As a guy who is often compared to the back end of a horse, I had always wanted to see how the other half lives. I got a chance recently when I met Frank, the mane man at Greenlawn Equestrian Center on Long Island, N.Y., where I had gone for a horseback riding lesson.
A crowd of 100 protestors filled the street outside the Bronx's "Hall of Justice" last Thursday at a brief hearing for Richard Haste, the 31-year-old, white narcotics cop who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old African-American, last February.
The Romneys deserve to be stopped-and-frisked over their missing tax returns by the press during every interview until they disclose them, because they're going to remain suspicious as hell until they show us what's really in there.
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.
Hayden is just one of dozens of New York City activists facing criminal charges believed to have been leveled against them by the courts and the police in retaliation for their civilian challenges to police authority.
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.
We need to answer the broader questions about increasing equality and opportunity for all to ensure NYC's successful future as a city worthy of being upheld as a model metropolis. We must demand police reform now to create a better present.
Citi Bikes and New York City will mix like oil and water. Inexperienced cyclists and drivers who don't deal well with cyclists and rush hour traffic, and poor efforts by the NYPD to protect cyclists, will result in needless deaths in New York City.
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 same Islamic cleric was investigated for terrorist-related activities twice -- six years apart - apparently because the NYPD's Intelligence Division and the FBI don't talk to each other.
If there is empirical evidence to support the claim that more stop and frisk and more aggressive policing reduces crime, someone please show me.
The NYPD appears to assume that every young man in a specific neighborhood is a criminal, acts on that assumption with frequent shakedowns and then appears to be confounded when the community does not welcome them.
One of the three killers of police officer Russel Timoshenko was a paid police informant, registered with the NYPD'S Intelligence Division, according to a document obtained by NYPD Confidential.
Although there is no popular mandate for unsubstantiated and illegal arrests, discriminatory stops, frisks and searches, "flaking," murder and gun sales, these actions continue to describe the New York City Police Department.
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