New York Civil Liberties Union
Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the pulpit of a black church in a high-crime area of Brooklyn on Sunday to make a tough point: The New York Police Department policy of street stops would continue in a city where “96 percent of shooting suspects are black or Hispanic.”
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.
Philip Datz, who works for Stringer News Service, claims in the lawsuit that the Suffolk County police department engaged in a pattern of harassing journalists.
A network of 50 surveillance cameras will be watching the downtown areas and municipal parking lots 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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.
In the past two years, five inmates at the Nassau County Jail have committed suicide.
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.
An NYPD officer who claims to be the victim of retaliation for whistleblowing, is getting help from the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The stop-and-frisks totaled 684,330, which set a record dating back to 2002, when the NYPD began keeping a record of the stops.
The state of New York is considering a dramatic expansion of its DNA collection. New Yorkers who find themselves under arrest for anything may soon have to give up a sample.
The finding is based on an New York Civil Liberties Union study released Wednesday of 851 stun gun reports from 10 police departments, including the NYPD.
Now, every time force is used during a so-called stop and frisk in New York, the officer will have to check a box stating the reason.
The NYCLU said in a letter to the Central Islip district that the students who walked out of class to protest budget cuts were exercising their constitutional rights and “should be praised for their idealism.”
The goal is to expand the DNA database to help solve open cases and reduce the rate of false convictions.