict crime, is already here. This wasn't the first time Bratton has openly talked about such a potentially controversial subject.

Public Figures and Petty Hatred

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Abraham H. Foxman

Here at the Anti-Defamation League, we get it all the time. Most recently when we criticized Jarryd Hayne, a former Australian rugby star and now a running back on the San Francisco 49ers, for revisiting the ancient charge blaming Jews for the death of Christ.

Police Diversity or Community Control?

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.13.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

By encouraging young people and those committed to challenging the status quo of policing to take on the police in new ways (even ones that the police have traditionally controlled), there might be the potential for new fronts in a battle that isn't going away anytime soon.

Predicting Predictive Policing in NYC

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As the NYPD rolls out this new plan, I hope those tasked with implementing the policy do not replace one legally discredited practice of hunch-based stops with an automated HunchLab system only to find themselves facing similar legal challenges to the fairness and effectiveness of this policing strategy.