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Christopher Mathias

NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Memo | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.05.2015 | Black Voices

Police reform advocates expressed cautious optimism this week over a new set of guidelines for when New York City police officers can stop and frisk p...

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.

Slain NYPD Officers' Widows Receive Over $1 Million In Donations To Pay Off Mortgages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

Supporters have rallied around the families of two NYPD officers who were killed days before Christmas. The widows of slain officers Rafael Ramos a...

Turning Our Backs

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We live in a broken, violent world. Turning our backs on it won't change anything.

Jennifer Bendery

New York Police Commissioner: Rift Between Mayor, Police Will 'Go On For A While' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday that tensions between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police department aren't l...

De Blasio and His Police: We Can't Listen With Our Backs Turned

Paul Kendrick | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

De Blasio has been exceptionally evenhanded in his respect for police while trying to help us grasp the perspectives of people of color. He has tried to be a true friend to the NYPD, in the sense of a friend who believes in you enough to be critical when you can be better.

Key Developments In Case Of 2 Slain NYPD Officers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Crime

Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including referenc...

Man Charged After Making Inflammatory Remarks About Cops

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.23.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have increased security at some stationhouses and made at least four arrests over threats made since the deadly shootings of ...

New Yorkers Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigils For Slain Police Officers

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion

New Yorkers mourned the shooting of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos with interfaith prayer vigils on Sunday and Monday, following weeks o...

RAW VIDEO: NYPD Plainclothes Cop Appears To Punch Restrained Teen

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.20.2014 | Crime

A plainclothes NYPD officer appears to punch one of two teenagers during an arrest captured on video. The video, uploaded to YouTube last Monday, ...

Choking on the Truth: Race, Justice, and the Thin Blue Line

Yohuru Williams | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Given the current discussion on ways to restore harmony to police-community relations, it is worth revisiting the history. In November of 1993, the New York City Police Department officially banned the use of chokeholds.

Roque Planas

Akai Gurley Protesters Gather At Housing Project Where He Was Killed | Roque Planas | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- As rain poured down in New York City on Saturday afternoon, more than 50 protesters gathered at the Louis Pink Houses, the Brooklyn housin...

'I Can't Breathe'

Neil McCarthy | Posted 02.04.2015 | New York
Neil McCarthy

If a picture's worth a thousand words, how come this one didn't convince 23 grand jurors? That is the question being asked in New York City and throughout the country in the wake of a grand jury's failure to indict Officer Daniel Panteleo in connection with the death of Eric Garner this past summer.

Protests Erupt After Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

AP | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson sho...

Ryan J. Reilly

Conservatives Join Outrage Over Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner's Death | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opinions on the decision reached by a grand jury last week not to indict the police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown largely...

Protecting the World's Biggest Marathon, How New York City Got It Right

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

Thousands made it across the finish line, exhausted, though elated. And behind the scenes was an incredible demonstration of how a city like New York was able to deter acts of aggression and protect the runners, the spectators and the thousands of workers who helped pull off this major event without serious mishap.

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Last week, we recognized some of the most remarkable people and animals on the front lines of that effort by bestowing our annual ASPCA Humane Awards.

Matt Sledge

NYPD 'Emasculated' Its Own Chokehold Ban, Watchdog Agency Finds | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three months after Eric Garner died at the hands of New York police while shouting, "I can't breathe," a city agency has found that chokeh...

NYPD Shoots And Kills Man, Claims He Was Stabbed

AP | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The medical examiner says an unarmed man who intervened in a confrontation between police and a knife-wielding assailant died of a g...

'As A Black Person, I Want Less Encounters With The Police Not Friendlier Ones'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York City Police Department, and additional videos that have surfaced showing police using excessive ...

What's the Harm in Subway Acrobats?

Axel Schlossberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Axel Schlossberg

Riding the subway at any point during the day reminds me that New Yorkers seldom reach out to the person next to them and spark up conversation.

The Tale of Two Police Abuse Cases

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If there was ever a contrast in the way two separate and seemingly removed from each other police abuse cases were handled, the New York Police Department and the California Highway Patrol cases fit the bill.

Saki Knafo

Chokehold Death Puts New York's Controversial Police Chief Back In The Spotlight | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On a freezing day this past winter, a small group of protesters gathered outside police headquarters in downtown Manhattan. They were bare...

NYPD Officer Stripped Of Badge, Gun After Chokehold Death

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — In a Sunday appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton demanded justice for a man he said was choked to death by New York City pol...

The Roadmap To Stopping Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.