Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Tuesday announced what he called the first step in reforming a problem-plagued police force, with the creation of a civilian complaint review board, the first in the city’s history.
The NYPD will revise its patrol guide and training materials over stop-and-frisk practices in New York City Housing Authority buildings, as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a lawsuit.
Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Urban League and the NAACP are sponsoring the demonstration.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says now is the time to transform police-community relations in New York City.
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks called the hour-long meeting a frank, sincere discussion.
Officials said a photo of a monkey labeled “Jimmy’s baby picture” was found on a bulletin board at a Hempstead highway facility in Levittown.
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.
A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week’s mayoral election.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.
Personal attacks, name calling and even an arrest highlighted Tuesday’s mayoral forum at Hunter College.
Strong reaction has erupted in New York and across the country after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
One-page handouts from the United Klans of America were left folded in quarters in sandwich-sized bags in driveways in Orange and Milford.
Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.
Changes in New York election law will no longer have to be pre-cleared by the Department of Justice. That’s the effect of the high court’s ruling that struck down a part of the Voting Rights Act that since 1965 has protected minority voters.
Former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito was questioned by about whether the police department has any program for tracking officers who may have a suspicious pattern of racial profiling in using stop-and-frisk tactics.