How is it that our land, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, puts so many of its own people into prison? And why has the number climbed so drastically since 1980?
Harry Reid and Senate Democrats made waves last week when they detonated the "nuclear option." Thanks to this change in Senate rules, ending debate on...
Attorney General Schneiderman's report adds to the body of evidence showing that Mayor Bloomberg is simply wrong in asserting that stop and frisk is an effective crime-fighting tactic.
The devil was in the details of Lemon's commentary, which did not defend stop and frisk at the outset. This was about the 'n' word. No, not that one: nuance.
One can only hope that Chip is able to stand strong and bear the coming backlash with grace and dignity. One day we will live in a society in which being white does not carry such a heavy price tag.
Executives refusing to waive Fourth Amendment rights would be fired (or not hired). If this seems draconian, recall that innocent New Yorkers who refuse to be Stopped and Frisked -- risk arrest and jail.
The crowd who managed to silence a speaker last week accomplished something, to be sure. But it wasn't a blow against racism, fascism or police oppression. It was a step towards a closed campus where mob rule determines who can speak and who will be shouted down.
Of course Kelly is full of error and his policies are fraught with racial prejudgment and mired in racial paternalism; still, he is the best messenger of his own cause and communicant of his own viewpoint. As errant and nonsensical as is his position, he shouldn't be shouted down. That's wrong, educationally and morally.
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."
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...
A kid-glove campaign without being in the least bit pugnacious won't work in a tough town like New York. For the last 20 years New Yorkers elected Republican mayors, but Guiliani and Bloomberg were alpha dogs (although different stylistically).
Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the "ends justify the means" for safer streets at any cost. Then why pull our punches and just stop with stop-and-frisk? In this spirit, let me "recommend" the following progressive crime-fighting tactics.
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.
Today, after a Democratic primary in which the strongest Bloomberg critic of all the candidates won a resounding and broad victory, a different picture of Bloomberg's mayoralty, one that is grounded in his less successful third term, is emerging.
In a nation as diverse as ours, we cannot afford to let the terror of our past continue to define our future. After 12 years, it's time for our nation to finally rid itself of the burden of racial profiling and pass ERPA.