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William Bratton

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 | 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 ...

Christopher Mathias

At Tense Town Hall, A Call For The NYPD Commissioner To Step Down | 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, ...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Defends 'Broken Windows' At Breakfast Costing $1,250 A Table | 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' | 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...

Christopher Mathias

Subway Dancers Protest Constant Arrests | 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...

Saki Knafo

Chokehold Death Puts New York's Controversial Police Chief Back In The Spotlight | 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...

Big Data Policing in the Big Apple

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

What is predictive policing and how does it work? Predictive policing works by taking regularly recorded crime data -- location, time, and crime -- and inputting it all into sophisticated computer models that predict places of expected criminal activity.

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...

Bratton Sets New Tone For NYPD

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It was no coincidence on Friday when William Bratton entered a packed auditorium at police headquarters in lower Manhattan to the st...

ASPCA and the NYPD: Partners Against Crime

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

We're already well on pace to saving four to five times as many animals each year than the ASPCA has done during any year in recent history. Don't think of these animals as numbers -- at least any more than you would your own pets.

Stop-Question-and-Frisk With Respect

Dr. Michael J. Jenkins | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime
Dr. Michael J. Jenkins

Bill Bratton's main goal should be to improve community relations. Given Bratton's track record, I believe New Yorkers can look forward to a continuation of historically low crime, but as important, an improvement in police relations with communities within the five boroughs.

Ray Kelly's Makes His Post-NYPD Plan

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's longest serving police commissioner is going into public speaking after he leaves the department at the end of the year. ...

Let's Hold Off Celebrating America's (and New York's) Declining Murder Rate

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

But before we celebrate too much, let's put the decline of murder in New York City -- and across the entire United States -- in some perspective.

The Daily Szep -- Caricature of NYC's William Bratton

Paul Szep | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Szep


NBC News Hires Former NY, LA Police Chief

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

NEW YORK — NBC News has hired former New York police commissioner and Los Angeles top cop Bill Bratton as a news analyst. Bratton, who also ran...

Mike Mcalary's Redemption

Len Levitt | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

They may have thought themselves gods but they were terribly mortal, consumed by such earthly vanities as ego and ambition.

NYPD Faces Serious Brain Drain

| Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — The NYPD will lose nearly a quarter of its workforce over the next f...

Tyler Kingkade

UC Davis Pepper Spray Investigated By Group That Works For Wall Street | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- Faculty in the University of California system said this week that the group appointed to lead an investigation into the controversial p...

UC's Crisis: More Than a Police Problem

Michael Meranze | Posted 01.31.2012 | College
Michael Meranze

The student protesters' point has never been simply that they don't want to pay more tuition. They want justice and transparency, just like the rest of the 99%.

Can US Supercop Bill Bratton Help Stop UK Riots?

AP | TOM HAYS and CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 10.12.2011 | Los Angeles

LONDON — Former New York Police Commissioner William Bratton will advise the British government on gangs in the wake of rioting in London, Prime...

Former LAPD Chief Bratton Hired To Review Dodger's Security

AP | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have hired former Los Angeles police chief William Bratton to assess the team's security policies in the wake of a San Fran...

Source: Police Now Working Under Theory That Ronni Chasen's Murder Was Planned In Advance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: A source tells the Hollywood Reporter that police now believe the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was planned in advance, not a ran...

Tectonic Shift Shortens Villaraigosa's Workday to Two Minutes (Satire)

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Antonio Villaraigosa became the first public official of a major U.S. city to officially announce that the quake's massive tectonic shifts have in fact trimmed his workday.

Speaking for God and for America's Top Cops - the Center for Immigration Studies

Adam Luna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Luna

America's top religious and law enforcement leaders are taking a strong stance in favor of sensible immigration reform and it's made the anti-immigrant crowd very nervous.