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Community Safety Act

A Network Dedicated to Ending Gun Violence in Our Communities

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 09.23.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It is time we work together to solve this pervasive national problem, and develop ways every city in our country can effectively combat gun violence.

Another Major Victory In The Fight Against Stop And Frisk

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices

A New York state judge has upheld a law making it easier for citizens to sue police officers performing unlawful stop and frisks based on race. "T...

Now That's Something

Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.26.2013 | New York
Spencer Wolff

A long and bitter fight ended Thursday with the override of the mayoral veto and the passage of the Community Safety Act.

Council Members Vote To Override Bloomberg's Oversight Veto

Posted 08.22.2013 | New York

The New York City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's vetoes of two bills aimed at reining in the New York City Police Depart...

Vote On Big NYPD Oversight Bill Today

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The nation's biggest police department will get a new watchdog and face easier standards for people to file profiling lawsuits agains...

NYPD Could Have Two, Separate Watchdogs

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation's most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poise...

Bloomberg Still Trying To Defeat Stop-And-Frisk Bills

| Posted 09.15.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Michael Bloomberg targeted Queens City Councilman Mark Weprin in retaliation for his support of two bill...

Bloomberg To Use His $$$ To Fight Stop-And-Frisk Bills

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York

Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg will use his personal fortune to fight two bills passed by City Council last week aimed at reining in the NYPD. ...

A Late Night, a Brighter Day

Brad Lander | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Brad Lander

I would never vote for something that I believe would compromise the safety of families in our community. But we cannot keep New York City safe by profiling our neighbors based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, or immigration status.

Bloomberg: 'Nobody Racially Profiles'

Posted 06.28.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday morning at two bills recently passed by the New York City Council that aim to check the NYPD's controversial...

'Take Heart, Al Qaeda Wannabes'

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several top law enforcement officials on Monday urged City Council members to reject two measures he said would hobble the...

City Council Has a Golden Opportunity to Stop Discriminatory Policing -- Will It Do the Right Thing?

Nahal Zamani | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Nahal Zamani

True community safety requires a police department for whom all New Yorkers are equally deserving of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The Community Safety Act is an important step towards ensuring just that.

An Interview With the Victims of Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Police Violence in Brooklyn

JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
JamesMichael Nichols

While the three men did not take questions at the June 11 press conference and only provided a brief statement, Josh Williams and Ben Collins are now offering their first interview following the event.

Why New York City Needs an Anti-Profiling Bill to Protect LGBTQ New Yorkers

John Blasco | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
John Blasco

If we envision a better city in which all people are safe and free from discrimination and profiling, then we need laws protecting the communities who are most targeted. Our laws need to enforce non-racist, non-homophobic, non-sexist, non-transphobic and overall non-oppressive behaviors.

Public Safety for All?

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

What the mayor offered New Yorkers Tuesday was a pep rally for his failing proposition that our city has to choose between better policing and safer streets, between saving lives and protecting our Constitutional rights.

Bloomberg Attacks Stop-And-Frisk Critics

| Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

By Nicole Bode and Ben Fractenberg 1 POLICE PLAZA — In a speech brimming with vitriol, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took aim at all who have criticize...

Young People and the NYPD -- Reflections on Universal Children's Day

Nahal Zamani | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Nahal Zamani

Stops are no minor inconvenience; they can be traumatic, violating and humiliating. The Center for Constitutional Rights has heard testimonies from people who experienced a range of inappropriate and abusive behaviors by police.

WATCH: City Council Clashes Over Stop-And-Frisk

Posted 10.11.2012 | New York

A New York City Council hearing on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program on Thursday culminated with two council members engaging in a heated back-and-for...