New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
Effective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.
The number of street stops under the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday.
“Mayor-elect de Blasio ran on a platform of changing stop-and-frisk and the people overwhelmingly supported that yesterday, so I hope the administration realizes – number one – this is going to happen anyway in two months,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler.
A New York Civil Liberties Union study released Tuesday said African-American and low-income youth — particularly those with special needs — are arrested in city public schools on a disproportionate basis.
The New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD’s own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.
Some New Yorkers have expressed serious concern after Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s remark that more security cameras, and even spy drones, will soon be chipping away at our personal space.
The average sentence to solitary lasted about five months, but the NYCLU data showed that some were kept in seclusion for years.
If you are involved in a stop and frisk conducted by a member of the NYPD, you can now easily record and report it, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported.
Just one day after a judge ruled that the NYPD’s “stop-and-risk” policies have led to thousands of illegal actions, the Department announced Thursday it is “refining” the program.
A New York Civil Liberties Union analysis of police department data has found that as the number of police stops has risen dramatically, the number of weapons recovered has stayed practically the same.
A published report says the state Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” tactic that has drawn criticism from civil liberties advocates.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and Hispanic groups said a stop-and-frisk program by the NYPD puts tenants and their guests at a heightened risk of unjustified and unlawful arrests.
The chief Assembly sponsor of legislation to double New York’s DNA database with genetic information from all felony and penal misdemeanor offenders says he expects a compromise to pass.
The Associated Press reports the NYPD used some federal drug fighting funds to help pay for surveillance of mosques and Muslim businesses.