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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.

Matt Sledge

NYPD 'Emasculated' Its Own Chokehold Ban, Watchdog Agency Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three months after Eric Garner died at the hands of New York police while shouting, "I can't breathe," a city agency has found that chokeh...

NYPD Shoots And Kills Man, Claims He Was Stabbed

AP | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The medical examiner says an unarmed man who intervened in a confrontation between police and a knife-wielding assailant died of a g...

'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 ...

What's the Harm in Subway Acrobats?

Axel Schlossberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Axel Schlossberg

Riding the subway at any point during the day reminds me that New Yorkers seldom reach out to the person next to them and spark up conversation.

The Tale of Two Police Abuse Cases

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If there was ever a contrast in the way two separate and seemingly removed from each other police abuse cases were handled, the New York Police Department and the California Highway Patrol cases fit the bill.

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...

NYPD Officer Stripped Of Badge, Gun After Chokehold Death

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — In a Sunday appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton demanded justice for a man he said was choked to death by New York City pol...

The Roadmap To Stopping Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.

Matt Sledge

Occupy Protesters Reach Major Settlement Over 2012 Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Jennifer Peat was one of 14 Occupy Wall Street protesters marching in Manhattan's East Village in the early hours of New Year's Day 2012 w...

Police Evacuate Penn Station After Reports Of Suspicious Package

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 06.05.2014 | New York

Parts of Penn Station in New York City were temporarily evacuated on Thursday evening following reports of a suspicious package, NBC New York reported...

Surveillance Should Be Top Priority for New NYPD Inspector General

Michael Price | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Michael Price

During his first few months, the NYPD IG will face a number of challenges. Once staffed, the success of the office will likely depend on how it can balance its many obligations with the need to make progress on the urgent and persistent problems that led to its creation.

NYPD To Stop Seizing Condoms As Evidence Of Prostitution

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostit...

NYPD Baseball Team Jerseys, Equipment Stolen

AP | Posted 05.04.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Most thieves would balk at stealing on the NYPD baseball team, but the squad has been forced to cancel a tournament championship gam...

NYPD Practically Begging For Another Twitter Disaster

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology

Undeterred by a recent hashtag campaign that went viral for all the wrong reasons, the New York City Police Department appears determined to bounce ba...

This NYPD Idea Backfired Horribly On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

The New York City Police Department sent out an interesting request on Tuesday, asking followers to send photos of themselves posing proudly with offi...

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...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Oversight Board Still Sits On Sidelines Despite Controversial Police Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.14.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio made headlines in March when he appointed the first inspector general for the New York City Police Department. But a ...

WATCH: Cops & Firefighters Brawl At Charity Hockey Game

Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

They may be "New York's Finest" and "New York's Bravest," but they won't be competing for "New York's Classiest" after what happened on Sunday, when p...

Cops and Muslims

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The case of Hassan v. City of New York stands for the proposition that what you don't know can't hurt you. But if someone else discloses what a bad actor is doing that affects your rights, the person who let the cat out of the bag may be responsible to you for any injury that bad actor caused you.

When You Ask The NYPD For Help In Spanish, Don't Expect Them To Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2014 | Latino Voices

The New York Police Department failed to translate a domestic abuse report given in Spanish by a woman who was later stabbed to death, according to ne...

Visualizing Peace: The Peace Angels Project

Lin Evola | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lin Evola

The birth of the Peace Angels Project was November 3, 1992, in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary. The Peace Angels Project is a...

Ryan J. Reilly

New Questions About Mystery Probe Into NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

A coalition of more than 120 organizations is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the New York City Police Department's surveillance ...

Matt Sledge

OWS Still Fighting NYPD In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- As Occupy Wall Street notched its second anniversary on Tuesday, many of its supporters marked another milestone: one more day pursuing la...

WATCH: Muslim Leader Responds To NYPD Mosque Surveillance Allegations

Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of the Arab Association of New York, joined HuffPost Live to weigh in on the recent report that the NYPD has secretl...