On Monday, NYCHA chairman John Rhea visited a public housing complex that had been without power, water, or heat since Hurricane Sandy. He told the residents they would be required to pay full rent despite having no services, but that they'd get a rent credit in January, calling it "a nice little Christmas present."
Given the expanding power of the NYPD, it was interesting to hear members of the Bloomberg administration articulate their opposition to the Community Safety Act, legislation seeking to increase transparency and oversight.
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There is more than one story line to the appointment of former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Joe Dunne to the newly created position of chief security officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Trying to lock up those who peacefully speak out against such a clearly unjust policy as stop-and-frisk is backwards on its face. Since the city is trying to stifle one such person, here is what he has to say.
The NYPD is watching us, but who's watching the NYPD? Currently the FBI, CIA and the Los Angeles Police Department have an Inspector General, so why can't the New York Police Department?
There are many reasons not to create an inspector general to monitor the NYPD. But those offered by Michael Best, counselor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are not good ones.
If you lived in a place where you were subject to unwarranted violence and harassment, a place where you were treated as less than human and had your life, as well as your freedom threatened on a regular basis, you might be living in some third world dictatorship. You might also be living in Harlem.
This week, we took some big steps forward toward a better NYPD. With independent oversight, we will finally be able to take a close look at NYPD policies that impair civil liberties, put officers in danger, or lead to ineffective policing.
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.