New York Police Department
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has strongly denounced critics of his public safety agenda, and suggested that New York City could see a return to high crime rates if the New York Police Department is saddled with a new office of inspector general, and if their proactive policing strategies, like stop-and-frisk, are curtailed.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed Senator Harry Reid's concerns about his targeting of pro-gun Democrats. [Dana Rubinstein]
Bloomberg said current statistics prove that aggressive stop-and-frisk is working. [Dana Rubinstein]
Christine Quinn recites her liberal credentials. [Reid Pillifant]
Bill Thompson's latest supporter dissed Adolfo Carrion Jr. and John Catsimatidis, and appeared to take digs at Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner too. [Azi Paybarah]
This past weekend, for the first time I can recall, mayoral candidate appeared at a forum organized by Muslim and Arab groups. It took place at N.Y.U. on Sunday and lasted more than an hour.
New figures from the New York Police Department show that the number of stop-and-frisks conducted in the first three months of 2013 is down compared to the number conducted over the same period last year. The new numbers also show that overall crime is down.
-Bill de Blasio making a joke that is either about overzealous federal investigators or John Liu. Probably Liu.
Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway told reporters he thinks the city's response to Hurricane Sandy was "pretty tremendous across the board." [Dana Rubinstein]
Senator Kirsten Gllibrand isn't running for president in 2016, but plans on supporting Hillary Clinton. [Reid Pillifant]
Gillibrand makes a motherly case for background checks. [Reid Pillifant]
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a video attacking City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for her support of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. [Azi Paybarah]
Here's the ad from Bill de Blasio's campaign hitting front-runner City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for saying she would keep the current police commissioner, who recently said African-Americans were "understopped" by officers, despite criticism to the contrary.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York doesn't need more police officers. [Dana Rubinstein]
Rep. Jose Serrano, and his son, State Senator Jose Serrano Jr., endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor, citing his positivity and record. [Dana Rubinstein]
A conservative magazine lumped Senatr Schumer in with Senator Marco Rubio, and not in a good way. [Redi Pillifant]
New York Democrats advertise the fact that Republicans here are having a fund-raiser with Ted Cruz. [Reid Pillifant]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said, "I just don't believe stops at 700,000 are happening in a constitutionally sound way."
In an interview on ABC's Nightline last night, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly elaborated on a point Mayor Michael Bloomberg made in a speech this week, about the racial breakdown of stop-and-frisks conducted by city police officers.(1)
Yesterday, in a spirited denunciation of the liberal media's focus on the excesses of the New York Police Department, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed to the scant attention paid by the New York Times to the fatal shooting of a Bronx teenager named Alphonza Bryant.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today accused the New York Times and civil-liberties activists of a form of racial bias, for focusing criticism on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program instead of on shooting victims, who are predominantly black and Latino.(3)
The New York Times editorial board is criticizing Democratic mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn for a seeming contradiction in her positions on law enforcement:(1)
First debate: De Blasio says Quinn's hand was forced on police reform, and Quinn remembers differently
The six Democratic mayoral candidates stood behind tall wooden podiums in the theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. They were lined up by alphabetical order and asked a range of questions about public safety, street crime, counter-terrorism and managing the New York Police Department.
Hours before a televised debate with her rivals in the Democratic primary for mayor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced plans to hire 500 more police officers, create a panic button for residents to use while being assaulted, expand counter terrorism training to sanitation and transit workers, and create an app to allow people to send texts and photos of suspicious activity directly to the city police.