Advocates To Cuomo: Scrap Plan To Cap Funding For NYC Child Welfare ServicesThere was an urgent call from advocates for Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday to do away with his proposal to cap state funding for New York City child welfare services.
NYPD Lawyer Testifies Before City Council About Councilmen's Arrests At Rally For Immigration ActivistIn the aftermath of a demonstration last month that resulted in the arrests of two City Council members and an activist, the City Council on Wednesday held hearings on how the protest was handled by police.
Councilman Williams Addresses Hate Mail He Received For Not Standing For PledgeCity Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-45th) on Monday addressed hate mail he has received after choosing to sit for the Pledge of Allegiance at a council meeting as a protest against racial injustice.
Monitor, Police Union Head Agree That Officers Are Hesitant With New Stop-And-Frisk RulesA new report examines how changes to the NYPD’s controversial stop, question and frisk practices have affected the police and the community.
Commissioner Bratton To City Council: NYPD Reform Bills Aren't NecessaryBratton told a City Council committee Monday that he's against a package of nine bills that would impose new regulations on the nation's largest police department.
City Councilmen Take Issue With Actor Anthony Mackie For Remarks On Dreadlocks Two City Council members took issue Friday with a statement by actor Anthony Mackie about dreadlocks and profiling by police.
Lawmakers, Advocates Call For Stronger Push Against Gun ViolenceJust days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers joined people in all 50 states for a national day against gun violence.
Protesters At City Hall Demand Change In Police PoliciesProtesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision rallied outside City Hall Wednesday, demanding action against what they called brutality and racial disparities in policing.
Expert: Body-Worn Video Would Usher In New Approach To Stop And FriskA blockbuster ruling from a federal judge will not mean the end of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. But one way or another, it likely will mean changes for the controversial police practice.
Sides Gear Up For War Over NYPD Inspector General, Racial Profiling“You've had months and months to fix this problem. Instead mayor, you did nothing. You did nothing. We had to do something for you," Democrat Jumaane Williams said.
Zimmerman Found Not Guilty: New Yorkers Take To The Streets 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.
Backers To Push For Plan To Allow Anti-Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuits Without Quinn's SupportA proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Problems Erupt At A Handful Of New York City Polling PlacesProblems erupted at a handful of New York City polling places Tuesday, including a Lower Manhattan site that ran out of ballots, and reports of crowding at some sites in Brooklyn that attracted the attention of a city lawmaker.
NY Lawmakers Accept Plea Deals In Occupy ArrestsTwo New York City lawmakers arrested at an Occupy Wall Street march have taken offers to get their cases dismissed by avoiding further arrests for six months.
Drive Held For Displaced Residents Of Flatbush 'Voodoo' FireDozens of residents were forced to flee for their lives last Saturday when a fire tore through their Flatbush apartment building. On Saturday, new efforts were underway to help victims recover from the tragedy.