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.
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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.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly originally said he was not involved in the controversial “The Third Jihad” film. But after admitting he was and apologizing, some Muslim groups are calling for him to step down.
With protesters chanting “NYPD, keep your hands off me,” the elected officials and community members called on the mayor and commissioner to sign a resolution acknowledging there’s a problem.
A social media scandal has hit the NYPD. Internal Affairs is looking into whether police officers posted ugly comments on Facebook about New York’s West Indian community.
In a four-page ruling, Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman said that the protesters’ first amendment rights didn’t entitle them to camp out in the plaza indefinitely.
There is a new effort to give New York City residents a louder voice in how the city should spend some of their tax dollars.
A day after the confrontation with police at the West Indian Day Parade, New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams believes he was detained because he is a “35-year-old black man with dreadlocks.”
The annual Labor Day parade celebrating the culture of the Caribbean islands is one of the city’s largest and most colorful, featuring dancers wearing enormous feathered costumes.