stop and frisk
Members of an activist group circulated a petition at posts around the city Sunday — with the goal of ending what the group called “abusive practices” in the New York City Police Department.
Protesters chanted and held up signs saying it’s not a crime to be black or Latino.
Federal data claims that the number of teenagers carrying guns in New York City has reached an all time low.
“I believe that in his heart, he has the best intention of New Yorkers. I believe all of us are traumatized after September 11th, all of us are traumatized by the number of guns in the street. I think he’s used the wrong method,” Adams said.
A police officer testified Wednesday that he taunted an innocent 13-year-old boy after he detained the teen under the New York Police Department’s disputed program of stopping, questioning and frisking people on city streets.
There was a show of frustration outside federal court on Friday as the city defended its practice of stopping and frisking potential suspects in high-crime areas.
Officer Adhyl Polanco secretly recorded precinct roll calls at the 41st Precinct in the Bronx in 2009.
The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of some of the stops, with lawyers arguing the policy unfairly targets minorities.
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.
A civil case has begun in Manhattan to determine whether the tactic unlawfully targets people on the basis of race.
The NYPD “stop and frisk” policy is set to face its biggest legal challenge this week, with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.
The report, titled “Reasonable Suspicion Stops,” show a total of 685,724 people were detained in 2011. The New York Civil Liberties Union fought for the release of the figures last year.
A federal judge is allowing the New York Police Department to temporarily resume some controversial Bronx residential trespass stops.
Do New Yorkers approve of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly? According to a new poll, the answer is a resounding “yes.”
As he swore in the NYPD’s newest class of recruits Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city’s murder rate is at an all-time low. There were 414 of them so far in 2012, the lowest number since record-keeping began in 1963.
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