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From Selma to Ferguson: Keep Hope Alive!

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

The demands for justice in Ferguson, coupled with the recent speeches by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and FBI Director James Comey, are indeed reasons to keep hope alive!

Christopher Mathias

Bratton Says Police To Blame For 'Worst Parts' Of Black History, But Reform Advocates Are Unimpresse

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton acknowledged on Tuesday that police were to blame for "many of the worst parts of black history" in ...

Broken Windows Cracks But Police State Grows

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 02.09.2015 | 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'.

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Calls Chokehold Bill ‘Totally Unnecessary'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton voiced full-throated opposition Thursday to a City Council bill that would criminalize t...

Commissioner Bratton Confirms NYPD Slowdown

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.09.2015 | Crime

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton confirmed Friday that police officers are engaged in a work slowdown amid a political standoff betwe...

Christopher Mathias

The Reason Some New Yorkers Actually Like The NYPD Slowdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A mass act of protest by New York City police is being welcomed by some critics of law enforcement. In the two weeks since officers Wen...

Matt Sledge

New York Mayor Touts Record Crime Lows In Face Of Restive NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Hoping to shift the narrative from a stormy December of police reform protests and the murder of two officers, New York City Mayor Bill de...

Support Your Local Police, Or Else

Brian Rooney | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Brian Rooney

The people who carry guns and wear uniforms in the name of public service have to respect and obey civilians and civilian authority or else they are an occupying army. And that's what everyone demonstrating in the streets of America is complaining about.

Christopher Mathias

Calls To End 'Broken Windows' Policing In NYC Get Louder After Garner Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- About 20 protesters laid down on the sidewalk in silence Thursday afternoon outside the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. ...

Christopher Mathias

Akai Gurley's Death Shines Harsh Light On Vertical Patrols In Public Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The stairways inside many of New York City’s public housing projects are dark when police patrol them, the lights in disrepair like so m...

NYPD Commissioner Struggles to Defend Broken Windows Policing

Matthew Christian | Posted 01.30.2015 | New York
Matthew Christian

As outrage simmered in the hours before the release of the Ferguson verdict, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton made a rare public appearance to defend his Broken Windows policing philosophy. But his remarks brought controversy from those affected by aggressive policing.

Protests Against Ferguson Decision Grow

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the...

Holding The NYPD Accountable, Holding The Movement Accountable

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Josmar Trujillo

When activists turned out to a 2013 city council meeting in Oakland to protest the hiring of Bill Bratton as a consultant to the Oakland Police Department, was anyone surprised?

Christopher Mathias

Stop-And-Frisk Is Declining, But Advocates Say The NYPD's Real Problem Hasn't Changed

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

The New York City Police Department is on pace to stop, question, and/or frisk about 50,000 New Yorkers this year, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton s...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner To Critics: ‘I'm Not Going Anywhere'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Toward the end of a press conference announcing his new second-in-command Wednesday, Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police...

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...

Christopher Mathias

Police Quotas Are Terrible, And The NYPD Still Seems To Be Using Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- If there's one subject on which New York City police unions and police reform advocacy groups seem to agree, it's this: Arrest quotas for ...

Christopher Mathias

At Tense Town Hall, A Call For The NYPD Commissioner To Step Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- When organizers turned off the lights Wednesday night, signaling the start of the town hall meeting at the Sunset Park Play Center, ...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Defends 'Broken Windows' At Breakfast Costing $1,250 A Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton delivered a full-throated defense of “broken windows” policing Wednesday morning, but said the poli...

Christopher Mathias

At Hearing On NYPD Force, The '5,000-Pound Elephant In The Room' Is 'Broken Windows'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It took two hours during Monday’s packed City Council hearing with NYPD Commissioner William Bratton for someone to mention “broken wi...

Christopher Mathias

Subway Dancers Protest Constant Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Zenon Laguerre says he was the first breakdancer to start performing in New York City's subway cars some 20 years ago. He characterizes his dancing st...

Saki Knafo

Chokehold Death Puts New York's Controversial Police Chief Back In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On a freezing day this past winter, a small group of protesters gathered outside police headquarters in downtown Manhattan. They were bare...

Big Data Policing in the Big Apple

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

What is predictive policing and how does it work? Predictive policing works by taking regularly recorded crime data -- location, time, and crime -- and inputting it all into sophisticated computer models that predict places of expected criminal activity.

NYPD Finally Shuts Down Controversial Surveillance Program That Spied On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The New York Police Department has shut down its controversial Muslim surveillance program. The New York Times reports the decision, announced Tue...

Bratton Sets New Tone For NYPD

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It was no coincidence on Friday when William Bratton entered a packed auditorium at police headquarters in lower Manhattan to the st...