If the NYPD has nothing to hide then a deeper and more transparent gaze into what makes the department tick shouldn't be a problem. A federal investigation alone does little in this regard, playing out behind the scenes and scrutinizing only a handful of cops.
Ethics is something that was taught in ancient Greece and was once neatly woven into our secondary education system. Ethics classes, like civics classes, are now rarely found on the high school level in this country. Isn't it time to resurrect this again?
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.
Members of a campaign called Safety Beyond Policing, at City Hall on Thursday denounced City Council's plan to put $97 million towards increasing the NYPD headcount by 1000 officers.
We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.
Sometimes, ya just gotta do what ya gotta do to get someone's attention. This is the reality in which Occupy activist Marni Halasa lives, and thrives...
Categorically bugging all mosques and "infiltrating" MSAs might be the quick and easy option for our government to show us that it is "doing something" to combat terror, but is it really the most optimal method for serious law enforcement?
Every day, vendors tell us that police officers treat them with disrespect. This kind of low-level abuse degrades vendors as people while also harming the relationship between vendors (who can otherwise act as eyes-and-ears of the police) and the NYPD.
Real safety comes from a police department that follows the law and respects people's fundamental rights, building trust with communities rather than undermining it. This week's historic ruling is a tremendous step in the right direction.
Presuming his Muslim wife will win him the Muslim vote, perhaps he believes it in his best political interest to not take a stand that some of his potential supporters might agree with. Why stir the pot when you have us in the bag?
Call it a cri de coeur, a collective cry of the heart, from voices rarely heard -- the city's Muslim community, pushing back for the first time against the NYPD's secret spying on them for the past decade.
They may have thought themselves gods but they were terribly mortal, consumed by such earthly vanities as ego and ambition.
Ray Kelly was at his misleading best at the 92nd Street YMHA last week in trashing the Associated Press' Pulitzer prize-winning series about the New York City Police Department's widespread and pervasive spying on Muslims.
So there's a deal: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn keeps Ray Kelly as police commissioner if she's elected mayor, according to the NY Post.
City Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn, who appeared to favor reappointing Ray Kelly police commissioner, meets with former Police Commissioner Bratton.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was not in the holiday spirit as he prepared to set off from the Plaza on his Christmas Eve stroll.