The NYPD is opening a branch in Kfar Sava. In Israel. Are you kidding me? It's not enough that the NYPD's Demographics Unit was virtually thrown out of New Jersey for spying on Muslims across the state.
So the NYPD's Demographics Unit never produced a single lead to a terrorist plot in the last six years and probably not in its entire decade-long existence.
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.
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.
This Sunday, on Father's Day, I will be marching with tens of thousands of other New Yorkers to call for reform of stop-and-frisk. We cannot accept a New York where people are subject to civil liberties violations based on the color of their skin.
With its disastrous fallout and questionable payoff, it is time to abolish this divisive and ill-conceived tactic. Stop-and-frisk is racially biased, ineffective, and has created considerable costs for the city.
What we know for sure is that Trayvon Martin is dead. We may also learn again that the false assumptions that undergird all sorts of profiling endanger our citizens and visitors, and divide us against each other.
The Associated Press's expose of the NYPD's widespread and legally questionable spying on Muslims, deservedly and importantly, received a Pulitzer Pri...
For years, the NYPD has engaged in the widespread warrantless surveillance of law abiding American Muslims without any credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Based upon the reports, their only crime appears to be their religious belief in Islam.
If there is a constant to Kelly's discipline, it is this: the more vulnerable to criticism he perceives the department or himself to be, the harsher the punishment.
Ever wonder why the Daily News runs all those editorials deifying the NYPD, even as the department arrested the paper's own reporters during the Occupy Wall Street protests?
City Hall refuses to release a report on the effectiveness of New York's revamped emergency response system. The firefighters union says the city is cooking the books when it comes to calculating response time.
Our collective psyche has been shaped by the experiences of living in post-9/11 America, and future generations will be forced to wrangle with questions of identity, history, shame and our place in America.
The truth matters. That's why I am working with my colleague Jumaane Williams, the Brennan Center for Justice, and other groups on legislation to establish an NYPD Inspector General.
Stop and frisk is an acceptable policing tool. That is not the question at hand. The question is whether the NYPD's current usage of stop and frisk is effective, legal and/or necessary.
The New Jersey FBI head who publicly criticized the NYPD's widespread spying on Newark's Muslims had the green light from FBI headquarters for a rare rebuke of NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.