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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 09.17.2014 | 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.

Christopher Mathias

NYC Still Making Thousands Of Pot Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

A congressman is putting pressure on the New York Police Department to curb the number of low-level marijuana arrests in the city. At a press conferen...

NYPD Cops Keep Getting Drunk And Shooting At People

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

The New York City Police Department has a problem: three officers in the span of a week have drunkenly fired their weapons at people, in one case stri...

The NYPD Is Really Cracking Down On Subway Dancers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

"What time is it?" "Showtime!" It's the call and response any New Yorker on the subway knows. It happens when the city's "hitters" -- typically yo...

NYPD Not Giving Up On Social Media Despite Epic Twitter Debacle

AP | JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation's largest police force learned the hard way...

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...

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombs In The U.S.

Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

The latest edition of Al Qaeda's English-language magazine urges readers to set off car bombs in the United States, specifically in Los Angeles, Chica...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Unions To Get Offices Inside Police Headquarters

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2014 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Friday that the city's police unions are getting a new home -- inside department headquarters. ...

A Victory for All New Yorkers, Stop and Frisk Reforms Move Forward

Vincent Warren | Posted 04.02.2014 | New York
Vincent Warren

Nobody standing here today is pretending this is Mission Accomplished. The problem hasn't been solved. The reality is tomorrow, a kid will be humiliated on his way home from school or someone on their way to the store will get stopped and frisked for no reason.

NYPD Commissioner: Stop And Frisk Has Been 'Solved'

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

Only two weeks into his position as top cop, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says the police practice of stop and frisk in New York City has been "more...