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Brinsley Was Our Worst Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.

Dana Liebelson

This Legislation Could Stop The Next Eric Garner Tragedy in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the New York City Council are weighing a number of bills that could change the way police treat civilians like Eric Garner, a...

Drunken Graduation Party Costs 9 Rookie Cops Their Jobs

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine rookie police officers have been fired for their behavior at a drunken graduation party in northern New Jersey. In announc...

Saki Knafo

New York Plan Misses The Whole Point Of Drug Policy Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Three years ago, police officers in Seattle took a chance on a radical and unprecedented approach to the city's drug problem: They stopped automatical...

Another Alleged NYPD Beating Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.08.2014 | Crime

The New York City Police Department's Internal Affairs division is investigating an incident in which a number of officers were caught on tape apparen...

NYC Police Union Blasts Mayor, Urges Democrats To Snub Convention Bid

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

(Adds response from Mayor Bill de Blasio) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A New York City police union l...

'As A Black Person, I Want Less Encounters With The Police Not Friendlier Ones'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York City Police Department, and additional videos that have surfaced showing police using excessive ...

New Videos Show Another Alleged NYPD Chokehold

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

Several videos posted online appear to show a New York City police officer using a chokehold on a suspected farebeater in an incident that took place ...

Dance Like Everyone's Watching

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

Mentoria Hutchinson, a 62-year-old traffic cop in New York City, dances her way through life, and while directing traffic. "I've never seen anyone...

Police Versus Prosecutors: The Motorcycle Mayhem

Joel Cohen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

While one can sympathize with the police officer on the street who has a "perp" in hand with enough evidence to arrest him -- surely, a low bar -- the prosecutors' role is far more complex. They must make the case stick.

An Unconstitutional Act

Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Spencer Wolff

For the millions of innocent men and women like them, who have been accosted by the police over the past ten years, in what are often belligerent and demeaning encounters, and then let go without any explanation or apology, this ruling let them know that they still have a voice.

NYPD Blue -- What I Learned About Startups Patrolling the Streets of New York City

Jeff Wald | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Jeff Wald

During the last 10 years as I have invested, advised, and founded startups in New York City. I have also spent a significant amount of that time patrolling its streets as a member of the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department.

WATCH: Disturbing Video Shows Gay Men Being Allegedly Harassed By NYPD Officers

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A disturbing video which allegedly shows New York police officers attacking three gay men has riled local advocacy organizations. The Village Voic...

Cops Angry Over New Gun Control Laws

| Posted 01.17.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — One unlikely group is upset with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tough anti-gu...

Cops Are Crawling The Web To Find The Next Adam Lanza

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.21.2012 | Technology

Could the next mass shooting be prevented by a simple Google search? In the wake of the deadly massacre last week at a Connecticut elementary schoo...

Admirer Gives Cop Generous Gift He Can't Accept

AP | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- New York State Police are trying to find the woman who handed an on-duty trooper a holiday card with $1,000 cash inside. Under N...

Baby Boy Abandoned At Burger King In Queens

Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

A baby boy was abandoned in a Burger King located in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens on Tuesday. Police said the boy is about four ...

WATCH: Suspect Arrested In East Village Attempted Rape

Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

Inae: Police arrested a man who allegedly attempted to rape a 27-year old woman in the East Village on Sunday. The suspect is being accused of forci...

Two Officers To Be Arraigned In NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal

AP | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 12.27.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — What began nearly three years ago as a low-profile wiretap investigation of a police officer has resulted in criminal charges against...

Why I Am Getting Arrested Today

Carl Dix | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices
Carl Dix

Today I am joining arms with Cornel West and others to voluntarily land myself in the custody of the police. We are conducting non-violent civil disobedience to put a Stop to the NYPD policy of "Stop & Frisk."

The Psychometer: Last Week In Crazy

Posted 12.03.2011 | Comedy

Humans... we're just so fallible. We're so susceptible to all kinds of ridiculous ideas that seem good on paper. Whether we're talking about the lase...

NYPD Seize 310 Pounds of Marijuana; Reggae Star Arrested

Inae Oh | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

Police uncovered more than 300 pounds of marijuana in the Bronx on Wednesday, a discovery that led to the arrest of two men -- including former reggae...

NYPD Cops Accused Of Lying To Justify

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers have been charged with lying to cover up unjustified street stops and searches. Sgt. William Eisem...

NYPD Jobs Off The Chopping Block After Terror Scare, Murder Spike

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The city won't have to shrink its police force as planned in the next fiscal year, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Mich...

WATCH: NYPD Sends K-9 Unit To Help Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

People all across the world are pitching in to help Haiti in its time of need, and the NYPD is no different. Canine handler Scott Mateyaschuk and...