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William Bratton

Ramping Up the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.07.2015 | 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. ...

Suspect In Quadruple Killings Believed To Be In New York

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and federal agents searched Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of a wealthy construction executive, his wife, ...

A Troubling Response to Brutality

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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.

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 ...