New York Police Department
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
According to a new report analyzing stop-and-frisk data made public by the New York Police Department, 95,000 stops were unconstitutional.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
One of the more telling findings about the upcoming New York mayoral race in a new Quinnipiac poll of city residents is buried deep within the survey.
The "looting" taking place in some areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy could represent New York City's future, according to a Manhattan Institute fellow.
"It's like Armageddon down here and people coming down to check it out, which doesn't make sense. A person at the other table came down from the Upper West Side by taxi," she said, "just to fuck around."
"A police officer came in," she recalled, "and said you need to travel home in groups and the streets aren't safe." Stone said she began to worry, since, "the police officers are saying that."
Instead of walking the three blocks with friends, Stone took a cab.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder may not have a district anymore.
The story of a 28-year-old cop arrested by federal officials for conspiracy to kidnap, cook and eat women is, to put it mildly, unique. It is also going to make it into newspapers all over the world, to the extent that there's anything left for them to report.
After two public hearings in Brooklyn and Queens where residents got a chance to give testimony about being stopped-and-frisked by the New York City police officers, defenders of the department's policies are out with two op-eds in today's papers.
The informant "said it involved creating a conversation about jihad or terrorism, then capturing the response to send to the NYPD."
One of the arguments Mayor Michael Bloomberg has against creating an inspector general's office to investigate possible wrongdoing within the New York Police Department is that the agency is already subject to enough scrutiny from the "very aggressive media," five county district attorneys and other law-enforcement officials whose jurisdictions include New York City.
At a public safety hearing this morning, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn raised her concerns about the controversial police tactic known as "stop-and-frisk," saying the fact it impacts mostly black and Latino men in poor neighborhoods "is a problem." She also said the policy creates a rift with local residents that is "a danger to good policing and a danger to keeping our city safe."(1)