“They just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said. “In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”
PBA President Patrick Lynch said if the bills become law, the PBA intends to target the “pro-crime council members for defeat in the upcoming election.”
With the blessing of Speaker Christine Quinn, a pair of bills designed to reform the NYPD are headed to a vote in the City Council this month.
Fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported.
State Senators Eric Adams and Kevin Parker, along with City Councilman Jumaane Williams called for the assistance of FBI profiling experts to track down whoever is responsible for these apparently linked killings, they announced on Sunday.
The Oct. 8 incident at the ALIYA Center on East New York Avenue in Crown Heights is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau and the Brooklyn district attorney.
New York City police stops of hundreds of thousands of people each year are in the spotlight as city lawmakers consider setting new rules for the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice.
An estimated crowd of three million lined Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade Sunday. Two people were killed and two wounded amid violence during the event.
A protest over a deadly police shooting in East Flatbush this week began at noon in Brooklyn on Saturday. 23-year-old Shantel Davis died after she was shot in the chest as she tried to drive off in a stolen car that police said she had crashed.
Council members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander plan to introduce legislation Wednesday calling for the creation of an inspector general to oversee the department.
The city and police violated demonstrators’ free speech rights, used excessive force, arrested protesters on dubious charges and interfered with journalists’ and council members’ efforts to observe what was going on, the four City Council members and others say in the federal civil rights suit.
Special Prosecutor Charges George Zimmerman With Second-Degree Murder In Trayvon Martin Shooting Death
George Zimmerman is in custody, and has been charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case.
About 500 Occupy members marched from Zuccotti Park to Union Square with the family of John Collado, who was shot by a plain clothes police officer last fall.
Jumaane Williams has introduced a package of bills that would ban racial profiling, require police to seek consent before searching someone without a warrant and require police to give their name and rank to those they stop.