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We Have a Dream: Improve Transparency and Accountability at the NYPD

Chris Bilal | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Chris Bilal

We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.

Holding The NYPD Accountable, Holding The Movement Accountable

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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?

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Last week, we recognized some of the most remarkable people and animals on the front lines of that effort by bestowing our annual ASPCA Humane Awards.

CNN To Premiere New Installment Of 'Black In America'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

The latest installment of CNN's "Black in America" documentary series will focus on how the lives of young, black men are impacted by aggressive polic...

Broken Windows, Broken Trust

Lana J. Lee | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime
Lana J. Lee

Twenty years after his son was fatally shot by a police officer, Nicholas Heyward Sr stares out the kitchen window of his Brooklyn apartment, one hand distractedly placed on a stack of newspaper clippings related to the death of then-13-year-old Nicholas N. Heyward Jr, an honors student who loved to play basketball.

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...

The Real Scandal at 1 Police Plaza

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Don't look now but there's a media-driven scandal brewing at the NYPD. It's gotten so bad, so fast that Mayor de Blasio and his police commissioner slapped together a meeting with reporters on a Sunday afternoon in order to rail against the press.

Chirlane McCray Slams New York Post For Publishing 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media

The first lady of New York City took aim at the New York Post in a recent op-ed, accusing the publication of printing lies about her feelings toward P...

Saki Knafo

How Subway Dancing Became A New York Art Form -- And A Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Randy Vargas is a 19-year-old high school senior who dances for money after school on the trains beneath Manhattan. Among fellow dancers, he is ad...

Sunset Park Speaks, Bratton Blinks and Sharpton Squirms

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.17.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

At the end of last Wednesday's town hall meeting in Sunset Park, NYPD Chief Phillip Banks and his entourage of NYPD head honchos had just about had enough. Dennis Flores, the founder of El Grito de Sunset Park, which organized the meeting, finished the night by demanding 72nd precinct commander Captain Thomas Ng be fired.

The Staggering Racial Disparity In Boston's Police Encounters

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

Despite making up less than a fourth of Boston's population, African Americans are disproportionately targeted by the city's stop-and-frisk law, accor...

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, ...

No Holding Back: Sunset Park's Fight to Stop Police Brutality

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.06.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Carlos Menchaca and Nydia Velazquez didn't say a word. This past Saturday at a march and rally culminating in front of NYPD's 72nd precinct, the local newbie city councilmember and the 11-term congresswoman weren't given a chance to speak.

Hearing What They Want: The Illusions of Police Reform

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 11.17.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Two important meetings in New York city last week were followed by an important whistleblower story Friday that should serve as the exclamation points on assertions that NYPD is beyond reform.

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...

In Light of Missouri, de Blasio Looks Like a Genius

Dominic Carter | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

In light of Missouri, do the critics still think NY Mayor Bill de Blasio is weak and that he caved in to Sharpton? Or perhaps, did de Blasio's actions avert violence?

Shrum-Frum Debate Clinton/Obama and Cops/Minorities

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Maliki out-Abadi in; Gregory out-Todd in; Sterling out-Ballmer in. In a week of strife, Shrum and Frum debate two other enduring clashes: was Hillary's comment on Obama's "not doing stupid 'stuff'" nasty or innocent (she thinks the latter); how should cops patrol communities after Brown/Garner?

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...

NYPD Closing In On Who Put White Flags On Brooklyn Bridge

NY Daily News | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime

The culprits replaced two American flags with white ones and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton now says, 'We think we have a very good idea of who’s ...

Christopher Mathias

How 'Broken Windows' Could Stand In The Way Of Real Change For The NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Keeshan Harley is only 19 years old, but he says he’s been stopped by New York City police more than 100 times. Last year, cops apprehended him for ...

NYPD's Commissioner 'Ships' Problem Cops To Troubled Staten Island Precinct

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime

The Staten Island police precinct responsible for the death of Eric Garner consistently employs the highest number of sued police officers across all ...

The Changing Face of Police Brutality: Bratton's Broken Windows and the Death of Eric Garner

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.27.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Things don't seem to be changing much with the NYPD and the latest case of a black man dying at their hands has a lot of New Yorkers being left to feel as if perhaps they were fooled by the campaign rhetoric of one Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the police-community relations promises of NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton.

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...

Bratton's War... on Acrobats. Yes, Acrobats.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Police commissioner Bill Bratton has cracked down on panhandlers in New York City as part of his decades-old "Broken Windows" schtick -- the theory that focuses on low-level crimes as a way of preventing bigger crime.