The New York Post is having trouble understanding some basic tenets of democracy, which explains why they found my invitation for you to join us in court for today's important hearing in our stop-and-frisk case "troubling."
This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.
To be honest with you, I couldn't care less whether you keep Barneys' money. It won't change a reality of more than 700,000 people -- mostly Black and Latino -- stopped and frisked by the NYPD in a single year.
The New York City Police Department is a peculiar institution. The city agency appears to be maintaining its record of tasteless behavior, even as it...
Can we finally agree that our radical right wing could care less about the budget, or public health and safety, and that their real motivation is an unhealthy addiction to dire events. They are perpetually sweating, wild-eyed, at the edge of doom, ever in extremis.
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.
While one can sympathize with the police officer on the street who has a "perp" in hand with enough evidence to arrest him -- surely, a low bar -- the prosecutors' role is far more complex. They must make the case stick.
The gist of this anonymously-sourced "journalism" is this: that a federal judge's ruling last month -- which said that the NYPD's use of stop and frisk is unconstitutional -- might be responsible for an uptick in gun violence over the last month.
I came to Zuccotti Park on a crisp October day, 714 days ago. My camera was an eyewitness to history, while I... fell in love.
My experience as a lifeguard tells me that someone could have saved that young man that day. Only, it wasn't me.
Justifications that target American Muslims carve out loopholes in religious freedom statutes that inevitably hurt members of other faith traditions, too.
The ASPCA and the New York City Police Department are teaming up to bring the best and most comprehensive full-care approach to rescuing animals from cruelty.
On February 21, 2012, Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock band, festooned in primary colored ski masks called, 'balaclavas' stormed the s...
Mayor Bloomberg and his police commissioner Ray Kelly have defiantly continued to defend "stop-and-frisk" in the press. Let's take a look at some of their biggest myths.
Do we really want to extend police surveillance to our smartphones? Are we watched enough each day outside of our homes, or do we want to have another one resting on our bedside table?
Since when did dissatisfaction with certain aspects of the government indicate one was disloyal to the U.S.? Many Americans oppose government policies, such as Obamacare, TSA regulations, immigration policy, and abortion, but that does not automatically equate them to a high threat.