Thompson said many New Yorkers are in danger of going to jail for failure to respond to summonses for low-level offenses.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.
According to crime statistics released April 19, there have been three fewer murders this year compared to the same period in 2014. Shooting incidents are down 11.7 percent, and the number of shooting victims has fallen 15.7 percent.
Adams said that Brooklyn residents need to learn from the deaths of 7 children killed in a blaze that investigators believe was started by a hot plate.
He said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Mark Treyger, D-Brooklyn, want a special monitor to be established by the attorney general to review every single case.
At a seperate MLK Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, also stuck up for the mayor.
The public spoke for two hours, asking for economic opportunities, recreational programs for youths and respectful treatment from all officers.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and attorney Norman Siegal said they’re inviting protesters, residents, and off-duty NYPD officers to participate.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Mark Treyger and the Alliance for Coney Island are hosting the event Wednesday night.
Police are increasing security at a Brooklyn synagogue after authorities said a mentally ill man stabbed a student in the head before being shot and killed by police.
Staten Island’s politicians are boycotting the anniversary ceremony Friday because of a proposed toll hike announced earlier this week.
If the state has its way thousands of state parolees will start reporting to a massive facility on Second Ave in January, but a lawsuit from neighbors is trying to stop that from happening.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other elected and interfaith religious leaders gathered Tuesday to denounce a recent attack by a group of teens who ransacked a Crown Heights deli and butcher shop.
Religious and political leaders of all faiths and backgrounds gathered on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to denounce anti-Muslim ads set to appear on New York City buses and at subway stations.