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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.

Will De Blasio's Big Gamble Pay Off?

Norm Stamper | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

New York's new mayor made clear from the beginning that he would put an end to NYPD's aggressive "stop and frisk" policies. So, what does he do? He turns around and appoints a police commissioner who, under Rudy Giuliani, ushered in that very same stop and frisk mentality.

Report Confirms NYPD Crime Stats Manipulation

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York

By Jeff Morganteen, The New York World This article has been republished from The New York World. Last week, the New York Police Department r...

A Millennial Era Approach to Preventing Gun Violence

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Now that Newtown and the president's proposals have focused the nation's attention on the problem of how to end such senseless slaughter, attention must be paid to the Millennial Generation's ideas on how to meet this challenge.

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than ...

Manufacturing Low Crime Rates at the NYPD: Reputation Versus Safety Under Bloomberg and Kelly

Eli B. Silverman | Posted 10.13.2012 | New York
Eli B. Silverman

When the NYPD protects and serves its reputation for reducing crime, it does not protect and serve the people of New York; these are conflicting priorities.

The Bad Old Days Again?

Tom Allon | Posted 09.09.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly have kept the city safe from criminals and terrorists. Now they have to fight a third front: career-minded mayoral candidates and headline-grabbing judges who are undermining the NYPD's aggressive tactics.

Crime Stats, Tests And Credibility

Tom Allon | Posted 09.01.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

A new study reveals that the city's much-acclaimed crime declines over the past two decades may partially be the result of cooking the books. This merits investigation so New Yorkers can know the true crime statistics from their borough.

Ex-Officers Say NYPD Crime Stat Manipulation Rampant

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Cops in New York City operate between a rock and a hard place. Under pressure to meet "performance goals" they are stopping and frisking New Yorkers a...

Crime Up 4 Percent Even Though NYPD Stopping And Frisking At Record Pace

Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

For the first time since 1994, crime in all eight of the NYPD's "patrol boroughs" is up. The New York Post, who compared this year's CompStat numb...

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy Grills Top Brass At CompStat Meeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Englewood District Cmdr. Anthony Carothers was feeling the heat Thursday. He stood at a podium in front of more than 100 supervisors and his new bo...

The Daily News and the NYPD: Blinded by Love

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

What's with the editorial page of the Daily News when it comes to the police department? A real newspaper challenges authority and encourages its reporters to take the story wherever it leads.

NYPD Commanders Pressuring Cops To Cook Crime Stats: Report | By Joe Kemp | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two academics at an FBI-sponsored conference Friday will accuse the NYPD of cooking the books to make the city appear safer. The claims are contained...

Those Schoolcraft Tapes

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Whether whiner or whistleblower, police officer Adrian Schoolcraft continues to damage the credibility of the New York City Police Department.

Cop on "The NYPD Tapes" Under Fire, But Community Meeting Is Calm

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

The Village Voice has some nasty things to report about Steven Mauriello, the NYPD commander for Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct. Mauriello is a man under fire, but the community meeting he presided over last night was mostly sedate.

Ray May Be Away But Trouble Will Stay

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, said to be traveling in Israel, picked a good week to be out of town. There was plenty of bad NYPD news while he was gone.

NYPD Cops Fudged Crime Stats in Compstat Model Program Now Used in 100s of US Cities

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rob Kall

crossposted from There's something very big here. If you look at the repercussions, this stats program does for police what the Leave No...