The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.
The Bloomberg administration's attack on the judiciary signals a disturbing new track by the mayor and his team as they continue to cling to the notion that stop-and-frisk in its current form is being applied appropriately.
The coverage of Shira Scheindlin's ruling that the NYPD routinely detains and arrests individuals without lawful basis through its Clean Halls program has been robust. Her decision induced a swift response from the NYPD.