The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday called threatened to boycott the luxury retailer Barneys, in response to allegations by shoppers who claimed they were racially profiled.
An actor on a popular HBO series who says he was stopped buying sunglasses because of his race at a Macy’s department store in the city has filed a lawsuit against the company.
City College of Technology student Trayon Christian, 19, said the store and police targeted him because they didn’t think he could afford a $300 Ferragamo belt.
The data showed that from April through June, police conducted 58,000 stops, compared to 99,780 during the first quarter of 2013.
Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.
The two Democratic candidates for mayor took shots at each other Thursday ahead of a veto override vote of two controversial NYPD oversight bills.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows to again defend the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
Speaking Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it would be irresponsible if the next administration decided to stop the appeal.
Early Thursday morning the New York City Council voted on and passed two bills that will potentially impact how the NYPD operates on a day-to-day basis.
One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.
New York City police unions are lining up to blast a bill they say would handcuff them from doing their job.
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.
Judge Shira Scheindlin will rule on whether any changes are needed in the NYPD.
The court case over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program has been going on for one month.
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.