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Hands Up to the Sky, We're Doing This for Akai

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 02.12.2017 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Liang's conviction last night wasn't delivered by the district attorney. It was the product of thousands of New Yorkers clogging city streets. It was demanded at every march and vigil where his family, friends and supporters would lift his name.

'Failure To Supervise' Goes All The Way To The Top

Erica Garner | Posted 01.11.2017 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

We need leaders willing to call out the corruption of our criminal justice system and clean it top-to-bottom. It's time to step up and become the leaders we've been waiting for. It's time we stopped demanding justice from others and started creating it for ourselves. Who's with me?

A War Up in Spanish Harlem

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.22.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

There is no love lost between some communities in New York and the NYPD. There won't be a tremendous amount tears shed or moments of silence. Some will ask where this outpouring of grief from authorities was when cops had been the perpetrators and not the victims of violence.

Open Letter to PBA Loudmouth Pat Lynch

Erica Garner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

The men and women of the world are once again disheartened to read yet another story about a black person being brutalized by the NYPD. We are also disheartened by the knee-jerk reaction from ivory tower police union bosses.

Broken Windows Cracks But Police State Grows

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.11.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

In the span of just over a week, two prominent proponents of Broken Windows theory, the policing strategy that cracks down on low-level infractions, backtracked on the role of the theory in lowering crime across New York city and suggested the theory was 'oversold'.

NYPD Union Rejects NYC Mayor As Deep Rift Persists

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - New York City police union leaders said they rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's leadership ...

De Blasio's First Year: A Tale of Two Mayors -- Progressive Pioneer or City Leader

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Jeanne Zaino

Going into his second year this remains the greatest challenge for the mayor -- to make sure that New Yorkers know he is more focused on running the city as he is on fulfilling his progressive agenda. It's not an either-or scenario, he can do both.

Slain Police and Shameless Rhetoric

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.23.2015 | New York
Ryan Campbell

The communities that have been harmed by aggressive policing will not be satisfied, and trust in the police will not be restored, until the processes to hold police accountable within the criminal justice system are reformed.

Off Duty Black Officers In New York Say They Fear Fellow Cops

Reuters | Michelle Conlin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have...

The Appalling Politicization of a Tragedy

Andrew B. Stoll | Posted 02.21.2015 | New York
Andrew B. Stoll

A god awful tragedy went down on the streets of my hometown two days ago. Two blameless cops executed in broad daylight. In the midst of our collective mourning, must we be subjected to the foul and incendiary finger pointing of the police union bosses?

Amanda Terkel

Police Unions 'Standing Down' After Controversial Comments In Wake Of NYPD Shooting | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City's police unions have agreed to refrain from putting out more statements on Saturday's cold-blooded murder of police office...

Pat Lynch, You Will Not Wage 'War' on Our Communities!

Russell Simmons | Posted 02.21.2015 | New York
Russell Simmons

I pray for unity in the city, as pain runs deep in many communities. But, we will no longer tolerate those, like Pat Lynch, who want to create more pain by attempting to divide the people and those who have taken an oath to protect and serve them.

'Wartime Policing'

Norm Stamper | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Police officers are now poised to treat pretty much anyone as a potential assailant. Already, chiefs and sheriffs around the country are creating new policies, and urging their officers to become extra vigilant.

NYPD Commissioner: Mayor De Blasio Has Lost Trust Of 'Some' Officers

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has lost the trust of some officers in the tense aftermath following the fatal shooting of two NYPD policemen, Poli...

Chokehold Cop Is 'Eagle Scout' Blameless In Eric Garner's Death, NYPD Union President Says

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

The president of the NYPD’s largest police union said Thursday that the officer who put Eric Garner into a fatal chokehold is an Eagle Scout who sho...

Matt Sledge

New York Mayor: NYPD Will Use Less Force 'Whenever Possible' | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Flanked by top NYPD brass, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police ...

After Ferguson, It's Possible No Indictment Also in NYPD Chokehold Case of Eric Garner

Dominic Carter | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Dominic Carter

The Staten Island Grand Jury can return an indictment. The public may expect the Staten Island Grand Jury to return an indictment. However the reality may prove to be quite different. It may come down to no indictment in Ferguson and no indictment in the chokehold NYPD case of Eric Garner.

Christopher Mathias

City Leaders Say Police Unions Have Obstructed Stop-And-Frisk Reform | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It’s a story Nicholas Peart has told many times. On his 18th birthday, he walked to a Brooklyn McDonald’s with his cousin and a friend...

Video Shows Cop Hitting Teen In The Face With His Gun

| Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices

By Murray Weiss BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and bashing a 16-year-old suspect in the face with a...

Wyoming High School Football Coach Resigns Over 'Hurt Feeling Survey'

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 08.16.2012 | Sports

A high school football coach from Wyoming has made national news as a result of a survey he handed out to his players titled "The Hurt Feelings Report...

High School Football Coach Resigns After Handing Out Homophobic Survey To Players

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Buffalo, Wyoming, high school football coach has resigned following a scandal involving a survey he handed out to students that featured homophobic ...

High School Football Coach Issued Shockingly Offensive 'Hurt Feelings' Survey

Posted 01.13.2012 | Education

An embattled high school football coach in Wyoming has resigned following an incident where he handed out an offensive survey, titled "Hurt Feelings R...