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Calls To End 'Broken Windows' Policing In NYC Get Louder After Garner Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- About 20 protesters laid down on the sidewalk in silence Thursday afternoon outside the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. ...

Christopher Mathias

Akai Gurley's Death Shines Harsh Light On Vertical Patrols In Public Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The stairways inside many of New York City’s public housing projects are dark when police patrol them, the lights in disrepair like so m...

NYPD Commissioner Struggles to Defend Broken Windows Policing

Matthew Christian | Posted 11.30.2014 | New York
Matthew Christian

As outrage simmered in the hours before the release of the Ferguson verdict, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton made a rare public appearance to defend his Broken Windows policing philosophy. But his remarks brought controversy from those affected by aggressive policing.

Protests Against Ferguson Decision Grow

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the...

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?

Christopher Mathias

Stop-And-Frisk Is Declining, But Advocates Say The NYPD's Real Problem Hasn't Changed

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

The New York City Police Department is on pace to stop, question, and/or frisk about 50,000 New Yorkers this year, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton s...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...