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NYPD Blues?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.16.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

There have been a number of disturbing events of police misconduct around the country that have been caught on tape and we must make sure these officers are properly disciplined. But we must not lose sight of the fact that every day, New York's thin blue line keep all of us safe and they continue to do so by breaking previous crime lows.

Bill Bratton, Bulldozer

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.05.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Bratton steamrolled over poor communities of color from New York to Los Angeles (Photo: LA Times) For nearly three years we waged a small, and at tim...

Bratton: Trump 'Scares The Hell Out Of Me'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who announced Tuesday he will resign in September, said he’s frightened by Republican presidential n...

Blood In The Water, Art Stops Guns: A Peace Angels Project Initiative

Lin Evola | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Lin Evola

I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.

Apple, the FBI, and Our Pathetic "Debate" About Privacy

Jess Coleman | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
Jess Coleman

Why is the American public so impervious to a vigorous discussion about privacy? Perhaps it's because we don't understand it all that well.

Zeroing In on Police Leaders and Politicians

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Josmar Trujillo

The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.

Los Angeles Schools Closed Due To Emailed Threat

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

The Los Angeles Unified School District took the unprecedented step Tuesday of closing all of its schools due to an emailed threat that was later deem...

There's A Good Reason New York's Homeless Often Sleep In The Subway

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, William Burnett often spent his nights sleeping on the New York City subway. It was better than his other option: a shelter...

This Is What Broken Windows Policing Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

What's legal for white New Yorkers is often illegal for black and brown New Yorkers. Take, for instance, this DNAinfo story about 60-year-old Ernest ...

NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced sweeping new reforms to how the NYPD tracks its officers' use of force. A ...

Ramping Up the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.07.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The de Blasio administration, for example, has said that there should be some mental health treatment aspect as a response to rich people complaining about the homeless in their neighborhoods. It's all so very 'progressive' and sophisticated, you see.

Christopher Mathias

Police Reform Advocates Call Bratton's Remarks On Filming Officers 'Outrageous' And 'Disgraceful'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Police reform groups expressed outrage Thursday over NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's complaint that too many people are filming police officers. ...

A Troubling Response to Brutality

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Unfortunately, police have a tendency to adopt a siege mentality, circling the wagons on every occasion of potential wrongdoing. Then they wonder why the public has a growing distrust of police departments, even as they defend the indefensible. Police must stop defending criminals in their midst if they hope to regain the public support they should so clearly have.

CNN's Don Lemon To Bill Bratton: 'Do You Think That People Of Color Are Targeted By Police?'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.23.2015 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon had some pointed questions for Bill Bratton Wednesday night, asking the NYPD commissioner if he believes African-American men are disp...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner To Privacy Advocates: 'Get A Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

New York City police Commissioner William Bratton has a message for privacy advocates concerned over the NYPD’s new ShotSpotter program: “Get a li...

There Are Lies, Damn Lies and Then There's 'Community Policing'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 05.09.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Cops will never reform themselves. The attempts to bring them closer to us by quite literally packaging us in this same, tired concept of 'community policing' is a spin that no one seeking justice should fall for.

Critics Say Bratton's Marijuana Remarks Are Dangerous 'Reefer Madness' Propaganda

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

A statement from New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton blaming marijuana for a spike in the city’s murder rate is a classic piece of “...

From Selma to Ferguson: Keep Hope Alive!

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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 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'.

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 03.07.2015 | 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.